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

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

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Following up the brand's debut last year, 2016 Topps Apex MLS maintains the groundwork that was established and looks to build on it with a greater emphasis on the global stars found in the growing league. Each hobby box promises two autographs and one Crest Jumbo Relic.

Buoyed by international names like Andrea Pirlo, David Villa, Didier Drogba, Giovani dos Santos, Kaka and Steven Gerrard, 2016 Topps Apex MLS also features top domestic stars, including many from the US National Team.

Presenting key names from throughout the MLS, the 100-card base set includes the rookie cards for young stars like Jordan Morris and Jack Harrison. Parallels grow the choices with Green (#'d), Red (#/5 - Hobby), Purple (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1). There will also be Rookie Short Prints for the 2016 MLS SuperDraft picks taken in the first round.

The base Autograph set largely mirrors the base design with an added sticker signature. Green (#'d), Red (#/5 - Hobby), and Purple (1/1) parallels offer additional rarity. Dual Autographs (#'d) pair two notable players on the same card

A first for MLS cards, the 2016 All-Star Autographs feature hard-signed content from the players who will battle Arsenal (July, 2016) in the annual match that pits the top players of the league against a notable foreign club. These will be one of the biggest draws in 2016 Topps Apex MLS.

Combining several elements into one, the Match Day Die-Cut Auto Relics (1 per case; hobby only) showcase a unique design along with a sticker signature and jumbo relic piece. Red (#/5) and Purple (1/1) parallels are also found.

Dropping one per master box, Crest Jumbo Relics are exclusive to hobby. In addition to the base version, parallels include Red Patch (#/5), Red Collar (#'d), Purple Shield/Team/ADIDAS (1/1) and Printing Plates Patches (1/1).

Rounding out the product, traditional inserts in 2016 Topps Apex MLS include Global Influence cards that highlight the international players and GOLAZO! inserts which feature goal celebrations. Both offer Green (#'d), Red (#/5 - Hobby), Purple (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1) parallels as well as limited Autograph versions.

Release Date: 9/16/2016
Product Configuration: 32 cards per mini-box, 2 mini-boxes per master box, 8 masters per case

2016 Topps Apex MLS Master Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Crest Jumbo Relic
  • 2 Autograph Cards
  • 64 Total Cards

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2016 Topps Apex MLS Soccer EXCLUSIVE 16 Box Factory Sealed CASE-16 AUTOGRAPHS ! $159.99
2016 Topps Apex MLS Soccer Factory Sealed 8 Box HOBBY CASE-24 AUTOGRAPHS RELICS $239.99

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Set Checklist

2016 Topps Apex MLS Major League Soccer Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

110 cards. The final ten cards are short prints (SP).
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/99, Green #/50, Red #/5 (Hobby), Purple 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
2016 Topps Apex MLS Base Blue Drogba

