2017 Upper Deck Alien Trading Cards Checklist and Details


In space, no one can hear you scream. But can they hear you bust a pack of cards? It’s unlikely that 2017 Upper Deck Alien trading cards are going to be given the chance, but people can here on Earth. A follow-up to 2016 Upper Deck Alien Anthology, this set focuses only on the original 1979 film.

Base Set

Although clearly a modern release with its configuration, there is a throwback appeal to the base set. Spanning 100 cards, Upper Deck is promising an old-school approach to the card stock. Images are photos from the film versus the artistic interpretations used in the Alien Anthology set.

Parallels come in a handful of varieties: Silver Foil, Blue Foil (/99), Red Foil (/25) and Canvas (/15). Base cards also come with one-of-a-kind Printing Plate versions.


Each box of 2017 Upper Deck Alien trading cards comes with two premium inserts. The first is a Semiotic Patch card. These are manufactured relics using a variety of symbols from the film and its crew.

The second hit comes from a variety of other themed inserts including autographs and sketch cards.

Android Parts is another set using manufactured items. These imagine what one might find inside of the film’s android, Ash. Mineral Ore cards have samples of items that may have been found on the Nostromo or other Weyland-Yutani ships.

Shadow Box inserts make their Alien debut with Alien Egg cards. These can be opened with a nasty little surprise inside.

2017 Upper Deck Alien trading cards have seven regular insert sets as well that dig deeper into the movie including deleted scenes and looks behind the camera.

2017 Upper Deck Alien trading cards at a glance:

Packs per box: 18
Cards per pack: 5
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 100 cards
Release date: November 15, 2017

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Semiotic Patch Cards – 1
• Autographs, Sketch Cards, Shadow Box, Android Parts or Mineral Ore Cards – 1 Total
• Parallels – 1

2017 Upper Deck Alien Checklist


Base Set Checklist

100 cards.


• Silver Foil Modern – (1 per pack)
• Blue Foil Modern – /99
• Red Foil Modern – /25
• Canvas Retro – /15
• Printing Plates Black Modern – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan Modern – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta Modern – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow Modern – 1/1
• Printing Plates Black Retro – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan Retro – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta Retro – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow Retro – 1/1

1 The Nostromo
2 The Signal
3 Kane Rises
4 The First Meal
5 Mother Calls
6 Unfamiliar Territory
7 Mother Intervened
8 The Clause
9 Course Changed
10 The Descent
11 Rough Landing
12 Status Check
13 The Departure
14 Problems Amidst Problems
15 The Source
16 Amazed
17 Into Second Position
18 The Space Jockey
19 The Wound
20 A Warning?
21 Down a Tunnel
22 Eggs and a Mist
23 A Closer Look
24 An Egg Opens
25 Kane’s Condition
26 Defense Mechanism
27 Burning Through
28 Collecting Data
29 Questionable Actions
30 Missing
31 Found It!
32 Conflicting Verdicts
33 Time to Sleep
34 Kane Awakes
35 The Final Meal
36 Interrupted Meal
37 Chest Pain
38 Kane’s Son
39 Ash Intervenes
40 In Shock
41 Kane’s Funeral
42 Sleep Later
43 In the Dark
44 Ready?
45 It’s Only Jones
46 Jones?
47 The Alien Grew
48 Scaredy Cat
49 Jones Hisses
50 Face Within a Face

