Thursday 29 April 2010

Panini Adrenalyn XL World Cup trading cards

The Football World Cup moves ever closer and its time to look at the second set of cards available. Panini have two sets celebrating the World Cup, the first offering from Panini is Adrenalyn XL World Cup edition. This is in direct competition to Match Attax however Panini have also produced two European football editions called 'Foot 2010-Adrenalyn XL', 'Calciatori -Adrenalyn XL' and there is a basketball version of Adrenalyn XL too. As it is with all the trading card sets produced of late, you can purchase as a starter set ; a book to hold your cards, a playing mat, instructions, 3 packs and a limited edition card. I bought 7 packs (because that was all the money I had in my pocket at the time) plus I was given a free pack as part of a promotion. There are 6 cards per pack and these are a 'special UK Edition'.
There are 350 cards to collect;
250 in the base set.
25 Star Players - 1in 4 packs
25 Goal Stoppers -1 in 4 packs
25 Fan favourites -1in 8 packs
25 Champions - 1 in 25 packs
Although I haven't seen any, there are meant to be special material cards. The odds of finding one of these relics is not stated.

The free pack:
Mario Gomez Germany
Diego Forlan Uruguay
Vincent Enyeama Nigeria Goal Stopper
Bosingwa Portugal
Arjen Robben Netherlands
Gilberto Silva Brazil
Pack 1:
Yaya Toure Ivory Coast Star Player
Didier Zokora Ivory Coast
Julio Cesar Brazil
Christian Poulsen Denmark
Andrea Pirlo Italy
Michael Essien GhanaPack 2:
Harry Kewell Australia
Sergio Romero Argentina
Milos Krasic Serbia
Aleksandar Kolarov Serbia
Arjen Robben Netherlands
Lukas Podolski Germany

Pack 3:
John Obi Mikel Nigeria Fan Favourite
Hugo Lloris France
Jermain Defoe England
Dennis Rommedahl Denmark
Joseph Yobo Nigeria
Carlos Bocanegra USA

Pack 4:
David Beckham England
Fabio Cannavaro Italy
Steve Cherundolo USA
Angel Di Maria Argentina
Diego Lugano Uruguay
Julio Cesar Brazil Goal Stopper
Pack 5:
Tim Howard USA Goal Stopper
Michael Ballack Germany
Daniel Jensen Denmark
Frank Lampard England
Peter Pekarik Slovakia
Lucio Brazil
Pack 6:
Didier Drogba Ivory Coast
Simon Kjaer Denmark
Lucas Neill Australia
Jozy Altidore USA
Salvator Cabanas Paraguay Star Player
Raul Albiol Spain

Pack 7:
Clint Dempsey USA
Florent Malouda France
Javier Zanetti Argentina
Andre Ooijer Netherlands
Nicklas Bendtner Denmark
Milivoje Novakovic Serbia

I like these. A varied selection of international (and premiership) players. Quite a few unknowns and they couldn't have found a worse picture of David Beckham if they tried.

1 comment:

rlpittsjr said...

Have you actually played the game?