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James Bond to Upper Deck

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January 24, 2021, 07:57 PM
Raven
James Bond to Upper Deck
Hey piko,

I did check your trade page, but sorry I don't have any of those. On the plus side, that rare "fur" variant has aged out to be less than $15, so its not even worth the cost of international shipping. Big Grin Appreciate your offer though, thanks.
January 24, 2021, 10:24 PM
webjon
quote:
Originally posted by X:
webjon - I only saw the details on the new set on Friday but apparently was put out a month ago.

Do you have a link to where info. can be found on what ePack cards needed to be combined for the achievment cards in the last UD Bond set?


That info is relatively new -- so hopefully this set -- and the others announced close to it (Chasing Amy, X-Files, Alien) will be coming out before too long. . .

The achievement information is available at this URL, but you need to be logged in to view it:
https://www.upperdeckepack.com...ts/?filters=Active_1

If this helps here are the achievement descriptions:

Bond Legacy Auto - Tier 1 (One Randomly Awarded)
First 285 collectors to redeem a complete Bond Legacy - Tier 1 Set (88 achievements still available)

Bond Legacy Auto - Tier 2 (One Randomly Awarded)
First 90 collectors to redeem a complete Bond Legacy - Tier 2 Set (36 achievements still available)

Bond Legacy Auto - Tier 3 (One Randomly Awarded)
First 50 collectors to redeem a complete Bond Legacy – Tier 3 Set (27 achievements still available)

James Bond Achievement Avatar
Redeem a complete Base Set


This achievement is no longer available:
VIP Achievement Autographs (Janssen & St. John)
First 10 collectors to redeem a complete Silver Acetate Parallel Set
January 26, 2021, 04:40 PM
X
Thanks webjon, I'd seen all the achievement cards on COMC but did not know how rare they were or how they could be obtained.
I can't fathom the amount of ePacks you'd need to open to get these.

I do find it odd that this information is not simply available without the need to register/log in.
January 26, 2021, 10:23 PM
webjon
quote:
Originally posted by X:
Thanks webjon, I'd seen all the achievement cards on COMC but did not know how rare they were or how they could be obtained.
I can't fathom the amount of ePacks you'd need to open to get these.

I do find it odd that this information is not simply available without the need to register/log in.


I am guessing there is info about the achievements available in the 'news' sections of the ePack site that you can probably access without being logged in, but finding those would be a pain -- I don't think there is a search function for news.

It would take a monumental number of packs to get some of these cards, but I don't many if any of the hard achievements are completed via packs. The trading community on ePack is extremely vibrant for cards that are needed for achievements. It really is its own economy.
January 27, 2021, 09:29 AM
Raj
I registered with UD ePack on Monday and I have a question.
I've opened 3 Doctor Strange free packs and they each had one card. Is that how it is with all ePacks or just the free ones?
I was considering buying the James Bond or Aliens packs they have but if it's one card per pack then it's not worth it.
January 27, 2021, 11:24 AM
barobehere
quote:
Originally posted by Raj:
I registered with UD ePack on Monday and I have a question.
I've opened 3 Doctor Strange free packs and they each had one card. Is that how it is with all ePacks or just the free ones?
I was considering buying the James Bond or Aliens packs they have but if it's one card per pack then it's not worth it.


The Free packs has 1 or 2 or in some hockey sets 3 free cards in them. If you are buying off of epack, you will need to check each products page which will tell you how many cards are per pack.

I am not sure what is going on with COMC, I heard shipping is horrible right now, but you can go on there and get many of the base and whatnot for cheap.
January 27, 2021, 02:24 PM
webjon
When you check make sure to check how many physical cards per pack.

Most products typically have 1 physical and a certain number of digital cards per pack. Some products have more than 1 physical per pack -- i.e. Fleer Ultra Spider-Man is all physical.

Typically a certain number of copies of a given digital card can be 'combined' in to a physical card. For example in Marvel 80th you can combine 5 digital base cards into a physical base card. These physical base cards from ePack are typically (perhaps always) variants of what is available outside of ePack.

Also keep in mind that it costs extra to mail cards to yourself. I think it is a base shipping fee +$.25 a card -- so it isn't cheap to ship a bunch of cards.
January 27, 2021, 02:33 PM
Raj
Thanks.
Since I'm only opening free packs at the moment, I'm not concerned about getting the cards shipped to me - unless I get an autograph or relic card I really want.
The Doctor Strange base cards are ePack exclusive versions, so I might change my mind.
I expect it's more than $0.25 per card to the UK.
January 27, 2021, 02:56 PM
webjon
You can check the shipping costs through COMC -- The cards ship from COMC, and I'm pretty sure the rates are the same.

You can't hit chase cards or even physical cards in free packs -- you can combine Dr. Strange cards in to physical if you get enough.
January 27, 2021, 06:07 PM
Raj
quote:
Originally posted by webjon:

You can't hit chase cards or even physical cards in free packs -- you can combine Dr. Strange cards in to physical if you get enough.


Didn't realise that but probably should have.
January 28, 2021, 11:12 AM
webjon
quote:
Originally posted by Raj:
quote:
Originally posted by webjon:

You can't hit chase cards or even physical cards in free packs -- you can combine Dr. Strange cards in to physical if you get enough.


Didn't realise that but probably should have.


Yeah, they aren't super up front about that.

I think the daily free packs are a bit of a missed opportunity for UD -- it seems to me that if they had an achievement that was redeemable from cards out of free packs it may help drive more traffic.
January 28, 2021, 02:31 PM
Raj
quote:
Originally posted by webjon:

I think the daily free packs are a bit of a missed opportunity for UD -- it seems to me that if they had an achievement that was redeemable from cards out of free packs it may help drive more traffic.


If they did that, they'd make it impossible to achieve and/or use an achievement prize that wasn't particularly appealing.
As it stands, I found out that if you buy ePacks, only the chase cards are physical cards. The base cards are not.
January 28, 2021, 03:52 PM
webjon
quote:
Originally posted by Raj:
As it stands, I found out that if you buy ePacks, only the chase cards are physical cards. The base cards are not.


This is true for most sets, but there are several sets -- usually the premium sets -- where the base cards are physical Ultra Spider-Man, Avengers Endgame, Infinity War, Premier, etc.
January 29, 2021, 08:53 AM
webjon
Just remembered that the Mickey Mouse set is also 100% physical -- unusual for the price point.