1 Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
2 Jermaine Jones - Colorado Rapids
3 Jack Harrison - New York City FC RC
4 Dominic Oduro - Montreal Impact
5 Tesho Akindele - FC Dallas
6 Joao Plata - Real Salt Lake
7 David Ousted - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
8 Justin Meram - Columbus Crew SC
9 Alvaro Saborio - D.C. United
10 Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
11 Joshua Yaro - Philadelphia Union RC
12 Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union RC
13 Luis Robles - New York Red Bulls
14 Kaká - Orlando City
15 Sebastien Le Toux - Philadelphia Union
16 Pedro Morales - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
17 Dillon Powers - Colorado Rapids
18 Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
19 David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes
20 Tommy Thompson - San Jose Earthquakes
21 Mike Grella - New York Red Bulls
22 Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
23 Cyle Larin - Orlando City
24 Will Bruin - Houston Dynamo
25 Didier Drogba - Montreal Impact
26 Marky Delgado - Toronto FC
27 Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
28 Lloyd Sam - New York Red Bulls
29 Dax McCarty - New York Red Bulls
30 Robbie Rogers - LA Galaxy
31 Darren Mattocks - Portland Timbers
32 Laurent Ciman - Montreal Impact
33 Kemar Lawrence - New York Red Bulls
34 Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
35 Federico Higuain - Columbus Crew SC
36 Kwadwo Poku - New York City FC
37 Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
38 Fabian Herbers - Philadelphia Union RC
39 Chris Pontius - Philadelphia Union
40 Sean Franklin - D.C. United
41 Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
42 C.J. Sapong - Philadelphia Union
43 Matt Polster - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
44 Teal Bunbury - New England Revolution
45 Paulo Nagamura - Sporting Kansas City
46 Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
47 Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders FC
48 Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
49 Mix Diskerud - New York City FC
50 Kei Kamara - New England Revolution
51 Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC RC
52 Roger Espinoza - Sporting Kansas City
53 Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
54 Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution
55 Evan Bush - Montreal Impact
56 Wil Trapp - Columbus Crew SC
57 Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers
58 Fatai Alashe - San Jose Earthquakes
59 Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
60 Jonathan Osorio - Toronto FC
61 DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo
62 Frank Lampard - New York City FC
63 Bobby Shuttleworth - New England Revolution
64 Drew Moor - Toronto FC
65 Aurelien Collin - New York Red Bulls
66 Giles Barnes - Houston Dynamo
67 Sebastian Lletget - LA Galaxy
68 Brek Shea - Orlando City
69 Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
70 Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
71 Chad Marshall - Seattle Sounders FC
72 Atiba Harris - FC Dallas
73 Kennedy Igboananike - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
74 Adrian Winter - Orlando City
75 Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
76 Lamar Neagle - D.C. United
77 Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution
78 Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
79 Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
80 Michael Barrios - FC Dallas
81 Ashley Cole - LA Galaxy RC
82 Matias Pérez Garcia - San Jose Earthquakes
83 Fanendo Adi - Portland Timbers
84 Ricardo Clark - Houston Dynamo
85 Octavio Rivero - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
86 Khiry Shelton - New York City FC
87 Alan Gordon - LA Galaxy
88 Giovani dos Santos - LA Galaxy
89 Harry Shipp - Montreal Impact
90 Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
91 Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids RC
92 Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
93 Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
94 Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
95 Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
96 Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
97 David Accam - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
98 Cristian Techera - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
99 Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
100 David Villa - New York City FC
Rookie Short Prints
101 Brandon Vincent - Chicago Fire Soccer Club RC SP
102 Omar Holness - Real Salt Lake RC SP
103 Andrew Tarbell - San Jose Earthquakes RC SP
104 Tsubasa Endoh - Toronto FC RC SP
105 Julian Buscher - D.C. United RC SP
106 Jonathan Campbell - Chicago Fire Soccer Club RC SP
107 Jordan McCrary - New England Revolution RC SP
108 Cole Seiler - Vancouver Whitecaps FC RC SP
109 Rodrigo Saravia - Columbus Crew SC RC SP
110 Ben Polk - Portland TimbersRC SP

 

Autographs Set Checklist

58 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/99, Green #/50, Red #/5 (Hobby), Purple 1/1.
2016 Topps Apex MLS Autograph

1 Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
3 Jack Harrison - New York City FC
4 Dominic Oduro - Montreal Impact
5 Tesho Akindele - FC Dallas
8 Justin Meram - Columbus Crew SC
9 Alvaro Saborio - D.C. United
10 Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
11 Joshua Yaro - Philadelphia Union
12 Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union
13 Luis Robles - New York Red Bulls
15 Sebastien Le Toux - Philadelphia Union
17 Dillon Powers - Colorado Rapids
20 Tommy Thompson - San Jose Earthquakes
21 Mike Grella - New York Red Bulls
26 Marky Delgado - Toronto FC
30 Robbie Rogers - LA Galaxy
32 Laurent Ciman - Montreal Impact
33 Kemar Lawrence - New York Red Bulls
34 Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
35 Federico Higuain - Columbus Crew SC
36 Kwadwo Poku - New York City FC
37 Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
38 Fabian Herbers - Philadelphia Union
39 Chris Pontius - Phiadelphia Union
40 Sean Franklin - D.C. United
42 C.J. Sapong - Phiadelphia Union
44 Teal Bunbury - New England Revolution
45 Paulo Nagamura - Sporting Kansas City
48 Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
52 Roger Espinoza - Sporting Kansas City
53 Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
55 Evan Bush - Montreal Impact
56 Wil Trapp - Columbus Crew SC
58 Fatai Alashe - San Jose Earthquakes
59 Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
60 Jonathan Osorio - Toronto FC
62 Frank Lampard - New York City FC
63 Bobby Shuttleworth - New England Revolution
64 Drew Moor - Toronto FC
65 Aurelien Collin - New York Red Bulls
67 Sebastian Lletget - LA Galaxy
72 Atiba Harris - FC Dallas
74 Adrian Winter - Orlando City
77 Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution
78 Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
80 Michael Barrios - FC Dallas
81 Ashley Cole - LA Galaxy
82 Matias Pérez Garcia - San Jose Earthquakes
83 Fanendo Adi - Portland Timbers
86 Khiry Shelton - New York City FC
87 Alan Gordon - LA Galaxy
90 Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
91 Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids
92 Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
93 Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
95 Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
96 Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
100 David Villa - New York City FC

