UPDATE (January 21): Topps UEFA Champions League will be the first chance to find a trading card autograph of Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller. It will also be just the second time Wayne Rooney has signed for a mainstream trading card product. Additional autograph subjects include: Crisitano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Mesu Ozil, Luis Suarez, Franz Beckenbauer, Xabi Alonso, Mario Gotze, Andrea Pirlo and Xavi. All autographs in the product will be live. No redemptions.
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 include some 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.
- Find Wayne Rooney autographs!
- Each Box contains Two Autograph Cards!