Saturday 2 August 2014

Adam Carroll-Smith (Pitch Publishing Ltd.) - Six Stickers

Six Stickers
Adam Carroll-Smith
Pitch Publishing Ltd.
ISBN-10: 1908051825
ISBN-13: 978-1908051820
256 pages

Something different this time. This book was published last October (2013), but I've only just come across it. I haven't read it yet, still waiting for my copy to arrive, but here's a review that will give you some idea what it's about. I'm sure it will be a familiar story to many sticker collectors around the world.

Review by Mark Lomas (ESPN FC)

The 2014 World Cup has been a salmagundi of unpredictability, with late goals aplenty and Costa Rica. In among the surprises, however, have been some constants from tournaments past. From that familiar feeling of disenchantment that grips supporters of England every four years, to the cries of "got, got, need" that accompany quests to complete the official World Cup sticker album.

Collecting and collating stickers is a football tradition, nay institution, that transcends generations. For one 29-year-old Portsmouth fan, however, it became somewhat of an obsession. Like many of the best stories -- think "Are You Dave Gorman?" and "Round Ireland With A Fridge" -- Adam Carroll-Smith's "Six Stickers" is based on the premise of a quest that seems pointless to pretty much everyone in the world aside from the author.

The tale begins when Carroll-Smith discovers to his horror that the 1996 Premier League sticker album he had always proudly proclaimed to be complete is actually bereft of six little faces. The names Stuart Ripley, Philippe Albert, Gary Penrice, Scott Minto, Lars Bohinen and Keith Curle wouldn't have struck terror into too many players and fans in their footballing heyday -- but their absence from Carroll-Smith's book keeps him up at night, and then some.

What follows is a journey full of high-jinx, ferry crossings and lexical banter as Carroll-Smith sets off to track down the six missing men. The book chronicles his mission but throughout the 254 pages, Carroll-Smith also does some pertinent philosophising about football -- notably about how football, and his relationship with the game, has changed since he first began consuming it as a child.

It is a book that will certainly resonate with any fans who watched football during the mid-90s, particularly if you were, like author, at the sort of age best described as one's football-supporting pomp. Mentions of players such as Peter Atherton and John Beresford are sure to bring pangs of nostalgia, while Caroll-Smith's informal, diaristic tone is a welcoming one; his ever-changing emotions and evolving misadventures akin to a football-loving Adrian Mole.

Ultimately, Six Stickers is a witty exploration of the romance surrounding the beautiful game and an eminently readable offering that is a must for anyone who has vociferously cursed at pulling out their third Blackburn Rovers shiny in as many packs.

Liverpool F.C. / Crown Paints - Liverpool F.C. - Champions of Europe


Liverpool F.C. - Champions of Europe
Liverpool F.C. / Crown Paints
Unknown number

Cards issued to celebrate Liverpools success in winning the European Cup in 1983-84 season. I only know of three cards but there must be plenty more.

Sammy Lee

Phil Neal
Joe Fagan

New England Revolution - New England Revolution Game Cards (2014)

New England Revolution Game Cards
New England Revolution
17 cards (perhaps)

One card is issued at each home game, but I only know about the Andrew Farrell card so far.

Game 1 - March 22 - Vancouver
Game 2 - April 12 - Houston
Game 3 - April 26 - Sporting KC
Game 4 - May 11 - Seattle
Game 5 - May 24 - D.C. United
Game 6 - June 8 - New York
Game 7 - June 28 - Philadelphia
Game 8 - July 12 - Chicago
Game 9 - July 26 - Columbus.  Andrew Farrell
Game 10 - July 30 - Colorado
Game 11 - August 16 - Portland
Game 12 - September 3 - Sporting KC
Game 13 - September 7 - Chicago
Game 14 - September 13 - Montreal Impact
Game 15 - August 23 - Chivas USA
Game 16 - October 4 - Columbus
Game 17 - October 25 - Toronto FC

TriStar - Signa Cuts Football ~ Draft Choice (2014)


Signa Cuts Football ~ Draft Choice
? cards (1 Football)

Only one football card in this collection - you've guessed it - Pele again. This card was listed on eBay at a Buy It Now price of $13,500 but failed to sell.

Fantastic Finds (Quad Autograph)

2 card subset

Jim Brown, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Pele

Unknown issuer (Serbia) - The Best Footballers of Europe


The Best Footballers of Europe
Unknown issuer
Unknown number

I don't know much about these, Mark Avenell sent me these two cards.

