giovedì 31 luglio 2014

Eredivisie Album 2007/2008


We present here a collection of cards issued for the 2007/2008 season of the Dutch Premier League (Eredivisie). This collection includes 288 cards and a binder with team details and photos. For each of the 18 teams there are 16 cards: the club badge, 14 players and the coach. 
PSV won the season counting on players like Afellay, Aissati, Farfan, the goalkeeper Gomes, and Ronald Koeman on the bench. Second place for Ajax with a great team: Huntelaar, Luis Suarez, Stam, Davids, Heitinga, Stekelenburg. Other important players are Graziano Pellè (AZ), Vlaar, Van Bronckhorst and Roy Makaay (Feyenoord), and the coach Van Gaal (AZ).








The cards of Suarez, Pellé, Makaay and Van Gaal

On the back of each card there are player details and signature

the back cover of the binder

Album Details
Full Name: Eredivisie Spelers Album 2007/2008
Publisher: Plus
League: Eredivisie (Dutch Premier League)
Number of teams: 18
Cards per team: 16

Total number of cards: 288

domenica 20 luglio 2014

Topps Bundesliga 2010


Topps Fussball Bundesliga 2010 is the first album of the Bundesliga published by Topps, after many years of Panini editions (ended with Panini Bundesliga 2009). This album introduces signed stickers of the main players of each team. Stickers have two sizes: normal size for players and club badges and big size for special stickers (league logos, team photos, action players, stadiums, 3D stickers, and kits).
The album opens with a foreword from the Bundesliga president and the first two shining stickers: Bundesliga logo and trophy.
Then, the 18 teams are showed in alphabetical order. Each team is diplaced over 4 pages and has 21 stickers: club logo (shining), action player (big shining sticker), team photo (big size), and 18 players.




 A young Mesut Ozil playing for Werder Bremen before his transfer to Real Madrid



In the middle of the album there are three special sections: the shirts of each team (home and away kit), Topps 3D Live, and the stadiums. The shirts ("trikots") are displaced over 4 pages for a total of 18 big stickers (each sticker has one home and one away kit), Topps 3D Live are 5 big size 3D stickers, and the Stadium stickers are 18 big size stickers displaced over 4 pages with all the Bundesliga stadiums.






Winner of Bundesliga 2010 is Bayern Munchen. They featured players like Lahm, Ribery, Van Bommel, Klose, Mario Gomez, and Luca Toni.





In this album we find several young players that moved to big clubs in the following years. Among them we can mention Mesut Ozil (Werder Bremen), Jerome Boateng (Hamburg), Luiz Gustavo (Hoffenheim), Arturo Vidal (Leverkusen), Toni Kroos (Leverkusen), Dante (Borussia Monchengladbach), Marco Reus (Borussia Monchengladbach), Ivan Rakitic (Schalke), Sami Khedira (Stuttgart), Edin Dzeko (Wolfsburg).



Album details:
Full name: Fussball Bundesliga 2009/2010
Publisher: Topps
League: German Bundesliga
Number of teams: 18
Stickers per team: 21
Special sections: - 18 stickers "Trikots" (home/away kits) 
                           - 5 stickers "3D Topps"
                           - 18 stickers "Stadiums"

Total number of stickers: 421 

sabato 12 luglio 2014

Huuhkajat cards (Series 1 and 2) - Finland


Huuhkajat, which means "eagle owls", is the nickname of the Finnish national team. The company Funfair has published two series of cards dedicated to the Finnish eagles, each consisting of 123 cards. 

Series 1
The first series appeared in 2011. It has a collecting folder and 123 cards divided in 7 sections:


Huuhkajat (Players of National Team - 40 cards)
1 Kari Arkivuo 
2 Peter Enckelman 
3 Alexei Eremenko 
4 Roman Eremenko 
5 Mikael Forssell 
6 Otto Fredrikson 
7 Timo Furuholm 
8 Juha Hakola 4
9 Markus Heikkinen 
10 Mehmet Hetemaj 
11 Perparim Hetemaj 
12 Lukas Hradecky 
13 Kasper Hämäläinen 
14 Jari Ilola 
15 Miika Koppinen 
16 Njazi Kuqi 
17 Pekka Lagerblom
18 Veli Lampi 
19 Toni Lehtinen
20 Niklas Moisander
21 Jari Niemi
22 Ari Nyman
23 Petri Pasanen
24 Juha Pasoja
25 Hannu Patronen
26 Antti Pohja
27 Roni Porokara
28 Teemu Pukki
29 Jukka Raitala
30 Riku Riski
31 Paulus Roiha
32 Berat Sadik
33 Henri Sillanpää
34 Daniel Sjölund
35 Sebastian Sorsa
36 Tim Sparv
37 Niklas Tarvajärvi
38 Joona Toivio
39 Mika Väyrynen
40 Mika Ääritalo

