I don’t care if you’re a soccer fan or not. I think we can all agree that $45.00 for a hobby box which guarantees (2) autographs and (1) relic is a darn good deal. Most of us have spent much more on other products and have received a lot less. Just for the average box breaker looking for something to open, 2015 Topps APEX Soccer is one option they should look into. Not only do I like the price, but the way the product is configured is attractive too. Boxes only contain (2) packs each housing (32) cards. It gets straight to the point quite fast. I wish more products were configured like this.
From a design perspective, the base set looks like a cross between Topps Fire and Valor. I’d like to see Topps make the player’s picture a bit more artistic rather than just the background. The painted look has always been a winner for me. The overall set consists of (110) cards. The last (10) are short prints. I think the only drawback is that the autographs are on stickers. Out of all the autographs, relics, and parallels, I enjoy the look of the Match Day die-cut auto/relics. The soccer balls used for these cards offer some nice looking multi-colored pieces. Plus for any of you math nuts out there you’ll realize they look like a parallelogram. And yes. There are parallels of these tiny parallelograms. Its parallelception!
I’m not a huge soccer fan, but who could pass up a deal like this. The price is what really drew me to 2015 Topps APEX. For the low cost you get some high-end looking stuff.
Here is what I pulled:
- Dillon Powers
- Aurelien Collin Gold #’ed/50
- Javier Morales/Alvaro Saborio Duel Relic #’ed/25
- Ethan Finlay Black #’ed 1/1
- Obafemi Martin/Clint Dempsey Alliances #A-4
- Matt Hedges Captains #C-6
- Maurice Edu Captains #C-13