11.  Gareth Bale (Wales)

13.  Adam Matthews (Wales)

Leaf Trading Cards - 2014 Pop Century

2014 Pop Century
Leaf Trading Cards
7 subset (1 Football)

This collection of cards was released on 30 July, 2014. There's only one football-related card in the collection - Pele. I have the complete checklist so if anyone wants it just drop me an e-mail. I've included the sell-sheet so that you can see what the collection is all about. 4 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 12 boxes per case (48 cards, but they are all on-card autographs). Boxes are selling for around $103 and cases are selling around $1,100.
If I come across other parallel versions of the Pele card, I'll add them here and include a notice on the front of the blog letting everyone know that this post has been updated.

Pop Century - Live Signatures
7 card subset
PARALLEL: Silver #/25 or less
PARALLEL: Blue #/10 or less
PARALLEL: Black #/7
PARALLEL: Gold 1/1

LA-P1 Pele

Panini - F.I.F.A. World Cup Brasil 2014 Prizm (37) ~ 35th National Sports Collectors Convention ~ Blue Prizm

F.I.F.A. World Cup Brasil 2014 Prizm ~ 35th National Sports Collectors Convention ~ Blue Prizm
201 cards (Base set)

These cards are only available as part of a wrapper-redmption programme at the 35th National Sports Collectors Convention taking place this week (30 July - 3 August, 2014) at the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This is how it works:
To participate at the show, collectors must purchase selected Panini America sports card products from approved dealers on the National show floor, bring that unopened product to the Panini America booth and open it in front of a Panini America representative. In exchange for their empty wrappers, collectors will receive the appropriate number of wrapper-redemption packs.

