One Jewel of a Card: Panini America Plans a Flawless Tribute to U.S. Soccer (Gallery)
Tonight in Seattle, the U.S. Soccer Men’s National Team will play Ecuador in the first Copa America Centenario quarterfinal match seeking a win that would send the club to the tournament semifinals for just the second time. Such an accomplishment would only add luster to a unique trading card Panini America is releasing next week inside 2016 Flawless Soccer.
The one-of-a-kind trading card features the new U.S. Soccer logo embedded with 115 precious gems, including 34 sapphires, 43 rubies and 38 diamonds. The card boasts the thickness of more than 10 standard trading cards and has been inserted into one of Flawless Soccer’s metal briefcases to be discovered by one lucky fan once the product releases next week.
“This special card was a perfect way to partner with U.S. Soccer to deliver a unique tribute to the new logo and to the organization as a whole, and it’s something we have been working with them to develop over the last several months,” said Mark Warsop, Panini America CEO. “There’s never been another trading card produced quite like this. It’s a true one-of-a-kind masterpiece.”
The jewel-encrusted gem of a card fits perfectly in 2016 Flawless Soccer, the most expensive soccer release in Panini America’s history that delivers six autographs, two memorabilia cards and two jewel cards in every eight-card briefcase. Among the international superstars featured in the product are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Clint Dempsey and legends such as Pele, Sir Bobby Charlton, Roberto Baggio and more.
You can check out the card in all of its red-, white- and blue-blinged glory below. Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of 2016 Flawless Soccer.