A popular Football Trading Card game with many, including myself, here we give you an insight to let you know all about them! For our other insight, about Chelsea FC, please click HERE!!!
The History of Match Attax:
Created by Topps, the trading cards nearly named ‘Match Attack’ until the last moment, were an instant success with UK collectors. In 2007 Topps wrestled the UK premier league rights for trading cards and stickers from Magic Box International who had been producing ‘Shoot out’ trading cards for the premier league. Topps signed a three year deal with the Premier league for an undisclosed amount. A further three year extension deal was agreed in 2010 between Topps and the FA.
A growing craze, in the first two seasons the brand scooped sales of an estimated £32.2 Million pounds. In 2009 WH Smith reported that sales had increased by over 70% since the initial launch of the product. Match Attax is now the leading product for ‘Topps’ worldwide and they have been quick to launch similar products in other areas or countries. The German Bundesliga has it’s own Match Attax series and other sports such as ice hockey and wrestling now have an ‘Attax’ branded trading card.
Match Attax Collections – Photos:
2007-08: Colour – Red
2008-09: Colour – Blue
2009-10: Colour – Orange
2010-11: Colour – Green
2011-12: Colour – Black
2012-13: Colour – Red
2013-14: Colour – Blue
Match Attax 2013/14 Limited Edition Cards – Top Secret:
Here are this year’s limited edition cards and where to find them!
Edin Hazard: Bronze Hazard is guaranteed in the Value Collector Binder, whilst Silver is available in lucky value binders. However, if you want to spend a little more cash, you can get his gold card in the Deluxe Collector Binder!!!
Jack Wilshire: The Gunners hit man is available in multipacks of five 10-card packs! Which one will you get, Bronze, Silver or Gold?!
Steven Gerrard: The living legend is available in the three different collector tins! Bronze, Silver and Gold are scattered around, but you can guarantee to get him in one type!!!
Sergio Aguero: If you subscribe to the Match Attax weekly magazine (do this on the topps website) you get sent Bronze Brilliance immediately! Collect coupons in every magazine and when you get 12, trade them in for Silver Sergio, and another 12 to get Gold ‘Guero!
This card is so rare and unknown that there is no picture for it!!! That’s how lucky you are to know how to snap up the awesome Argentinian!