PARALLEL CARDS: Blue Prizm /55

1.  Rais M'Bolhi (Algeria)
2.  Madjid Bougherra (Algeria)
3.  Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria)
4.  Sergio Romero (Argentina)
5.  Ezequiel Garay (Argentina)
6.  Hugo Campagnaro (Argentina)
7.  Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
8.  Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
9.  Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
10.  Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
11.  Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina)
12.  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
13.  Sergio Aguero (Argentina)
14.  Mathew Ryan (Australia)
15.  Lucas Neill (Australia)
16.  Luke Wilkshire (Australia)
17.  Tim Cahill (Australia)
18.  Thibaut Courtois (Belgique/Belgie)
19.  Vincent Kompany (Belgique/Belgie)
20.  Axel Witsel (Belgique/Belgie)
21.  Eden Hazard (Belgique/Belgie)
22.  Marouane Fellaini (Belgique/Belgie)
23.  Asmir Begovic (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
24.  Emir Spahic (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
25.  Miralem Pjanic (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
26.  Edin Dzeko (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
27.  Jasper Cillessen (Nederland)
28.  Bruno Martins Indi (Nederland)
29.  Arjen Robben (Nederland)
30.  Kevin Strootman (Nederland)
31.  Nigel de Jong (Nederland)
32.  Rafael van der Vaart (Nederland)
33.  Wesley Sneijder (Nederland)
34.  Dirk Kuyt (Nederland)
35.  Robin van Persie (Nederland)
36.  Charles Itandje (Cameroon)
37.  Nicolas Nkoulou (Cameroon)
38.  Alexandre Song (Cameroon)
39.  Jean Makoun (Cameroon)
40.  Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon)
41.  Claudio Bravo (Chile)
42.  Mauricio Isla (Chile)
43.  Arturo Vidal (Chile)
44.  David Pizarro (Chile)
45.  Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
46.  Eduardo Vargas (Chile)
47.  David Ospina (Colombia)
48.  Cristian Zapata (Colombia)
49.  Camilo Zuniga (Colombia)
50.  Mario Yepes (Colombia)
51.  Juan Cuadrado (Colombia)
52.  Fredy Guarin (Colombia)
53.  Radamel Falcao (Colombia)
54.  Jackson Martinez (Colombia)
55.  Keylor Navas (Costa Rica)
56.  Bryan Ruiz (Costa Rica)
57.  Boubacar Barry (Cote d'Ivoire)
58.  Didier Zokora (Cote d'Ivoire)
59.  Yaya Toure (Cote d'Ivoire)
60.  Didier Drogba (Cote d'Ivoire)
61.  Salomon Kalou (Cote d'Ivoire)
62.  Gervinho (Cote d'Ivoire)
63.  Alexander Dominguez (Ecuador)
64.  Antonio Valencia (Ecuador)
65.  Walter Ayovi (Ecuador)
66.  Tim Howard (United States)
67.  Jermaine Jones (United States)
68.  Michael Bradley (United States)
69.  Clint Dempsey (United States)
70.  Landon Donovan (United States)
71.  Jozy Altidore (United States)
72.  Jung Sung-Ryong (Korea Republic)
73.  Lee Chung-Yong (Korea Republic)
74.  Park Chu-Young (Korea Republic)
75.  Hugo Lloris (France)
76.  Eric Abidal (France)
77.  Patrice Evra (France)
78.  Raphael Varane (France)
79.  Paul Pogba (France)
80.  Blaise Matuidi (France)
81.  Franck Ribery (France)
82.  Karim Benzema (France)
83.  Manuel Neuer (Deutschland)
84.  Mats Hummels (Deutschland)
85.  Per Mertesacker (Deutschland)
86.  Philipp Lahm (Deutschland)
87.  Sami Khedira (Deutschland)
88.  Mesut Ozil (Deutschland)
89.  Mario Gotze (Deutschland)
90.  Bastian Schweinsteiger (Deutschland)
91.  Marco Reus (Deutschland)
92.  Lukas Podolski (Deutschland)
93.  Thomas Muller (Deutschland)
94.  Fatau Dauda (Ghana)
95.  Michael Essien (Ghana)
96.  Sulley Muntari (Ghana)
97.  Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana)
98.  Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)
99.  Orestis Karnezis (Hellas)
100.  Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Hellas)
101.  Giorgos Karagounis (Hellas)
102.  Kostas Mitroglou (Hellas)
103.  Giorgos Samaras (Hellas)
104.  Julio Cesar (Brasil)
105.  Dani Alves (Brasil)
106.  David Luiz (Brasil)
107.  Marcelo (Brasil)
108.  Thiago Silva (Brasil)
109.  Oscar (Brasil)
110.  Paulinho (Brasil)
111.  Hulk (Brasil)
112.  Neymar Jr. (Brasil)
113.  Noel Valladares (Honduras)
114.  Maynor Figueroa (Honduras)
115.  Carlo Costly (Honduras)
116.  Stipe Pletikosa (Hrvatska)
117.  Darijo Srna (Hrvatska)
118.  Luka Modric (Hrvatska)
119.  Eduardo (Hrvatska)
120.  Mario Mandzukic (Hrvatska)
121.  Rahman Ahmadi (Iran)
122.  Javad Nekounam (Iran)
123.  Gianluigi Buffon (Italia)
124.  Leonardo Bonucci (Italia)
125.  Giorgio Chiellini (Italia)
126.  Thiago Motta (Italia)
127.  Daniele De Rossi (Italia)
128.  Andrea Pirlo (Italia)
129.  Riccardo Montolivo (Italia)
130.  Claudio Marchisio (Italia)
131.  Giuseppe Rossi (Italia)
132.  Mario Balotelli (Italia)
133.  Pablo Osvaldo (Italia)
134.  Joe Hart (England)
135.  Ashley Cole (England)
136.  Frank Lampard (England)
137.  Jack Wilshere (England)
138.  Michael Carrick (England)
139.  Steven Gerrard (England)
140.  Daniel Sturridge (England)
141.  Danny Welbeck (England)
142.  Wayne Rooney (England)
143.  Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)
144.  Miguel Layun (Mexico)
145.  Rafael Marquez (Mexico)
146.  Andres Guardado (Mexico)
147.  Giovani Dos Santos (Mexico)
148.  Javier Hernandez (Mexico)
149.  Oribe Peralta (Mexico)
150.  Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
151.  Victor Moses (Nigeria)
152.  John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
153.  Emmanuel Emenike (Nigeria)
154.  Ahmed Musa (Nigeria)
155.  Rui Patricio (Portugal)
156.  Pepe (Portugal)
157.  Fabio Coentrao (Portugal)
158.  João Moutinho (Portugal)
159.  Nani (Portugal)
160.  Helder Postiga (Portugal)
161.  Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
162.  Igor Akinfeev (Rossija)
163.  Dmitri Kombarov (Rossija)
164.  Sergei Ignashevich (Rossija)
165.  Roman Shirokov (Rossija)
166.  Igor Denisov (Rossija)
167.  Alan Dzagoev (Rossija)
168.  Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Rossija)
169.  Aleksandr Kokorin (Rossija)
170.  Iker Casillas (Espana)
171.  Gerard Pique (Espana)
172.  Sergio Ramos (Espana)
173.  Xabi Alonso (Espana)
174.  Sergio Busquets (Espana)
175.  David Silva (Espana)
176.  Cesc Fabregas (Espana)
177.  Andres Iniesta (Espana)
178.  David Villa (Espana)
179.  Pedro Rodriguez (Espana)
180.  Xavi Hernandez (Espana)
181.  Diego Benaglio (Switzerland)
182.  Stephan Lichtsteiner (Switzerland)
183.  Blerim Dzemaili (Switzerland)
184.  Gökhan Inler (Switzerland)
185.  Tranquillo Barnetta (Switzerland)
186.  Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
187.  Valon Behrami (Switzerland)
188.  Haris Seferovic (Switzerland)
189.  Fernando Muslera (Uruguay)
190.  Martin Caceres (Uruguay)
191.  Diego Lugano (Uruguay)
192.  Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
193.  Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)
194.  Luis Suarez (Uruguay)
195.  Atsuto Uchida (Japan)
196.  Yuto Nagatomo (Japan)
197.  Maya Yoshida (Japan)
198.  Yasuyuki Konno (Japan)
199.  Yasuhito Endo (Japan)
200.  Shinji Kagawa (Japan)
201.  Yoichiro Kakitani (Japan)