 

Dual Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards.

ADA-CA Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
ADA-CP Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
Laurent Ciman - Montreal Impact
ADA-ES Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
Alvaro Saborio - D.C. United
ADA-GL Mike Grella - New York Red Bulls
Kemar Lawrence - New York Red Bulls
ADA-HY Jack Harrison - New York City FC
Joshua Yaro - Philadelphia Union
ADA-LC Ashley Cole - LA Galaxy
Frank Lampard - New York City FC
ADA-LL Sebastian Lletget - LA Galaxy
Jeff Larentowicz - LA Galaxy
ADA-PH Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids
Dillon Powers - Colorado Rapids
ADA-VP David Villa - New York City FC
Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
ADA-ZB Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City

 

2016 All-Star Autographs Set Checklist

14 cards. Serial numbered #/35.
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ASA-AB Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union
ASA-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
ASA-BV Brandon Vincent - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
ASA-CL Cyle Larin - Orlando City
ASA-DD Didier Drogba - Montreal Impact
ASA-DN Darlington Nagbe - Portland Timbers
ASA-DV David Villa - New York City FC
ASA-IP Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
ASA-JJ Jermaine Jones - Colorado Rapids
ASA-K Kaká - Orlando City
ASA-KB Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
ASA-KR Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union
ASA-KW Kendall Waston - Vancouver Whitecaps
ASA-WT Wil Trapp - Columbus Crew SC

 

Crest Jumbo Relics Set Checklist

45 cards. 1 per Hobby Box. Serial Numbered #/89.
PARALLEL CARDS: Red Patch #/5, Red Collar #/5, Purple Shield 1/1, Purple Team 1/1, Purple ADIDAS 1/1, Printing Pates 1/1.
2016 Topps Apex MLS Crest Jumbo Relics Lampard

CJR-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
CJR-AS Alvaro Saborio - D.C. United
CJR-BE Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders FC
CJR-BF Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
CJR-BWP Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
CJR-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
CJR-CL Cyle Larin - Orlando City
CJR-CW Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
CJR-DA David Accam - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
CJR-DB DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo
CJR-DC Diego Chara - Portland Timbers
CJR-DD Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
CJR-DF Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution
CJR-DO Dominic Oduro - Montreal Impact
CJR-DOU David Ousted - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
CJR-DP Dillon Powers - Colorado Rapids
CJR-DV Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
CJR-EF Ethan Finlay - Columbus Crew SC
CJR-FC Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
CJR-FE Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
CJR-FH Federico Higuain - Columbus Crew SC
CJR-FL Frank Lampard - New York City FC
CJR-GB Giles Barnes - Houston Dynamo
CJR-GZ Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
CJR-GZU Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
CJR-JA Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
CJR-K Kaká - Orlando City
CJR-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
CJR-KS Khiry Shelton - New York City FC
CJR-LN Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
CJR-LS Lloyd Sam - New York Red Bulls
CJR-MB Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
CJR-MBR Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
CJR-MD Marky Delgado - Toronto FC
CJR-MG Mike Grella - New York Red Bulls
CJR-MID Mix Diskerud - New York City FC
CJR-ML Matias Laba - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
CJR-QA Quincy Amarikwa - San Jose Earthquakes
CJR-RK Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
CJR-SC Sam Cronin - Colorado Rapids
CJR-SF Stefan Frei - Seattle Sounders FC
CJR-SG Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
CJR-SGI Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
CJR-SK Sacha Kljestan - New York Red Bulls
CJR-SLT Sebastien Le Toux - Philadelphia Union

