Future Watch: Nicolo Zaniolo Soccer Cards, Roma – Nicolo Zaniolo is an immense talent. The question for Zaniolo is how he comes back from not one, but now his second serious knee injury suffered in 2020. The first came in January and then another one in September, with both requiring surgery. Zaniolo will not likely return to the pitch for a few months yet, but he is worth keeping an eye on.
Panini Redemption Report – 1-18-21 – Brought to you by “J” and “K”! – This week’s report from Panini America has 4 pages of redemption news! It features redemptions from Basketball and Football with cards coming back from as far back as 2010!
Sunsetting Careers – Wayne Rooney Soccer Cards – For anyone who was thinking 2021 was going to be a quiet, calm year in sport, that impression was dispelled with the retirement of one of the most iconic Soccer stars, Wayne Rooney.
Future Watch: Bukayo Saka Soccer Cards, Arsenal – It is not a surprise to see English Premier League side Arsenal willingly play young talent. One such player for the London club is defender/midfielder Bukayo Saka.
Panini Redemption Report – 1-11-21 – Small but sweet redeemed list! – This week’s report from Panini America has 4 pages of redemption news! It features redemptions from Soccer, Basketball and Football with cards coming back from as far back as 2013!
Hobby Musings: Immaculate Soccer will pack a lot of star power – Panini recently announced an exclusive autograph deal with soccer legend David Beckham. As part of the pact, Beckham’s autographs will appear in the company’s Immaculate Soccer line. Aside from Beckham signatures, there are number of other notable cards to chase in the product. To find out more about the Beckham deal and what collectors can expect from Immaculate, I had the chance to catch up with Panini’s Brett Whiteley and Aik Tongtharadol.
Future Watch: Tanner Tessmann, FC Dallas – FC Dallas continues to excel with their academy and young prospects in MLS. In past columns, I’ve discussed the future of former FC Dallas players Weston McKennie and Reggie Cannon. Both have made their way in European football. Now, I want to highlight a young player at the MLS club who has a bright future in the game.
2020-21 Topps Merlin Chrome UEFA Champions League Soccer Cards Value Boxes delivers (3) Aqua Prism Refractor Parallels, (2-3) Chrome Refractors and (1-2) Inserts in Every Box! For the first time in over a decade, Merlin is back from the archives with this ALL-NEW product featuring the top soccer talents from the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League on both NEW and CLASSIC Merlin designs. Collect the 100-Card Base Set featuring the ever-classic 1996 Merlin design, as well as a lineup of ALL-NEW inserts such as Wizards of the Pitch and Ageless Alchemy!
Perhaps Panini America’s best brand and the world’s best top-flight soccer league come together once again in 2020-21 Prizm Premier League Soccer. With all of the best players from all of the 2020-21 Premier League clubs showcased on Panini’s brilliant opti-chrome technology, these cards are not to be missed for the 2020-21 season!
For the first time ever, Topps presents a Bundesliga Tier One collection. Watch out for some of the best players in the world, and some of the hottest rookies as well! Get original signatures and very RARE relics from the best players in the Bundesliga, certified by Topps.