Friday 1 August 2014

Unknown issuer (Venezuela) - Tarjetas De Coleccion FIFA World Cup Brasil

Tarjetas De Coleccion FIFA World Cup Brasil
Unknown issuer
200 cards + 20

Another collection of World Cup cards... 18 teams represented here, I'm not sure if any of the others are in this set. There's a maximum of 15 cards for some of the 'better' teams, like Brazil, France and Uruguay, while other countries only have two or three cards, and I've no idea how many cards are in the set, so I don't know how close we are to a complete checklist. The player cards are numbered on the back, but I've only got the number for one card so far. The backs of the player cards includes the teams qualifying table, plus details of their World Cup group fixtures. The design on the back of the shield cards utilises a set of posters created by Cristiano Siqueira that were featured on this blog a little while ago. You can see all of them here - ESPN / Cristiano Siqueira- World Cup Brasil 2014

Shield - Neymar (Brazil)
Dani Alves (Brazil)
Julio Cesar (Brazil)
Fernandinho (Brazil)
Fred (Brazil)
Luiz Gustavo (Brazil)
Hulk (Brazil)
David Luiz (Brazil)
Maicon (Brazil)
Marcelo (Brazil)
Maxwell (Brazil)
Neymar (Brazil)
Oscar (Brazil)
Thiago Silva (Brazil)
Willian (Brazil)

Shield - Michael Bradley, Landon Donovan, Tim Howard (USA)
Clint Dempsey (USA)
Landon Donovan (USA)

Shield - James Rodriguez (Colombia)
Abel Aguilar (Colombia)  -   with Arturo Vidal (Chile)
Juan Cuadrado (Colombia)
Radamel Falcao (Colombia)
Fredy Guarin (Colombia)
Teofilo Gutierrez (Colombia)
Jackson Martinez (Colombia)
David Ospina (Colombia)
Luis Amaranto Perea (Colombia)
James Rodriguez (Colombia)
Mario Yepes (Colombia)
Cristian Zapata (Colombia)
Camilo Zuñiga (Colombia)

Shield - Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
Jean Beausejour (Chile)
Claudio Bravo (Chile)
Carlos Carmona (Chile)
Marcelo Diaz (Chile)
Mauricio Isla (Chile)
Gonzalo Jara (Chile)
079.  Gary Medel (Chile)
Mauricio Pinilla (Chile)
Alexis Sanchez (Chile)
Jorge Valdivia (Chile)
Eduardo Vargas (Chile)
Arturo Vidal (Chile)

Shield (Greece)
Kostas Mitroglou (Greece)
Giorgos Samaras (Greece)

Shield - Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon)
Samuel Eto'o (Cameroon)

Shield - Antonio Valencia (Ecuador)
Jaime Ayovi (Ecuador)
Walter Ayovi (Ecuador)
Maximo Banguera (Ecuador)
Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador)
Carlos Gruezo (Ecuador)
Renato Ibarra (Ecuador)
Edison Mendez (Ecuador)
Jefferson Montero (Ecuador)
Cristian Novoa (Ecuador)
Juan Carlos Paredes (Ecuador)
Luis Saritama (Ecuador)
Antonio Valencia (Ecuador)

Shield - Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
Boubacar Barry (Ivory Coast)
Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
Gervinho (Ivory Coast)
Salomon Kalou (Ivory Coast)
Cheick Tiote (Ivory Coast)
Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast)
Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast)

