Friday, October 12, 2012

Upper Deck Meteorite Cards Are Redy To Go

When 2012 Goodwin Champions came out not long ago one of the cards that really drew my attention, along with the Museum Collection, were the It Came From Outer Space meteorite relic cards. I just think this is one of the coolest relic cards ever not to mention quite original.
When the product went live quite a few redemption cards were showing up for auction and the prices were still reasonable, many selling in the $50-80 range, but the supply has since dried up and the prices have increased. There is currently only one available for auction and it has a BIN of $399.99. Over the last few weeks the ones that have shown up are selling for well over $100 with most in the $200-300 range.
Upper Deck has started to receive the completed cards and is getting ready to send them to the redemption center. There are 20 cards on the checklist; each card contains a piece from one of twenty strike sites.
Each card contains a short story about the location of the meteorite strike along with some basic information including date (if known) and eye witness accounts. It is like a little bit of history class on each card. There are 18 standard-sized cards and 2 minis, specific numbers have not been announced but Upper Deck has stated that there are equal quantities of each standard-sized card but the two minis are a bit scarcer.

The 20-card checklist contains meteorite relics from around the world with five of the seven continents being represented. The cards are well designed too, containing a photo of the location where the meteorite struck with a nice sized die-cut window where the relic is located. There is one thing that bothers me, two of the cards have a square die-cut window and I feel it tinkers with the flow of the card.

I would love to get a hold of the ICFS-DC Diablo Canyon Meteorite card (above). This piece is from the meteorite that struck Northern Arizona around 50,000 years ago and left a crater over a mile across and 550 feet deep. Owning a piece of local history would be a wonderful addition to my collection.

I am not sure if the mini short prints are not completed or what but Upper Deck has only shown mock-ups of the minis, which are located below:


1 comment:

  1. They're definitely cool looking cards. Money being no object I'd take them all. My question on cards like these is are you paying a huge premium on the relic. How much would a similar object cost if it wasn't part of a card? I remember a couple of years ago people were paying 20 bucks or more for the Chicle Amelia Earhart card with a postage stamp on it that was only worth like 2 bucks. I guess you could say the whole is worth more than the sum of it's parts. Personal preference, I guess.