What Do We Know About 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome?

November 1, 2022

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!

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Topps Cosmic Chrome 2022 release format & release date

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.

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2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome base set & design

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.

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2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome Base Set Design

Topps Cosmic Chrome 2022 Refractors

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.

Refractors include:

  • Refractors: 1:10 packs
  • Nucleus Refractors: 1:20 packs
  • Blue Moon Refractors: /99
  • Gold Interstellar Refractors: /50
  • Orange Galactic Refractors: /25
  • Black Eclipse Refractors: /10
  • Red Flare Refractors: /5
  • Superfractors: 1/1
2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome Gold Interstellar Refractor

2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome inserts

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.

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Star Gaze

Seeded 1:4 packs, these are the easiest to pull insert in 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome.

Parallels include:

  • Gold Interstellar Refractor: #/50
  • Orange Galactic Refractor: #/25
  • Black Eclipse Refractor: #/10
  • Red Flare Refractor: #/5
  • SuperFractor Parallel: 1/1

Rocket Arms

Seeded 1:5 packs, these aren’t a tough pull but have a number of harder-to-pull parallel variations.

Parallels include:

  • Black Eclipse #/10
  • Red Flare #/5
  • SuperFractor 1/1

Launched Into Orbit

2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome Launched into Orbit are seeded 1:10 packs.

Youth Invasion

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.

Parallels include:

  • Red Flare #/5
  • SuperFractor 1/1
2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome Youth Invasion


The rarest of the inserts sets in 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome, these are serial-numbered to only 100 copies.

Parallels include:

  • Black Eclipse #/10
  • Red Flare #/5
  • SuperFractor 1/1
2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome Supernova Insert

Topps Cosmic Chrome 2022 autographs

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.

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Cosmic Chrome Autographs

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.

Parallels include:

  • Orange Galactic Refractors /25
  • Black Eclipse Refractors /10
  • Red Flare Refractors /5
  • Superfractors 1/1
2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome Autograph Red Flare Refractor

Star Gaze Autographs

Autographed versions of the Star Gaze insert set. The parallels here match the Cosmic Chrome in type and scarcity.

Parallels include:

  • Orange Galactic Refractors /25
  • Black Eclipse Refractors /10
  • Red Flare Refractors /5
  • Superfractors 1/1

Launched Into Orbit Autographs

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.

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Final thoughts on 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome

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.

2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome checklist

A look at the complete 2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome checklist with searchable fields:

