Sunday, 24 August 2014

World Soccer Promotions - Soccer Shots World Cup Series

Soccer Shots World Cup Series
World Soccer Promotions
1 cards

It's turning into a Soccer Shots day today! Following the releases of the MISL Soccer Shots cards the company were considering issuing two Soccer Shots World Cup sets - Series 1 in 1992 and Series 2 in 1993, taking advantage of the hype surrounding the build-up to the 1994 World Cup Finals in the United States. Unfortunately the company didn't go ahead with their plans. All we are left with is this prototype card of the Argentine national team. It's a really nice card and it's a shame that it's the only one they produced.
Everyone recognizes Diego Maradona on the right, Oscar Ruggeri is standing next to him. The goalkeeper is  Nery Pumpido and Julio Olarticoechea is at the left of those standing. Roberto Nestor Sensini is on the left of the front row and Claudio Caniggia is at the other end. The other players in the photo are Jose Luis Brown, Oscar Garre, José Cuciuffo, Hernan Diaz, Ricardo Giusti, Nestor Clausen and Pedro Troglio. The photo was taken in April 1988 prior to kick-off against Russia at the Olympic Stadium in Munich at a Four Team Tournament also involving West Germany and Sweden.

00E.  Argentina

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