2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Trading Cards

2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Trading Cards

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2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy features a lineup of heroes that don't have the same level of notoriety as other Marvel heroes like Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the Avengers. On the flipside, it's a new potential franchise that doesn't come with nearly the same amount of hype. Every hobby box comes with three hits including a pair of memorabilia cards.

The base set has a total of 90 cards, all of which feature foil. With just ten packs per hobby box, it's going to take more than one to finish it. Hobby boxes also ave a pair of parallels, Bronze and Purple (#/25). These combine to fall one per pack. Other parallels include Light Blue and Pink.

2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy has a deep roster of inserts and special cards. Movie Posters come with promotional artwork from around the world. Others include concept art, character cards and detailed looks at aliens and Sci-fi tech.

Hobby boxes have a pair of Cosmic Strings memorabilia cards, one of which is a multi-memorabilia card. They come in a variety of styles like basic swatches, over-sized piecees and autographed memorabilia. The toughest versions are Autographed Cosmic Strings (1:480 packs), Cosmic Strings Team (1:2,400 packs) and Cosmic Strings Max (1:2,400 packs).

Hobby boxes also have a third hit, which is either an autograph or sketch card.

Autographs are a mix of actors and comic artists, which are signed on-card. Single autographs are inserted 1:80 packs while dual autographs are 1:480 packs. Classic Covers Autographs fall 1:60 packs.

Sketch cards have several variations: Character (1:40 packs), Vertical (1:40 packs), Horizontal (1:80 packs) and POI (1:240 packs).

The final card in every hobby box is an over-sized card. Every twelfth bonus pack has an over-sized sketch card.

Retail packs come with exclusive Punch Out Ship Builder cards.

Product Configuration: Hobby - 10 packs per box, 8 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Guardians of the Galaxy Fans, Marvel Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Sketch Card Collectors, Movie Memorabilia Collectors

2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Multi-Memorabilia Card
  • 1 Memorabilia Card
  • 1 Autograph, Sketch Card or Autographed Memorabilia Card
  • 1 Over-Sized Card
  • 81 Total Cards
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Set Checklist

2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

90 cards.
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PARALLEL CARDS: Retail, Blue (Retail), Bronze (Hobby), Purple #/25 (Hobby), Pink #/10 (Retail)
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Talent of Guardians Character Cards Set Checklist

12 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Retail
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy character 215x300 Image

91 Star-Lord
92 Drax The Destroyer
93 Rocket
94 Groot
95 Gamora
96 Ronan
97 Rhomann Dey
98 Korath
99 Yondu
100 Nebula
101 Milano
102 Grandpa Quill

Movie Posters Set Checklist

1 card
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Posters 216x300 Image

103

Concept Series Set Checklist

22 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Retail
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Concept Series 213x300 Image

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Behind the Lens Set Checklist

10 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Behind the Lens Image

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Actor Autographs Checklist

8 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Actor Autographs Chris Pratt Image

Dual Actor Autographs Checklist

6 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Dual Actor Autographs Chris Pratt Glenn Close Image

BP Dave Bautista
BP Lee Pace
BR Michael Rooker
BR Dave Bautista
PC Chris Pratt
PC Glenn Close
PG Karen Gillan
PG Chris Pratt
PH Djimon Hounsou
PH Lee Pace
SG Karen Gillan
SG Zoe Saldana

Character Sketch Cards Checklist

5 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Character Sketch 212x300 Image

91 Star-Lord
92 Drax The Destroyer
93 Rocket
94 Groot
95 Gamora

Classic Covers Autographs Checklist

22 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Classic Covers Autographs 211x300 Image

GG-AB Brad Walker
GG-AB Alex Garner
GG-AG Alex Garner
GG-AG Dan Abnett
GG-AL Dan Abnett
GG-AL Clint Langley
GG-AW Brad Walker
GG-AW Dan Abnett
GG-CW Gerry Conway
GG-CW Len Wein
GG-DA Dan Abnett
GG-DA Andy Lanning
GG-DG Kevin West
GG-DG Tom DeFalco
GG-DJ Tom DeFalco
GG-DJ Jim Valentino
GG-DL Andy Lanning
GG-DL Dan Abnett
GG-DV Jim Valentino
GG-DV Tom DeFalco
GG-GC Gerry Conway
GG-JT Tom DeFalco
GG-JT Jim Valentino
GG-LA Dan Abnett
GG-LA Andy Lanning
GG-LG Andy Lanning
GG-LG Alex Garner
GG-LL Andy Lanning
GG-LL Clint Langley
GG-LW Brad Walker
GG-LW Andy Lanning
GG-MW Al Milgrom
GG-MW Bob Wiacek
GG-SL Stan Lee
GG-TJ Tom DeFalco
GG-TJ Jim Valentino
GG-TV Tom DeFalco
GG-TV Jim Valentino
GG-WG Brad Walker
GG-WG Alex Garner
GG-WL Brad Walker
GG-WL Clint Langley

