Showcasing some of the greatest players in league history, 2018 Upper Deck Authenticated NBA Supreme Hard Court Basketball features 5" by 7" pieces of game-used court that are enhanced with additional player relics and even hard-signed autographs.
Because these are not trading cards, this allows Upper Deck to use NBA licensing for many top names, including UDA exclusives Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Ben Simmons. Each box contains two memorabilia pieces at a reported SRP of $500 per box, but prices quickly moved much higher than that after release.
Despite the 2018 date, each item carries a 2016-17 Upper Deck Supreme Hard Court designation. The actual design includes game-used flooring from the Charlotte Bobcats' arena that was in use from 2005 to 2013.
2018 Upper Deck Authenticated NBA Supreme Hard Court Options
Offering 27 different players shown through a variety of images and teams, the 2018 Upper Deck Authenticated NBA Supreme Hard Court checklist includes relic-only options, signed memorabilia, and auto relic pieces.
Adding game-used gear are Combo Relics and Quad Relics. The main NBA Autographs set has a printed logoman image and hand-numbering to 99 or less. The NBA Black and White Variation Autographs edition is another choice.
Autograph relics average 1:16 packs, and include NBA Rookie Auto Patch Relics (#/99) for Ben Simmons with four gear swatches. There are also Career Legacy Autograph pieces for Jordan that are numbered to 23.
The low-numbered NBA Prime Autograph Relics versions showcase quality memorabilia and a signature for MJ and LBJ.
Going to the next level is the one-of-one NBA Logoman Autographs Relics line, which features the actual jersey logoman patch for James, Jordan and Simmons.
Although the autographs are going to be the main takeaway for many collectors, the quarter-inch of flooring used to make the collectibles is sure to delight fans, as well.
Release Date: February 26, 2018
Product Configuration: 1 piece per pack, 2 packs per box, 10 boxes per case
2018 Upper Deck Authenticated NBA Supreme Hard Court Box Break
- 2 Memorabilia Pieces
2018 Upper Deck Authenticated NBA Supreme Hard Court Checklist
Manually compiled. No checklist was ever released.
2016-17 Base Game Floor Player List
Alonzo Mourning - Charlotte Hornets
Alonzo Mourning - Miami Heat
Andrew Wiggins - Minnesota Timberwolves
Anfernee Hardaway - New York Knicks
Anfernee Hardaway - Orlando Magic
Anfernee Hardaway - Phoenix Suns
Ben Simmons - Philadelphia 76ers
Clyde Drexler - Houston Rockets
DeMarcus Cousins - New Orleans Pelicans
Dennis Rodman - Chicago Bulls
Dennis Rodman - San Antonio Spurs
Dennis Rodman - Detroit Pistons
Dirk Nowitzki - Dallas Mavericks
Elgin Baylor - Los Angeles Lakers
George Gervin - San Antonio Spurs
Hakeem Olajuwon - Houston Rockets
Jamal Murray - Denver Nuggets
Julius Erving - Philadelphia 76ers
Karl-Anthony Towns - Minnesota Timberwolves
Kevin Love - Cleveland Cavaliers
Kristaps Porzingis - New York Knicks
Larry Bird - Boston Celtics
LeBron James - Cleveland Cavaliers
Magic Johnson - Los Angeles Lakers
Markelle Fultz - Philadelphia 76ers
Michael Jordan - Chicago Bulls
Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors
Thon Maker - Milwaukee Bucks
Vince Carter - New Jersey Nets
Vince Carter - Toronto Raptors
Vince Carter - Sacramento Kings
Zach LaVine - Chicago Bulls (T-wolves image)
Zach LaVine - Minnesota Timberwolves
Multi-Player NBA Relics Set Checklist
LeBron James / Ben Simmons
Ben Simmons / Allen Iverson
Magic Johnson / Larry Bird
Michael Jordan/Magic Johnson/Larry Bird/Julius Erving