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Marvel Masterpieces 2 2008 (Upper Deck)

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July 14, 2008, 11:09 PM
Marvel Masterpieces 2 2008 (Upper Deck)
I happened to stop by my local comic book store today and they got a couple of boxes in. I didn't get the best look but I believe the box was serially #'d /18000. I have a few boxes on order, but I went ahead and bought a few packs anyway. Here is what the sketch and costumes look like.

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July 15, 2008, 01:05 AM
Darth Vader Fan
That Daredevil sketch is very nice, congrats Thumb Up
July 15, 2008, 01:06 AM
cool.. i didn't even know this stuff was coming out already.. i just snagged 3 boxes of this stuff..
July 15, 2008, 10:14 PM
Case number 1 is in the books (my buddy and I are going partners on 2 cases) and I can say that the costume coalation sucked...6 Dr. Doom, 4 Thing and 2 Human Torch (I sure hope that the other case is Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman heavy). I was also only able to put together 3 of each of the foil sets...oh yeah, and 3 sets of duplicate artists for sketches.

Enough complaining, here are the goods...

Tiger Shark by ?

Sabertooth and Iron Fist (I think) by Brent Schoonover

Wolverine and Elektra by ? (sig looks kinda familliar)

Polaris and Scarlet Witch by Carlo Soriano

Thor by Jake Minor

Hulk by ? (again the sig looks familliar)

Hulk by Pat Carlucci

Chameleon by Don Pedicini Jr.

Cyclops by Tom Feister (25)

Any help on the unknowns is always helpful

Feeling happy? Then rip open a box. Feeling blue...then rip 2!
July 15, 2008, 10:26 PM
You pulled a few nice sketches there. Congrats!
July 16, 2008, 12:04 AM
Hello Been awhile since I have been here.just getting back into nonsport cards.Got 1 box of Marvel Masterpieces and here is what I got.

July 16, 2008, 01:36 PM
There is an oversized (5x7 or 4x6) box topper card. I opened 5 boxes last night and have 4 different so far. Don't see anything on UD website about them, so thinking we'll need checklist. So far: X-men villians, Scarlet Witch, X-men, and forgot the 4th as at work now.
I also noticed that there's Retail chase: Hulk B&C, IM B&C.

.. and btw, I got 1 of each costume so great break on that. UD also added another 3 packs per box with thick filler card to make cherry pickers think twice. Got all decent sketches, 1 nicer than others. Did quick scan of the base cards; I found a wide variance in how I liked those images.
July 16, 2008, 03:41 PM
Bryan Shaffer
There are 5 box toppers:

X-Men Villains
The X-Men
Spider Woman
Scarlet Witch
Dr. Strange

I opened 6 boxes (with three more coming tomorrow) and I got 4 Dr. Doom Costumes and 2 Mr. Fantastic so I did horrible there. For Sketches I got Two Rich Woodalls (Hulk/Human Torch) Spencer Blinkeroff Lizard, Otis Frampton (No Clue) an unsigned Namor, and a really nice color Hulk by Tony Parker (no, not the french rapper and NBA star)
July 16, 2008, 04:42 PM
Collation must be aweful on the costume cards. I cracked a case last night and didn't get a single Mr Fantastic, but I did pull 3 Invisible womans Metal
July 16, 2008, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by Haljordanfan:
You pulled a few nice sketches there. Congrats!

Thanks! It was made better by the news that Don Pedicini Jr. only did 24 cards.

Feeling happy? Then rip open a box. Feeling blue...then rip 2!
July 16, 2008, 07:20 PM
2 Boxes from the local Wednesday show:

Box 1

Sketch - Dud! Confused
Costume Card - Human Torch

Box 2

Sketch - Nightcrawler artist unknown

Costume Card - The Thing

Another sketch from the box Big Grin

The Nar sketch was in a penny sleeve within the pack. I was thrilled to pull one. I never thought I would ever pull one of his masterpieces. I would have to say that this pull makes up for being skunked in the previous box.

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July 16, 2008, 07:37 PM
I thought NAR's were only being given a case incentives?

What's the deal with this?
July 16, 2008, 07:38 PM
Terrific pull by the way!!!
July 16, 2008, 07:56 PM
You must be thinking of the Fantastic Four release from Rittenhouse I belive. The Nar's are a 10 case incentive for that set.
July 16, 2008, 09:32 PM
Oops! I had the releases mixed up.
July 16, 2008, 11:39 PM
Opened a box.
Great Venom sketch!

July 17, 2008, 12:04 AM
I love this set. The cards are amazing. I got the Invisible Woman piecework Clap

I also got a sketch from the same artist as above, Blair Shedd. I like the quality of his work.

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July 17, 2008, 12:06 AM

July 17, 2008, 12:46 AM
Ah! Thanks for helping me identify the artist! I really like his style. His use of grey for shadowing is great!

That Kingpin vs Spidey is perfect! Very nice pull.
July 17, 2008, 02:04 AM
The costume card designs look really good, a nice job done....

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