EDICOLA NEWS: REVIEWS nr. 105
cards: 293 (287 + 6 limited edition)
starter pack: binder + power play packet € 5.99 + 1 card limited edition
tin box pack: tin box + special packet 15 cards € 14.90 + 1 card limited edition
blister: € 3.00 (3 packets) + 1 card limited edition
packets € 1.00 (6 cards)
comment: when it comes to Topps there are always conflicting thoughts. If the stickers are a disaster, Topps honestly has a higher gear with the cards. After all, they have been making them for years more than the competition, they are beautiful and rich. But.. perhaps marrying too much the American line where the sets are not completed but only specific athletes or teams are sought, the collection is in some way a mess.
The same checklist inside the binder is limited compared to the many cards made, one thinks that (as several collectors have already pointed out on some forums) the extra packages are used to complete the set.
The writer admits all its limitations in this case, who is part of the old school is faithful to the classic version: there is an album with a tot of stickers to complete it, that’s all. Applies to both stickers and cards, the addition of limited and extra editions is something out of the ordinary, but acceptable.
So this review is absolutely atypical, it does not present the album and its peculiarities but it is a more articulated reasoning almost as if to give advice to two multinationals. To Topps to give a decisive change to its presentation policies and product creations, because in the face of very nice cards, they are often chaos. To Panini, to put more effort into making the card products, the Adrenalyn Calciatori are static images and far less captivating than those created by Topps. They know how to do it, the cards of Spiderman, Harry Potter and other collections are splendid, just to give some examples.
By the way: Topps Match Attax Extra 6 cards packet for 1 euro, Panini Euro 2020 8 cards packet for 2 euro. The brand is always UEFA, can there be all this difference in price?
Final judgment: 7/10 (8/10 for the quality of the cards, 6/10 for the setting of the collection)
P.S. all the cards purchased by the Association for this collection will be made available for exchanges at our office and during the events we take part in. At the end of the season they will be donated to our international campaign STICKER RAISING FOR MADAGASCAR, in order to raise funds for long distance adoptions