While most American sports fans focus on the Super Bowl, the weekend release of a new set of Barclay’s Premier League Soccer cards is another reminder that we don’t have a monopoly on ‘football’. The league’s matches are now broadcast to 643 million homes around the world and the North American audience is big enough that Topps brought its highest end trading card product back for a second year.
A full checklist for 2015-16 Topps Premier Gold Soccer is available for viewing or download below. Boxes were set for release Friday.
Premier Gold Soccer packs ten hits per box (five relics and five autographs) and features both current Premier League stars and past greats.
All autographs are live inside the product, which had originally been slated for a December release. Superstar Wayne Rooney’s sticker autographs will be part of the mix under the terms of a new deal between the company and one of the world’s best known athletes. Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has also signed for Premier Gold.
There will be ten packs per box and five cards per pack. Each pack (or mini box) will have four base cards along with one autograph, auto relic or relic card.
The base set includes 150 cards with all 20 teams represented. There are four base card parallel colors.
Inserts include All-Time Accolades (20 cards), Best of Barclay’s (20 cards) and New Signings (10 cards).
Among the relic sets in the new Barclay’s Premier League cards are Football Fibers and Dynamic Duos.
- Pure Class Dual Book Cards featuring two autographs
- Framed insert and autograph 1/1 parallels
- Golden Boot Die-Cut Autograph Cards featuring the league’s most prolific scorers
You can see 2015-16 Topps Premier Gold Soccer on eBay here.