2022 Cryptozoic CZX Middle-Earth Checklist, Details


2022 Cryptozoic CZX Middle-Earth aims to highlight more Hobbit preciousness, combining both of Peter Jackson’s trilogies into one high-end release.

Beginning with 2001’s The Fellowship of the Ring and going through to 2014’s The Battle of the Five Armies, six (very long) films are represented on the checklist. Like other sets under the CZX banner, it’s premium content throughout with hobby boxes promising both an autograph and a sketch card.

2022 Cryptozoic CZX Middle-Earth Checklist Overview

With just 50 cards, the base set isn’t a big one, especially when you consider that there’s over 18 hours worth of film to draw from. But all six films have been covered already so it’s not like it’s a new license to the hobby. Topps had an extensive run with the original Lord of the Rings trilogy and Cryptozoic carried on with the three Hobbit films.

The big difference here is quality. Cards have a premium build including gold foil highlights. The condensed size also means only key moments and turning points.

Base cards have additional foil parallels and Printing Plates. These combine to land one per box.

Autographs combine to land 1:6 packs. Besides standard single-signature cards, Dual Autographs and Autograph Sketch Cards are also on the checklist.

Sketch Cards (1:6 packs) all have original art done directly on the card.

Hobbits and elves make their STR PWR debut (1:6 packs). Cryptozoic continues to expand these inserts across their trading card licenses.

2022 Cryptzoic CZX Middle-Earth STR Power Frodo

Rounding out the checklist are Film Cel cards (1:6). It’s not yet known if these are actual cels from theatrical prints or if they’re recreations.

Available separately, a binder comes with an exclusive Film Cel card not available in packs.

2022 Cryptzoic CZX Middle-Earth Binder

2022 Cryptozoic CZX Middle-Earth trading cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 6
Boxes per case: 6
Set size: 50 cards
Release date: October 19, 2022

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What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autographs – 1
  • Sketch Cards – 1
  • Film Cel Cards – 1
  • STR PWR – 1

2022 Cryptozoic CZX Middle-Earth Checklist

You can also download a spreadsheet copy of the checklist:

Please note that print runs for cards without serial numbers have not been announced.


Base Set Checklist

50 cards.


  • Red – /125 (1:6 packs)
  • Green – /45 (1:18 packs)
  • Silver – /25 (1:30 packs)
  • Printing Plates – 1/1 (1:53 packs; each has Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow versions)

1 An Unexpected Journey
2 Uninvited Guests
3 Saved from Being Supper
4 A Relic of Mordor
5 Tricksy Hobbit
6 Escape from Goblin-town
7 Bilbo Proves Himself
8 Imprisoned by Elves
9 Down the River
10 Arrival in Lake-town
11 Entering the Lonely Mountain
12 The Necromancer’s Identity
13 Thief in the Shadows
14 Smaug’s Fury
15 Slaying the Dragon
16 Consumed by Riches
17 Let the Legions Come Forth
18 Clash at Dol Guldur
19 Thorin’s Redemption
20 The Passage of Time
21 History of Middle-earth
22 Revealed by Flame
23 Leaving the Shire
24 Ringwraiths
25 Escorting the Ring Bearer
26 The Fellowship Forms
27 Cornered in Moria
28 The Balrog
29 Galadriel’s Temptation
30 Boromir’s Bravery
31 Reclaiming the Ring
32 Gandalf the White
33 Breaking the Spell
34 Separate Ways
35 No Dawn for Men
36 Helm’s Deep
37 Taking Back the Keep
38 One Final Charge
39 The Stories that Really Mattered
40 Two Sides to Gollum
41 Sméagol’s Transformation
42 Reforged
43 Commanding the Dead
44 Shelob’s Lair
45 Wrath of the Witch-king
46 Against All Odds
47 “For Frodo”
48 Atop Mount Doom
49 The Return of the King
50 The Grey Havens

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2022 Cryptozoic CZX Middle-Earth Checklist – Autographs

Autographs Checklist

42 cards.
1:6 packs.

BB-P1 Billy Boyd as Pippin /110
BB-P2 Billy Boyd as Pippin /110
BH-G Bruce Hopkins as Gamling /200
BH-T1 Bernard Hill as Theoden /130
BH-T2 Bernard Hill as Theoden /130
CP-H Craig Parker as Haldir /175
DM-M1 Dominic Monaghan as Merry /120
DM-M2 Dominic Monaghan as Merry /150
EL-T Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel /100
FW Fran Walsh, Producer/Writer /200
IM-GG Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey /75
IM-GG2 Ian McKellen as Gandalf /65
IM-GG3 Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey /60
IM-GW Ian McKellen as Gandalf the White /75
IM-GW2 Ian McKellen as Gandalf the White /65
IM-GW3 Ian McKellen as Gandalf the White /60
JB-N Jed Brophy as Nori /180
JB-S Jed Brophy as Sharku /200
JC-O John Callen as Óin /180
JD-G John Rhys-Davies as Gimli /75
JD-T John Rhys-Davies as Freeboard /100
LM-G Lawrence Makoare as Gothmog /155
LM-L Lawrence Makoare as Lurtz /180
LM-W Lawrence Makoare as The Witchking of Angmar /100
LT-A Liv Tyler as Arwen /105
LT-A2 Liv Tyler as Arwen /105
MH-B Mark Hadlow as Bert Troll /200
MH-D Mark Hadlow as Dori /180
MO-E Miranda Otto as Éowyn /110
PB Philippa Boyens, Writer /200
PH-G Peter Hambleton as Glóin /200
PH-W Peter Hambleton as William Troll /200
PJ Peter Jackson, Writer/Director /200
SC-R Sylvester McCoy as Radagast /200
SH-B Stephen Hunter as Bombur /200
SL-R Sarah McLeod as Rosie Cotton /200
VM-A Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn /80
VM-KE Viggo Mortensen as King Elessar /65
VM-S Viggo Mortensen as Strider /70
WK-B William Kircher as Bifur /180
WK-T William Kircher as Tom Troll /200
Orlando Bloom as Legolas

Autograph Sketch Cards

8 signers.

