Mid to Higher End Collectors can celebrate the recent push by both Topps and Panini into the higher end of international and Club Soccer Cards. The 2015 Panini Select Soccer incorporates some of the biggest global stars into the familiar Select brand. Each hobby box promises three total hits and eight Prizm parallels. Panini’s first foray into the higher end soccer was with the 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup which was a massive success.
Featuring Prizm technology, the shiny cards showcase a bold look and plenty of color. Base cards highlight players from some of the top national teams in the world, including Germany, Brazil, Spain, Portugal and England. Collectors can also find Base Variations with a different image at a rate of one per box.
As with most collections the autographed inserts will be what collectors are looking for and the 2015 Panini Select Soccer does not disappoint. Select Signatures feature a sticker autograph and World Class Stars are included; Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Yaya Toure, James Rodriguez and Andres Iniesta. Select Combo Signatures double the effort with pairings such as Cristano Ronaldo - Pepe, Andres Iniesta - Sergio Ramos, Mats Hummels - Mesut Ozil and Philipp Lahm - Per Mertesacker.
Former greats such as Franz Beckenbauer, Roberto Baggio, Michael Ballack, Alan Shearer, Oliver Kahn and Christian Vieri, are included as Historic Signatures feature a horizontal orientation. New player autos include Bastian Schweinsteiger, Juan Mata, Harry Kane, Ivan Rakitic and Santi Cazorla.
A first for Panini in their soccer lineup, Jersey Autographs include a piece of event-worn jersey with a signature. Numbered to 299 or less, six parallels add to that, including Prime Gold (#/10), Prime Green (#/5) and Prime Black (1/1). Offering more on the relic side of things, Double Team Memorabilia pair notable teammates with event-worn swatches.
Lastly, inserts are four per box (1:3 packs) in total. Among the options, Equalizers covers the top scorers. National Pride honors those with the most caps. Dynamic Duos is a combo card for teammates. Featuring a fantasy mindset, Ultimate Team offers a dream starting 11.
Most of the base and inserts can also be found with seven Prizm parallels. This includes Blue (#/299 or less), Red (#/199 or less), Purple (#/99 or less), Tie Dye (#/30 or less),Gold (#/10 or less), Green (#/5 or less) and Black (1/1).
Every 5-card pack of 2015 Panini Select Soccer includes either an autograph, memorabilia card, numbered Prizm parallel or SP Photo Variation.
Estimated Release Date: 12/28/15
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
Price Point: Mid- High End Soccer Cards
Target Audience: International Soccer Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Collectors
2015 Panini Select Soccer Hobby Box Break
- 3 Autographs or Memorabilia Cards
- 8 Prizm Parallels
- 4 Inserts
- 1 Photo Variation Card
- 60 Total Cards
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