Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2015 Select Soccer (Preview Gallery)
As you read this, know that Panini America officials are steadfastly working on the final pre-release stages of the previously announced, highly anticipated 2015 Donruss Soccer, the company’s first-ever set that pays tribute to the world’s most prominent club and national teams. Set to release — finally — on September 23, 2015 Donruss Soccer will serve to set the stage for what’s shaping up to be a banner fourth quarter as it relates to soccer trading cards.
We’ll have plenty of coverage from the upcoming 2015 Donruss Soccer packout in the coming days right here on The Knight’s Lance. But today, we’re pulling the curtain back on the Prizm-powered product that’s slated to follow Donruss in late October: 2015 Select Soccer.
Boasting the captivating Optichrome printing technology, colorful parallels and strong autograph content that helped make the 2014 FIFA World Cup Prizm product an international blockbuster, 2015 Select Soccer will deliver three autograph or memorabilia cards, eight Prizm parallels, four inserts and one variation per box (five cards per pack, 12 packs per box).
Among the product’s many other highlights . . .
- Made with Panini’s stunning Prizm technology in a wide array of colors, 2015 Select Soccer offers trading cards of the world’s best players, including the first soccer memorabilia cards ever produced by Panini America.
- Find autographs and player-worn memorabilia cards from top players in the world such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Andrea Pirlo, Luis Suarez, Mesut Ozil, Gianluigi Buffon, Vincent Kompany and more.
- Many new Panini autograph signers including Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ivan Rakitic, Juan Mata, Rui Patricio, Santi Cazorla, Harry Kane and more.
- Each five-card pack of 2015 Select Soccer contains either an autograph card, a memorabilia card, a serial-numbered Prizm parallel or a short-printed photo variation.
- A rainbow array of parallel sets including Blue (numbered to 299 or less), Red (numbered to 199 or less), Purple (numbered to 99 or less), Tie Dye (numbered to 30 or less), Gold (numbered to 10 or less), Green (numbered to five or less) and Black 1/1s.
- A Jersey Autographs Prime insert that features autographs from world-class athletes along with a piece of player-worn memorabilia. Sequentially numbered to 299 or less, look for six colored parallels including Prime Gold (numbered to 10), Prime Green (numbered to five) and Prime Black 1/1s.
- Historic Signatures includes autographs from some of soccer’s greatest legends such as Franz Beckenbauer, Roberto Baggio, Michael Ballack, Alan Shearer, Oliver Kahn and Christian Vieri.
- Double Team Memorabilia features potent teammate pairings comprise this insert, which provides collectors with two player-worn swatches on each card.
- Select Soccer features four themed inserts: Equalizers (lethal goal scorers), National Pride (most caps per team), Dynamic Duos (prominent on-field pairings) and Ultimate Team (a fantasy starting 11 with reserves). These inserts also are found in seven parallel forms, including a Tie Dye version numbered to just 30.
- The Select Soccer base set features the best national teams in the world and fan-favorite athletes from Germany, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, England and more. Also find one-per-box base set photo variations.
- The Select Combo Signatures insert showcases potent pairings from the past and present. Find autograph tandems like Cristano Ronaldo/Pepe, Andres Iniesta/Sergio Ramos, Mats Hummels/Mesut Ozil, Philipp Lahm/Per Mertesacker.
- Collectors from around the world can look for autographs of their favorite players in the all-encompassing Select Signatures insert that features Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Yaya Toure, James Rodriguez, Andres Iniesta and more.
We’ll have plenty more on 2015 Select Soccer in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, though, check out this extended first look at the product.
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