2014 Topps MLS Soccer CardsBrand: Topps Soccer
2014 Topps MLS soccer cards strive for a balance between being a somewhat comprehensive release aimed at set builders while offering a lot of hits. Hobby boxes come with three autographs and three memorabilia cards.
The 2014 Topps MLS base set has a total of 200 cards. Split between the league's 19 teams, it's not the deepest checklist possible but it is fairly expansive. The set also has additional short prints making things more challenging. Parallels include Blue (#/50), Gold (#/25), Black (#/10), Brazilian (#/5), Printing Plates and Golazo (1/1).
Like the 2013 set, MLS Maestros lead the autograph content. Focusing on the league's bigger stars, the cards use sticker autographs. Icons Autographs include standouts from the past like Alexi Lalas and Cobi Jones. Both sets have have five parallels: Gold (#/25), Black (#/10), Red (#/10), Brazilian (#/5) and Golazo (1/1). Red and Golazo are hobby exclusives. 24 Under 24 Die-Cut Autographs is a new set that spotlights the best young players.
MLS Kits include swatches of game-used memorabilia in them. They have six levels of parallels, none of which are numbered to more than 49. These include one-of-one cards with letter relics and over-sized patches.
Autographed Relics have a slightly altered Kits design. They also have a similar number of parallels, although with different numbering. Autographed Relic parallels are numbered to 75 or less.
2014 Topps MLS has four basic insert sets as well. Generation Adidas spotlights top players who have participated in the Generation Adidas program. World's Stage brings a little international flavor while Topps Minis and 1976-77 English Footballers bring the retro vibe. English Footballers and World's Stage both have autographed versions numbered to 25.
A late addition to the set, 2014 Topps MLS has official cards of the Mexican National Team. Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, Giovani dos Santos and eight others will be included in the set ahead of their appearance in the 2014 World Cup.
Estimated Release Date: 3/12/14
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 10 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Soccer Card
Target Audience: MLS Fans, Set Builders, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors, Soccer Collectors
2014 Topps MLS Box Break
- 3 Autographs
- 3 Memorabilia Cards
- 240 Total Cards