 

Global Influence Set Checklist

29 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/99, Green #/50, Red #/5 (Hobby), Purple 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
2016 Topps Apex MLS Global Influence Blue Kaka

GI-AC Ashley Cole - LA Galaxy
GI-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
GI-AS Álvaro Saborío - D.C. United
GI-BWP Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
GI-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
GI-CT Cristian Techera - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
GI-DA David Accam - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
GI-DD Didier Drogba - Impact Montreal
GI-DM Darren Mattocks - Portland Timbers
GI-DO Dominic Oduro - Impact Montreal
GI-DV David Villa - New York City FC
GI-DVA Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
GI-FC Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
GI-FL Frank Lampard - New York City FC
GI-GD Giovani dos Santos - LA Galaxy
GI-GZ Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
GI-JA Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
GI-JO Jonathan Osorio - Toronto FC
GI-JP Joao Plata - Real Salt Lake
GI-K Kaká - Orlando City
GI-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
GI-KK Kei Kamara - New England Revolution
GI-LC Laurent Ciman - Impact Montreal
GI-MD Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
GI-PM Pedro Morales - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
GI-RK Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
GI-SG Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
GI-SGE Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
GI-SLT Sebastien Le Toux - Philadelphia Union

 

Global Influence Autographs Set Checklist

14 cards. Serial numbered #/25.

GI-AC Ashley Cole - LA Galaxy
GI-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
GI-AS Alvaro Saborio - D.C. United
GI-DO Dominic Oduro - Impact Montreal
GI-DV David Villa - New York City FC
GI-FC Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
GI-FL Frank Lampard - New York City FC
GI-GZ Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
GI-JO Jonathan Osorio - Toronto FC
GI-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
GI-LC Laurent Ciman - Impact Montreal
GI-MD Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
GI-SG Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
GI-SLT Sebastien Le Toux - Philadelphia Union

 

Golazo Set Checklist

15 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/99, Green #/50, Red #/5 (Hobby), Purple 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1.
2016 Topps Apex MLS Golazo

GOL-CDA Charlie Davies - New England Revolution
GOL-CDE Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
GOL-CL Cyle Larin - Orlando City
GOL-CP Chris Pontius - Philadelphia Union
GOL-DD Dom Dwyer - Sporting Kansas City
GOL-FC Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
GOL-FM Felipe Martins - New York Red Bulls
GOL-JP Joao Plata - Real Salt Lake
GOL-KK Kei Kamara - New England Revolution
GOL-KR Kelyn Rowe - New England Revolution
GOL-MM Mike Magee - LA Galaxy
GOL-MU Maximiliano Urruti - FC Dallas
GOL-RC Ricardo Clark - Houston Dynamo
GOL-SG Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
GOL-TM Thomas McNamara - New York City FC

 

Match Day Die-Cut Autograph Relics Set Checklist

16 cards. 1 per Hobby Case. Serial numbered.
PARALLEL CARDS: Red #/5, Purple 1/1.
2016 Topps Apex MLS Match Day Die-Cut Autograph Relics

MDAR-AP Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
MDAR-BF Benny Feilhaber - Sporting Kansas City
MDAR-DP Dillon Powers - Colorado Rapids
MDAR-FC Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
MDAR-FE Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
MDAR-FH Federico Higuain - Columbus Crew SC
MDAR-JO Jonathan Osorio - Toronto FC
MDAR-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
MDAR-KL Kemar Lawrence - New York Red Bulls
MDAR-KS Khiry Shelton - New York City FC
MDAR-LC Laurent Ciman - Montreal Impact
MDAR-MD Marky Delgado - Toronto FC
MDAR-MG Mike Grella - New York Red Bulls
MDAR-RR Robbie Rogers - LA Galaxy
MDAR-SL Sebastien Le Toux - Philadelphia Union
MDAR-TB Teal Bunbury - New England Revolution

 

