2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Checklist and Details

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2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems trading cards are dedicated to the ladies of the popular comic universe. Using a format that blends the premium configurations of Upper Deck’s Marvel Premier and Masterpieces lines with the insert focus of their Retro sets, the Marvel Gems packs a lot of variety into a small box.

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It’s also the Marvel debut for Upper Deck Exquisite, which is considered by many to be the pinnacle of their high-end brands.

Base Set

The 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems base set falls in line with a lot of their recent comic sets. It has 60 cards, each featuring a Marvel female. While it’s not a big set, each card is numbered to 225.

Parallels come in three levels of varying quantities. The style of the colorful backgrounds for these are similar to Upper Deck’s Precious Metal Gems cards. The toughest parallels have ten copies.

Inserts

It’s not just your regular inserts in this product. Rather, they use a mix of styles, textures and even materials. In doing so, 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems shifts some of the focus away from sketch cards. The art cards can still be found, but they average out to about 1:5 boxes.

Every box does have one Crystal Clear insert. These are printed on PETG, a stock that’s similar to acetate. A total of 20 cards make up the set. In addition to those are four parallels.

Diamond Mine bring the bling with anywhere from one to four manufactured diamonds embedded into the cards.

Keeping with the sparkle theme are Diamond Cuts. The cards are die-cut into gem shapes. The characters is printed on acetate inside the card.

Shadowbox inserts return in 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems. As they have in past Marvel Premier sets, these come with a layered look.

Gem-balaya is a play on Jambalaya, one of the most popular sports inserts of the modern era. Upper Deck did Jambalaya cards in their 2013 and 2015 Fleer Marvel Retro sets as well.

Marvel Exquisite

In addition to the main pack, every box of 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems has an Exquisite pack. These have their own mix of cards including Emma Frost Collection diamond skin cards. We’ll have to wait a bit to know exactly what those entail.

Exquisite base cards form a sort of set within a set. Artwork here, which is all original, is done by Ariel Olivetti, artist for Venom: Space Knight.

We’ll have more details and images for 2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems when it becomes available.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems trading cards at a glance:

Packs per box: 1 plus 1 Exquisite pack
Cards per pack: 5
Boxes per case: 20
Set size: 60 cards
Release date: December 7, 2016

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Crystal Clear Inserts – 1
• Exquisite Cards – 1

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Checklist

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Base Set
Inserts
Sketch Cards
Exquisite Cards

Base Set

60 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Base

Parallels:

• Ruby – /99
• Sapphire – /25
• Topaz – /10

1 Captain Marvel /225
2 Kitty Pryde /225
3 Firestar /225
4 Lady Sif /225
5 Tigra /225
6 Black Widow /225
7 Magik /225
8 Dazzler /225
9 Madame Hydra /225
10 Storm /225
11 Mockingbird /225
12 Hellcat /225
13 Mystique /225
14 Blink /225
15 Namora /225
16 Valkyrie /225
17 Scarlet Witch /225
18 Psylocke /225
19 Gamora /225
20 Elektra /225
21 Echo /225
22 Misty Knight /225
23 Wasp /225
24 Black Cat /225
25 She-Hulk /225
26 Polaris /225
27 Enchantress /225
28 Diamondback /225
29 White Tiger /225
30 Nebula /225
31 Silver Sable /225
32 Typhoid Mary /225
33 Satana /225
34 Spider-Woman /225
35 Hela /225
36 Jocasta /225
37 Stature /225
38 Hawkeye /225
39 Black Panther /225
40 Spider-Gwen /225
41 Silk /225
42 Lady Bullseye /225
43 Crystal /225
44 Maria Hill /225
45 Moondragon /225
46 Lady Deadpool /225
47 Ms. Marvel /225
48 Quake /225
49 Madame Masque /225
50 Spectrum /225
51 Dagger /225
52 Umar /225
53 Firebird /225
54 Red She-Hulk /225
55 Smasher /225
56 Jean Grey /225
57 Medusa /225
58 Squirrel Girl /225
59 Elsa Bloodstone /225
60 Thor /225

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Inserts

Battling Beauties

15 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Battling Beauties

BB-1 Black Cat/Silk
BB-2 Black Widow/Black Widow
BB-3 Red She-Hulk/She-Hulk
BB-4 Storm/Callisto
BB-5 Black Widow/Ms. Marvel
BB-6 Valkyrie/She-Hulk
BB-7 Storm/Emma Frost
BB-8 Black Widow/Lady Bullseye
BB-9 Gamora/Phyla-Vell
BB-10 Sera/Angela
BB-11 Lady Deathstrike/X-23
BB-12 Scarlet Witch/Magik
BB-13 Elektra/Black Widow
BB-14 Ms. Marvel/Ms. Marvel
BB-15 Angela/Gamora

