The show’s run may have been cut short due to Netflix opting not to continue on with their Marvel-themed shows, but Frank Castle is still getting a set of trading cards. 2020 Upper Deck Punisher Season 1 follows in the footsteps of previous sets for Daredevil and The Defenders with a mix of autographs and a variety of insert styles.
Hobby boxes, which come with 15 packs, promise either an autograph or sketch card. There’s also a premium insert in the form of either a manufactured patch or metal card.
2020 Upper Deck Punisher Season 1 Overview
After spinning out of Daredevil, the first season of The Punisher follows Frank Castle (played by Jon Bernthal) as he seeks revenge for his family’s murder all the while diving deeper into crime and conspiracy.
Like Upper Deck’s other Marvel Cinematic Universe sets, which The Punisher is a part of, autographs play a key role. Actor signatures come in a few different forms. For the Corps, which have both single- and dual-signed versions, are done with plexiglass stock.
Patch-Work takes a couple of approached to manufactured patches. Some work as standalone cards. Others are puzzles targeting set builders that go together to form a large patch. Some also have autographs.
Gun Metal Grey is another place that present an added challenge with some cards being more common than others. Short prints and SSP cards bring another layer of rarity to the cards.
A handful of other insert sets combine with parallels to land one per pack.
Episodic Art offers a different look at the show. Artist Tim Bradstreet lent his signature to select cards. These have 99 copies each.
2020 Upper Deck Punisher Season 1 isn’t exclusively about the TV show. Castle Crash Course delves into key moments from the character’s comic book adventures.
Additional inserts include Cerberus, Memento Mori, Micro Tech and Spec Ops.
2020 Upper Deck Punisher Season 1 trading cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: 8
Packs per box: 15
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: TBA
Release date: February, 2020
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Autographs or Sketch Cards – 1
- Gun Metal or Manufactured Patch Cards – 1
- Additional Inserts and Parallels – 15 Total
The full 2020 Upper Deck Punisher Season 1 checklist will be added as soon as it’s available, likely shortly before the set’s release.