2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Cards - Review & Hit Gallery Added

2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Cards – Review & Hit Gallery Added

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A league on the rise, 2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer offers a detailed look at the growing stable of talent with a design overhaul. Each hobby box includes one jumbo relic and two autographs.

The base set for the main MLS release totals 200 cards. This includes veterans, rookies, team cards and the 24 Under 24 subset. This includes the first MLS card for Frank Lampard. Additional choices come in the form of Blue (#'d), Orange (#/25) and Black (1/1) parallels, as well as Printing Plates (1/1). There will also be Image Variation short prints.

Dropping two per box, autographs are found in several designs. Base Autographs add a sticker to the base card with Green (#'d), Orange (#/25), Red (#/5) and Black (1/1) parallels. Admired Alumni Autographs build on the 2015 insert will more former greats. There are also Orange (#'d) and Black (1/1) parallels. Identifying the most important players in the MLS, Focal Point Autographs feature a horizontal design along with Red (#/5) and Black (1/1) parallels.

Memorabilia cards are also a key feature of 2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer with one per box. Jumbo Relics include a large jersey swatch and the Orange (#/25), Red (#/5) Black (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1) parallels offer more variety. Exclusive to Hobby boxes, Team Colors contain a MLS Shield patch and are serial numbered. Among the rarest hits, one-of-one Sketch Patches combine a hand-drawn image and multi-color jersey patch.

Although the overall hits do drop from 2015, the end result is a "consumer-friendly price point," according to Topps.

The remainder of the release includes several basic inserts. Looking back at the previous year's top players, 2015 MLS All-Stars honors all 25 participants that played against Tottenham in the 2015 All-Star match. Presence of the Pitch highlights the emotions of the game and Rooted Rivalries focuses on the various rivals teams. All inserts also come as Orange (#/25), Red (#/5) Black (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1) parallels.

Release Date: 4/13/2016
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: Soccer Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Set Builders

2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Box Break

  • 2 Autographs
  • 1 Jumbo Relic Card
  • 240 Total Cards
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Set Checklist

2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Cards

Base Set Checklist

Cards #161 and #164 were not included on final checklist.
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/99, Orange #/25, Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Base Kaká

