After a few years on the bench, 2018-19 Donruss Soccer marks the return of the brand for international futbol collectors. Highlighting stars of various national teams and top clubs around the world, each Hobby box includes two autographs. Something of a set within a set, there is also a fair amount of 2018-19 Donruss Optic Soccer content in the same product.
2018-19 Donruss Soccer Base
A total of 30 national team and professional club squads make up the 200-card set in 2018-19 Donruss Soccer. This includes 175 base cards and 25 Rated Rookie cards, which average two per pack. Although normally found in all Donruss sets, '18-19 is the official debut for Rated Rookie soccer cards.
The base lineup also features a whole slew of 2018-19 Donruss Optic Soccer parallels, including eight Hobby-exclusives, plus the Hobby-only Press Proof parallels. All parallels combine to average three per pack.
2018-19 Donruss Soccer Base Parallels Breakdown
- Base Optic (1 RR per pack)
- Purple Velocity - 1 per Blaster box
- Aqua #/149
- Orange #/99
- Red Velocity #/50
- Black Velocity #/25
- Optic Gold #/10
- Green #/5
- Gold Vinyl 1/1
- Green - 2 per Blaster box
- Red - 3 per Fat Pack
- Die-Cut #/100
- Gold #/75
- Canvas #/25
- Gold Die-Cut #/10
- Blue #/5
- Purple 1/1
2018-19 Donruss Soccer Inserts
Clearly there is no shortage of parallels, and the 2018-19 Donruss Soccer checklist is filled with inserts, as well, dropping at a rate of three per pack. The traditional inserts consist of six options that combine to average 24 per Hobby box. Choices include 1989 Donruss Tribute in honor of the 20th anniversary for the baseball set, and Elite Series for 20 of the best players in the world.
Other standard inserts include Dominators, Legends Series, Magicians and Out of This World. These all include Hobby-only Silver, Gold (#/75), Blue (#/10) and Purple (1/1) parallels.
2018-19 Donruss Soccer also has six Opti-Chrome inserts that are exclusive to Hobby boxes, including Chain Reaction, Explosive, Illusions, Preferred, Titans and X-Ponential Power. There should be a total of 12 of these Opti-Chrome inserts per box. Among the parallels are Silver, Gold (#/10) and Gold Vinyl (1/1) versions.
2018-19 Donruss Soccer Autographs
Reaching into the past and present for the 2018-19 Donruss Soccer signatures, many top players and managers appear in The Beautiful Game.
In addition, top USWNT stars join the excitement for 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France. Road to France features notable members from the U.S. Women's National Team. The Beautiful Game and Road to France both have Hobby-only Gold (#/75 or less), Blue (#/10 or less) and Purple (1/1) parallels, as well.
Not done yet, there is a Hobby-only Donruss Optic Autograph parallel for the base set and Rated Rookie subset with Blue, Gold and Gold Vinyl editions. These parallel cards are limited to 99 or less.
Hobby is also the only place to find Dual, Triple and Quad Autograph cards.
Estimated Release Date: April 10, 2019
Product Configuration: 30 cards per pack, 12 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
2018-19 Topps Chrome Bundesliga Soccer Hobby Box Break
- 2 Autographs
- 24 Rated Rookie Cards
- 12 Rated Rookie Optic Cards
- 36 Inserts and 36 Parallels
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.
2018-19 Donruss Soccer Checklist
This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.
Autograph Signers Checklist
FC Bayern Munich
Real Madrid CF