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Panini America Offers Detailed First Look at 2016 Spectra Soccer (Preview Gallery)

July 26, 2016


If there’s one thing we’ve learned about Panini America’s dazzling Spectra technology over the last few years, it’s this: The stuff looks great on anything. It started as a colorful extension of the company’s popular Optichrome finish late during the 2013 NFL trading card season and made the no-brainer transition to the NBA just months later.

Those two sports have boldly carried the Spectra brand to popular heights in the years since. But later this year, Spectra gets a new sport — and the vibrant world of soccer trading cards may never be the same. Due out in late September, 2016 Spectra Soccer will deliver the wildly sought-after Prizm technology, thick card stock, vibrant colors and rare patterned parallels that have become the Spectra brand’s calling-card recipe.

On average, each 10-card pack of 2016 Spectra Soccer will deliver five autograph or memorabilia cards, three base cards, one die-cut parallel numbered to 65 or less and one base parallel numbered to 75 or less. The highlights of Spectra’s soccer debut are many and include . . .

  • A combination of soccer stars from the past, present and future. Six autograph inserts showcase the best and brightest in the world.
  • Panini America continues to bring the biggest names in soccer to trading cards. Look for new signers that include Anthony Martial, Lukasz Fabianski, Patrice Evra, Neymar Jr. and more.
  • Look for autographs from legends of the game like Pele and Diego Maradona, current superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and future stars such as Martial and Alvaro Morata.
  • Spectra shows off a spectacular spectrum of special colors. Each box delivers one base set parallel and one die-cut parallel on average. Be on the hunt for two unique 1/1 parallels: Base Set Gold and Base Set Die-Cut Black.

We’ll have plenty more on 2016 Spectra Soccer in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, 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.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Brad H permalink
    July 28, 2016 5:20 pm

    Will this product contain:

    1. Any On-Card autographs
    2. Game-Worn or Player-Worn Memorabilia pieces?

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