Time for some tea and biscuits with the Queen! We’re heading across the pond for this quick 2-pack break. Have you ever wondered what the Queen carries inside that little purse of her’s? I bet she’s got a few packs of 2015-16 Topps Premier Gold in there. To make this write-up a little more enjoyable, try reading it in a British accent. When it comes to soccer (football over there) I’m far from an expert. But sometimes its fun to try something outside of your normal element. I attended one soccer game in my life and that’s when the Hershey Wildcats were still around.
The first thing I notice when I look at any of the photos is the size of the corporate sponsor’s logo on the player’s jersey. They’re huge. Way bigger than the team’s logo. Its probably been this way for years, but to a nontraditional soccer fan its just something that jumped out to me. Die hard soccer fans probably think I’m stupid for even mentioning it.
2015-16 Topps Premier Gold is a high-end soccer product. Given that the set covers the Barclays Premier League, popularity in the United States might not be the highest. A full box contains (10) mini boxes. Inside each mini box you’ll find a “hit”. The card stock is thick, and the photography reminds me of something you’ed see in Stadium Club. A complete base set has (150) cards, and comes with a slew of parallels.
No on-card autographs here. All stickers. I like the look of the Golden Boot Die-Cut Autographs. A collector recently spent $1,000 on a Wayne Rooney from that set. Soccer cards can provide some interesting patches, but for the most part you’ll likely get one colored jerseys. The New Signings insert looks cool with their lightning spewing soccer ball.
I think this is about as high-end of a product that soccer really needs. For a couple of packs it was a fun rip.
Here is what I pulled:
- Danny Rose Auto
- Geoff Cameron Jersey
- Diafra Sakho Purple #’ed/50
- Gareth Barry All-Time Accolades
- Andre Ayew New Signings