Panini America Delivers Detailed First Look at 2016-17 Donruss Soccer (Gallery)
The fabled Donruss brand enjoyed a rousing introduction to the soccer pitch late last year with the inaugural release of 2015 Donruss Soccer, a product that more than lived up to the nostalgia of the name by delivering a set suitable for just about any collecting taste. Featuring a robust array of compelling inserts, parallels and a solid — and scarce — autograph roster, last year’s Donruss Soccer debut provided a fitting kickoff.
Later this summer, Panini America will release the highly anticipated follow-up — 2016-17 Donruss Soccer — by staying true to that winning recipe and bringing the biggest names in soccer (including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and more) to collectors of all ages. Due out August 17, each hobby box of 2016-17 Donruss Soccer will deliver, on average, 24 inserts, 24 parallels, two Donruss Debuts and either one autograph card or Canvas/Mosaic parallel.
Additional highlights of the product include . . .
- The very first cards of more than 20 up-and-coming players in the Donruss Debuts subset that falls at least two per box on average. Find debuts from Gianluigi Donnarumma, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Breel Embolo, Max Meyer and more.
- The Beautiful Game autograph insert returns boasting a star-studded checklist and the first licensed autographs of Diego Maradona, one of the biggest legends of the game.
- A 200-card base set that showcases players from clubs around the world, including FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, FC Internazionale, Real Madrid, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, River Plate, Boca Juniors, Club America, FC Schalke 04, SS Lazio and more.
- 2016-17 Donruss Soccer features an all-new look and feel and delivers two parallels or inserts per pack on average.
- The 35th Anniversary Edition insert features an elite collection of players in a throwback tribute to the inaugural edition of Donruss.
- Some of the most stunning soccer photography you’ll ever see gets its due in the aptly named Picture Perfect insert.
- Be on the hunt for multi-player autograph inserts featuring teammates from some of the most famous clubs in the world.
We’ll have plenty more on 2016-17 Donruss Soccer in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. Until then, though, enjoy this first extended sneak peek:
All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change and approval. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display. Actual images used on cards to be determined.