Printed in 2020 but delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the MetaZoo Base Set Cryptid Nation Kickstarter was distributed in March 2021. This is why although the cards say 2020, PSA (Professional Sports Authentication) labels the cards as 2021.
In contrast to the Black Border Sample Cards and the 2020 Haloween promo card set that came before Kickstarter, the Base Set Kickstarter cards wield the iconic red borders of MetaZoo. However, Kickstarter cards were not the first red bordered MetaZoo cards. In late 2020, five red bordered Christmas holiday cards were distributed.
A humble 255 backers pledged $18,249 to help bring the MetaZoo Base Set Cryptid Nation Kickstarter project to life.
PRODUCT PRINT RUN
Booster Boxes: 2500
Blister Packs: 2000
Spell Books: 1000
Theme Decks: 500 of each deck (2500 total)
DETAILED CARD POPULATIONS
TOTAL KS PACKS: 102,000
- Booster Boxes: 36 packs per box x 2500 boxes = 90,000 packs
- Spell Books: 10 packs per book x 1000 spell books = 10,000 packs
- Blister Packs: 1 pack x 2000 blister packs = 2000 packs
TOTAL KS CARDS: 918,000
- 102,000 packs x 9 cards per pack
TOTAL KS CARDS BY RARITY & HOLO TYPE
- Non-Holo Bronze: 408,000 (4/pack x 102k packs)
- Non-Holo Silver: 306,000 (3/pack x 102k packs)
- Holo (Full AND Reverse): 102,000 (1/pack x 102k packs)
- Bronze/Silver/Gold Reverse Holo: 68,340
- Gold Holo: 33,660
- AURA/TERRA: 102,000 (1/pack x 102k packs)
TOTAL SPECIFIC CARD POPULATIONS
Full Holo GOLDS: 863 of each
- 33,660 total Gold Holos / 39 different Golds in the set = 863
Reverse Holos: 1262 of each (Gold, Silver and Bronze)
- 30 Gold + 10 Silver + 14 Bronze = 54
- 68,340 Total RH / 54 = 1262
Non-Holo BRONZE: 8000 of each
- 408,000 Total / 51 = 8000
Non-Holo Silver: 7650 of each
- 306,000 Total / 40 = 7650
OBNOXIOUS NINE VS STANDARD GOLD
O9: Sam Sinclair; Growth; Silver Bullet; Chessie; Death Beam; Phoenix Rain; Ghost Train; Uncle Sam; Power Up Red
- 863 of each Kickstarter Obnoxious Nine
Standard Gold: 2125 of each (863 full holo + 1262 reverse holo)
AURA / TERRA: 3517 of each
- 10 different Aura; 19 different Terra: 29 total types
- 102,000 packs * 1 per pack = 102,000 total Aura + Terra cards
- 102,000/29 = 3517 total Aura/Terra cards
*assumes equal drop rates
- Greater than 50% of Reverse Holo Mothman have a printer ink defect (spot) near the bottom right corner, which results in a max PSA grade of 9. Therefore, the greatest rarity Mothman variant in Kickstarter is a PSA 10 Reverse Holo (Known as the "No Hickey Mothman".
- Tripodero was only printed as a Reverse Holo - the non-holo version was not printed. (corrected in 1st Edition)
- In place of the non-holo Tripodero, Earthquake was printed as BOTH a Silver and a Bronze version.
- Both Mountain and Forest Aura are numbered 147 (and there is no 146 in the Kickstarter set). In 1st edition this was corrected, where 146 is Forest and 147 is Mountain.
** Credit to ArgosAnon.com for detailed information