Buzz Break: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Ant-Man trading cards (hobby box)

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The box: 2015 Upper Deck Marvel Ant-Man cards (hobby)
Where to buy:
Poke around online

Packs per box:
 20
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 95
Base set completion: 
74 of 90 (82 percent)
Duplicates: 0

 

Insert cards: 18 (see all in gallery below with some base)
Ant Construction (3) – Yellowjacket (2), Ant-Man
Ant Heritage (2) – Scott Lang is now Ant-Man, Pym invades Ant-Man suit
Behind the Lens (5) – Shower scene, battlegrounds, Take a spin, Keep a straight face, Up-close view
Bite-sized Team-ups (2) – Avengers No. 223, Avengers No. 63
Bronze parallel (2) – Ant-Man discs, Cassie
Movie Posters (1) – Movie credits
The Professionals (3) – Scott Lang, Darren Cross, Dave

Autographs/Memorabilia: 3
Blueprints autographs (1) – Wood Harris as Gale
PYM Particles dual memorabilia (1) – Dave & Kurt
PYM Particles memorabilia (1) – Ant-Man (short-print)

What’s Buzz-worthy: At a glance, this seemed like a pretty standard box that delivered as it should have with an autograph and two memorabilia cards,but the Ant-Man memorabilia card found here is actually a short-print that has eBay asking prices of $99 and higher. That gives this box an immediate A grade in my book. The set here takes us through the film without spoiling too much, but it’s light on info on the backs and the photos are a bit repetitive. However, there were no dupes and that helped the box come close to a complete set. The insert lineup here includes cards that do a good job offering nods to the comic book history of the character away from the film, and they also offer some behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the movie. It’s a pretty simple formula that Upper Deck has used on other movie releases so it seems comfortable. This box, which I found at about a third of its original price, didn’t seem all that flashy with the auto and the one memorabilia card being of characters who don’t don super-hero suits, but the one that did include pieces of the suit made this box a winner.

Product Grade: B+
Box Grade:
 A
Fun Grade: A-

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