Kasper, I've explained before my reasons to criticize this product (and honestly, I'm not so negative as you think I am)... You are obviously not included in my critics, because you buy for your enjoyment, for your quest of italian autos, which is perfectly acceptable and respectful... But when collecting becomes business ONLY, I develop some "antibodies" to these collections.... Some of my criticism might be right, some might be wrong, I'm not perfect nor god and do a lot of mistakes, but it's my opinion and it's worth what it's worth... Personally, I think these collections will serve only to inflate some egos and fill some pockets (see the capitalism here?), which doesn't mean I can't enjoy the cards, which are usually stunning... I wrote an article about last Futera collection and so much enjoyed doing it... I loved many of their ideas, concept art, even their help (Panini and Topps should learn from it), just didn't love the price But here, all started when I saw studs in cards... Really, studs? Cards more thick than the Great Wall of China? It's like you need to be so different that you have to resort to dumb ideas... Then of course, the expensive prices and the "call" for business.You are right - there are some embarrassing mistakes in this product. I have seen the Kempes error. I dont know how this can happen, when the autos are "on card". He must have seen it, when he signed. There are also a Gullit auto, which is very hard to see, because he has signed on a dark background.
And the wrong shirt to the wrong picture annoys me too. But I can live it, when I see the absolutely insane patches.
Even though, I most admit, that I dont understand, why you are so negative about this product. Yes it very expensive, but the cards are out of this would. Keep in mind, that this is coming from America, which means that the idea is not to collect the whole set, but to collect a couple of cards from your favorite players. I like to collect autos from Italian players (from prism 2014, euro 2016, select, etc.) I and love that its possible to collect 1 or 2 even more beautyful cards. This have nothing to do about money or greed, but for me its a bit special to have something in my collection that players like Pirlo have signed or maybe even played in. I dont think that makes me a capitalist As you know, I like collecting regular base cards from sets like Fifa 365 as well.
Then I see we get these rookie mistakes from the most known stickers/cards brand around the world... Anyone should be upset, even if it's just affect a fraction of it... Being a guy who usually can't stand injustices (and Pavle knows it better than most people who know me), it's in my DNA to point out mistakes and not being "light" about it... Again, Panini is no rookie, dealing with products costing thousands of dollars, so these mistakes should NEVER happen... Maybe one or two, fine... But not a lot of them! If I do my job wrong, do you think the company will pay for that?
And so everyone know, I loved many cards I saw till now... I'm not an auto fan, don't care about them, but I love seeing cards with good jersey pieces... That one Lee West got from Ronaldo is stunning, so as others I saw (mostly from some japanese dude who opened a lot)... Is it worth the price paid? Not for me, but if others think so, I'm completely fine.