I love soccer and was elated a few years ago when NBC Sports Network started showing English Premier League Games.
Then in 2013 Topps came out with a Premier League Gold set. My favorite collecting store got a case and held a box for me while I bought one pack at a time. Each pack comes with an autograph or a relic. I bought a second box online when I won some lottery money.
I like the base card design since the front is devoted to the picture and does not have unnecessary froo-froo cluttering it up.
I chose Brad Guzan because it has been announced that he will be playing for Atlanta United in MLS when the premier league season ends. I cannot stand Brad Guzan. I'll have to reconcile this.
The inserts all have the same basic design with the name, in this case "MidfieIld Maestros
on the left. Not a lot of imagination for the inserts to all have the same design.
I've only gotten 3 or 4 printing plates in my collecting history. This came as a "relic" in one of the packs.
In addition to inserts there are also parallel cards. This one is numbered out of /99. I don't have any of the 1/1 parallels.
The basic relic cards have a small patch in them and do not have serial numbers. I have a dual player relic card also.
This is my only relic card with a big swatch, This is numbered out of /99.
The basic autographs are pretty plain. As with most Topps sets the signature is on a sticker. Besides the ones I got in packs I got some at a card show.
I got one serial numbered autograph in each box I opened. These are numbered out of 50.
I will buy more boxes of this if I have some more lottery luck.
I'll be up watching Chelsea tomorrow morning after staying up late to watch Saturday Night Live.