{"id":8404763312296,"title":"INSTANT PACK RIP: 2023 Upper Deck Skybox Metal Universe Champions Hobby ID 23SKYBOX101","handle":"instant-pack-rip-2023-upper-deck-skybox-metal-universe-champions-hobby-id-23skybox101","description":"\u003ch4\u003eProduct Highlights\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"disc\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAt Least 1 #'d Card per Box!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 E-X Card per Box!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 Z-Force Cards per Box!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 Retro 1998-99 Metal Universe Variant Cards!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 Skybox Premium Cards per Box!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"wp-block-heading\"\u003e2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Checklist Overview\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe base set has 150 cards. For the first 100, which makes up the common shell set, there’s a new look that casts athletes on different backdrops. The look comes from\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/arenadesign.com\/\" rel=\"noreferrer noopener\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eArena Design\u003c\/a\u003e, the team behind many iconic late 1990s sets, including some of the most popular Metal Universe releases from the time.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Anthony Richardson\" class=\"wp-image-300962\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe final 50 cards are part of the All-Millennium subset. Landing every other hobby pack, this is one of Metal’s new themes. They also happen to be short prints, although not ridiculously tough ones.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eParallels come in two general styles, which then diverge into different colors.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFirst up is a Metal Universe benchmark, Precious Metal Gems. Levels for these include:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRed PMG – \/100\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBlue PMG – \/50\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGreen PMG – \/10\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGold PMG – 1\/1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThree types of FX parallels are also available in hobby packs for all 150 base cards: Bronze FX (\/150), Pink FX (\/75) and Orange FX (\/25).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRetail blasters are the only place to find Aqua (1:2, All-Millennium 1:4 blaster packs) and Silver Dots (\/299) parallels.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots.jpg\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-300963\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSelect cards in both sections of the base set also have autographs. Silver are 1:50 hobby packs and 1:240 for All-Millennium. Gold Autographs have no more than 25 copies each.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"wp-block-heading\"\u003eAdditional Inserts\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost of the inserts in 2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions carry familiar names.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFresh Foundation (1:2 packs) highlight key prospects across several sports. Parallels for these are the same as the base set with several PMGs and FX cards. Numbered Silver and Gold (\/10) Autographs can also be found.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Fresh Foundations Precious Metal Gems Blue Will Anderson Jr\" class=\"wp-image-300967\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLanding approximately one per hobby box, E-X inserts touch on the brand’s 1990s roots using acetate stock and foil highlights. Essential Credentials Now and Essential Credentials Then versions are included on the checklist as well.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions E-X Jimmy Connors\" class=\"wp-image-300966\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRetro 1998-99 Metal Universe Variants (1:5 hobby packs) take things back as far as design go.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe SkyBox Premium brand lives on as an insert. Base versions are 1:5 hobby packs with additional Star Topaz (\/150), Star Rubies (\/100), Star Sapphire (\/75), Star Emerald (\/25), Star Amethyst (\/10), and Star Diamond (1\/1) parallels.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium.jpg\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-300965\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnother throwback brand that returns is Z-Force (1:5 packs). Rave (\/150), Super Rave (\/50), Galaxy Rave (\/25) and Universe Rave (1\/1) make up the parallels.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force.jpg\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-300964\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHigh Voltage (1:9 hobby packs) and Gold Universe (1:13 hobby packs) keep with the product’s big designs, this time using foil stock.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage.jpg\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-300968\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs far as debuts go, there’s Dark Matter (1:450 hobby packs). Rather than the flash most of Metal Universe uses, these go with a black design.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Dark Matter Jackson Holliday\" class=\"wp-image-300969\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOther rare inserts on the 2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions checklist include Jambalaya (1:540 hobby packs), Rave Reviews (1:900 hobby packs) and die-cut Golden Touch (1:180 hobby packs).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Jambalaya Anthony Black\" class=\"wp-image-300970\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca name=\"top\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"wp-block-heading\"\u003e2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions at a glance:\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCards per pack: Hobby – 7, Blasters – 7\u003cbr\u003ePacks per box: Hobby – 15, Blasters – 5\u003cbr\u003eBoxes per case: Hobby – 12, Blasters – 20\u003cbr\u003eSet size: 150 cards\u003cbr\u003eRelease date: April 24, 2024\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"wp-block-heading\"\u003eWhat to expect in a hobby box:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eE-X – 1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGold Universe or High Voltage – 3 Total\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRetro 1998-99 Metal Universe Variants – 3\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSkyBox Premium – 3\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eZ-Force – 3\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSerial-Numbered Cards – 1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAll-Millennium Base SP – 7\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!----\u003e","published_at":"2024-05-16T19:49:51-04:00","created_at":"2024-05-16T19:49:51-04:00","vendor":"FriendlyCollectibles","type":"","tags":[],"price":1750,"price_min":1750,"price_max":1750,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":48182091219112,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"INSTANT PACK RIP: 2023 Upper Deck Skybox Metal Universe Champions Hobby ID 23SKYBOX101","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":1750,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"","requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}],"images":["\/\/friendlycollectibles.com\/cdn\/shop\/files\/Screenshot2024-05-16195100.png?v=1715903532"],"featured_image":"\/\/friendlycollectibles.com\/cdn\/shop\/files\/Screenshot2024-05-16195100.png?v=1715903532","options":["Title"],"media":[{"alt":null,"id":31132182380712,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.68,"height":662,"width":1112,"src":"\/\/friendlycollectibles.com\/cdn\/shop\/files\/Screenshot2024-05-16195100.png?v=1715903532"},"aspect_ratio":1.68,"height":662,"media_type":"image","src":"\/\/friendlycollectibles.com\/cdn\/shop\/files\/Screenshot2024-05-16195100.png?v=1715903532","width":1112}],"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_groups":[],"content":"\u003ch4\u003eProduct Highlights\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul class=\"disc\"\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAt Least 1 #'d Card per Box!