2017-18 Upper Deck Authenticated Supreme Hard Court Basketball Brings UD Back to NBA


2017-18 Upper Deck Authenticated Supreme Hard Court Basketball isn’t a card product. It’s definitely in the realm of memorabilia. However, it does have some similar attributes to trading cards, primarily in that it’s blindly packaged.

It also brings Upper Deck back into the NBA business beyond their traditional UDA offerings like autographed photos and signed balls.

2017-18 Upper Deck Authenticated Supreme Hard Court Basketball uses pieces of an old Charlotte Bobcats floor. Some have autographs and some have additional gear.

Each 5 x 7 piece measures a quarter-inch thick and features a current or retired player. The checklist includes Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Ben Simmons. All three are Upper Deck exclusives when it comes to autographs. And with the product having the NBA’s blessing, it means they’re also in full NBA uniforms.

2017-18 Upper Deck Authenticated Supreme Hard Court Michael Jordan Autograph

Each 2017-18 Upper Deck Authenticated Supreme Hard Court Basketball box has two packs. Each pack has one of the floorboard pieces.

The main 2017-18 Upper Deck Authenticated Supreme Hard Court collection has 27 different pieces.

NBA Autograph Relics land 1:16 packs. Uniform pieces are available along with premium pieces like logoman tags. Dual- and quad-swatch pieces are also randomly inserted. Printed Logoman Autographs are going to be the ultimate chase for many in the product. These are all one-of-a-kind.

Other signed pieces in 2017-18 Upper Deck Authenticated Supreme Hard Court include Black and White Variation Autographs and Ben Simmons Rookie Patch Autographs (/99).

Michael Jordan Career Legacy Autographs are numbered to, appropriately enough, 23 copies.

2017-18 Upper Deck Authenticated Supreme Hard Court Basketball at a glance:

Memorabilia pieces per pack: 1
Packs per box: 2
Boxes per case: 10
Release date: Spring, 2018

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks or by email.


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. david d 13 January, 2018 at 01:22

    I would LOVE to see Upper Deck return to making baseball, football, and basketball cards!!!!!!

  2. David Johnson 14 January, 2018 at 15:53

    I am seeing a lot of different info regarding pack contents. The one thing I have seen is that the boxes are supposed to be $500 SRP with 2 packs per box. With 10 boxes per case, I may end up buying a case depending on how hard it is to pull a big name auto.

  3. Brett G. 14 January, 2018 at 23:17

    When was this announced? This is not even on upperdeck.com so I know this might be not true.. I cannot find anywhere on the web that UD is back with NBA.. Show me a link to prove it..

    • Ryan Cracknell 15 January, 2018 at 02:00

      @Brett — It was announced last week during their dealer’s conference. We don’t control when companies put things on their websites.

  4. David Johnson 27 February, 2018 at 17:41

    Not sure what happened to the $500 SRP, but Upper Deck is selling boxes for $799.99. I was really hoping to buy them at $500, but this is more than 50% above the original SRP.

  5. Chris Elting 4 March, 2018 at 23:29

    Just wondering if there’s l any kinda Beckett book value prices of the individual cards? I hit the legacy relic Michael Jordan and the first one sold on eBay for $560 and I don’t want that to set the bar for the rest of us.

    • Ryan Cracknell 5 March, 2018 at 21:56

      @Chris – They came out less than a week ago. It will take a bit for the pricing team to compile data.

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