I recently saw Marvel’s The Avengers and the acclaim it is getting is well deserved in my opinion. It was great watching The Avengers “assemble” and without a doubt one of the main reasons they did so was because of Special Agent Phil Coulson’s vintage Captain America trading cards. That’s right, had it not been for the inspirational speech from Nick Fury to some members of The Avengers while sharing these cards, I’m pretty sure they would have gone their separate ways. And had that happened Loki would now be the supreme ruler of Earth. Thank goodness for trading cards!
But all this is just fantasy right? Well some of it certainly is, but there actually are Captain America trading cards and in fact there are trading cards for all of The Avengers. Some of the best cards out there were produced by your friends here at Upper Deck. Check out some sets you should definitely be aware of if you are a fan of The Avengers.
2012 Upper Deck Avengers Assemble – This product has been almost as hot as the movie and has sold out at most retail locations causing collectors to scurry to find more boxes before they are gone. This comprehensive release looks at how The Avengers assembled and gives shots of the current movie as well. There are plenty of other great elements to chase with autograph cards, movie memorabilia cards, sketch cards, printing plate cards and Ultimate Panel Focus cards. Get them while you can!
2012 Upper Deck Marvel Super Hero Squad – Take your love for Marvel to another level with trading cards you can use to play a fun interactive game with friends. Special loot cards can also help you unlock rare items in the Super Hero Squad online game.
2011 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings I – This comprehensive set is the first of three releases that will chronicle all the main characters in the Marvel universe including The Avengers. This release also gave us the first look at UD’s Ultimate Panel Focus cards with pieces of actual comics.
2011 Upper Deck Avengers Kree-Skrull War – Upper Deck presented Marvel trading cards in an entirely new format with this set where they can be assembled to create a comic experience with an entirely new story from The Avengers. Additionally there were some cool chase elements like sketch cards as well.
2011 Upper Deck Captain America – Yes, the Captain got a set of his own. Not only do you have all the usual chase elements with sketch cards and autographs, you also have some very cool manufactured patch cards available as well. Check out this video of an artist working on one of his cards for the set featuring Captain America and the Red Skull.
2011 Upper Deck Thor – This release introduces us to Thor and his amazing planet of Asgard. Look for some great autograph cards, sketch cards and most importantly, movie memorabilia cards of Natalie Portman. Nice…
2010 Upper Deck Iron Man 2 – There are some sketch cards of Captain America in the set as well as tons of great content on Robert Downey Jr. as Iron man including autographs and movie memorabilia.