Saturday, 17 October 2009

2009/2010 Topps Match Attax

There are a few readers out there who have, in the past, shown an interest in these cards, mainly for the American born players and a few who support a particular English club.
For the third year running Topps have released the 'Match Attax Trading Card Game' series of collectible cards. For the past two years Topps has seen unprecedented popularity for this set, mainly in the UK. This year, however, they have decided to go global. Whether that means these cards will be available in the US or Canada I am not sure but they are advertising swap and play events in Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and Australia.
The presentation of the cards has changed very little;
There are 444 cards to collect, 425 last year,
There are 6 cards per packet,
The predominate colour for this years set is orange, rather than the blue Topps has used for the last two years,
Inserts include Man of the Match and 100 Club 'rainbow' foils,
New Inserts included this year are manager cards and i-cards (similar to the Topps Attax baseball) with redemption codes,
There are 100 Theo Walcott (Arsenal) and 1000 Shey Given (Manchester City) autographs inserted into LUCKY packs,
There are 7 Limited Edition cards available in starter packs, collectors tins, collectors guides and available in some football related magazines for a short time. Interestingly two stores are also giving away limited edition cards (while stocks last, naturally).

Currently eleven American born players are plying their trade in the English Premiership:

(Players in bold have cards in the Match Attax set)
Jozy Altidore Hull City,
Clint Dempsey Fulham,
Brad Friedel Aston Villa,
Brad Guzan Aston Villa,
Marcus Hahnemann Wolves,
Tim Howard Everton,
Eddie Johnson Fulham,
Eric Lichaj Aston Villa,
Boaz Myhill Hull City,
Jonathan Spector West Ham and
Brede Hangeland Fulham.
(although born in Texas he has played for Norway about 50 times)

and 2 players from Canada:
David Edgar Burnley,
David Huilett Blackburn Rovers.
I busted 6 packs for your pleasure.

Pack 1:
Stephen Carr Birmingham City
David James Portsmouth
Mario Melchiot Wigan Athletic
Emmanuel Eboue Arsenal
James McFadden Birmingham City
Martin Paterson Burnley i-card
Pack 2:
Steven Caldwell Burnley
Joey Gudjonsson Burnley
Luke Young Aston Villa
Joel Ward Portsmouth
Phil Jagielka Everton
El-Hadji Diouf Blackburn Rovers i-card
Pack 3:
Kevin Davies Bolton Wanderers
Cameron Jerome Birmingham City
Daryl Murphy Sunderland
Jermaine Jenas Tottenham Hotspur
Paul Robinson Bolton Wanderers
Robert Green West Ham United i-card
Pack 4:
Jonathan Spector West Ham
Karl Henry Wolverhampton Wanderers
Ryan Giggs Manchester United
Emile Heskey Aston Villa
Jose Bosingwa Chelsea
Theo Walcott Arsenal MOM
Pack 5:
Ryan Babel Liverpool
Kevin Kilbane Hull City
Andy Wilkinson Stoke City
Christophe Berra Wolvehampton Wanderers
Danny Collins Stoke City
Andrey Arshavin Arsenal MOM
Pack 6:
Joleon Lescott Manchester City
Chris Iwelumo Wolverhampton Wanderers
Paul Hart Portsmouth manager
Mark Hughes Manchester City manager
Sir Alex Ferguson Manchester United manager
Carlos Tevez Manchester City i-card

If you have come this far, you are either a football fan or have an insatiable curiosity.
Drop me a message if you would like some of these packs and they will happily find their way to you. I will also throw in the Collectors Guide.


Captain Canuck said...

you know where I am ;)

and I sent out a package to you today, including those four from your last 7 needed on your pursuit of 1980 Topps.

cc said...

I will take the soccer cards! My 8 year old is obsessed. How did you get these?

Chuck's Used Cards said...


We need to re-start the trans-Atlantic trade again.

I'll be putting Red Sox in the post next week.

Thanks for the pre-view



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