Shield - Edin Dzeko (Bosnia Herzegovina)
Edin Dzeko (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Shield - Luka Modric, Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)
Luka Modric (Croatia)

Shield - Luis Suarez (Uruguay)
Martin Caceres (Uruguay)
Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)
Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
Jorge Fucile (Uruguay)
Walter Gargano (Uruguay)
Diego Godin (Uruguay)
Alvaro Gonzalez (Uruguay)
Diego Lugano (Uruguay)
Fernando Muslera (Uruguay)
Alvaro Pereira (Uruguay)
Maximiliano Pereira (Uruguay)  -  with Diego Perez and Luis Suarez
Diego Perez (Uruguay)
Cristian Rodriguez (Uruguay)
Luis Suarez (Uruguay)

Shield - Javier Hernandez (Mexico)
Giovani Dos Santos (Mexico)
Marco Fabian (Mexico)
Andres Guardado (Mexico)
Javier Hernandez (Mexico)
Guillermo Ochoa (Mexico)
Oribe Peralta (Mexico)

Shield - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
William Carvalho (Portugal)
Fabio Coentrao (Portugal)
Ricardo Costa (Portugal)
Raul Meireles (Portugal)
Joao Moutinho (Portugal)
Nani (Portugal)
Rui Patricio (Portugal)  -  with Sergio Ramos (Spain)
Pepe (Portugal)
Joao Pereira (Portugal)
Helder Postiga (Portugal)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Miguel Veloso (Portugal)

Shield - Mario Balotelli (Italy)
Ignacio Abate (Italy)
Mario Balotelli (Italy)
Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
Antonio Cassano (Italy)
Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
Lorenzo Insigne (Italy)
Cladio Marchisio (Italy)
Riccardo Montolivo (Italy)
Thiago Motta (Italy)
Andrea Pirlo (Italy)
Giuseppe Rossi (Italy)
Marco Verratti (Italy)

Shield - Wayne Rooney (England)
Gary Cahill (England)
Joe Hart (England)
Phil Jagielka (England)
Glen Johnson (England)
Phil Jones (England)
Adam Lallana (England)
Rickie Lambert (England)
James Milner (England)
Wayne Rooney (England)
Chris Smalling (England)
Raheem Sterling (England)
Daniel Sturridge (England)

Shield - Robin van Persie (Netherlands)
Jonathan de Guzman (Netherlands)
Nigel de Jong (Netherlands)
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands)
Daryl Janmaat (Netherlands)
Tim Krul (Netherlands)
Dirk Kuyt (Netherlands)
Arjen Robben (Netherlands)
Rafael van der Vaart (Netherlands)
Robin van Persie (Netherlands)
Joel Veltman (Netherlands)
Georginio Wunaldum (Netherlands)

Shield - Karem Benzema, Franck Ribery (France)
Karem Benzema (France)
Lucas Digne (France)
Patrice Evra (France)
Olivier Giroud (France)
Antpoine Griezmann (France)
Hugo Lloris (France)
Eliaquim Mangala (France)
Paul Pogba (France)
Franck Ribery (France)
Bacary Sagna (France)
Mamadou Sakho (France)
Moussa Sissoko (France)
Mathieu Valbuena (France)
Rafael Varane (France)

Shield - Mesut Ozil (Germany)
Sven Bender (Germany)
Julian Draxler (Germany)
Benedikt Howedes (Germany)
Mats Hummels (Germany)  -  with Sami Khedira
Sami Khedira (Germany)

Match! Summer Special 2014 - Football stickers


Football stickers
Match! Summer Special 2014
1 sheet

A glittering sheet of 9 stickers given free with Match Summer Special 2014, currently available at newsagents.



Topps - 2014 MLS (11)

2014 Topps MLS
190 base cards +

Beware of people selling the special pack that includes all 10 of the Mexican national Team cards. The packaging states that a special  bonus relic card is included, but this is not the case. All you get is the 10 cards as listed below.

Mexican National Team set
10 cards

MX-1.  Francisco Rodriguez (Mexico)
MX-2.  Jose de Jesus Corona (Mexico)
MX-3.  Javier Hernandez (Mexico)
MX-4.  Andres Guardado (Mexico)
MX-5.  Hector Moreno (Mexico)
MX-6.  Jesus Zavala (Mexico)
MX-7.  Carlos Salcido (Mexico)
MX-8.  Javier Aquino (Mexico)
MX-9.  Giovani dos Santos (Mexico)
MX-10.  Oribe Peralta (Mexico)

Panini France - Adrenalyn XL 2014-2015

Adrenalyn XL 2014-2015

The new Adrenalyn XL collection for Ligue 1 in France is due out soon.