Classic Covers Printing Plates Set Checklist

22 cards

GG-AB Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #20
GG-AG Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #19
GG-AL Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #2
GG-AW Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #15
GG-CW Giant-Size Defenders Vol 1 #5
GG-DA Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #11
GG-DG Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 #44
GG-DJ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 #26
GG-DL Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #24
GG-DV Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 #6
GG-GC Marvel Presents Vol 1 #3
GG-JT Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 #28
GG-LA Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #1
GG-LG Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #22
GG-LL Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #4
GG-LW Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #9
GG-MW Marvel Presents Vol 1 #9
GG-SL Marvel Super-Heroes Vol 1 #18
GG-TJ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 #1
GG-TV Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 #14
GG-WG Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #25
GG-WL Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 #8

Cosmic Strings Autographed Memorabilia Set Checklist

8 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Strings Autographs Memorabilia Dave Bautista  Image

CSA-1 Chris Pratt
CSA-2 Karen Gillan
CSA-3 Dave Bautista
CSA-4 Michael Rooker
CSA-5 Lee Pace
CSA-6 Djimon Hounsou
CSA-7 Glenn Close
CSA-8 Zoe Saldana

Cosmic Strings - Max Set Checklist

1 card
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Strings Max Relic 212x300 Image

GOTG Ronan
GOTG Rocket
GOTG Star-Lord
GOTG Yondu
GOTG Nova Prime
GOTG Nebula
GOTG Korath
GOTG Drax The Destroyer
GOTG Gamora

Cosmic Strings - Single Set Checklist

11 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Strings Relic Image

CS-1 Star-Lord
CS-2 Drax The Destroyer
CS-3 Gamora
CS-4 Rocket
CS-5 Ronan
CS-6 Nebula
CS-7 Yondu
CS-8 Korath
CS-9 Nova Prime
CS-10 Rhomann Dey
CS-11 Gamora

Cosmic Strings - Single Oversized Set Checklist

14 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Strings Jumbo Oversized Relic 207x300 Image

CSO-1 Star-Lord
CSO-2 Drax The Destroyer
CSO-3 Gamora
CSO-4 Rocket
CSO-5 Nebula
CSO-6 Ronan
CSO-7 Yondu
CSO-8 Korath
CSO-9 Nova Prime
CSO-10 Rhomann Dey
CSO-11 Star-Lord
CSO-12 Gamora
CSO-13 Drax The Destroyer
CSO-14 Gamora

Cosmic Strings - Dual Set Checklist

19 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Strings Dual Relic Image

CSD-1 Star-Lord
CSD-1 Gamora
CSD-2 Gamora
CSD-2 Nebula
CSD-3 Rocket
CSD-3 Drax The Destroyer
CSD-4 Ronan
CSD-4 Star-Lord
CSD-5 Ronan
CSD-5 Nebula
CSD-6 Nova Prime
CSD-6 Rhomann Dey
CSD-7 Rocket
CSD-7 Gamora
CSD-8 Ronan
CSD-8 Korath
CSD-9 Korath
CSD-9 Nebula
CSD-10 Nova Prime
CSD-10 Ronan
CSD-11 Star-Lord
CSD-11 Nova Prime
CSD-12 Star-Lord
CSD-12 Yondu
CSD-13 Yondu
CSD-13 Rhomann Dey
CSD-14 Ronan
CSD-14 Drax The Destroyer
CSD-15 Star-Lord
CSD-16 Gamora
CSD-17 Drax The Destroyer
CSD-18 Yondu
CSD-19 Ronan

Cosmic Strings - Trio Set Checklist

15 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Strings Triple Relic 213x300 Image