1 Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
2 Marky Delgado - Toronto FC
3 Javier Morales - Real Salt Lake
4 Atiba Harris - FC Dallas
5 Clint Irwin - Toronto FC
6 Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
7 Darren Mattocks - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
8 Tony Beltran - Real Salt Lake
9 Dax McCarty - New York Red Bulls
10 Osvaldo Alonso - Seattle Sounders FC
11 Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
12 Roger Espinoza - Sporting Kansas City
13 Andrew Tarbell - San Jose Earthquakes RC
14 Diego Chara - Portland Timbers
15 Ryan Hollingshead - FC Dallas
16 Khiry Shelton - New York City FC
17 Fatai Alashe - San Jose Earthquakes
18 Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers
19 Charlie Davies - New England Revolution
20 Felipe Martins - New York Red Bulls
21 Mike Grella - New York Red Bulls
22 Anatole Abang - New York Red Bulls
23 Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
24 Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
25 Kaká - Orlando City
26 Matias Perez Garcia - San Jose Earthquakes
27 Bobby Shuttleworth - New England Revolution
28 Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
29 David Accam - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
30 Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
31 Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
32 Jordan McCrary - New England Revolution RC
33 Tony Tchani - Columbus Crew SC
34 Chance Myers - Sporting Kansas City
35 Tsubasa Endoh - Toronto FC RC
36 Teal Bunbury - New England Revolution
37 Giovani Dos Santos - LA Galaxy
38 Evan Bush - Montreal Impact
39 Davy Arnaud - D.C. United
40 Luis Robles - New York Red Bulls
41 Jose Goncalves - New England Revolution
42 Chris Tierney - New England Revolution
43 Kevin Doyle - Colorado Rapids
44 Fanendo Adi - Portland Timbers
45 Sean Johnson - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
46 Shea Salinas - San Jose Earthquakes
47 Leonel Miranda - Houston Dynamo
48 Vincent Nogueira - Philadelphia Union
49 Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
50 Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
51 Marco Donadel - Montreal Impact
52 Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
53 David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes
54 Luis Solignac - Colorado Rapids
55 Mix Diskerud - New York City FC
56 Cristian Higuita - Orlando City
57 Alan Gordon - LA Galaxy
58 Omar Holness - Real Salt Lake RC
59 Cristian Techera - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
60 Brek Shea - Orlando City
61 Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
62 Jonathan Osorio - Toronto FC
63 Michael Barrios - FC Dallas
64 Jose Villarreal - LA Galaxy
65 Frank Lampard - New York City FC
66 Alvaro Saborio - D.C. United
67 Dillon Powers - Colorado Rapids
68 Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
69 Aurelien Collin - Orlando City
70 Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
71 Patrick Mullins - New York City FC
72 Fabinho - Philadelphia Union
73 Devon Sandoval - Real Salt Lake
74 DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo
75 Pa-Modou Kah - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
76 Bill Hamid - D.C. United
77 Chris Rolfe - D.C. United
78 Jeff Larentowicz - LA Galaxy
79 Drew Moor - Toronto FC
80 Julian Buescher - D.C. United RC
81 Scott Caldwell - New England Revolution
82 Maurice Edu - Philadelphia Union
83 Sebastien Le Toux - Philadelphia Union
84 Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
85 Dominic Oduro - Montreal Impact
86 Ashtone Morgan - Toronto FC
87 Steve Clark - Columbus Crew SC
88 Paulo Nagamura - Sporting Kansas City
89 Cristian Maidana - Houston Dynamo
90 C.J. Sapong - Philadelphia Union
91 Stefan Frei - Seattle Sounders FC
92 Jack Jewsbury - Portland Timbers
93 Kennedy Igboananike - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
94 Adam Kwarasey - Portland Timbers
95 Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
96 Giles Barnes - Houston Dynamo
97 Tesho Akindele - FC Dallas
98 Ricardo Clark - Houston Dynamo
99 Sam Cronin - Colorado Rapids
100 David Villa - New York City FC
101 Richie Laryea - Orlando City RC
102 Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
103 Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
104 Laurent Ciman - Montreal Impact
105 Quincy Amarikwa - San Jose Earthquakes
106 Luke Boden - Orlando City
107 Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
108 Pedro Morales - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
109 Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders FC
110 Ivan Magalhaes - Houston Dynamo RC
111 Gilberto - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
112 Brad Davis - Sporting Kansas City
113 Victor Ulloa - FC Dallas
114 Liam Ridgewell - Portland Timbers
115 Will Bruin - Houston Dynamo
116 Boniek Garcia - Houston Dynamo
117 Ashley Cole - LA Galaxy RC
118 Thomas McNamara - New York City FC
119 Justin Meram - Columbus Crew SC
120 Taylor Kemp - D.C. United
121 Waylon Francis - Columbus Crew SC
122 Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
123 Cordell Cato - San Jose Earthquakes
124 Dillon Serna - Colorado Rapids
125 Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
126 Ben Polk - Portland Timbers RC
127 Sacha Kljestan - New York Red Bulls
128 Andres Romero - Montreal Impact
129 Sean Franklin - D.C. United
130 Robbie Rogers - LA Galaxy
131 Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
132 Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC RC
133 Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union RC
134 Benoit Cheyrou - Toronto FC
135 Taylor Washington - Philadelphia Union RC
136 Nat Borchers - Portland Timbers
137 Jack Harrison - New York City FC RC
138 Luke Mulholland - Real Salt Lake
139 Bryan Rochez - Orlando City
140 Kyle Fisher - Montreal Impact RC
141 Federico Higuain - Columbus Crew SC
142 Tim Melia - Sporting Kansas City
143 Joshua Yaro - Philadelphia Union RC
144 Darwin Ceren - Orlando City
145 Hector Jimenez - Columbus Crew SC
146 Jonathan Campbell - Chicago Fire Soccer Club RC
147 Fabian Herbers - Philadelphia Union RC
148 Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
149 Chad Marshall - Seattle Sounders FC
150 Didier Drogba - Montreal Impact
151 Josh Saunders - New York City FC
152 Chris Pontius - Philadelphia Union
153 Eric Gehrig - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
154 David Ousted - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
155 Lloyd Sam - New York Red Bulls
156 Kei Kamara - Columbus Crew SC
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157 Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
158 Kekuta Manneh - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
159 Sebastian Lletget - LA Galaxy
160 Wil Trapp - Columbus Crew SC
162 Harry Shipp - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
163 Kwadwo Poku - New York City FC
165 Joao Plata - Real Salt Lake
166 Cyle Larin - Orlando City
167 Erick Torres - Houston Dynamo
168 Matias Laba - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
169 Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution
170 Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
171 Kemar Lawrence - New York Red Bulls
172 Andrew Farrell - New England Revolution
173 Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution
174 Octavio Rivero - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
175 Lucas Melano - Portland Timbers
176 Kelyn Rowe - New England Revolution
177 Matt Polster - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
178 Alvas Powell - Portland Timbers
179 Tommy Thompson - San Jose Earthquakes
180 Erik Palmer-Brown - Sporting Kansas City
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181 - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
182 - Colorado Rapids
183 - Columbus Crew SC
184 - D.C. United
185 - FC Dallas
186 - Houston Dynamo
187 - LA Galaxy
188 - Montreal Impact
189 - New England Revolution
190 - New York City FC
191 - New York Red Bulls
192 - Orlando City
193 - Philadelphia Union
194 - Portland Timbers
195 - Real Salt Lake
196 - San Jose Earthquakes
197 - Seattle Sounders FC
198 - Sporting Kansas City
199 - Toronto FC
200 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 

