Marvel Masterpieces Returns from Upper Deck!

Marvel Masterpieces

Upper Deck has announced the return of its iconic Marvel Masterpieces trading card set, featuring 135 all-new pieces of original art painted by critically acclaimed illustrator David Palumbo. The super-premium release took nearly two years to complete and covers a comprehensive list of Marvel’s most famous heroes and villains.

Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to in this new collection, starting with a serial numbered base set with parallels that extend to 4 tiers of rarity. Insert sets include highly coveted Mirage lenticular cards, Holofoil cards and textured Canvas cards that give the true feeling of miniature paintings. Battle Spectra metallic foil inserts, inspired by earlier releases of Marvel Masterpieces, also return in the 2020 product. Collectors can find numbered “What if…” variants, Preliminary Art Variants and hard-signed autograph cards, as well as never-before-seen Metallurgy metal cards that will debut in 2020 Marvel Masterpieces.

Upper Deck is pulling out all the stops for this release with original art paintings and original preliminary art from Palumbo’s 2020 Marvel Masterpieces collection, distributed via randomly inserted redemption cards throughout the set. Marvel comic fans and collectors will want to be on the lookout for new all-original 1-of-1 comic book sketch covers illustrated by Palumbo, as well as the return of Upper Deck’s ever-popular sketch cards that fall one (1) per box, on average.

Interestingly enough, Palumbo’s mother, Julie Bell and stepfather, Boris Vallejo, are famed fantasy artists that created artwork for 1996 Marvel Masterpieces set. In contrast, Palumbo is known for his dark, atmospheric style that has earned him numerous honors including three Spectrum medals and a Chelsey award.

2020 Marvel Masterpieces releases this September in hobby shops across North America, and will also be available on later this year.