2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems
Factory Sealed Trading Card Hobby Box
Marking the first UD foray into an all-female Marvel superhero release, 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems is a high-end card set with multiple insert technologies and themes. Every hobby box includes five quality cards and a bonus Exquisite pack.
Centered around heroines, the 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems base set totals 60 cards, each numbered to 225, along with a trio of base parallels that are as limited as ten copies per subject.
Driven by inserts, 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems offers great variety to collectors with several per pack. Among these are Crystal Clear PETG cards with an acetate stock that fall in every box. The 20-card set features four parallels: Red, Blue, Green and Purple. Other options include Diamond Mine (#/30) with manufactured gemstones that come in Single, Dual, Triple and Quad editions. They also add Gold (#/5) and Black (1/1) parallels.
Playing off the iconic Jambalaya line are Gem-Balaya inserts while Shadowbox combines multiple layers with a thick stock. These are joined by Diamond Cut cards with a die-cut jewel design and acetate stock. Original Art Sketch cards average four per 20-box case and feature hand-drawn artwork.
In addition, collectors can find a special one-card Exquisite pack in every box of 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems. Exquisite base cards feature art by Ariel Olivetti in four numbered tiers with the fourth tier limited to 30 copies. There are also Nameplate variations with metal plates for each base subject. Lastly, more distinct options from the bonus packs include Emma Frost Collection inserts on textured stock or Diamond Skin cards made with lab-created diamonds.
Release Date: 12/7/2016
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 1 pack per box (+ 1 Exquisite pack), 20 boxes per case (2 inners)
2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Box Break
- 1 Gem-Balaya, Diamond Mine, Diamond Cuts Insert or Sketch Card
- 1 Crystal Clear PETG Insert
- 1 Other Premium Insert
- 2 Base/Parallel Cards
- 1 Exquisite Pack (1 card)