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2015/16 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase Soccer

bassem

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#1
Topps continues to expand their soccer offering with their first product centered around the UEFA Champions League. 2015-16 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase Soccer will use a master box/mini-box format with two six pack mini-boxes per master box. Master boxes will contain two autographed cards.

The 200-card base set will includesome of the top soccer players in the world, including Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. Base cards will have five levels of numbered parallels: Green, Gold, Red (#’d to 25), Black (#’d to 5) and Champions (#’d 1/1) plus one-of-one printing plates.

In addition to the base set are sets of inserts. Decorated and Dignified, which salutes UEFA team captains, has three levels of parallels numbered to 25 or less. Champions Pedigree highlight player that have won league titles. Both Decorated & Dignified and Champions Pedigree have autographed versions available, including one-of-one Champions parallels.

Road to Victory inserts pay tribute to FC Barcelona’s march to the UEFA championship in 2014-15. Cases of UEFA Champions League Showcase will come with two Best of the Best numbered inserts. These feature the top players in the world, and have three levels of parallels numbered to 25 or less.

Signed versions of base cards come with sticker autographs. Parallel versions feature the same and level as the base set including one-of-one printing plates. Prized Collection Autographs highlight some of the top players in the UEFA tournament.

Champions Pairings are dual auto cards. Both Prized Collection and Champions Pairings auto are numbered and have Black parallel versions numbered out of five and one-of-one Champions parallels.

Some of the players that will have autographs in Showcase include Mesut Özil, Arsenal FC, Eden Hazard, Chelsea FC, Diego Costa, Chelsea FC, Fernando Torres, Club Atlético de Madrid, Andrés Iniesta, FC Barcelona, Xabi Alonso, FC Bayern München, Thomas Müller, FC Bayern München, Mario Götze, FC Bayern München, Michael Carrick, Manchester United FC, Luuk de Jong, PSV Eindhoven, Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid C F and Gareth Bale, Real Madrid CF.

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dantzig

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#2
"Topps continues to expand their soccer offering with their first product centered around the UEFA Champions League"
Huh... Wasn't Match Attax their first product for CL 2015/16? This is another collection, right?

That blonde Messi card convinced me to buy a lot from this collection...... NOT! Needless to say, prices will be extremely low and everyone can afford it.

Btw, here's Muller autograph: @

Now seriously... Is it me or we're slowly getting towards single cards collecting? Every major publisher is getting into this "limited/unique" business, so I'm getting afraid that one day, collecting football trading cards are only for rich or middle-class crazies... Or at least, product quality for the low-budget TC sets will decrease (after seeing Topps Rugby Match Attax, I'm very afraid of their card quality).
 

raj3sh

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#3
I am interested in shared case or box break if anybody can plan it . Break in which everyone can select there own teams :) .
 

Pavle

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Here is the info I got from official source at Topps. Collection hits stores in February 2016 (damn).
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The 2015/16 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase hobby box will contain:

• 8 master boxes per case

• 2 mini-boxes per master box

• 6 packs per mini-box

• 6 cards per pack

Release date : February 2016

Topps is excited to debut its first trading card product showcasing the UEFA Champions League,the most widely renowned club football competition in the world.

2015/16 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase will bring you the greatest footballers from Europe’s most renowned football leagues.

This trading card set will feature the biggest names of the pitch, including:

• Neymar

• Lionel Messi

• Eden Hazard

With each master box of 2015/16 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase guaranteeing two autograph cards

• Branislav Ivanović

• Toni Kroos

• Zlatan Ibrahimović

• Cristiano Ronaldo

• Arjen Robben

• David Silva

• Giorgio Chiellini

• Andrés Iniesta

• Thomas Müller

2015/16 Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase will contain base and insert card designs fittingof the best footballers on the planet.

BASE AND INSERT CARDS

Base Cards

A 200-card base set featuring the biggest names of the league.

• Green Parallel: sequentially numbered.

• Gold Parallel: sequentially numbered.

• Red Parallel: sequentially numbered to 25.

• Black Parallel: sequentially numbered to 5.

• Champions Parallel: numbered 1/1.

• Printing Plates: numbered 1/1.

Base Card Design

Base Parallel Design


Champions Pedigree Insert Cards

Showcasing elite players from teams who won their respective club league titles. Look for specially inserted Autograph Parallels, including the 1/1 Champions Autograph!