Variations Set Checklist

10 cards.

1 Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
25 Kaká - Orlando City
30 Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
61 Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
65 Frank Lampard - New York City FC
100 David Villa - New York City FC
103 Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
125 Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
150 Didier Drogba - Montreal Impact
156 Kei Kamara - Columbus Crew SC

 

Base Autographs Set Checklist

59 cards. Serial Numbered #/350 or less.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/50, Orange #/25, Red #/5, Black 1/1
2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer 24 Under 24 Auto Fabian Castillo2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Autograph Red Frank Lampard

1 Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
5 Clint Irwin - Toronto FC
7 Darren Mattocks - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
9 Dax McCarty - New York Red Bulls
16 Khiry Shelton - New York City FC
24 Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
25 Kaká - Orlando City
27 Bobby Shuttleworth - New England Revolution
28 Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
31 Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
33 Tony Tchani - Columbus Crew SC
36 Teal Bunbury - New England Revolution
39 Davy Arnaud - D.C. United
40 Luis Robles - New York Red Bulls
45 Sean Johnson - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
46 Shea Salinas - San Jose Earthquakes
48 Vincent Nogueira - Philadelphia Union
61 Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
62 Jonathan Osorio - Toronto FC
65 Frank Lampard - New York City FC
66 Alvaro Saborio - D.C. United
68 Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
69 Aurelien Collin - Orlando City
77 Chris Rolfe - D.C. United
78 Jeff Larentowicz - LA Galaxy
79 Drew Moor - Toronto FC
83 Sebastien Le Toux - Philadelphia Union
84 Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
85 Dominic Oduro - Montreal Impact
88 Paulo Nagamura - Sporting Kansas City
89 Cristian Maidana - Houston Dynamo
96 Giles Barnes - Houston Dynamo
100 David Villa - New York City FC
103 Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
104 Laurent Ciman - Montreal Impact
105 Quincy Amarikwa - San Jose Earthquakes
108 Pedro Morales - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
112 Ashley Cole - Los Angeles Galaxy
115 Will Bruin - Houston Dynamo
119 Justin Meram - Columbus Crew SC
128 Andres Romero - Montreal Impact
133 Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union
137 Jack Harrison - New York City FC
140 Kyle Fisher - Montreal Impact
143 Joshua Yaro - Philadelphia Union
147 Fabian Herbers - Philadelphia Union
148 Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
149 Chad Marshall - Seattle Sounders FC
152 Chris Pontius - Philadelphia Union
154 David Ousted - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
155 Lloyd Sam - New York Red Bulls
157 Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
160 Wil Trapp - Columbus Crew SC
162 Harry Shipp - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
168 Matias Laba - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
170 Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
172 Andrew Farrell - New England Revolution
173 Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution
176 Kelyn Rowe - New England Revolution