CST-1 Star-Lord
CST-1 Drax The Destroyer
CST-1 Gamora
CST-2 Ronan
CST-2 Nebula
CST-2 Korath
CST-3 Nebula
CST-3 Nova Prime
CST-3 Rhomann Dey
CST-4 Nova Prime
CST-4 Star-Lord
CST-4 Yondu
CST-5 Star-Lord
CST-5 Rocket
CST-5 Drax The Destroyer
CST-6 Gamora
CST-6 Ronan
CST-6 Nebula
CST-7 Rocket
CST-7 Star-Lord
CST-7 Gamora
CST-8 Star-Lord
CST-8 Ronan
CST-8 Yondu
CST-9 Yondu
CST-9 Star-Lord
CST-9 Drax The Destroyer
CST-10 Yondu
CST-10 Rhomann Dey
CST-10 Korath
CST-11 Star-Lord
CST-11 Ronan
CST-11 Rocket
CST-12 Star-Lord
CST-13 Drax The Destroyer
CST-14 Ronan
CST-15 Star-Lord
CST-15 Nebula
CST-15 Gamora

Cosmic Strings - Quads Set Checklist

12 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Strings Quad Relic 214x300 Image

CSQ-1 Gamora
CSQ-1 Nebula
CSQ-1 Star-Lord
CSQ-1 Ronan
CSQ-2 Ronan
CSQ-2 Nebula
CSQ-2 Nova Prime
CSQ-2 Rhomann Dey
CSQ-3 Star-Lord
CSQ-3 Yondu
CSQ-3 Gamora
CSQ-3 Drax The Destroyer
CSQ-4 Yondu
CSQ-4 Ronan
CSQ-4 Rocket
CSQ-4 Korath
CSQ-5 Rocket
CSQ-5 Yondu
CSQ-5 Drax The Destroyer
CSQ-5 Gamora
CSQ-6 Drax The Destroyer
CSQ-6 Yondu
CSQ-6 Ronan
CSQ-6 Rhomann Dey
CSQ-7 Rocket
CSQ-7 Star-Lord
CSQ-7 Drax The Destroyer
CSQ-7 Gamora
CSQ-8 Gamora
CSQ-9 Drax The Destroyer
CSQ-10 Star-Lord
CSQ-11 Ronan
CSQ-11 Nebula
CSQ-11 Korath
CSQ-11 Gamora
CSQ-12 Gamora
CSQ-12 Nebula
CSQ-12 Nova Prime
CSQ-12 Star-Lord

Cosmic Strings - Team Set Checklist

2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Strings Team Relic Image

TEAM Gamora
TEAM Drax The Destroyer
TEAM Star-Lord
TEAM Rocket
TEAM Groot

Galactic Residents Set Checklist

12 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Galactic Residents 211x300 Image

GR-1
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GR-3
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GR-5
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GR-10
GR-11
GR-12

Oversized Sketch Card Set Checklist

Cards measure 5" x 7".

Adriana Melo
Ahjay Cerezo
Al Milgrom
Alex Magno
Alfredo Lopez Jr.
Allen Geneta
Andre Toma
Anthony Gay
Anthony Tan
Anthony Wheeler
Ashleigh Popplewell
Babisu Kourtis
Benjamin Glendenning
Bianca Thompson
Bienifer Flores
Bobby Breed
Bruce Gerlach
Cassio Batista
Chad Cicconi
Chadwick Haverland
Chris Bradberry
Chris Fulton
Clint Langley
Cris Santos
Cruddie Torian
Dan Borgonos
Daniel Cooney
Darren Chandler
Dave Ryan
Dave Strong
DeJon Parnell
Denver Brubaker
Don Mark Noceda
Dong Beniga Jr.
Elvin Hernandez
Eric Fournier
Eric Van Elslande
Eugene Commodore
Felix Morales
Frank Kadar
Geannes Holland
Gener Pedrina
George Vega
Greg Kirkpatrick
Guile Sharp
Harold Edge
Helio Oliveira
Ian Quirante
Irma Suriani Ahmed
Ivan Rodriguez (merc)
j(ay)
James Hill
Jarelle Dampier
Jasmine Anderson
Jason Adams
Jason Crosby
Jason Flowers
Javier Winnik
JC Fabul
Jeffrey Benitez
Joel Gomez
John West
Jomar Bulda
Jonathan Racimo
Jovenal Mendoza
Julia Pinto
Jun Premiro
Kat Laurange
Kevin West
Kimberly Dunaway
Lawrence Reynolds
Lee Lightfoot
Lucas Pereira
Luisito G. Antonio Jr.
Lynne Anderson
Manuel Garcia
Marcelo Ferreira
Marco Carrillo
Mark Marvida
Mark Pennington
Mark Spears
Mary Bellamy
Matt Hebb
Mel Joy San Juan
Michael Duron
Mick & Matt Glebe
Mike Legan
Mike Thomas
Mike Vasquez
Mitch Ballard
Nick Neocleous
Nicole Virella
Raymundo Racho
Rhiannon Owens
Rich Molinelli
Richard Pace
Robert Easby
Robert Jimenez
Roberto Cota Briceno
Rustico Limosinero
Ryan Kincaid
Ted Dastick Jr.
Thiago Vale
Timothy Pittides
Tina Berardi
Tom Nguyen
Victor Rodriguez
Vince Sunico
Von Randal
Walter Rice
William Allan Reyes
William Kunkle
Wilton Santos