2022 Topps Cosmic Chrome

wdt_ID Set Number Player Team Rookie?
1 Base 1 Wander Franco Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
2 Base 2 Ian Happ Chicago Cubs®
3 Base 3 Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies®
4 Base 4 Emmanuel Rivera Kansas City Royals® Rookie
5 Base 5 Jarred Kelenic Seattle Mariners™
6 Base 6 Jazz Chisholm Jr. Miami Marlins®
7 Base 7 Nelson Cruz Washington Nationals®
8 Base 8 Nick Castellanos Philadelphia Phillies®
9 Base 9 Daulton Varsho Arizona Diamondbacks®
10 Base 10 Lance McCullers JR. Houston Astros®
11 Base 11 Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals®
12 Base 12 Luis Robert Chicago White Sox®
13 Base 13 Seth Beer Arizona Diamondbacks® Rookie
14 Base 14 Shohei Ohtani Angels®
15 Base 15 Tyler O'Neill St. Louis Cardinals®
16 Base 16 Andrew McCutchen Milwaukee Brewers™
17 Base 17 Bryson Stott Philadelphia Phillies® Rookie
18 Base 18 Kyle Hendricks Chicago Cubs®
19 Base 19 Reid Detmers Angels® Rookie
20 Base 20 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers®
21 Base 21 Rhys Hoskins Philadelphia Phillies®
22 Base 22 Colton Welker Colorado Rockies™ Rookie
23 Base 23 Spencer Torkelson Detroit Tigers® Rookie
24 Base 24 Marcus Semien Texas Rangers®
25 Base 25 Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals®
26 Base 26 Otto Lopez Toronto Blue Jays® Rookie
27 Base 27 Mike Trout Angels®
28 Base 28 Austin Meadows Detroit Tigers®
29 Base 29 Anthony Rendon Angels®
30 Base 30 Corbin Burnes Milwaukee Brewers™
31 Base 31 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds®
32 Base 32 Kyle Tucker Houston Astros®
33 Base 33 Jeff McNeil New York Mets®
34 Base 34 Jared Walsh Angels®
35 Base 35 Jorge Polanco Minnesota Twins®
36 Base 36 Juan Yepez St. Louis Cardinals® Rookie
37 Base 37 Cody Bellinger Los Angeles Dodgers®
38 Base 38 Gleyber Torres New York Yankees®
39 Base 39 Max Kepler Minnesota Twins®
40 Base 40 Cedric Mullins Baltimore Orioles®
41 Base 41 Jeremy Pena Houston Astros® Rookie
42 Base 42 Vidal Brujan Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
43 Base 43 Shane Baz Tampa Bay Rays™ Rookie
44 Base 44 Ronald Acuña Jr. Atlanta Braves™
45 Base 45 J.D. Martinez Boston Red Sox®
46 Base 46 Jhoan Duran Minnesota Twins® Rookie
47 Base 47 Eloy Jimenez Chicago White Sox®
48 Base 48 Luis Gil New York Yankees® Rookie
49 Base 49 MJ Melendez Kansas City Royals® Rookie
50 Base 50 Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres™
51 Base 51 Nick Lodolo Cincinnati Reds® Rookie
52 Base 52 Ke'Bryan Hayes Pittsburgh Pirates®
53 Base 53 Whit Merrifield Kansas City Royals®
54 Base 54 David Fletcher Angels®
55 Base 55 Francisco Lindor New York Mets®
56 Base 56 Marcus Stroman Chicago Cubs®
57 Base 57 Yonny Hernandez Arizona Diamondbacks® Rookie
58 Base 58 MacKenzie Gore San Diego Padres™ Rookie
59 Base 59 Josh Donaldson New York Yankees®
60 Base 60 J.T. Realmuto Philadelphia Phillies®
61 Base 61 Lorenzo Cain Milwaukee Brewers™
62 Base 62 Griffin Jax Minnesota Twins® Rookie
63 Base 63 Kevin Gausman Toronto Blue Jays®
64 Base 64 Justin Verlander Houston Astros®
65 Base 65 Seiya Suzuki Chicago Cubs®
66 Base 66 Royce Lewis Minnesota Twins® Rookie
67 Base 67 Jack Flaherty St. Louis Cardinals®
68 Base 68 Ketel Marte Arizona Diamondbacks®
69 Base 69 Alex Bregman Houston Astros®
70 Base 70 Yuli Gurriel Houston Astros®
71 Base 71 Walker Buehler Los Angeles Dodgers®
72 Base 72 Matt Olson Atlanta Braves™
73 Base 73 Jorge Soler Miami Marlins®
74 Base 74 Hyun-Jin Ryu Toronto Blue Jays®
75 Base 75 Josh Hader Milwaukee Brewers™
76 Base 76 Stephen Strasburg Washington Nationals®
77 Base 77 Patrick Wisdom Chicago Cubs®
78 Base 78 Joey Gallo New York Yankees®
79 Base 79 Carlos Correa Minnesota Twins®
80 Base 80 Alex Verdugo Boston Red Sox®
81 Base 81 Gerrit Cole New York Yankees®
82 Base 82 Javier Baez Detroit Tigers®
83 Base 83 Max Scherzer New York Mets®
84 Base 84 Gary Sanchez Minnesota Twins®
85 Base 85 Tyler Gilbert Arizona Diamondbacks® Rookie
86 Base 86 Eric Hosmer San Diego Padres™
87 Base 87 Paul Goldschmidt St. Louis Cardinals®
88 Base 88 Hoy Park Pittsburgh Pirates® Rookie
89 Base 89 Tylor Megill New York Mets® Rookie
90 Base 90 German Marquez Colorado Rockies™
91 Base 91 Noah Syndergaard Angels®
92 Base 92 Andrew Vaughn Chicago White Sox®
93 Base 93 Giancarlo Stanton New York Yankees®
94 Base 94 Johnny Cueto Chicago White Sox®
95 Base 95 Anthony Rizzo New York Yankees®
96 Base 96 Starling Marte New York Mets®
97 Base 97 Alek Thomas Arizona Diamondbacks® Rookie
98 Base 98 Willson Contreras Chicago Cubs®
99 Base 99 Aaron Judge New York Yankees®
100 Base 100 Shane Bieber Cleveland Guardians™
Set Number Player Team Rookie?

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