Quad Relics Set Checklist

10 cards. Serial numbered #/25.
2016 Topps Apex MLS Quad Relics

QR-CADA Tesho Akindele - FC Dallas
Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
Fabian Castillo - FC Dallas
Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
QR-CFSO Bobby Shuttleworth - New England Revolution
Stefan Frei - Seattle Sounders FC
Steve Clark - Columbus Crew SC
David Ousted - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
QR-DAZB Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
QR-ESRH Fabian Espindola - D.C. United
Alvaro Saborio - D.C. United
Bill Hamid - D.C. United
Chris Rolfe - D.C. United
QR-KZGL Sebastian Lletget - LA Galaxy
Steven Gerrard - LA Galaxy
Robbie Keane - LA Galaxy
Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
QR-LKSH Cristian Higuita - Orlando City
Brek Shea - Orlando City
Cyle Larin - Orlando City
Kaká - Orlando City
QR-NAFD Charlie Davies - New England Revolution
Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution
Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution
QR-RLMO David Ousted - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Pedro Morales - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Octavio Rivero - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Matias Laba - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
QR-SPDP Kwadwo Poku - New York City FC
Mix Diskerud - New York City FC
Khiry Shelton - New York City FC
Andrea Pirlo - New York City FC
QR-WASB David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes
Shea Salinas - San Jose Earthquakes
Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
Quincy Amarikwa - San Jose Earthquakes

 

Kick Exclusive Redemption Cards Set Checklist

10 cards. Serial numbered #/25.
2016 Topps Apex MLS Kick

Andoni Iraola - New York City FC
Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders
Brek Shea - Orlando City
Charlie Davies - New England Revolution
Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
Didier Drogba - Montreal Impact
Fanendo Adi - Portland Timbers
Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
Gyasi Zardes - LA Galaxy
Michael Bradley - Toronto FC

 

Product Review

2016 Topps Apex MLS Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: New on-card autographs, good price point, vivid colors and bold designs.

Bad: Base design not as appealing, on-card autographs very rare, mostly plain jumbo relics.

The Bottom Line: The sophomore effort from Apex sees some positives and negatives. While the budget-friendly pricing remains and on-card autographs enter the mix, the primary design does not work as well as last year and there are still mostly low-value sticker autographs to pull.

Staff Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.75/5.0

Where 2015 had a more complete look of splashing water and a darkened background, 2016 Topps Apex MLS feels a little more disjointed with a broken-glass effect and an odd mix of colors. It’s not terrible but it just does not work as well, in my opinion. This extends to the main autographs as they use the same design with a sticker signature.

On the other hand, while the design is still a little busy for me, the hard-signed All-Star autographs look great. The only disappointing thing is how rare they ended up being at only 35 copies.

Just like in 2015, the Crest Jumbo Relics are again a bit of a letdown since the relics are either not that large or are half obscured by the card. It might also be initially misleading to collectors as it appears to be a relic of note only to find out it is plain jersey with a die-cut design over the top third. To be fair, the low-numbered parallels fill the whole spot with a quality relic swatch.

Among the basic inserts, I do find the Golazo cards to be quite interesting. They are crazy and colorful in a good way and the goal celebration images add a fun element.

Checklist: 4.0/5.0

Like most MLS sets, the checklist is more indicative of the league as a whole so this is an instance where the league is more to blame than the set. There are a few top-end names, some players who fall more in the middle and then a lot of lower-end talent among the signers. I do appreciate that the on-card set went specifically with All-Stars, including many of the biggest names in the league.

With Pirlo, Kaka, Drogba, Giovinvo, Lampard and Villa all included with autographs in the release, the international talent is largely represented. This really boosts the product and is further enhanced because most of these offer on-card versions as well.

Value: 4.25/5.0

On the one hand, many of the MLS signers are worth very little. Despite this, a box that contains two autographs and a relic for around $40 makes that much more manageable. Few products offer this kind of value and when you add in the fact that there are limited hard-signed autographs for top names, it looks even more appealing.

The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0

The main issue I had with Apex in 2016 was that the base design was not my favorite. Other than that, I liked the changes. On-card autographs are always a winner and I appreciate that Topps elected to completely switch up the insert line with a fresh group of offerings. It is not the most glamorous product, but I like what it offers for the price.

2016 Topps Apex MLS Hit Gallery

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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2016 Topps Apex MLS Major League Soccer Cards - Product Review & Hit Gallery Added, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2016-10-07T14:00:00+00:00 rating 4.0 out of 5

Trey Treutel  |  E-Mail Author

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+.


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