I was honoured to be asked by Panini a few weeks ago to help launch their latest range of football trading cards. Panini have been producing football cards since my dad was a kid and that was a LONG time ago !
They've launched new trading cards for the EUROS next year. The range is called the Panini Adrenalyn XL Road to UEFA Euro 2020. It's a bit of a mouthful, so I reckon it will just become known as the "Road to Euro 2020" cards.
So last week I received the first of a few packages to record some videos for the initial Starter Packs and booster box packets which were launched on Thursday 18th April.
I've produced 3 videos initially which, if you haven't watched them already, are here;
I love opening packets of cards, so when they're football themed, it's even better!
The Starter Pack sells at £5.99 and comes with a Collection Album, a Guide book, Game Board, 4 booster packs and 2 Limited Edition cards. There are other packs which are detailed below;
The booster packs include 5 player cards plus 1 special card per packet (RRP: £1.00)
A display box includes 50 packets (RRP: £50.00)
A Multipack includes 5 packets plus 1 Limited Edition Card (RRP: £4.99)
A Blister includes 5 packets plus 1 Limited Edition Card (RRP: £4.99)
There will be a XXL Tin which includes 8 boosters plus 2 Limited Edition Cards (RRP: £12.99)
A Pocket Tin will include 4 packets plus 1 Limited Edition Card (RRP: £4.99)
A Premium GOLD includes 1 Premium packet plus 3 Limited Edition Cards 1 Limited Edition Online Card (RRP: £9,99)
A Premium packet includes 6 player cards plus 1 Limited Edition Card + 3 Special Cards (RRP: £5.00)
The Panini Road to Euro 2020 Adrenalyn XL collection includes 25 teams from all over Europe. Compared to Road to Euro 2016 (333 cards), there are now 369 (144 of these cards are special cards with new categories). This means more players - at least eleven per team - and more teams. There will also be an exciting online contest for the Panini Road to Euro 2020 Trading Card Game. The following categories are included in the collection:
Power up with; Goal Stoppers, Defensive Rocks, Key Players & Game Changers
UEFA EURO™ Experts (with three players who have participated in several European Championship finals)
Special cards for the "UEFA Nations League Finals ™"
In addition to the normal trading cards, Panini Road to Euro 2020 Adrenalyn XL has special "UEFA Nations League Finals ™" cards. The motifs of these 18 cards are on an exclusive and special material and show the official cup, the logo and all winners of the UNL groups.
It all sounds really exciting and I can't wait to show you the remaining packs, tins, gold cards, etc. which will be released in the next few weeks.