Crystal Clear

20 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Crystal Clear 1 Elektra

Parallels:

• Blue
• Green
• Purple
• Red

CC-1 Elektra
CC-2 Medusa
CC-3 White Tiger
CC-4 Lady Sif
CC-5 She-Hulk
CC-6 Captain Marvel
CC-7 Maria Hill
CC-8 Jean Grey
CC-9 Black Cat
CC-10 Enchantress
CC-11 Mystique
CC-12 Spider-Woman
CC-13 Mantis
CC-14 Silver Sable
CC-15 Firestar
CC-16 Black Widow
CC-17 X-23
CC-18 Kitty Pryde
CC-19 Scarlet Witch
CC-20 Hellcat

Diamond Cut Heart

5 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Diamond Cut Heart

DCH-1 She-Hulk
DCH-2 Scarlet Witch
DCH-3 Black Widow
DCH-4 Jean Grey
DCH-5 Captain Marvel

Diamond Cut Pear

20 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Diamond Cut Pear

DCP-1 Hellcat
DCP-2 Armor
DCP-3 Echo
DCP-4 Lady Bullseye
DCP-5 Madame Masque
DCP-6 Squirrel Girl
DCP-7 Hela
DCP-8 Elsa Bloodstone
DCP-9 Mercury
DCP-10 Spectrum
DCP-11 Maria Hill
DCP-12 Jubilee
DCP-13 Moondragon
DCP-14 Ko-Rel
DCP-15 Ruby Summers
DCP-16 Darkstar
DCP-17 Domino
DCP-18 Smasher
DCP-19 Sharon Carter
DCP-20 Spitfire

Diamond Cut Round

10 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Diamond Cut Round

DCR-1 Spider-Woman
DCR-2 Mystique
DCR-3 Wasp
DCR-4 Namora
DCR-5 Storm
DCR-6 Tigra
DCR-7 Mockingbird
DCR-8 Kitty Pryde
DCR-9 White Tiger
DCR-10 Thor

Diamond Cut Trillion

15 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Diamond Cut Trillion

DCT-1 Black Panther
DCT-2 Valkyrie
DCT-3 Psylocke
DCT-4 Lady Sif
DCT-5 X-23
DCT-6 Satana
DCT-7 Medusa
DCT-8 Mantis
DCT-9 Ms. Marvel
DCT-10 Dazzler
DCT-11 Rescue
DCT-12 Aurora
DCT-13 Blink
DCT-14 Spider-Girl
DCT-15 Red She-Hulk

Diamond Mine Single

12 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Diamond Mine Double

Parallels:

• Gold – /5
• Black – 1/1

SDM-1 Spider-Gwen /30
SDM-2 Thor /30
SDM-3 Tigra /30
SDM-4 Quake /30
SDM-5 Mockingbird /30
SDM-6 Magik /30
SDM-7 Lady Deadpool /30
SDM-8 Snowbird /30
SDM-9 Diamondback /30
SDM-10 Dagger /30
SDM-11 Black Panther /30
SDM-12 Red She-Hulk /30

Diamond Mine Double

10 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Diamond Cut Double Mystique

Parallels:

• Gold – /5
• Black – 1/1

DDM-1 Silk /30
DDM-2 Mystique /30
DDM-3 Valkyrie /30
DDM-4 Elektra /30
DDM-5 Misty Knight /30
DDM-6 Spectrum /30
DDM-7 Enchantress /30
DDM-8 Psylocke /30
DDM-9 Blink /30
DDM-10 Medusa /30

Diamond Mine Triple

5 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Diamond Mine Triple Black Cat

Parallels:

• Gold – /5
• Black – 1/1

TDM-1 She-Hulk /30
TDM-2 Jean Grey /30
TDM-3 Scarlet Witch /30
TDM-4 Black Cat /30
TDM-5 Wasp /30

Diamond Mine Quad

3 cards.

