F.I.F.A. World Cup Brasil 2014 Prizm
200 (Base cards)
Panini have provided images of some autograph cards... I couldn't resist putting the Pele cards up in a larger size, but as always click on the other photos to see larger versions.
by Tracy Hackler
To suggest that the images you’re about to see represent one of the most anticipated viewings in FIFA World Cup™ collectibles history is by no means overstating things. Sitting here less than one week away from the U.S. release of Panini America’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm trading card set, the global anticipation for this bona fide blockbuster seems tangibly electric. And you’re about to get your first look at one of the chief reasons why: The set’s simply sublime autographed cards.
Yesterday, we brought you images of the 50 global soccer legends signing their autographs for the set. Today, we’re bringing you something equally as striking: The first images anywhere of the finished product.
From the beginning, Panini America officials set out to build one of the greatest autograph checklists in the history of soccer trading cards. Just last week, after spending more than a year planning and executing (and spending a small fortune on international shipping charges), the 50th and final signer, Roberto Carlos, finally returned his autographs.
In addition to ensuring that 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm would be 100 percent redemption free, Carlos’ special delivery made Panini America’s crazily ambitious objective a near-miraculous reality. The result? Nothing less than the greatest autograph checklist in the history of soccer cards.
From all-time legends such as Pelé, Franz Beckenbauer and Jürgen Klinsmann, to current superstars such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Clint Dempsey, Panini America succeeded in crafting an autograph set for the ages. One look at the gallery below and we think you’ll agree.
For your viewing pleasure, we’ve included images of every autograph card in the set (including base, Prizm and Black Prizm 1/1 versions of some cards) with the exception of Carlos’. (We’ll bring you a glimpse of his card as soon as we get it.)
Enjoy the gallery, and stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for continued coverage of Panini America’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm set.
Marco van Basten
Robin van Persie