Upper Deck Launches Marvel ‘The Avengers Assemble’ Movie Trading Card Set
Sketch Cards, Costume Cards, Autographs Cards and ‘Ultimate Panel’ Cards Bring the Movie to Life for Fans of the Popular Franchise!
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:1058:]]CARLSBAD, Calif., March 23, 2012 — Upper Deck, in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment, LLC, is excited to announce the release of its “The Avengers Assemble” trading cards which chronicle the events that lead up to Marvel’s “The Avengers” and also offer fans a first look at the highly anticipated movie prior to its May 4 release. Only Upper Deck can bring fans collectible cards of their favorite Marvel characters such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Hulk.
“In anticipation to the film’s popularity, we are pulling out all the stops to unsure Upper Deck’s ‘The Avengers Assemble’ release is chock-full of compelling content Marvel fans will covet,” said Jason Masherah, Upper Deck’s vice president of Marketing and Business Development. “With amazing sketch cards from top Marvel artists, movie-worn memorabilia cards and autograph cards of actors from the film; each pack will be a thrill for fans to open.”
Each 7-card pack will have one hobby exclusive insert. On average, every 24-pack box will deliver a hand drawn one-of-a-kind sketch card, one single or dual memorabilia card, and one printing plate or triple or quad memorabilia card. The series also includes autograph cards from the film’s cast including Cobie Smolders, Jeremy Renner and Chris Hemsworth, as well as an additional chase card set with the “Ultimate Panel” cards that feature panels cut from an actual Marvel “The Avengers No. 1” comic book. Autograph and “Ultimate Panel” cards will fall two per case on average.
Upper Deck’s “The Avengers Assemble” trading cards are available in stores now!
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck is the leading sports and entertainment trading card and collectibles company. For more information on Upper Deck and its products please visit www.upperdeck.com.
About Marvel’s The Avengers
Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.