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What’s Buzzing Today: Nothing but breaks to start the week … and at least five 1/1 sightings.
What: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Adrenalyn XL cards Arrives: Feb. 28 (Update: Outside North America only.) Box basics: 50 six-card packs per box (12 boxes per case)
The Basics: With the World Cup set for June 14 to July 15, Panini gets the head start on the action with this one, which will include 468 cards — 360 basic cards, 40 Fan Favorites (every other pack), 32 Power Up cards (one in five), 30 Rare cards (one in seven) and six Extra Rare (one in 48 packs). All 32 World Cup teams will be represented
Keep reading for info on Panini’s upcoming World Cup sticker collection.
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The box: 2017 Panini Revolution soccer cards (hobby box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 8 Cards per pack: 5 Cards in this box: 40 Base set completion: 28 of 200 (14 percent) Duplicates: 0
What: 2016-17 Black Gold soccer cards Arrives: Dec. 7 Box basics: Two autographs per two-pack box (eight boxes per case).
What’s buzz-worthy: Black Gold takes to the pitch with some of the biggest names in the global game here with a mix of autographs and metal cards. Among those stars? Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Robert Lewandowski to name a few.
If you hadn’t noticed, there are a number of cases with dramatically discounted prices this weekend over on the mothership and they were dramatic enough that Buzz had to sit down and ponder the possibilities in many of them.
So much so here are five that caught this collector’s eye.
What: 2016 Panini Flawless soccer cards Arrives: May 25 Box basics: 10 cards — six autographs, two memorabilia, two gems — per box (two boxes per case).
What’s buzz-worthy: Panini takes the stars of the pitch to its highest of high-end levels — at least so far — with the debut of Flawless, which will include “a wide assortment of the world’s best footballers of the past and present with all players shown in action for either their club team and/or their national team.”