Kultainen sukupolvi ("Golden generation" - 18 cards)
41 Sami Hyypiä 
42 Jonatan Johansson 
43 Jussi Jääskeläinen 
44 Toni Kallio 
45 Joonas Kolkka  
46 Peter Kopteff 
47 Toni Kuivasto 
48 Shefki Kuqi 
49 Jari Litmanen 
50 Mika Nurmela 
51 Juha Reini 
52 Aki Riihilahti 
53 Janne Saarinen 
54 Antti Sumiala
55 Teemu Tainio 
56 Hannu Tihinen
57 Simo Valakari
58 Jarkko Wiss

Gladiaattorit ("Gladiators" - 15 cards)
59 Jari Europaeus 
60 Ari Heikkinen 
61 Ari Hjelm 
62 Olli Huttunen 
63 Jukka Ikäläinen  
64 Kari Laukkanen 
65 Tommy Lindholm
66 Stig-Göran Myntti 
67 Antti Niemi 
68 Mika-Matti Paatelainen  
69 Juhani Peltonen 
70 Jari Rantanen 
71 Aulis Rytkönen 
72 Heikki Suhonen 
73 Kari Ukkonen 

Hall of Fame (15 cards)
74 Verner Eklöf
75 Erik von Frenckell
76 Atik Ismail
77 Frans Karjagin
78 Aatos Lehtonen 
79 Kalevi Lehtovirta
80 Esko Malm
81 Lars Näsman
82 Matti Paatelainen
83 Kai Pahlman 
84 Juhani Peltonen
85 Aulis Rytkönen
86 Kaija Salopuro
87 Niilo Tammisalo
88 Arto Tolsa

Naisten maajoukkue ("Women's National Team - 20 cards)
89 Emmi Alanen 
90 Christina Forssell 
91 Jessica Julin 
92 Tinja-Riikka Korpela 
93 Satu Kunnas 
94 Susanna Lehtinen 
95 Minna Meriluoto 
96 Anne Mäkinen 
97 Katri Nokso-Koivisto 
98 Pernilla Nordlund 
99 Anna-Kaisa Rantanen
100 Maija Saari
101 Essi Sainio
102 Tiina Salmén
103 Annica Sjölund
104 Linda Sällström
105 Marianna Tolvanen
106 Petra Vaelma
107 Sanna Valkonen
108 Laura Österberg-Kalmari

Tahtipelaaja ("Star Players" - 10 cards)
109 Mikael Forssell 
110 Jonatan Johansson
111 Ari Hjelm 
112 Sami Hyypiä 
113 Jari Litmanen
114 Antti Niemi
115 Mika-Matti Paatelainen
116 Kai Pahlman
117 Aulis Rytkönen
118 Hannu Tihinen

Captain's Ball (5 cards)
119 Jari Litmanen
120 Anne Mäkinen
121 Aulis Rytkönen
122 Jyrki Heliskoski
123 Jari Karppinen 


A sealed packet of Huuhkajat cards - Series 1




The Jari Litmanen Captain's ball card

Series 2
The second series was published in 2013 and it features again 123 cards. Each packet of cards costs 2,50 euros and contains 6 cards. The collecting binder and two packets are realeased for 10 euros. The collecting binder of Series 2 includes the checklist of the second and first series printed on the back cover and on last page, respectively.