Dynamo Dresden - Dynamo Dresden Autogrammkarten (2013-14)


Dynamo Dresden Autogrammkarten
Dynamo Dresden
37 cards

Adam Susac
Adnan Mravac
Alban Sabah
Mohamed Amine
David Bergner
Romain Bregerie
Christian Canestrini
Zlatko Dedic
Cristian Fiel
Florian Fromlowitz
Vincenzo Grifo
Marko Hartmann
Maik Hebenstreit
Olaf Janßen
Tobias Kempe
Benjamin Kirsten
Robert Koch
Thomas Köhler
Tobias Lange
Toni Leistner
Anthony Losilla
Cheikh Matar
Christoph Menz
Steffen Menze
Paul Milde
Ralf Minge
Tobias Müller
Peter Nemeth
Mickael Pote
Arndt Pröhl
Idir Quali
Markus Scholz
Thorsten Schulz
Sebastian Schuppan
Marvin Stefaniak
Filip Trojan

Team Photo

Futera - Futera Unique 2014 (6) - Case Cards (3)

Futera Unique 2014 - Case Cards
200 cards

Futera haven't listed these cards yet, so I've started to compile a checklist... Another three added to the list. Can anyone identify any more?


009.  Jordi Alba (Spain) &
014.  Ashley Cole (England)   -   Silver Chrome Front

029.  Atsuto Uchida (Japan)  &  
002.  Iker Casillas (Spain)

030.  Gregory van der Wiel (Netherlands) &
003.  Petr Cech (Czech Republic)

071.  Radamel Falcao (Colombia) &
076.  Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)  -  Thanks to Zlatan (FCF)

083.  Neymar (Brazil) &
088.  Luis Suarez (Uruguay)

099.  Ravel Morrison (England)  &
067.  Karem Benzema (France)

103.  Fabio Cannavaro (Italy) &
108.  Thierry Henry (France)


037.  Christian Eriksen (Denmark) &
120.  Zinedine Zidane (France)

044.  Andres Iniesta (Spain) &
049.  Luka Modric (Croatia)

061.  Ki Sung-Yueng (South Korea) &
093.  Gabriel Iancu (Romania)

067.  Karim Benzema (France) &
099.  Ravel Morrison (England)

071.  Radamel Falcao (Colombia) &
076.  Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)

075.  Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands) &
080.  Mario Mandzukic (Croatia)

Thursday 31 July 2014

Unknown issuer (Argentina) - Brasil 2014 FIFA World Cup


Brasil 2014 FIFA World Cup
Unknown issuer
300 cards

I don't know much about this collection. Issued in Argentina, possibly printed in China. A maximum of 17 cards per team (I think), up to 15 ordinary cards and 1 or 2 'Star' cards. It would be great to hear from other collectors who may have more information. The logo cards are especially nice, with the logos sitting on a gold background.