Bernard Hill as Theoden
Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel
Sylvester McCoy as Radagast
Ian McKellen as Gandalf
Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn
Miranda Otto as Éowyn
John Rhys-Davies as Gimli
Liv Tyler as Arwen

Dual Autographs Checklist

Full list TBA.

IM-SM Ian McKellen as Gandalf / Sylvester McCoy as Radagast /35
MO-BH Miranda Otto as Éowyn / Bernard Hill as Theoden /55
PH-JRD Peter Hambleton as Glóin / John Rhys-Davies as Gimli /50
VM-IM Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn / Ian McKellen as Gandalf /30
VM-LT Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn / Liv Tyler as Arwen /30
VM-MO Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn / Miranda Otto as Éowyn /50

Triple Autographs Checklist

List TBA.

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2022 Cryptozoic CZX Middle-Earth Checklist – Inserts


25 cards.
1:6 packs.


  • Green – /85 (1:18 packs)
  • Silver – /45 (1:36 packs)
  • Black – 1/1 (1:440 packs)

S01 Frodo
S02 Gandalf
S03 Bilbo
S04 Sam
S05 Aragorn
S06 Legolas
S07 Gimli
S08 Merry
S09 Pippin
S10 Boromir
S11 Arwen
S12 Gollum
S13 Galadriel
S14 Elrond
S15 Saruman
S16 Thorin
S17 Bard
S18 Smaug
S19 Tauriel
S20 Kili
S21 Thranduil
S22 Theoden
S23 Eowyn
S24 Master of Lake-town
S25 Bilbo

Film Cel Checklist

19 cards.
1:6 packs.

F1 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey /375
F2 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey /375
F3 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey /375
F4 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug /375
F5 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug /375
F6 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug /375
F7 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies /375
F8 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies /375
F9 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies /375
F10 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies /375
F11 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring /375
F12 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring /375
F13 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring /375
F14 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers /375
F15 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers /375
F16 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers /375
F17 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King /375
F18 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King /375
F19 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King /375

Film Cel – Binder Exclusive

1 card.
Not available in packs.

B1 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Sketch Cards Checklist

131 artists.
1:6 packs.

Marcio Abreu
Nick Allsopp
Bora Arslanbulut
Can Baran
Dal Bello
Rugved Bhuskute
Nathan Birr
Emanuel Braga
Leon Braojos
Carl Braun
Clára Bujtor
Steven Burch
Faruk Cabada
Carlos Cabaleiro
Marco Celix
Jason Christner
Chris Chuckry
Thiago Dal Bello
Avik Das
Rafael Datto
Hayden Davis
David Day
Angelo De Capua
Vinicius de Moura
Gorkem Demir
James/Jim Dickson
Igum Djorge
Kevin Doyle
Marcia Dye
Darla Ecklund
Paulo Esper
Keith Farnum
Samuel Felipe
Marcelo Fernandes
Edson Ferreira
Lucy Fidelis
Mauro Fodra
Andrew Fry
Carlos Furuzono
Cris Gadelha
Fer Galicia
Ede Galileu
Miguel Galindo
Dave Gaskin
John Giancaspro
Rusty Gilligan
Matt Gomes
Dan Gorman
Patrick Hamill
Phil Hassewer
John Haun
Danny Hayman
Robert Hendrickson
Noval Hernawan
Jessica Hickman
Luiza Ho
Bradley Hudson
Mohammad Jilani
Camron Johnson
Karl Jones
George Joseph
Elson Junior
Debjit Kar
Pedro Karps
Tolunay Keskin
Achilleas Kokkinakis
Lisa Leblanc
David Lee
Eric Lehtonen
Lee Lightfoot
Benjamin Lombart
Ian MacDougall
Erik Maell
Alex Magno
Julie Maguda
Jay Manchand
Mark Mangum
Ashley Marsh
Michael Mastermaker
Juan Mendez
Barush Merling
Roe Mesquita
Ken Meyer
Rich Molinelli
Alan Myers
Felipe Nunes
Luiz Otávio
Rhiannon Owens
Jay Pangan
Sean Pence
Limuel Pinzon
Ashleigh Popplewell
Bill Pullkovski
Raymundo Racho
Cezar Razek
Kevin Reinke
Jeffrey Ritchie
Dan Riveron
Martínez Rocha
Carlos Rod
Andrew Rodgers
Juan Rosales
Stephanie Rosales
Patti (Patricia) Ross
Rafael Sá
Arnaldo Sampaio
HeNan San Pang
Berk Senturk
Kat Sherar
Tim Shinn
Fan Sichen
Tod Smith
Prathmesh Somvanshi
Darren Soto
Alex Starling
Al Stefano
Bob Stevlic
Matthew Stewart
Kichi Strauss
Ulisses Gabriel Tardivo
Huy Truong
Eriscan Türk
Thiago Vale
Emre Varlibas
Walter Wasque

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A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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