First look: 2013-14 Upper Deck Black Basketball

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor

Upper Deck’s Black Basketball is back.

Upper Deck will release 2013-14 Black Basketball as a standalone high-end product in January.

Each box will have two packs with three cards in every pack. Collectors can expect to find four autographs (two in each pack). Every autograph will be limited to 200 or fewer copies.

It’s been several years since Black has been a standalone product. Upper Deck doesn’t seem to be holding back for its return.

Autograph subsets include:
– Rookie Lustrous Signatures numbered to 199 or fewer
– Legendary Lustrous numbered to 25 or fewer
– Single, dual and triple autographs
– Bio Scripts, Old School and Black Chalk Signatures

Upper Deck is included a new type of card – Arena Art Signatures, booklet cards with photos of famous college basketball arenas with players who competed in them.

There is also a nine-booklet signature card with players such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Allen Iverson.

There are 175 cards in the base set with Silver (numbered to 10) and Gold (1-of-1) parallels.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor at Beckett Media. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.




  1. RJ
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Will seem a lot like Panini Black.

  2. kris
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink


  3. Trammell3
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    they couldn’t get pippen to sign that triple? instead they put kukock on there. fail

  4. Greg
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Love the Arena Art. One of those ideas that I can’t believe hasn’t been done before.

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