Series 2 is divided in 9 sections:

Huuhkajat (Men's National Team - 35 cards)
124 Paulus Arajuuri 
125 Kari Arkivuo 
126 Alexei Eremenko Jr 
127 Roman Eremenko 
128 Mikael Forssell 
129 Markus Halsti 
130 Perparim Hetemaj 
131 Lukas Hradecky 
132 Jarkko Hurme
133 Kasper Hämäläinen 
134 Jesse Joronen 
135 Toni Kolehmainen  
136 Njazi Kuqi 
137 Sebastian Mannström 
138 Niklas Moisander 
139 Niki Mäenpää 
140 Juhani Ojala 
141 Mika Ojala 
142 Petri Pasanen
143 Akseli Pelvas
144 Joel Pohjanpalo
145 Roni Porokara
146 Teemu Pukki
147 Jukka Raitala 
148 Tuomas Rannankari 
149 Alexander Ring 
150 Riku Riski
151 Henri Sillanpää
152 Daniel Sjölund
153 Tim Sparv
154 Mikko Sumusalo
155 Joona Toivio
156 Jere Uronen 
157 Mika Väyrynen
158 Mika Ääritalo

Naisten maajoukkue (Women's National Team - 20 cards)
159 Emmi Alanen
160 Adelina Engman
161 Nora Heroum 
162 Tuija Hyyrynen 
163 Laura Kivistö 
164 Emma Koivisto
165 Tinja-Riikka Korpela 
166 Annika Kukkonen
167 Jaana Lyytikäinen 
168 Minna Meriluoto 
169 Minna Mustonen 
170 Katri Nokso-Koivisto 
171 Leena Puranen 
172 Maija Saari 
173 Tiina Saario 
174 Elina Syrjälä
175 Linda Sällström 
176 Sanna Talonen 
177 Marianna Tolvanen
178 Anna Westerlund

Gladiaattorit ("Gladiators" - 18 cards)
179 Erik Holmgren
180 Leo Houtsonen
181 Toni Kuivasto
182 Martti Kuusela
183 Kalevi Lehtovirta
184 Esko Malm
185 Marko Myyry
186 Pertti Mäkipää
187 Richard Möller-Nielsen
188 Jyrki Nieminen
189 Esa Pekonen
190 Erkka Petäjä 
191 Esko Ranta
192 Pasi Rautiainen
193 Hannu Tihinen
194 Miikka Toivola
195 Hannu Turunen
196 Jukka Vakkila

Hall of Fame (10 cards)
197 Veikko Asikainen 
198 Ernst Grönlund 
199 Olavi Haaskivi
200 Martti Hirviniemi 
201 Ari Hjelm 
202 Timo Kautonen 
203 Georg Krutelew 
204 Olavi Laaksonen
205 Tommy Lindholm 
206 Stig-Göran Myntti

Tahtipelaaja ("Star Players" - 10 cards)
207 Alexei Eremenko Jr. 
208 Shefki Kuqi 
209 Niklas Moisander
210 Anne Mäkinen
211 Teemu Pukki 
212 Alexander Ring 
213 Linda Sällström 
214 Sanna Valkonen 
215 Mika Väyrynen 
216 Laura Österberg-Kalmari

Captain's Ball (6 cards)
217 Pekka Hämäläinen 
218 Timo Kautonen
219 Janne Lindberg 
220 Richard Möller-Nielsen 
221 Simo Syrjävaara 
222 Gunnar Yliharju

Rising Stars (10 cards)
223 Lauri Dalla Valle
224 Petteri Forsell
225 Joni Kauko
226 Timi Lahti
227 Tero Mäntylä 
228 Petteri Pennanen
229 Roope Riski
230 Rasmus Schuller
231 Duarte Tammilehto
232 Tim Väyrynen

Old Stars (13 cards)
233 Mika Aaltonen
234 Pertti Alaja
235 Kai Haaskivi
236 Heidi Kackur
237 Mika Lehkosuo
238 Johanna Lindell
239 Åke Lindman
240 Mika Lipponen
241 Soile Ojala
242 Marko Rajamäki
243 Pasi Rasimus
244 Pasi Tauriainen
245 Ari Valvee

Kuningas ("King" - 1 card)
246 Jari Litmanen

A sealed packet of Huuhkajat cards - Series 2

Two young prospects of the Finnish football included in Series 2: Teemu Pukki (player of Celtic) and Joel Pohjanpalo (Bayer Leverkusen on loan to Fortuna Dusseldorf)

Collection details
Full Name: Huuhkajat - Kerailykorttikansio
Website: www.funfair.fi
League:  Finnish National Team
Sections: 7 for Series 1
                9 for Series 2


Total number of cards: 246