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 E-X Card per Box!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 Z-Force Cards per Box!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 Retro 1998-99 Metal Universe Variant Cards!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 Skybox Premium Cards per Box!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"wp-block-heading\"\u003e2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Checklist Overview\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe base set has 150 cards. For the first 100, which makes up the common shell set, there’s a new look that casts athletes on different backdrops. The look comes from\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/arenadesign.com\/\" rel=\"noreferrer noopener\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eArena Design\u003c\/a\u003e, the team behind many iconic late 1990s sets, including some of the most popular Metal Universe releases from the time.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Anthony Richardson\" class=\"wp-image-300962\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe final 50 cards are part of the All-Millennium subset. Landing every other hobby pack, this is one of Metal’s new themes. They also happen to be short prints, although not ridiculously tough ones.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eParallels come in two general styles, which then diverge into different colors.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFirst up is a Metal Universe benchmark, Precious Metal Gems. Levels for these include:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRed PMG – \/100\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBlue PMG – \/50\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGreen PMG – \/10\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGold PMG – 1\/1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThree types of FX parallels are also available in hobby packs for all 150 base cards: Bronze FX (\/150), Pink FX (\/75) and Orange FX (\/25).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRetail blasters are the only place to find Aqua (1:2, All-Millennium 1:4 blaster packs) and Silver Dots (\/299) parallels.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots.jpg\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-300963\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Base-All-Millennium-Dots-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSelect cards in both sections of the base set also have autographs. Silver are 1:50 hobby packs and 1:240 for All-Millennium. Gold Autographs have no more than 25 copies each.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"wp-block-heading\"\u003eAdditional Inserts\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost of the inserts in 2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions carry familiar names.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFresh Foundation (1:2 packs) highlight key prospects across several sports. Parallels for these are the same as the base set with several PMGs and FX cards. Numbered Silver and Gold (\/10) Autographs can also be found.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Fresh Foundations Precious Metal Gems Blue Will Anderson Jr\" class=\"wp-image-300967\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Fresh-Foundation-PMG-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLanding approximately one per hobby box, E-X inserts touch on the brand’s 1990s roots using acetate stock and foil highlights. Essential Credentials Now and Essential Credentials Then versions are included on the checklist as well.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions E-X Jimmy Connors\" class=\"wp-image-300966\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-E-X-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRetro 1998-99 Metal Universe Variants (1:5 hobby packs) take things back as far as design go.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe SkyBox Premium brand lives on as an insert. Base versions are 1:5 hobby packs with additional Star Topaz (\/150), Star Rubies (\/100), Star Sapphire (\/75), Star Emerald (\/25), Star Amethyst (\/10), and Star Diamond (1\/1) parallels.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium.jpg\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-300965\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-SkyBox-Premium-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAnother throwback brand that returns is Z-Force (1:5 packs). Rave (\/150), Super Rave (\/50), Galaxy Rave (\/25) and Universe Rave (1\/1) make up the parallels.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force.jpg\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-300964\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Z-Force-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHigh Voltage (1:9 hobby packs) and Gold Universe (1:13 hobby packs) keep with the product’s big designs, this time using foil stock.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage.jpg\" alt=\"\" class=\"wp-image-300968\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-High-Voltage-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs far as debuts go, there’s Dark Matter (1:450 hobby packs). Rather than the flash most of Metal Universe uses, these go with a black design.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Dark Matter Jackson Holliday\" class=\"wp-image-300969\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Dark-Matter-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOther rare inserts on the 2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions checklist include Jambalaya (1:540 hobby packs), Rave Reviews (1:900 hobby packs) and die-cut Golden Touch (1:180 hobby packs).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"wp-block-image\"\u003e\n\u003cfigure class=\"aligncenter size-full\"\u003e\u003cimg decoding=\"async\" loading=\"lazy\" width=\"400\" height=\"560\" src=\"https:\/\/beckett-www.s3.amazonaws.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya.jpg\" alt=\"2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Jambalaya Anthony Black\" class=\"wp-image-300970\" srcset=\"https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya.jpg 400w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-214x300.jpg 214w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-268x375.jpg 268w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-371x520.jpg 371w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-225x315.jpg 225w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-300x420.jpg 300w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-177x248.jpg 177w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-93x130.jpg 93w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-71x100.jpg 71w, https:\/\/img.beckett.com\/news\/news-content\/uploads\/2023\/07\/2023-SkyBox-Metal-Universe-Jambalaya-346x485.jpg 346w\" sizes=\"(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px\"\u003e\u003c\/figure\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca name=\"top\"\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 class=\"wp-block-heading\"\u003e2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions at a glance:\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCards per pack: Hobby – 7, Blasters – 7\u003cbr\u003ePacks per box: Hobby – 15, Blasters – 5\u003cbr\u003eBoxes per case: Hobby – 12, Blasters – 20\u003cbr\u003eSet size: 150 cards\u003cbr\u003eRelease date: April 24, 2024\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"wp-block-heading\"\u003eWhat to expect in a hobby box:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eE-X – 1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eGold Universe or High Voltage – 3 Total\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRetro 1998-99 Metal Universe Variants – 3\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSkyBox Premium – 3\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eZ-Force – 3\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSerial-Numbered Cards – 1\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAll-Millennium Base SP – 7\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!----\u003e"}

