Offering fans more trading cards from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), 2021 Upper Deck Marvel Black Diamond pushes further into the high-end collecting world.
Similar to 2019 Upper Deck Marvel Studios First Ten Years, the new product takes an overall approach to the popular Marvel Studios films.
2021 Upper Deck Marvel Black Diamond Base / Inserts
Featuring the MCU's Infinity Saga, which encompasses 23 movies, going from Iron Man (2008) to Avengers: Endgame (2019), 2021 Upper Deck Marvel Black Diamond is packed with superhero potential.
The Black Diamond base set includes 100 cards. These are numbered to 149 copies.
Falling one per box, on average, collectors can find limited Exquisite Collection cards, as well. The lineup totals 50 cards and adds one-of-one Black parallels.
The one-of-one Exquisite Collection CMYK Plate Booklet cards are a chase option showcasing all four printing plates from a specific Exquisite card.
Taking inspiration from diamonds are the Diamond Cutters and Diamond Facet inserts. These feature embedded acetate window designs.
2021 Marvel Black Diamond Autographs / Diamonds / Hits
Headlining the 2021 Upper Deck Marvel Black Diamond checklist is a star-studded lineup of MCU signers.
These autographs take several forms.
2021 Upper Deck Marvel Black Diamond Autographs Breakdown
- Black Diamond Base Set Gold Autograph (#'d)
- Black Diamond Base Set Red Autograph (1/1)
- Exquisite Collection Autograph Black Foil (1/1)
- Diamond Facet Autographs (#'d)
- Diamond Plate
- Diamond Plate Black Autographs (#'d)
- Diamond Plate and Triskelion
In addition, Diamond Shards comes in single, dual, triple and autographed memorabilia versions, which Polished Patches offers single patch, puzzle patch and autograph patch cards.
Tying into the 2021 Upper Deck Marvel Black Diamond brand name are the many lab-created diamond relic cards. For the base Black Diamond set, there is a limited Diamond (#/5) parallel and the Blue/Yellow/Red/Orange/Green/Purple Diamond Relics parallels (#/23) in honor of the Infinity Stones.
Retro Diamond Relics goes the throwback route with 2015-16 (#/15), 2016-17 (#/16), 2017-18 (#/17) and 2018-19 (#/18) designs. In true Black Diamond fashion, the selection includes single, double, triple and quad editions.
Merging the hits, Gemography (#/25) pairs diamonds and actor autographs.
Finally, there are one-of-one Black Diamond and Exquisite Collection Sketch cards.
Estimated Release Date: March/April 2021 TBD
Product Configuration: 6 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 10 boxes per case (2 inners)
2021 Upper Deck Marvel Black Diamond Hobby Box Average
- 1 Hit (Autograph, Diamond or Sketch card)
- 1 Exquisite Collection Card
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.
2021 Upper Deck Marvel Black Diamond Checklist
This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.
Autograph Signers Set Checklist
Tim Blake Nelson