 

2015 All-Stars Set Checklist

24 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/5, Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer '15 All-Star Jozy Altidore

MLSA-1 Kei Kamara - Columbus Crew SC
MLSA-2 David Ousted - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
MLSA-3 Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
MLSA-4 Drew Moor - Colorado Rapids
MLSA-5 Omar Gonzalez - LA Galaxy
MLSA-6 Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
MLSA-7 Laurent Ciman - Montreal Impact
MLSA-8 David Villa - New York City FC
MLSA-9 Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
MLSA-10 Juninho - LA Galaxy
MLSA-11 Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
MLSA-12 Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
MLSA-13 Tony Beltran - Real Salt Lake
MLSA-14 Dax McCarty - New York Red Bulls
MLSA-15 Chad Marshall - Seattle Sounders FC
MLSA-16 DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo
MLSA-17 Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
MLSA-18 Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
MLSA-19 Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
MLSA-20 Waylon Francis - Columbus Crew SC
MLSA-21 Sam Cronin - Colorado Rapids
MLSA-22 Kaká - Orlando City
MLSA-23 Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
MLSA-24 Clint Irwin - Colorado Rapids

 

Admired Alumni Autographs Set Checklist

4 cards. Serial Numbered #/149
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Black 1/1
2016 Topps MLS Admired Alumni Auto Eric Wynalda

AA-AL Alexi Lalas - New England Revolution
AA-CJ Cobi Jones - LA Galaxy
AA-EW Eric Wynalda - San Jose Clash
AA-KK Kasey Keller - Seattle Sounders FC

 

Focal Point Autographs Set Checklist

12 cards. Serial Numbered #/25 or #/10.
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/5, Black 1/1

FPA-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
FPA-BF Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
FPA-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
FPA-DD Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
FPA-DV David Villa - New York City FC
FPA-EF Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
FPA-FL Frank Lampard - New York City FC
FPA-K Kaká - Orlando City
FPA-LN Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
FPA-NR Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
FPA-SGI Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
FPA-WB Will Bruin - Houston Dynamo

 

Jumbo Relics Set Checklist

40 cards. Serial Numbered #/55.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/5, Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Jumbo Relic DeMarcus Beasley

JR-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
JR-BF Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
JR-BH Bill Hamid - D.C. United
JR-BS Brek Shea - Orlando City
JR-BWP Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
JR-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
JR-CL Cyle Larin - Orlando City
JR-CT Christian Techera - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
JR-CW Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
JR-DA David Accam - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
JR-DB DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo
JR-DDW Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
JR-DO Dominic Oduro - Montreal Impact
JR-DVA Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
JR-EF Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
JR-FC Fabián Castillo - FC Dallas
JR-FE Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
JR-FL Frank Lampard - New York City FC
JR-GB Giles Barnes - Houston Dynamo
JR-GZ Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
JR-GZU Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
JR-JAG Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution
JR-JAL Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
JR-JO Jonathan Osorio - Toronto FC
JR-K Kaká - Orlando City
JR-KK Kei Kamara - Columbus Crew SC
JR-KM Kekuta Manneh - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
JR-KP Kwadwo Poku - New York City FC
JR-LNG Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
JR-MB Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
JR-MBR Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
JR-MD Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
JR-MDI Mix Diskerud - New York City FC
JR-OM Obafemi Martins - Seattle Sounders FC
JR-RC Ricardo Clark - Houston Dynamo
JR-RK Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
JR-SG Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
JR-SGI Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
JR-SLT Sebastien Le Toux - Philadelphia Union
JR-WB Will Bruin - Houston Dynamo

