UD Black back as a standalone product

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Basketball Editor

Black is back.

Upper Deck brought UD Black back as a standalone basketball product this season. Each box comes with two packs with three cards in each pack.

The packs contain a number of different types of autographs such as Rookie Lustrous Signatures and Arena Art Booklets.

Check out the gallery below of UD Black and let us know what you think in the comments.

Arena Art Booklets

These cards are different and look great. College basketball arenas have a character of their own and adding significant players from those teams are a nice touch with these on-card autographs.

Lustrous Legends

Another card utilizing acetate to add a dynamic contrast between the flat, black finish of the card to the glossy acetate.


Multi-autograph booklet cards

Upper Deck loves putting many, many autographs together on a booklet. Some of these feature basketball Hall of Famers such as Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon and more.

Logo Signatures

The patches are manufactured, but the autographs are real.

UD Black Signatures

One of the more basic autographs out of Black without any acetate, patches or art crowding the autograph


These cards include inscriptions by the players.

Jordan Brand Classic Dual Autographs

Upper Deck is utilizing its exclusive with Michael Jordan to the fullest on these cards.

Dual Signatures

Two college teammates on one card.

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. tom wal;dron
    Posted March 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Well for one there is nothing wrong witha chance at Jordon Lebron and others .
    I wouldn’t mind if the price is right the problem is it’s likely to be around the 300 ish and thats just not my budget. I have to say Upper deck is still managing to say relevant in the new age of Exclusive Liscenses.
    I like some of the Panini product but I would like to see Topps and UD push the Innovation on equal status.
    tom w

  2. Posted March 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Very pretty set, but a pain on Ebay! A lot of scanners don’t seem to capture the cards well because of how dark they are. The more UD does with their NCAA License, the better!

  3. Susan Lulgjuraj
    Posted March 30, 2014 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Chris, I agree. As I was putting this post together, I though the same thing: “These cards don’t scan well at all.”

  4. Joseph lutecki
    Posted March 31, 2014 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Susan, how do I retrieve my cards from Etopps? Please reply ASAP.

  5. Ed
    Posted March 31, 2014 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Upper deck has done an excellent job with this issue.

    I especially like the Logo Signatures, manufactured or not, it seems to work well with the ink color.

    This is actually a set that looks like they spent some time and thought putting this together. All of the product within the UD Black meshes well together, nothing looks out of place or part of another set. Great work with the ink colors for signatures.

    Overall…Congratulations Upper Deck!!

    This looks like a path to success.


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