Its 2014 Prizm World Cup and Sticker Collections sold well and now Panini America is hoping for an encore using a brand familiar to baseball card collectors.
The company has announced plans for 2015 Donruss Soccer, which will focus on “the world’s most prominent club and national teams”.
Due out in mid-April, Donruss Soccer will offer 24 pack boxes with one autograph and 35 insert cards in each. No word yet on cost but it appears to be a lower priced product.
Among the teams featured will be Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Bayern Munich,Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Club America. National teams featured include the United States, Germany, Brazil,Argentina, England, Italy, Spain and Mexico.
Panini says 50 international players have signed for the product including Angel Di Maria, Iker Casillas, Wesley Sneijder, Miroslav Klose, David de Gea, Mats Hummels and others.
There will be a base set of over 100 cards along with 25 photo variations. There will be four parallels to the base set and insert sets, numbered as low as 1/1 and up to 49.
2015 Donruss Soccer will have eight themed inserts and seven sequentially numbered parallels with special foil or border designs. Inserts will be centered around each position on the field.
Pitch Kings (like Diamond Kings, get it?) will feature notables such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, David Luiz and others.
Autograph content will include combo, triple and quad signature cards. Angel Di Maria, Javier Mascherano, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Xabi Alonso, Daley Blind and Miguel Layun are among the others who have signed for the product.
Among the major hits are The Beautiful Game Combo, Triple and Quad autograph cards of stars like Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Luis Suarez and Frank Lampard.