51 In the Air Ducts
52 Movement Detected
53 Clear the Way
54 Signal Lost
55 Move Dallas!!
56 Wrong Choice!
57 Dead Silence
58 Stick to the Plan
59 Unable to Clarify
60 Special Order 937
61 Warning the Others
62 Ash Turns on Ripley
63 Inhuman
64 Removing the Problem
65 Ash is an Android!
66 Not One of Us
67 Lambert Strikes
68 Seeking Answers
69 Only Bad News
70 One Last Look
71 Fire and Ash
72 New Plan
73 Meow
74 Unsteady
75 Another Task
76 Looking for Jones
77 Frozen with Fear
78 Get Out of the Way!
79 A Heroic Death
80 Still Claimed
81 More Dead Silence
82 Deaths Confirmed
83 Final Task
84 Mother Counts Down
85 Ripley Ascends
86 With Arms Loaded
87 An Obstacle Arises
88 Need More Time!
89 Unrelenting Mother
90 Proceed with Caution
91 Take No Chances!
92 Almost Safe
93 The Nostromo is no More
94 Ready to Sleep
95 It Still Lives!
96 Prepare for Battle
97 Flush it Out
98 Back to Plan A
99 Lived to Tell the Tale
100 Cast

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2017 Upper Deck Alien Autographs Checklists

Aperture Actor Autographs Checklist

7 cards.

AA1 Tom Skerritt /50
AA2 Ian Holm /50
AA3 Veronica Cartwright /50
AA4 Sigourney Weaver /50
AA5 Yaphet Kotto /50
AA6 Ron Shusett /50
AA7 Chris Foss /50

Single Actor Autographs Checklist

7 cards.
1:48 packs.
Group A – 1:3,127, Group B – 1:241, Group C – 1:139, Group D – 1:109

SSS1 Sigourney Weaver A
SSS2 Ian Holm B
SSS3 Yaphet Kotto D
SSS4 Veronica Cartwright D
SSS5 Tom Skerritt B
SSS6 Ron Shusett C
SSS7 Chris Foss C

Dual Actor Autographs Checklist

5 cards.
1:180 packs.
Group A – 1:6,300, Group B – 1:1,575, Group C – 1:450, Group D – 1:394

SSD1 Sigourney Weaver/Ian Holm A
SSD2 Ron Shusett/Chris Foss D
SSD3 Yaphet Kotto/Ron Shusett B
SSD4 Tom Skerritt/Ian Holm C
SSD5 Veronica Cartwright/Tom Skerritt C

Triple Actor Autographs Checklist

5 cards.
1:432 packs.
Group A – 1:6,307, Group B – 1:3,154, Group C – 1:2,102, Group D – 1:733

SST1 Tom Skerritt/Ian Holm/Veronica Cartwright D
SST2 Chris Foss/Yaphet Kotto/Ian Holm B
SST3 Veronica Cartwright/Ron Shusett/Tom Skerritt C
SST4 Yaphet Kotto/Veronica Cartwright/Tom Skerritt D
SST5 Sigourney Weaver/Ron Shusett/Yaphet Kotto A

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2017 Upper Deck Alien Inserts Checklists

Alien Egg Shadow Box Checklist

1 card.
1:270 packs.

AES1 Alien Egg

Deleted Scenes Checklist

5 cards.
1: 10 packs.


• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1

DS1 Ripley and Parker
DS2 Ripley Soothes Lambert
DS3 Entering the Derelict
DS4 Airlock Sequence
DS5 Cocooned Dallas

How It’s Done Checklist

5 cards.
1: 10 packs.


• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1

HID1 The Nostromo Children
HID2 The Blue Light
HID3 The Hand and The Egg
HID4 View into the Cockpit
HID5 Android Innards

Mineral Ore Checklist

3 cards.
1:270 packs.

MO1 Bismuth
MO2 Calcium
MO3 Cobalt

The Nostromo Checklist

6 cards.
1: 10 packs.


• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1

NOS1 Mess Hall
NOS2 Mother
NOS3 Bridge
NOS4 Medical Bay
NOS5 Hyper Sleep Chambers
NOS6 Airlock

Paranoid Android Checklist

5 cards.
1: 10 packs.


• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1

PA1 The Signal Must Be Investigated
PA2 Breaking Quarantine
PA3 Let’s Not Be Too Hasty
PA4 It Has To Go Back
PA5 Don’t Touch It!

Robot Parts Checklist

3 cards.
1:270 packs.