On a personal level I'll be looking for the Gary Medel card (presuming there is one) and the Kim Bo-Kyung card.
UPDATE: Following the publication of this list, I've had an e-mail from Jasper van Hoof - you'll find the photos he sent here - Unknown issuer (Argentina) - Brasil 2014 FIFA World Cup (2). The back of the packet states that it is a collection of 300 cards, so I've added numbers to the list for reference purposes, so that it's easier to work out how many more cards need to be identified.
UPDATE:  I inadvertently listed the Colombia cards as Costa Rica. Thanks to Lee West for letting me know my mistake.
  1. Angel Di Maria (Argentina)
  2. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Argentina)
  3. Gold Logo (Argentina)
  4. Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina)
  5. Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina)  - Star
  6. Javier Mascherano (Argentina)
  7. Lionel Messi (Argentina)
  8. Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina)
  9. Pablo Zabaleta (Argentina)
  10. Sergio Agüero (Argentina)
  11. Walter Montillo (Argentina)
  12. Eugene Galekovic (Australia)
  13. Gold Logo (Australia)
  14. Jade North (Australia)
  15. Joshua Kennedy (Australia)
  16. Lucas Neill (Australia)
  17. Luke Wilkshire (Australia)
  18. Mark Miligan (Australia)
  19. Michael Thwaite (Australia)
  20. Ryan McGowan (Australia)
  21. Sasa Ognenovski (Australia)
  22. Tim Cahill (Australia)
  23. Tomas Rogic (Australia)
  24. Christian Benteke (Belgium)
  25. Eden Hazard (Belgium)
  26. Gold Logo (Belgium)
  27. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)
  28. Kevin Mirallas (Belgium)
  29. Marouane Fellaini (Belgium)
  30. Moussa Dembele (Belgium)
  31. Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
  32. Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium)
  33. Toby Alderweireld (Belgium)
  34. Vincent Kompany (Belgium)
  35. Daniel Alves (Brazil)
  36. David Luiz (Brazil)
  37. Fred (Brazil)
  38. Gold Logo (Brazil)
  39. Hulk (Brazil)
  40. Jô (Brazil)
  41. Julio Cesar (Brazil)
  42. Luiz Gustavo (Brazil)
  43. Marcelo (Brazil)
  44. Neymar Jr (Brazil)
  45. Oscar Dos Santos (Brazil)
  46. Paulinho (Brazil)
  47. Thiago Silva (Brazil)
  48. Carlos Sanchez (Colombia)
  49. Cristian Zapata (Colombia)
  50. David Ospina (Colombia)
  51. Freddy Guarin (Colombia)
  52. Gold Logo (Colombia)
  53. James Rodriguez (Colombia)
  54. Macnelly Torres (Colombia)
  55. Mario Yepes (Colombia)
  56. Pablo Armero (Colombia)
  57. Antonio Valencia (Ecuador)
  58. Antonio Valencia (Ecuador)  - Star
  59. Felipe Caicedo (Ecuador)
  60. Gold Logo (Ecuador)
  61. Juan Paredes Reasco (Ecuador)
  62. Máximo Banguera (Ecuador)
  63. Pedro Quiñonez (Ecuador)
  64. Segundo Castillo (Ecuador)
  65. Walter Ayovi (Ecuador)
  66. Frank Lampard (England)  - Star
  67. Gold Logo (England)
  68. Steven Gerrard (England)  - Star
  69. Wayne Rooney (England)  - Star
  70. Bacary Sagna (France)
  71. Blaise Matuidi (France)
  72. Christophe Jallet (France)
  73. Franck Ribery (France)
  74. Franck Ribery (France)  - Star
  75. Gael Clichy (France)
  76. Gold Logo (France)
  77. Hugo Lloris (France)
  78. Jeremy Menez (France)
  79. Karim Benzema (France)
  80. Karim Benzema (France)  - Star
  81. Moussa Sissoko (France)
  82. Olivier Giroud (France)
  83. Patrice Evra (France)
  84. Raphael Varane (France)
  85. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany)
  86. Gold Logo (Germany)
  87. Ilkay Gündogan (Germany)
  88. Jerome Boateng (Germany)
  89. Manuel Neuer (Germany)
  90. Marcel Schmelzer (Germany)
  91. Marco Reus (Germany)
  92. Mario Gomez (Germany)
  93. Mario Götze (Germany)
  94. Mesut Özil (Germany)
  95. Mesut Özil (Germany)  - Star
  96. Philipp Lahm (Germany)
  97. Sami Khedira (Germany)
  98. Thomas Müiller (Germany)
  99. Toni Kroos (Germany)
  100. Arjen Robben (Holland)
  101. Gold Logo (Holland)
  102. Gregory van der Wiel (Holland)
  103. Ibrahim Afellay (Holland)
  104. John Heitinga (Holland)