 

Presence of the Pitch Set Checklist

25 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/5, Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2016 Topps MLS Presence of the Pitch David Villa

PP-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
PP-BF Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
PP-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
PP-DD Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
PP-DDR Didier Drogba - Montreal Impact
PP-DM Dax McCarty - New York Red Bulls
PP-DO David Ousted - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
PP-DV David Villa - New York City FC
PP-EF Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
PP-FE Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
PP-FL Frank Lampard - New York City FC
PP-GB Giles Barnes - Houston Dynamo
PP-K Kaká - Orlando City
PP-KK Kei Kamara - Columbus Crew SC
PP-LC Laurent Ciman - Montreal Impact
PP-LN Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
PP-LR Luis Robles - New York Red Bulls
PP-MB Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
PP-MH Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
PP-NR Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
PP-RK Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
PP-SG Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
PP-SGI Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
PP-SJ Sean Johnson - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
PP-WB Will Bruin - Houston Dynamo

 

Presence of the Pitch Autographs Set Checklist

11 cards. Serial Numbered #/25.

PP-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
PP-BF Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
PP-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
PP-DO David Ousted - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
PP-DV David Villa - New York City FC
PP-EF Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
PP-FE Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
PP-GB Giles Barnes - Houston Dynamo
PP-LN Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
PP-SGI Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
PP-SJ Sean Johnson - Chicago Fire Soccer Club

 

Rooted Rivalries Set Checklist

10 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/5, Black 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1
2016 Topps MLS Rooted Rivalries

RR-CFCC Matt Polster - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
RR-HODA Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
Giles Barnes - Houston Dynamo
RR-LASJ Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
RR-NENYC Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution
David Villa - New York City FC
RR-NYDC Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
RR-NYNYC Kwadwo Poku - New York City FC
Dax McCarty - New York Red Bulls
RR-RSLCR Kevin Doyle - Colorado Rapids
Javier Morales - Real Salt Lake
RR-SSLA Giovani Dos Santos - LA Galaxy
Osvaldo Alonso - Seattle Sounders FC
RR-SVP Pedro Morales - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
RR-TOSL Laurent Ciman - Montreal Impact
Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC

 

Sketch Patches Set Checklist

10 cards. Serial Numbered 1/1.

SPR-BWP Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
SPR-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
SPR-CW Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
SPR-FH Federico Higuain - Columbus Crew SC
SPR-GZ Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
SPR-JJ Jermaine Jones - New England Revolution
SPR-KB Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
SPR-MBE Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
SPR-MBR Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
SPR-OM Obafemi Martins - Seattle Sounders FC

 

Team Colors Relics Set Checklist

10 cards. Serial Numbered 1/1.
Hobby Only.

TC-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
TC-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
TC-DD Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
TC-FL Frank Lampard - New York City FC
TC-GZ Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
TC-JA Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
TC-K Kaká - Orlando City
TC-KK Kei Kamara - Columbus Crew SC
TC-SG Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
TC-SGI Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC

Product Review

2016 Topps MLS Soccer Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: All hits are numbered, many of the biggest international stars are included in the autograph checklist, nice patches in jumbo relics.

Bad: Base design is a little too busy, big decrease in hits from last year, sticker autographs.

The Bottom Line: On paper, the changes largely skew positive as all hit print runs are known and the signers list sees some bigger MLS names. However, the flagship soccer set from Topps continues to shed guaranteed hits per box. Also, as the autographs are numbered, it is quite clear the top names are short prints in a sea of 350-count autographs. Even at the current price, it’s still hard to look to boxes as an appealing collecting option.

