2014 Rittenhouse Marvel Universe Trading CardsBrand: Marvel
The Marvel Universe is vast. It's filled with iconic characters, nefarious villains and lots of men and women in tights. 2014 Rittenhouse Marvel Universe takes that vast world and breaks it down into its key characters. Besides one color sketch card per box, the release has several levels of parallels and inserts that expand on earlier sets.
The 2014 Rittenhouse Marvel Universe base set has 90 cards that focus on major heroes and villains. Base set parallels come in three levels. Sapphire are the most common, falling 1:3 packs. Every box comes with one Emerald parallel that's numbered to 100. For those looking for a big challenge, there are Diamond parallels numbered to 10. These are inserted one per case.
The main hits for many collectors are the color sketch cards, which land one per box. More than 100 artists are working on the set including John Romita Sr, Mark Texeira, Matt Glebe, Mick Glebe, Erin McConnell and Warren Martineck.
Both Captain America and Thor get a nine-card Greatest Battles Expansion set. These take the concept of the Greatest Battles set Rittenhouse released about a year earlier. Basic versions for each are inserted one per box. They also have Red (1:144 packs) and Gold (#/75) parallels.
Popular characters Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, Thing, Storm and Black Cat are all featured on Shadowbox inserts (1:24 packs). Among the other inserts in 2014 Rittenhouse Marvel Universe are expansion sets for Artist Draft (nine cards, 1:12 packs) and Marvel Heroes and Villains (nine cards, 1:48 packs). Avengers Origins (1:48 packs) is a five-card insert set that has Gold parallels (#/100) that fall about two per case.
Marvel 75th is an insert set that will be spread over three sets. Honoring the comic publisher's 75th anniversary, 2014 Rittenhouse Marvel Universe has the first 25 cards. Inserted 1:144 packs, each is numbered to 75.
Estimated Release Date: 4/16/14
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Comic Card Collectors, Marvel Fans, Sketch Card Collectors, Set Builders
2014 Rittenhouse Marvel Universe Box Break
- 1 Color Sketch
- 2 Artist Draft Expansion Cards
- 1 Captain America Greatest Battles Expansion Card
- 1 Thor Greatest Battles Expansion Card
- 1 Numbered Emerald Parallel
- 8 Sapphire Parallels
- 120 Total Cards