  105. Joris Mathijsen (Holland)
  106. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Holland)
  107. Maarten Stekelenburg (Holland)
  108. Nigel de Jong (Holland)
  109. Rafael van der Vaart (Holland)
  110. Robin van Persie (Holland)
  111. Wesley Sneijder (Holland)
  112. Alireza Haghighi (Iran)
  113. Andranik Teymourian (Iran)
  114. Ehsan Hajsaf (Iran)
  115. Gold Logo (Iran)
  116. Jalal Hosseini (Iran)
  117. Khosro Heydari (Iran)
  118. Alberto Gilardino (Italy)
  119. Andrea Barzagli (Italy)
  120. Andrea Pirlo (Italy)
  121. Daniele De Rossi (Italy)
  122. Emanuele Giaccherini (Italy)
  123. Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
  124. Gold Logo (Italy)
  125. Ignacio Abate (Italy)
  126. Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
  127. Mario Balotelli (Italy)
  128. Riccardo Montolivo (Italy)
  129. Sebastian Giovinco (Italy)
  130. Stephan El Sharaawy (Italy)
  131. Abdul Razak (Ivory Coast)
  132. Arouna Kone (Ivory Coast)
  133. Arthur Boka (Ivory Coast)
  134. Boubacar Barry (Ivory Coast)
  135. Cheik Tiote (Ivory Coast)
  136. Gold Logo (Ivory Coast)
  137. Lacina Traore (Ivory Coast)
  138. Max Gradel (Ivory Coast)
  139. Souleymane Bamba (Ivory Coast)
  140. Wilfried Bony (Ivory Coast)
  141. Atsuto Uchida (Japan)
  142. Eiji Kawashima (Japan)
  143. Gold Logo (Japan)
  144. Hiroki Sakai (Japan)
  145. Mike Havenaar (Japan)
  146. Shinji Okazaki (Japan)
  147. Yosuhito Endo (Japan)
  148. Yuto Nagatomo (Japan)
  149. Guilermo Ochoa (Mexico)   -   update   - thanks to Jasper van Hoof
  150. Ahmed Musaab (Nigeria)
  151. Azubuike Egwuekwe (Nigeria)
  152. Efe Ambrose (Nigeria)
  153. Gold Logo (Nigeria)
  154. John Obi Mikel (Nigeria)
  155. Joseph Akpala (Nigeria)
  156. Kenneth Omeruo (Nigeria)
  157. Ogenyi Onazi (Nigeria)
  158. Sunday Mba (Nigeria)
  159. Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria)
  160. Bruno Alves (Portugal)
  161. Eduardo (Portugal)
  162. Fábio Coentrao (Portugal)
  163. Gold Logo (Portugal)
  164. Helder Postiga (Portugal)
  165. Hugo Almeida (Portugal)
  166. Joao Moutinho (Portugal)
  167. Joao Pereira (Portugal)
  168. Miguel Veloso (Portugal)
  169. Nani (Portugal)  - Star
  170. Pepe (Portugal)
  171. Raul Meireles (Portugal)
  172. Ricardo Costa (Portugal)
  173. Chu-Young Park (South Korea)
  174. Dong Won Ji (South Korea)
  175. Gold Logo (South Korea)
  176. Hueng-Min Son (South Korea)
  177. Jang Hyun-Soo (South Korea)
  178. Jung Sung-Ryong (South Korea)
  179. Kim Bo-Kyung (South Korea)
  180. Kim Chang-Soo (South Korea)
  181. Kim Chi-Woo (South Korea)
  182. Kim Shin-Wook (South Korea)
  183. Lee Chung-Yong (South Korea)
  184. Lee Keun-Ho (South Korea)
  185. Park Chu-Young (South Korea)
  186. Son Hueng-Min (South Korea)
  187. Alvaro Arbeloa (Spain)
  188. Andrés Iniesta (Spain)
  189. Carles Puyol (Spain)
  190. Cesc Fabregas (Spain)
  191. David Villa (Spain)
  192. Fernando Torres (Spain)
  193. Gerard Pique (Spain)
  194. Gold Logo (Spain)
  195. Iker Casillas (Spain)
  196. Iker Casillas (Spain)  - Star
  197. Jordi Alba (Spain)
  198. Pedro (Spain)
  199. Sergio Busquets (Spain)
  200. Sergio Ramos (Spain)
  201. Xabi Alonso (Spain)
  202. Xavi Hernandez (Spain)
  203. Xavi Hernandez (Spain)  - Star
  204. Alvaro Gonzalez (Uruguay)
  205. Alvaro Pereira (Uruguay)
  206. Diego Forlan (Uruguay)
  207. Diego Lugano (Uruguay)
  208. Fernando Muslera (Uruguay)
  209. Gold Logo (Uruguay)
  210. Luis Suarez (Uruguay)  - Star
  211. Walter Gargano (Uruguay)
  212. Clarence Goodson (USA)
  213. DaMarcus Beasley (USA)
  214. Edgar Castillo (USA)
  215. Gold Logo (USA)
  216. Hércules Gomez (USA)
  217. Kyle Beckerman (USA)
  218. Landon Donovan (USA)  - Star
  219. Michael Orozco (USA)
  220. Michael Parkhurst (USA)
  221. Maracana Stadium (Stadium)
  222. Mineirao Stadium (Stadium)
  223. Pantanal Arena (Stadium)
  224. Estadio Castelão (Stadium)   -   update   -   thanks to Jasper van Hoof
  225. Fuleco Gold card (Mascot)   -   update   -   thanks to Jasper van Hoof