Staff Rating:
2.9 / 5.0

Card Design: 2.5/5.0

For some reason, the main Topps MLS design is where experimentation takes place. Maybe I am too traditional, but the flagship set should keeps things relatively simple, especially since there are other MLS releases which offer bold designs (APEX). In addition to the very thin stock, the design is just not my preference. While it is still a little much, I am largely okay with the team logo banner at the bottom. The real issue for me is the text box on a diagonal in the center of the image. There is also the odd, faint background design. For me, it seems the attempt is to be fresh and exciting but ultimately comes across as busy and disappointing.

As with all sets, the hard part for manufacturers is presenting a design that is not boring but also does not offend the stylistic preferences of individual collectors. I completely understand that this is no small task since everyone is a little (or a lot) different when it comes to what they are looking for in a release. I assume there are plenty who like the 2016 Topps MLS base design but I am not among them.

Outside of the base, there is really not a ton of variety. Autographs add stickers to the main design. Inserts largely follow the loudness of the base and several look like they should just be subsets versus inserts. I did enjoy the Rooted Rivalries insert, especially the layout and images. Perhaps they would have looked even better without so many background colors to give more attention to the stadium design.

Another positive is the Jumbo Relics. In addition to the obvious appeal of a larger swatch, it appears that many offer multi-color pieces or logo/letter relics.

The saturation of short prints is an issue in today’s hobby but I felt that this was one release where it worked. However, it is disappointing that a switch was made to roll the All-Star images that previously acted as the variations into their own insert and change the short prints to the generic image difference with no theme. This year they are more plentiful, less memorable and add little.

Checklist: 3.75/5.0

While design was an issue for me, the checklist is where Topps MLS continues to make noticeable strides. Signers this year include David Villa, Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, Kaka, and Sebastian Giovinco, along with many from the USMNT. Sure, most of these are short prints, but they are still a quality option that was not available in previous years..

Value: 2.5/5.0

Ultimately, the checklist helps more than the design hurts but the value still suffers from the lack of depth in the league and it will be some time before that ever changes. Even with several key names at the top, most of the subjects in the 59-card base autograph set are worth very little. Value is also hurt by the lower hit total. 2014 had three autographs and three relics. 2015 had two autographs, two relics and one autographed relic. 2016 drops that to just two autographs and one relic and the box price did not decrease all that much (around $80).

The Fun Factor: 3.0/5.0

For me, design carries a fair amount of weight, so this hurt the fun factor slightly. I really wanted to enjoy it, but I just feel that the only noticeable step forward was getting some of the bigger names in the autograph checklist. In regards to the specific box I opened, none of the guaranteed hits were great but it was very nice to see a David Villa printing plate pop up in a pack.

2016 Topps MLS Soccer Box Hit Gallery

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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2016 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Cards - Review & Hit Gallery Added, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2016-05-06T14:10:06+00:00 rating 2.9 out of 5

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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Reviews

  1. Base cards don’t look as nice as last year

  2. Great product

  3. Flimsy set better served for bookmarks in children’s stories. Opened two hobby boxes, card quality was poor. One pack had just five of the advertised eight cards, with no relic. Box was short that hit.

    The cards look better live than they do in pictures. Hits were nothing terribly special in terms of players, though the Oduro patch featured part of the shirt sponsor lettering, which was kind of cool.

    Photo variants face backward in the packs, which is helpful, and focus on stars (Villa, Lampard, Drogba, etc.).

    This set could tickle someone’s fancy, but between the porous card quality and being shorted a hit, we ended up disappointed.

    Won’t be buying more.

  4. Disappointing that Topps lowered the overall hits for this release in comparison to previous years.

    Being a set collector I was extremely disappointed that after opening all cards I still had 41 cards missing from the set. On all previous years of the Topps release I am usually less than 10 cards from completing the base set.

    I got the promised hit rate but it was not enough to justify the price of the box.

    I like the design and the information provided on the back of the card. The jumbo patch cards are nice too.

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