2022 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings Volume 1 Begins Anew


It’s time to start again. It has been a decade since the last Marvel Beginnings set. 2022 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings Volume 1

The product delves into more than 80 years of origins for heroes, villains and all points in between. It’s not a high-end release as far as traditional hits go, but there is a lot of variety in card types and styles.

2022 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings Volume 1 Checklist Overview

With 180 cards, this is one of the largest Marvel base sets ever produced. Sticking with the “Beginnings” theme, cards look at where characters started out. Essentially, it’s a lesson in Marvel history.

A variety of parallels add different and increasingly challenging layers for those looking to build sets in different ways or collect their favorite characters. These include Rainbow Foilboard, hobby-only Blue Rainbow Cosmic Cube and one-of-one Purple Rainbow Reality.

There are also First Appearance Variants that come in multiple tiers of rarity.

Insert sets include Cosmic Alpha, Deep Lore, A Point in Time and Team Formations. There’s also Flipped FX, which have serial numbered Light FX parallels.

Sticking with the origins themes are Creator Autographs, which are approximately two per case. Other premium inserts include Comic Clippings and case-hit Sketch Cards.

Between 2011 and 2012, Upper Deck released three different Marvel Beginnings sets, offering a deep dive into characters. The checklists also feature a variety of inserts including holograms and die-cuts.

2022 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings Volume 1 trading cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 9
Packs per box: 15
Boxes per case: 16
Set size: 180 cards
Release date (subject to change): April, 2022

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Flipped FX – 3
  • Illustration Board – 3
  • First Appearance Variations – 2
  • Additional Inserts – 15
  • Rainbow Foil Parallels – 2

The full 2022 Upper Deck Marvel Beginnings checklist will be up as soon as it’s available, likely shortly before the product’s release.


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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