Champions Pedigree Insert Card Design


Champions Pedigree Insert Card - Autograph Champions Parallel Design


Road to Victory Insert Cards

A subset entirely dedicated to FC Barcelona’s triumphant performance in the 2014/15 UEFA Champions League.
Featuring standout players and key events thatled to their ultimate victory over Juventus.

Decorated and Dignified Insert Cards

A subset containing the most beloved team captains of the 2015/16 tournament.

• Red Parallel: sequentially numbered to 25.

• Black Parallel: sequentially numbered to 5.

• Champions Parallel: numbered 1/1.

• Look for specially inserted Autograph Parallels, including the 1/1 Champions Autograph!

AUTOGRAPH CARDS

Don’t miss your opportunity to collect signatures of the world’s greatest players. Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase guarantees two autograph cards per hobby master box.

Base Auto Cards (autographs)

An autograph variation of the base card design.

• Green Parallel: sequentially numbered.

• Gold Parallel: sequentially numbered.

• Red Parallel: sequentially numbered to 25.

• Black Parallel: sequentially numbered to 5.

• Champions Parallel: numbered 1/1.

• Printing Plates: numbered 1/1.

PRIZED COLLECTION AUTOGRAPHs

Showcasing the best names of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League. Sequentially numbered.

Champions Pairings Autographs

Pairing tournament participants based on a common bond or theme. Sequentially numbered.

Parallels for both Prized Collection Autographs and Championship Pairings Autographs will include:

• Black Parallel: sequentially numbered to 5.

• Champions Parallel: numbered 1/1

Base Autograph Card Design


Each hobby case of Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase will guarantee two Best of the Best insert cards that feature the most renowned and recognizable footballers on the planet.

Best of the Best Insert Cards

Base quantities will be sequentially numbered.

• Red Parallel: sequentially numbered to 25.

• Black Parallel: sequentially numbered to 5.

• Champions Parallel: numbered 1/1.

Best of the Best Insert Card



Topps UEFA Champions League Showcase will include an autograph checklist reflective of the highest caliber footballers. Look for genuine signatures from players such as*:

• Mesut Özil, Arsenal FC
• Eden Hazard, Chelsea FC
• Diego Costa, Chelsea FC
• Fernando Torres, Club Atlético de Madrid
• Andrés Iniesta, FC Barcelona
• Xabi Alonso, FC Bayern München
• Thomas Müller, FC Bayern München
• Mario Götze, FC Bayern München
• Michael Carrick, Manchester United FC
• Luuk de Jong, PSV Eindhoven
• Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid CF
• Gareth Bale, Real Madrid CF

*subject to change
NOTE :
Solicitation, featuring card designs and players who will be contributing signatures/relics is subject to change.
 

LFC1892

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#12
Topps looking to maximise profits by offering this to North American markets.

Very smart as Footy has really grown since the MLS started and there is many kids who go to the games weeke in week out and watch it on the telly.

Kids & their parent collectors will spend the money on this new collection.
 
#13
Topps looking to maximise profits by offering this to North American markets.

Very smart as Footy has really grown since the MLS started and there is many kids who go to the games weeke in week out and watch it on the telly.

Kids & their parent collectors will spend the money on this new collection.
I actually reached out to one of the better online sellers here today. They told me that they were just solicited by Topps and will have the pre-order information available online shortly. I also asked them if they could provide any of the promo images/details from Topps for a mention, but I am still waiting to hear back.

And just to add to that. Because they are willing to actually distribute here, I WILL be buying it. I might prefer Panini, but if Topps is going to hit the ground running on proper US distribution, then they will get my money and support.
 
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#18
I think these looks really nice. Will probably pick up a base set at least. They have started to emerge on eBay as well.

amigo > Looking forward to hearing your opinion and see what hits you got from the box.
 
#19
I just opened a box of this stuff and I am quite satisfied. 2 autographs for $80 is pretty amazing by the current industry standards. Unfortunately, some of the players did not put that much effort into their signature. The base quality is slightly higher than in Donruss soccer but much worse than in Prizm (but Prizm is much more expensive). I generally like the base design with action photos and semi-glossy players bodies except that the player’s name is written in silver on a white background and so is fairly difficult to read. Insert designs and subjects are a bit boring, but I don’t think it is very important.

You can see my video review here:

 
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