Sketch Card Set Checklist

2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Sketch Image

Ahjay Cerezo
Alex Magno
Alfredo Lopez Jr.
Allen Geneta
Andre Toma
Anthony Gay
Anthony Wheeler
Ashleigh Popplewell
Babisu Kourtis
Benjamin Glendenning
Bianca Thompson
Bienifer Flores
Bobby Breed
Brian DeGuire
Brian Soriano
Bruce Gerlach
Cal Slayton
Cassio Batista
Chad Cicconi
Chris Fulton
Chris Henderson
Craig Rousseau
Cris Santos
Cruddie Torian
Damon Bowie
Dan Borgonos
Daniel Cooney
Darren Chandler
Dave Ryan
Dave Strong
David Hindelang
DeJon Parnell
Denver Brubaker
Don Mark Noceda
Dong Beniga Jr.
Elfie Lebouleux
Elvin Hernandez
Eric Fournier
Eric Van Elslande
Erik Reeves
Eugene Commodore
Felix Morales
Frank Kadar
Geannes Holland
Gener Pedrina
George Vega
Gilbert Monsanto
Greg Kirkpatrick
Guile Sharp
Harold Edge
Helio Oliveira
Ian Quirante
Ian Roberts
Irma Suriani Ahmed
Ivan Rodriguez (Merc)
j(ay)
Jake Sumbing
James "Riot" Godfrey
James Hill
Jarelle Dampier
Jasmine Anderson
Jason Adams
Jason Crosby
Jason Flowers
Jason Metcalf
Javier Winnik
JC Fabul
Jeffrey Benitez
Joe Hogan
Joe Rubinstein
Joel Gomez
John Haun
John West
Jomar Bulda
Jonathan Racimo
Jovenal Mendoza
Julia Pinto
Jun Lofamia
Jun Premiro
Kat Laurange
Kimberly Dunaway
Lak Lim
Lawrence Reynolds
Lee Lightfoot
Lucas Pereira
Luisito G. Antonio Jr.
Lynne Anderson
Manny Mederos
Manuel Garcia
Marcelo Ferreira
Marco Carrillo
Mark Marvida
Mark Pennington
Mark Spears
Mary Bellamy
Matt Hebb
Mel Joy San Juan
Michael Duron
Michael Potter
Michael Walton
Mike Legan
Mike Thomas
Mike Vasquez
Mitch Ballard
Nicole Virella
Patrick Giles
Raymundo Racho
Rhiannon Owens
Rich Molinelli
Richard Pace
Robert Easby
Robert Jimenez
Roberto Cota Briceno
Rustico Limosinero
Ryan Kincaid
Ted Dastick Jr.
Thiago Vale
Timothy Pittides
Tina Berardi
Tom Nguyen
Vic Guiza
Victor Rodriguez
Vince Sunico
Von Randal
Walter Rice
William Allan Reyes
William Kunkle
William Withers
Wilton Santos

The Sights Set Checklist

8 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy The Sights Image

S-1
S-2
S-3
S-4
S-5
S-6
S-7
S-8

Weapons Set Checklist

13 cards
Hobby only
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Boom 211x300 Image