INSTANT PACK RIP: 2023 Upper Deck Skybox Metal Universe Champions Hobby ID 23SKYBOX101

Product Description

Product Highlights

  • At Least 1 #'d Card per Box!
  • 1 E-X Card per Box!
  • 3 Z-Force Cards per Box!
  • 3 Retro 1998-99 Metal Universe Variant Cards!
  • 3 Skybox Premium Cards per Box!

 

2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Checklist Overview

The base set has 150 cards. For the first 100, which makes up the common shell set, there’s a new look that casts athletes on different backdrops. The look comes from Arena Design, the team behind many iconic late 1990s sets, including some of the most popular Metal Universe releases from the time.

2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Anthony Richardson

The final 50 cards are part of the All-Millennium subset. Landing every other hobby pack, this is one of Metal’s new themes. They also happen to be short prints, although not ridiculously tough ones.

Parallels come in two general styles, which then diverge into different colors.

First up is a Metal Universe benchmark, Precious Metal Gems. Levels for these include:

  • Red PMG – /100
  • Blue PMG – /50
  • Green PMG – /10
  • Gold PMG – 1/1

Three types of FX parallels are also available in hobby packs for all 150 base cards: Bronze FX (/150), Pink FX (/75) and Orange FX (/25).

Retail blasters are the only place to find Aqua (1:2, All-Millennium 1:4 blaster packs) and Silver Dots (/299) parallels.

Select cards in both sections of the base set also have autographs. Silver are 1:50 hobby packs and 1:240 for All-Millennium. Gold Autographs have no more than 25 copies each.

Additional Inserts

Most of the inserts in 2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions carry familiar names.

Fresh Foundation (1:2 packs) highlight key prospects across several sports. Parallels for these are the same as the base set with several PMGs and FX cards. Numbered Silver and Gold (/10) Autographs can also be found.

2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Fresh Foundations Precious Metal Gems Blue Will Anderson Jr

Landing approximately one per hobby box, E-X inserts touch on the brand’s 1990s roots using acetate stock and foil highlights. Essential Credentials Now and Essential Credentials Then versions are included on the checklist as well.

2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions E-X Jimmy Connors

Retro 1998-99 Metal Universe Variants (1:5 hobby packs) take things back as far as design go.

The SkyBox Premium brand lives on as an insert. Base versions are 1:5 hobby packs with additional Star Topaz (/150), Star Rubies (/100), Star Sapphire (/75), Star Emerald (/25), Star Amethyst (/10), and Star Diamond (1/1) parallels.

Another throwback brand that returns is Z-Force (1:5 packs). Rave (/150), Super Rave (/50), Galaxy Rave (/25) and Universe Rave (1/1) make up the parallels.

High Voltage (1:9 hobby packs) and Gold Universe (1:13 hobby packs) keep with the product’s big designs, this time using foil stock.

As far as debuts go, there’s Dark Matter (1:450 hobby packs). Rather than the flash most of Metal Universe uses, these go with a black design.

2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Dark Matter Jackson Holliday

Other rare inserts on the 2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions checklist include Jambalaya (1:540 hobby packs), Rave Reviews (1:900 hobby packs) and die-cut Golden Touch (1:180 hobby packs).

2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions Jambalaya Anthony Black

2023 SkyBox Metal Universe Champions at a glance:

Cards per pack: Hobby – 7, Blasters – 7
Packs per box: Hobby – 15, Blasters – 5
Boxes per case: Hobby – 12, Blasters – 20
Set size: 150 cards
Release date: April 24, 2024

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • E-X – 1
  • Gold Universe or High Voltage – 3 Total
  • Retro 1998-99 Metal Universe Variants – 3
  • SkyBox Premium – 3
  • Z-Force – 3
  • Serial-Numbered Cards – 1
  • All-Millennium Base SP – 7
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