Friday, 18 August 2017

Panini - Road to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Adrenalyn XL (39) - India - Sunil Chhetri


2017
Road to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Adrenalyn XL
Panini
India
532 cards + LE's

Ragul Krishnan has provided a scan of the an extra card available in the Indian version of this collection - Sunil Chhetri. He is the most capped player in the Indian team (94 appearances) and the highest goalscrore (54 goals). He has spent most of his career in India and currently plays for Bengaluru FC though at various times he's also been on the books of Kansas City Wizards and Sporting Club de Portugal.
Ragul provided some additional information:
I checked with the Panini distributor in India - there is no other Indian player card in the collection. Looks like this is a card to boost sales in the country as the FIFA 365 cards did not sell much and was a flop. However the FIFA 365 stickers were a hit because of some Indian players included. The regular cards are manufactured not in India. It's only the Indian player card that is printed here in India and inserted into packs randomly. 

IND 01.  Sunil Chhetri (India)

9 comments:

  1. I don't think this is a card that is India specific. The exact same card is also available in packs from the Netherlands and certain Asian countries like Malaysia and Singapore. A rare card no doubt, but definitely available in more countries for sure.

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  2. I can have an email/contact of Ragul Krishnan ?

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    1. Hi,

      Sorry, I don't give out anyone's e-mail/contact details.

      Alan

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  3. I have also heard from some folks on a forum that this is available in Europe. Is this correct information ?

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    1. Hi Salvatore,

      Someone did mention that it's available in the Netherlands, but I can't see how that can happen. The card was produced by Topps India. It's probably available in other Asian countires, like Malaysia and Singapor,e because I believe Topps India products are sold in those countries.

      Alan

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    2. But these are Panini products. I have been trying to locate these since last evening and i see it is available with a couple of people in Europe. One from Germany and one from the UK. The lad in Germany says he got it in a pack. The lad from UK says he bought it off someone in India.

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    3. Hi Salvatore,

      That's me getting confused again. I've been dealing with requests for info on his Match Attax card too! The German guy must be very lucky to find that card. Ragul sold one on eBay recently, perhaps that's who the UK guy had the card from.

      Alan

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