BOOM-1
BOOM-2
BOOM-3
BOOM-4
BOOM-5
BOOM-6
BOOM-7
BOOM-8
BOOM-9
BOOM-10
BOOM-11
BOOM-12
BOOM-13

Zero Gravity Set Checklist

9 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Zero Gravity Image

ZG-1
ZG-2
ZG-3
ZG-4
ZG-5
ZG-6
ZG-7
ZG-8
ZG-9

Oversized Cards Set Checklist

22 cards
2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Oversized Box Topper Image

G1
G2
G3
G4
G5
G6
G7
G8
G9
G10
G11
G12
G13
G14
G15
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G20
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Product Review

2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Product Review

Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell

Good: Stellar autographs, fun parallels, attractive box toppers.

Bad: Just ten packs per box, textured card stock for inserts is nice but overdone.

The Bottom Line: Upper Deck has pretty much nailed down a reliable format for Marvel movie cards. Offering a nice mix of premium content and stuff that’s just plain cool, Guardians of the Galaxy is a great compliment to the movie. And while the hobby version might be a little too pricey for those who want to focus on the base cards and low-end elements, there’s a more affordable retail version that delivers in that regard.

Staff Rating:
4.3 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.0/5.0

Base cards are very colorful, pulling in both the sci-fi elements and the fun with the cassette foil pattern running along the side. Some of the images are a little repetitive as they seem to come from pretty much the same moment, but it’s not horrendous. I really like how the parallels add the foil cassette outline in the background. It’s definitely a cooler effect than simply adding a different color foil to the border.

All basic inserts are done on a canvas-type card stock. While I like the look, the different sets bleed together. It’d be nice to see more differentiation here.

Memorabilia cards look good both design-wise and material type. Upper Deck was given some nice textured pieces to work with. The use of the same character shot on these over and over, along with the autographs, is something of a downer but that’s likely only going to impact those chasing all the cards of someone or the set.

While I’d love to see the Actor Autographs not use stickers, I’d rather see the strong checklist.

Checklist: 4.8/5.0

Out of all Upper Deck’s Marvel movie sets, this might have the deepest checklist yet. The base set is solid, capturing images from a good chunk of the movie. With retail arriving before the movie’s release, it’s missing a lot but key characters are covered. With hobby boxes delivering so few packs and base cards, the number of short prints is overkill. Had they been cut in half, it would have been more understandable and manageable. That said, I like the subset approach the short prints take. It means that those who chase them get a deeper look at the movie and its production and those who want just the main base can still have the sense of something that’s complete.

Guardians of the Galaxy has one of the greatest autograph checklists ever released for a movie set. The movie has a deep cast to begin with yet Upper Deck was able to land signatures from all the main characters except for Bradley Cooper (Rocket) and Vin Diesel (Groot). While they’re tough to pull, I’d rather chase a set that takes this less-is-more approach as every autograph has meaning. I think the hobby has veered a little to far into the promised hits territory. That means a lot of sets have weaker checklists in order to hit those targets.

The base inserts do a nice job of adding to the set’s overall depth and the costume cards add that promised hit factor (although why Rocket is part of the memorabilia list is beyond me, even when specific pieces of memorabilia might not be joined to a specific character).

Value: 4.0/5.0

Despite having just ten packs in a box, Guardians of the Galaxy delivers. I didn’t land an autograph, but it still felt like a fairly solid box. It certainly wouldn’t have recouped its cost as an individual box, but those that hit an autograph, memorabilia short print or premium sketch card can see massive returns. Upper Deck continues to excel at offering bonus content above and beyond what’s promised. Here’s it’s the randomly inserted jumbo sketch card that are in the box topper packs. The box toppers are cool on their own, even when you don’t land a sketch.

For those wanting to focus on the base set, look for retail. It delivers a lot more cards but because there aren’t any premium inserts, the cost is lower. It’s actually nice that Upper Deck is able to cater to both types of collectors this way.

The Fun Factor: 4.2/5.0

Upper Deck has done some great sets for the Marvel movies over the last few years. However, I think this is my favorite one yet. It’s focused, has some killer content and doesn’t go overboard. The fact that Guardians of the Galaxy is such a fun movie helps the cards out quite a bit too.

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 Image 2014 Upper Deck Guardians of the Galaxy Trading Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2014-10-20T12:10:50+00:00 rating 4.3 out of 5

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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