New for 2022, Cosmic Chrome brings the chromium and a bright, colorful, abstract design. They look flashy, but what’s in the product? Let’s take a look at what we know so far!
2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome is scheduled for release on November 16, 2022 (subject to change).
Hobby boxes contain 20 packs per box. Hobby cases contain 12 hobby boxes.
At this time, the number of cards per pack has not been announced.
Hobby boxes are pre-selling for around $250. Hobby cases are pre-selling for just under $3,000.
The 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome base set consists of 200 cards. The checklist contains a mix of veterans and rookies.
As mentioned in the opener, the design features a lot of chrome, bright colors, and abstract backgrounds. I expect some collectors will love the design, celebrating its vibrancy. Others probably will find them a bit too “loud and shiny” for their liking. I’m sure some will harbor a little of both feeling.
Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, there’s a place for this product in the market. It will be interesting to see how this new offering is received and sells both in unopened form and in the secondary unopened market.
As with any modern chromium release, 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome has Refractors. They range from the fairly easy to pull to the very rare to the exclusive 1/1.
If the 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome designs are loud, the insert designs are downright ear-splitting. Many of the insert offerings are pretty easy to pull, although a few are rarer.
Seeded 1:4 packs, these are the easiest to pull insert in 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome.
Seeded 1:5 packs, these aren’t a tough pull but have a number of harder-to-pull parallel variations.
2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome Launched into Orbit are seeded 1:10 packs.
A tough case hit, these youth-themed cards are sure to be a big fan with rookie fans. The cards are die-cut with “out of this world” background art.
The rarest of the inserts sets in 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome, these are serial-numbered to only 100 copies.
Like most modern product offerings, 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome offers autographs. Unlike many products, though, autographs aren’t the primary hit, and are actually pretty hard to find by today’s standards.
Autographs in 2022 Cosmic Chrome fall somewhere around 1:3 boxes, or four per case.
The base autograph offering from the se. The print run for the base autographs is not yet known, although the parallels appear to be fairly tough pulls.
Autographed versions of the Star Gaze insert set. The parallels here match the Cosmic Chrome in type and scarcity.
As of this writing, no details on this autograph offering is available beyond the name. We’ll go out on a limb and guess they are home-run-themed.
New for 2022, Topps Cosmic Chrome brings bright, flashy colors and designs, lots of chromium, and some interesting inserts and autographs? Will collectors find it “out of this world” and make it a staple offering? Or will they find they just don’t have enough “space” in their collection for something new?
As more information on this exciting new product becomes available, we’ll update this article with more detail. Are you excited for 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome? Planning to break a box? Let us know at card_lines on Twitter.
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