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 (Finland)

Huuhkajat, which means "eagle owls", is the nickname of the Finnish national team. The company Funfair published three series dedicated to the Finnish eagles from 2011 to 2015. Each series consists of 123 cards. Series 1 was realeased in 2011 with a binder to host the cards numbered from 1 to 123. Each packet (2.50€) included 5 cards. 

The first part of the set (card 1 to 40) is about the men's National team (Huuhkajat). Then the collection focuses on the golden generation (18 cards), the gladiators (15 cards), the Hall of Fame (15 cards), the women's National Team (20 cards), the star players (10 cards) and the captain's ball (5 cards). In the following, we show pictures with all the cards from Series 1.

Jari Litmanen cards

Sami Hyypia cards

The rookie Teemu Pukki and the expert Mikael Forssell

A sealed packet of Huuhkajat cards - Series 1

Collection details
Full Name: Huuhkajat - Kerailykorttikansio - Series 1
Type: cards
Release: 2011
Country: Finland
Binder: Yes
  • Huuhkajat (Players of National Team - 40 cards)
  • Kultainen sukupolvi ("Golden generation" - 18 cards)
  • Gladiaattorit ("Gladiators" - 15 cards)
  • Hall of Fame (15 cards)
  • Naisten maajoukkue ("Women's National Team - 20 cards)
  • Tahtipelaaja ("Star Players" - 10 cards)
  • Captain's Ball (5 cards)
Checklist: click here

Total number of cards: 123