2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads Costume Card Showcase

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads Costume Card Showcase

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads Costume Card Showcase

One of the most iconic parts of any superhero is their costume. For all the jokes about tights that have been told over the years, they're what help make heroes instantly recognizable. Masks, capes and powers go a long way too.  And while Iron Man himself may not have a costume card in 2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3, just about every other key player does -- including lots of Iron Man's alter ego, Tony Stark. The 2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads checklist is one of the most expansive for a movie costume card set. They come with anywhere from one to four swatches as well as a pair of autographed Heroic Threads costume cards.

Heroic Threads cards combine to fall 1:12 hobby packs, or two per box. Nine different characters are included in the various sets. The swatch counts break down as follows:

  • Single Swatch: 11 cards
  • Autographed Single Swatch: 2 cards
  • Dual Swatch: 16 cards
  • Triple Swatch: 15 cards
  • Quad Swatch: 5 cards

There is also one ultra-rare Tony Stark patch card.

Costume swatches come from wardrobe pieces used for the film, similar to game-used jersey cards used in sports.

The images used on the various 2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads cards show quite a bit of repetition, but it's unlikely a lot of collectors are going to get more than a handful. Card makers are often limited in what they can and can't use with their licenses, particularly when it comes to yet-to-be-released movies.

The many combinations allow a much stronger chance of getting top characters like Tony Stark, Pepper Potts and the film's new villain, the Mandarin.

Below is a complete visual look at all of the 2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads costume cards (minus the patch card). They're arranged according to the number of swatches. You can click on the card name to shop for singles on eBay.

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads

HT-1 Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads HT-1 Tony Stark

HT-2 Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark

HT-3 James Badge Dale as Savin

HT-4 Don Cheadle as Rhodey Rhodes

HT-5 Don Cheadle as Rhodey Rhodes

HT-6 Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads HT-6 Pepper Potts

HT-7 Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen

HT-8 Ben Kingsley as Mandarin

HT-9 Guy Pearce as Killian

HT-10 Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan

HT-11 Ty Simpkins as Harley

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads Autographed Memorabilia

HTA-2 Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads Autograph HTA-2 Rebecca Hall

HTA-3 Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads Duals

HTD-1 Tony Stark, Savin

HTD-2 Tony Stark, Rhodey Rhodes

HTD-3 Tony Stark, Pepper Potts

HTD-4 Tony Stark, Maya Hansen

HTD-5 Tony Stark, Mandarin

HTD-6 Tony Stark, Killian

HTD-7 Tony Stary, Happy Hogan

HTD-8 Rhodey Rhodes, Mandarin

HTD-9 Rhodey Rhodes, Killian

HTD-10 Maya Hansen, Pepper Potts

HTD-11 Maya Hansen, Killian

HTD-12 Mandarin, Killian

HTD-13 Killian, Savin

HTD-14 Killian, Pepper Potts

HTD-15 Happy Hogan, Savin

HTD-16 Happy Hogan, Pepper Potts

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads Triples

HTT-1 Savin, Tony Stark, Mandarin

HTT-2 Savin, Tony Stark, Killian

HTT-3 Rhodey Rhodes, Tony Stark, Mandarin

HTT-4 Rhodey Rhodes, Tony Stark, Mandarin

HTT-5 Rhodey Rhodes, Tony Stark, Happy Hogan

HTT-6 Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Rhodey Rhodes

HTT-7 Tony Stark, Pepper Potts, Happy Hogan

HTT-8 Maya Hansen, Tony Stark, Pepper Potts

HTT-9 Maya Hansen, Tony Stark, Killian

HTT-10 Mandarin, Tony Stark. Killian

HTT-11 Maya Hansen, Pepper Potts, Killian

HTT-12 Mandarin, Killian, Savin

HTT-13 Happy Hogan, Savin, Killian

HTT-14 Happy Hogan, Pepper Potts, Rhodey Rhodes

HTT-15 Happy Hogan, Pepper Potts, Killian

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 Heroic Threads Quads

HTQ-1 Tony Stark, Rhodey Rhodes, Killian, Mandarin

HTQ-2 Tony Stark, Rhodey Rhodes, Killian, Savin

HTQ-3 Tony Stark, Happy Hogan, Pepper Potts, Rhodey Rhodes

HTQ-4 Tony Stark, Killian, Pepper Potts, Maya Hansen

HTQ-5 Tony Stark, Rhodey Rhodes, Pepper Potts, Killian

Top eBay Listings

IRON MAN 3 MOVIE HEROIC THREAD COSTUME HT-8 MANDARIN
$8.00

Iron Man 3 Heroic Thread Costume Wardrobe Trading Card Don Cheadle HT-5 SP
$29.94

Iron Man 3 Heroic Thread Costume Wardrobe Trading Card Don Cheadle HT-4
$9.99

Iron Man 3 Heroic Thread Costume Trading Card HT-8 Mandarin Ben Kingsley
$7.99

Iron Man 3 Movie Costume Memorabilia HT-8 Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin V1
$21.55

Iron Man 3 Movie Costume Memorabilia HTT-14 Happy Hogan, Pepper
$47.95

Iron Man 3 Movie Costume Memorabilia HT-10 Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan
$21.55

Iron Man 3 Movie Costume Memorabilia HT-9 Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian
$21.55

Iron Man 3 Movie Costume Memorabilia HT-3 James Badge Dale as Eric Savin
$59.95

Iron Man 3 Movie Costume Memorabilia HT-4 Don Cheadle as James Rhodes
$21.55

Upper Deck Iron Man 3 movie dual costume card HTD 4 Stark Hansen
$25.00

UPPER DECK IRON MAN 3 MOVIE HEROIC MEMORABILIA COSTUME CARD #HT-8
$5.00

UPPER DECK IRON MAN 3 MOVIE HEROIC THREADS COSTUME CARD #HT-8
$5.00

2013 Upper Deck Iron Man 3 costume wardrobe triple Maya Stark Pepper HTT-8 SSP b
$99.99

IRON MAN 3 HEROIC THREADS HT- 8 COSTUME CARD BEN KINGSLEY as THE MANDARIN
$5.99

IRON MAN 3 MOVIE HEROIC THREAD COSTUME HT-1 ROBERT
$9.95
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User Comments

  1. Hello. I just pulled a “Stark Industries” patch from a box of UD Iron Man 3 and was wondering if you could give me any information regarding this card. I do know it’s extremely scarce, with only a couple produced and one sold in 2013 for $1500. Any extra info would be helpful. Thanks! Tony

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