Gold Parallel

Gold Parallel

Parallels:

• Gold – /5
• Black – 1/1

QDM-1 Black Widow
QDM-2 Storm
QDM-3 Captain Marvel

Emma Frost Collection

15 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Emma Frost Collection

EFC-1 Emma Frost
EFC-2 Emma Frost
EFC-3 Emma Frost
EFC-4 Emma Frost
EFC-5 Emma Frost
EFC-6 Emma Frost
EFC-7 Emma Frost
EFC-8 Emma Frost
EFC-9 Emma Frost
EFC-10 Emma Frost
EFC-11 Emma Frost
EFC-12 Emma Frost
EFC-13 Emma Frost
EFC-14 Emma Frost
EFC-15 Emma Frost

Emma Frost Diamond Skin Collection

15 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Emma Frost Diamond Skin Collection

DS-1 Emma Frost
DS-2 Emma Frost
DS-3 Emma Frost
DS-4 Emma Frost
DS-5 Emma Frost
DS-6 Emma Frost
DS-7 Emma Frost
DS-8 Emma Frost
DS-9 Emma Frost
DS-10 Emma Frost
DS-11 Emma Frost
DS-12 Emma Frost
DS-13 Emma Frost
DS-14 Emma Frost
DS-15 Emma Frost

Focus Frames

15 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Focus Frames

FF-1 Silk
FF-2 Arachne
FF-3 Elsa Bloodstone
FF-4 Lady Hellbender
FF-5 Umar
FF-6 Gwenpool
FF-7 Tarantula
FF-8 Captain Marvel
FF-9 Mantis
FF-10 Firebird
FF-11 Kitty Pryde
FF-12 Lady Deathstrike
FF-13 Black Panther
FF-14 Spiral
FF-15 Thor

Gem-Balaya

20 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Gem-Balaya

GB-1 Spider-Woman
GB-2 Black Widow
GB-3 Mystique
GB-4 Scarlet Witch
GB-5 Gamora
GB-6 Mockingbird
GB-7 Thor
GB-8 Elektra
GB-9 She-Hulk
GB-10 Kitty Pryde
GB-11 Madame Hydra
GB-12 Spiral
GB-13 Misty Knight
GB-14 Enchantress
GB-15 Jean Grey
GB-16 Hawkeye
GB-17 Ms. Marvel
GB-18 Spider-Gwen
GB-19 Storm
GB-20 Captain Marvel

No Boys Allowed

20 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems No Boys Allowed

NBA-1 Lady Bullseye/Daredevil
NBA-2 Thor/Thor
NBA-3 Black Cat/Spider-Man
NBA-4 Black Widow/Deadpool
NBA-5 Magik/Legion
NBA-6 She-Hulk/Daredevil
NBA-7 Elektra/Bullseye
NBA-8 Madame Masque/Iron Man
NBA-9 Red She-Hulk/Red Hulk
NBA-10 Lady Deathstrike/Wolverine
NBA-11 Elektra/Daredevil
NBA-12 Kitty Pryde/Absorbing Man
NBA-13 Typhoid Mary/Daredevil
NBA-14 Hope/Cyclops
NBA-15 Umar/Doctor Strange
NBA-16 Silver Sable/Jack O’Lantern
NBA-17 Squirrel Girl/M.O.D.O.K.
NBA-18 Silk/Electro
NBA-19 Wasp/Absorbing Man
NBA-20 Shanna The She-Devil/T-Rex

Shadowbox

10 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Shadowbox

SB-1 Thor
SB-2 Storm
SB-3 Gamora
SB-4 Red She-Hulk
SB-5 Nebula
SB-6 Squirrel Girl
SB-7 Hela
SB-8 Spider-Gwen
SB-9 Captain Marvel
SB-10 Silver Sable

XOXO

30 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems XOXO Mary Jane Watson

XO-1 Enchantress
XO-2 Mockingbird
XO-3 Lady Deathstrike
XO-4 Viper
XO-5 Typhoid Mary
XO-6 Pepper Potts
XO-7 Mary Jane Parker
XO-8 Jean Grey
XO-9 Diamondback
XO-10 Clea
XO-11 Colleen Wing
XO-12 Jessica Jones
XO-13 Gwen Stacey
XO-14 Elektra
XO-15 White Tiger
XO-16 Deathbird
XO-17 Medusa
XO-18 Scarlet Witch
XO-19 Jocasta
XO-20 Black Cat
XO-21 Black Widow
XO-22 Storm
XO-23 Mystique
XO-24 Misty Knight
XO-25 Chimera
XO-26 Domino
XO-27 Sharon Carter
XO-28 Red She-Hulk
XO-29 Black Swan
XO-30 Shanna The She-Devil

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Sketch Cards

Gem Sketch Cards

79 artists.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Gem Sketch Emanuel Braga