R1 Marbles
R2 Fiber Optics
R3 Tubing

Semiotic Patches Checklist

29 cards.
1:18 packs.

SP1 Pressurized with Artificial Gravity
SP2 Artificial Gravity Absent
SP3 Cryogenic Vault
SP4 Airlock
SP5 Bulkhead Door
SP6 Non-Pressurized Area Beyond
SP7 Autodoc
SP8 Photonic Systems
SP9 Laser
SP10 Astronic Systems
SP11 Hazard/Warning
SP12 Artificial Gravity Area/ Non-Pressurized Suit Required
SP13 Non-Pressurized Area/ No Gravity/ Suit Required
SP14 Exhaust
SP15 Area Shielded from Radiation
SP16 Radiation Hazard
SP17 High Radioactivity
SP18 Intercom
SP19 Directions (Up/ Down/ Left/ Right)
SP20 Life Support System
SP21 Pressurized Area
SP22 Pressure Suit Locker
SP23 Bridge
SP24 Computer Terminal
SP25 Storage Non-Organic
SP26 Storage Organic
SP27 Maintenance
SP28 Ladderway
SP29 Refrigerated Storage

Special Order 937 Checklist

10 cards.
1:7 packs.


• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1

SO1 Ridley Scott’s Storyboards
SO2 Jet Engine Scraps
SO3 The Space Jockey
SO4 The Derelict
SO5 The Nostromo Set
SO6 The Eggs
SO7 Facehugger Surgery
SO8 Chestbursting
SO9 The Alien
SO10 Ron Cobb’s Concept Alien

Weapons and Tools Checklist

9 cards.
1:8 packs.


• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1

WT1 Flamethrower
WT2 Cattle Prod
WT3 Harpoon Gun
WT4 Coolant Tanks
WT5 Exhaust Port
WT6 Medical Scanner
WT7 Motion Tracker
WT8 Self Destruct Bolt
WT9 EVA Suit

Xeneology Checklist

6 cards.
1:10 packs.


• Printing Plates Black – 1/1
• Printing Plates Cyan – 1/1
• Printing Plates Magenta – 1/1
• Printing Plates Yellow – 1/1

X1 Dual Mouth
X2 Acid Blood
X3 Exoskeleton
X4 Domed Head
X5 Facehugger Tail
X6 Chestburster Tail

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Sketch Cards

2017 Upper Deck Alien Sketch Cards Checklist

70 artists.
1:72 packs.

Melike Acar
Jason Adams
Darwin Alcazar
Mitch Ballard
Norvien Basio
Bobby Breed
Benjo Camay
Kate Carleton
Patricio Carrasco
Marco Carrillo
Justin Castaneda
Jason Crosby
Mark Dail
Ted Dastick Jr.
Brian DeGuire
Andy Duggan
Michael Duron
JJ Dzialowski
Harold Edge
Ryan Edwards
Mariano Fadrilan Jr.
Francisco Flores
Jason Flowers
Eric Fournier
Allen Geneta
Abdul Ghofur
Patrick Giles
Mick and Matt Glebe
Daniel Gorman
Geoffrey Gwin
Ingrid Hardy
John Haun
Chris Henderson
Jessica Hickman
James Hill

David Hindelang
Robert Jimenez
Achilleas Kokkinakis
Keir Lyles
Chris Meeks
Rich Molinelli
Juan Navarro
Helio Oliveira
Matthew Parmenter
DeJon Parnell
Ashleigh Popplewell
Brendan Purchase
Fabian Quintero
Ian Quirante
Ken Racho
Raymundo Racho
Walter Rice
Victor Rodriguez
Sherwin Santiago
Tony Scott
Tim Shay
Bryan “SilverBaX” Sheppard
Kenneth Siemens
Shao Siong
John Sloboda
Todd Aaron Smith
Dominic Sobrito
Anthony Tan
Mark Tannacore
Morgan Taylor
Chris Thorne
Andre Toma
Cruddie Torian
George Vega
Chris West

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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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