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.
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.