2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs Trading Cards
Upper Deck is continuing to dabble in different areas of the hobby, this time with a set of dinosaurs trading cards -- actual dinosaurs, not a retro set based on the 1990s TV show that made "Not the mama!" an earworm.
2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs explores the Jurassic Period and beyond with a varied set that includes basic cards, inserts, toys, skeleton puzzles and even lunchboxes. The base set has 100 cards. In addition to these are 25 Sea Creatures and 25 Ice Age Creatures high series short prints.
The set also has several inserts that borrow from Upper Deck's sports sets. The include Canvas Minis, 3-D Lenticular cards and Predators of the Sea Shadow Box cards. Hobby boxes have some more high-end inclusions like sketch cards, Fossil Relics, manufactured patch cards and audio book cards that play sounds.
Besides basic sketch cards, they can be found with two-, three- and four-panel versions. There are also autographed parallels that come numbered to 49.
Like many of Upper Deck's other manufactured patch sets, the Age of Dinosaurs patch cards come with different levels of rarity. The complete set has 60 cards available in four tiers. Some are easy to find while others are extremely tough.
Fossil Relics are jumbo cards that come with actual pieces of prehistoric history. A triceratops tooth, megalodon tooth, woolly mammoth molar, Giant Auroch vertibra and cave bear jaw can all be found.
ROAR are book cards that have sounds from what scientists believe different dinosaurs made including velociraptors, pterodactyls and saber-toothed cats.
2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs trading cards come in a few different configurations. Besides regular packs and boxes, there are also blister packs and collectible tins that come in lunch boxes. Blisters have an eight-card pack as well as one mini dinosaur figure. Tins have two packs plus several extras: a figurine, a 3-D skeleton puzzle, and a glow-in-the-dark poster. For those chasing the figures, there are eight different dinosaurs, each in three colors. That makes for 24 total. There are six different puzzles and posters.
Estimated Release Date: 8/28/15
Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-Range Entertainment Card
Target Audience: Dinosaur Enthusiasts, Young Collectors, Set Builders
2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs Hobby Box Break
- 1 Sketch Card
- 1 Age of Dinosaurs Patch Card
- 4 3-D Lenticular Cards
- 5 Stickers
- 10 Short Prints
- 100 Total Cards
The following images are mock-ups and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change.