Panini America Delivers Detailed First Look at 2017 Immaculate Soccer (Gallery)

August 04, 2017


Panini America’s renowned Immaculate brand was always destined to cross over. Sure, it may have started as a basketball brand. But based on overwhelming acceptance from the collecting community, it was only a matter of time before it transitioned to football . . . and baseball . . . and collegiate sports. In early September, the Immaculate franchise will finally invade the pitch, intent on delivering the must-have memorabilia cards, the bevy of on-card autographs and the clean aesthetic that have driven the product’s popularity in the NBA, NFL, MLBPA and college.

As you’ll see in the preview that follows, 2017 Immaculate Soccer looks to live up to the lofty expectations created by its many predecessors with its own star-studded blend of memorabilia and autographs from the biggest superstars in the game.

On average, each box of 2017 Immaculate Soccer (six cards per box, five boxes per case) will deliver one base or parallel card, two autographs, two memorabilia cards and one additional autograph or memorabilia card. As you would expect, the product is filled with highlights, including . . .

  • Twelve different on-card autograph inserts, including Celebration Signatures, Immaculate Moments, All Time Greats and Shadowbox Signatures.
  • Autograph inserts that feature patches from jerseys, shoes and more. Be on the hunt for the rare Team Tag Autographs that showcase special team-specific swatches from Christian Pulisic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Giovani dos Santos and many more!
  • The first on-card autographs from legends such as Diego MaradonaRyan Giggs, Javier Zanetti, David Seaman, Carles Puyol, Freddie Ljungberg, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Andriy Shevchenko and more.
  • Immaculate includes the first autographs from more than 30 players, including up-and-comers Marcus Rashford, Saul and Joshua Kimmich, and veterans Mario Gomez, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez and Wayne Rooney.
  • A 100-card base set that features Sapphire (numbered to 35), Bronze (numbered to 25), Gold (numbered to 10) and Platinum 1/1 parallels. All cards in 2017-18 Immaculate Soccer are numbered to 99 or less.

We’ll have plenty more on 2017 Immaculate Soccer in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But for now, enjoy this extended sneak peek that includes several early mockups and sneak peeks at the on-card returns of Ronaldo and Maradona.

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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.