Melike Acar
Jason Adams
Irma Ahmed
Jennifer Allyn
Lynne Anderson
Israel Arteaga
Mitch Ballard
Cassio Batista
Don Beniga
Federico Blee
Emanuel Braga
Leon Braojos
Bobby Breed
Jomar Bulda
Patricio Carrasco
Andy Carreon
Peejay Catacutan
Edward Cherniga
Eugene Commodore
Tim Dowler
Harold Edge
Mariano Fadrilan
Jim Faustino
Aaron Felizmenio
Marcelo Ferreira
Bienifer Flores
Mauro Fodra
Chris Foreman
Eric Fournier
Abdul Ghofur
Mick and Matt Glebe
Mike Hartigan
Elvin Hernandez
Luro Hersal
James Hill
David Hindelang
Geanes Holland
James Hooks
Joe Jusko
Babisu Kourtis
Natasa Kourtis
Andrew Lopez
Chris Meeks
Barush Merling
Rich Molinelli
Gilbert Monsanto
Albert Morales
Jim Nelson
Nathan Nelson
Tom Nguyen
Don Mark Noceda
Rhiannon Owens
Chucky Penero
Ashleigh Popplewell
Fabian Quintero
Ian Quirante
Dominic Racho
Ken Racho
Jon Rademacher
Rico Renzi
Arturo Romero
Erwin Ropa
Mel Joy San Juan
Juno Sanchez
Melvin Serrano
Kevin Sharpe
John Sloboda
Elise Strong
Anthony Tan
Mark Tannacore
Bryan Tillman
Lydi Li Tubillara
Thiago Vale
Ryan van der Draaij
George Vega
Nicole Virella
Edde Wagner
Anthony Wheeler
Helga Wojik

Gem Character Sketch Cards

79 artists.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Sketch Card Irma Ahmed Black Widow

Aaron Felizmenio
Abdul Ghofur
Albert Morales
Andrew Lopez
Andy Carreon
Anthony Tan
Anthony Wheeler
Arturo Romero
Ashleigh Popplewell
Babisu Kourtis
Barush Merling
Bienifer Flores
Bobby Breed
Bryan Tillman
Cassio Batista
Chris Foreman
Chris Meeks
Chucky Penero
David Hindelang
Dominic Racho
Don Beniga
Don Mark Noceda
Edde Wagner
Edward Cherniga
Elise Strong
Elvin Hernandez
Emanuel Braga
Eric Fournier
Erwin Ropa
Eugene Commodore
Fabian Quintero
Federico Blee
Geanes Holland
George Vega
Gilbert Monsanto
Harold Edge
Helga Wojik
Ian Quirante
Irma Ahmed
Israel Arteaga
James Hill
James Hooks
Jason Adams
Jennifer Allyn
Jim Faustino
Jim Nelson
Joe Jusko
John Sloboda
Jomar Bulda
Jon Rademacher
Juno Sanchez
Ken Racho
Kevin Sharpe
Leon Braojos
Luro Hersal
Lydi Li Tubillara
Lynne Anderson
Marcelo Ferreira
Mariano Fadrilan
Mark Tannacore
Mauro Fodra
Mel Joy San Juan
Melike Acar
Melvin Serrano
Mick and Matt Glebe
Mike Hartigan
Mitch Ballard
Natasa Kourtis
Nathan Nelson
Nicole Virella
Patricio Carrasco
Peejay Catacutan
Rhiannon Owens
Rich Molinelli
Rico Renzi
Ryan van der Draaij
Thiago Vale
Tim Dowler
Tom Nguyen

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Exquisite Cards

Exquisite Base Set

50 cards.

2016 Upper Deck Marvel Gems Exquisite Spider-Man

Parallels:

• Nameplate Variant – /10

1 Luke Cage /199
2 Gladiator /199
3 Diamondback /199
4 Baron Zemo /199
5 Viper /199
6 Colossus /199
7 Enchantress /199
8 Bullseye /199
9 Nova /199
10 Namor /199
11 Black Bolt /199
12 Psylocke /199
13 Doctor Octopus /199
14 Emma Frost /199
15 Sabretooth /199
16 Black Cat /199
17 Ultron /199
18 Winter Soldier /199
19 Spider-Woman /199
20 Punisher /99
21 Iceman /99
22 Doctor Strange /99
23 Green Goblin /99
24 Mystique /99
25 Red Skull /99
26 Blade /99
27 Hawkeye /99
28 Captain Marvel /99
29 Ghost Rider /99
30 Jean Grey /99
31 Loki /99
32 Storm /99
33 She-Hulk /99
34 Beast /99
35 Scarlet Witch /99
36 Black Widow /50
37 Cyclops /50
38 Daredevil /50
39 Captain America /50
40 Black Panther /50
41 Magneto /50
42 Kitty Pryde /50
43 Hulk /50
44 Venom /50
45 Thor /50
46 Iron Man /30
47 Deadpool /30
48 Thanos /30
49 Wolverine /30
50 Spider-Man /30

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