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First look: 2013 Topps Major League Soccer

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor

As soccer grows in the United States, card companies are looking to tap into the market.

Topps has secured a licensed with Major League Soccer and will produce its first MLS cards this summer.

Each hobby box will have 24 packs with 10 cards in each pack. In addition, there will be two autographs and three relic cards in every box.

Autographs will include players from the MLS SuperDraft and top stars from the league on cards called MLS Maestros Autographs. Each autograph will feature four different parallels, including a Golazo parallel numbered 1-of-1.

Other autographs include Golden Boot Die-Cut Autographs with current and former goal scorers.

In addition, the set will include Extra Time Redemptions for transfers who make their debut during the 2013 season.

Some relic cards will also bear signatures with different levels of parallels.

Topps will also feature MLS Kit Relics and Official MLS Soccer Ball Redemption Cards.

The inserts will utilize action shots and unique designs.
– This Is Soccer: Action photos of players (autographs numbered to 25)
– 1978 Topps EPL Soccer: Top MLS players on the 1978 Topps English Premier League design
– Topps Mini
– MLS Rivalries

The base set will feature 200 cards including short-prints and variations. There will be Blue (numbered to 50), Gold (/25), Black (/10), Golazo (1-of-1) and Printing Plate parallels.

The set is scheduled to come out in mid-July.

Update: Topps announced today is has formed multi-year partnership with the MLS. Future products include trading cards, sticker, sticker albums and other MLS collectables.

“MLS is excited about this new partnership with Topps,” said Maribeth Towers, MLS senior vice president of consumer products. “We regularly hear from MLS supporters that they want a variety of cards and collectibles and this new relationship will allow us to super-serve our incredibly supportive fans.”

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Sports Card Monthly. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here. Follow Beckett Media on Facebook and Twitter.


2013 Topps MLS Checklist

BASE
Veterans and Rookies
Thierry Henry New York Red Bulls
Robbie Keane LA Galaxy
Tim Cahill New York Red Bulls
Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes
Graham Zusi Sporting Kansas City
Dwayne De Rosario D.C. United
Alessandro Nesta Montreal Impact
John Bostock Toronto FC
Osvaldo Alonso Seattle Sounders FC
Omar Gonzalez LA Galaxy
Chris Pontius D.C. United
Will Bruin Houston Dynamo
Eddie Johnson Seattle Sounders FC
Mike Magee LA Galaxy
Juninho LA Galaxy
Kyle Beckerman Real Salt Lake
Brad Davis Houston Dynamo
Austin Berry Chicago Fire
Jimmy Nielsen Sporting Kansas City
Aurelien Collin Sporting Kansas City
Matt Besler Sporting Kansas City
Victor Bernardez San Jose Earthquakes
Nick DeLeon D.C. United
Darlington Nagbe Portland Timbers
Tally Hall Houston Dynamo
Federico Higuain Columbus Crew
Alvaro Saborio Real Salt Lake
Brian Ching Houston Dynamo
Mauro Rosales Seattle Sounders FC
Jose Villarreal LA Galaxy
Juan Agudelo Chivas USA
Kenny Cooper FC Dallas
Nick Rimando Real Salt Lake
Chris Rolfe Chicago Fire
Sean Johnson Chicago Fire
Joel Lindpere Chicago Fire
Steve Zakuani Seattle Sounders FC
Ramiro Corrales San Jose EarthquakesDrew Moor Colorado Rapids
Jairo Arrieta Columbus Crew
Chad Marshall Columbus Crew
Justin Morrow San Jose Earthquakes
Zach Loyd FC Dallas
Carlo Cudicini LA Galaxy
Patrice Bernier Montreal Impact
Davy Arnaud Montreal Impact
Heath Pearce New York Red Bulls
Jeff Parke Philadelphia Union
Michael Gspurning Seattle Sounders FC
Darren Mattocks Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Michael Farfan Philadelphia Union
Ryan Johnson Portland Timbers
Fabian Espindola New York Red Bulls
Kevin Alston New England Revolution
Dan Kennedy Chivas USA
Robert Earnshaw Toronto FC
Claudio Bieler Sporting Kansas City
Jack McInerney Philadelphia Union
Sebastien Le Toux Philadelphia Union
David Ferreira FC Dallas
Diego Valeri Portland Timbers
Deshorn Brown Colorado Rapids
Edgar Mejia Chivas USA
Joaquin Velazquez Chivas USA
Mario de Luna Chivas USA
Bobby Burling Chivas USA
Eric Avila Chivas USA
Walter Vilchez Chivas USA
Laurent Courtois Chivas USA
Oswaldo Minda Chivas USA
Tristan Bowen Chivas USA
Dilly Duka Chicago Fire
Gonzalo Segares Chicago Fire
Jalil Anibaba Chicago Fire
Jeff Larentowicz Chicago Fire
Patrick Nyarko Chicago Fire
Sherjill MacDonald Chicago Fire
Atiba Harris Colorado Rapids
Brian Mullan Colorado RapidsDiego Calderon Colorado Rapids
Dillon Powers Colorado Rapids
Hendry Thomas Colorado Rapids
Marvell Wynne Colorado Rapids
Matt Pickens Colorado Rapids
Agustin Viana Columbus Crew
Andy Gruenebaum Columbus Crew
Danny O’Rourke Columbus Crew
Dominic Oduro Columbus Crew
Glauber Columbus Crew
Josh Williams Columbus Crew
Tyson Wahl Columbus Crew
Bill Hamid D.C. United
Brandon McDonald D.C. United
Chris Korb D.C. United
Dejan Jakovic D.C. United
Lionard Pajoy D.C. United
Perry Kitchen D.C. United
James Riley D.C. United
Andrew Jacobson FC Dallas
George John FC Dallas
Jackson FC Dallas
Matt Hedges FC Dallas
Raul Fernandez FC Dallas
Fabian Castillo FC Dallas
Michel FC Dallas
Bobby Boswell Houston Dynamo
Boniek Garcia Houston Dynamo
Corey Ashe Houston Dynamo
Jermaine Taylor Houston Dynamo
Kofi Sarkodie Houston Dynamo
Ricardo Clark Houston Dynamo
A.J. DeLaGarza LA Galaxy
Jack McBean LA Galaxy
Marcelo Sarvas LA Galaxy
Sean Franklin LA Galaxy
Todd Dunivant LA Galaxy
Andrea Pisanu Montreal Impact
Felipe Martins Montreal Impact
Hassoun Camara Montreal Impact
Jeb Brovsky Montreal ImpactMarco Di Vaio Montreal Impact
Matteo Ferrari Montreal Impact
Troy Perkins Montreal Impact
A.J. Soares New England Revolution
Andrew Farrell New England Revolution
Clyde Simms New England Revolution
Jerry Bengtson New England Revolution
Jose Goncalves New England Revolution
Juan Toja New England Revolution
Lee Nguyen New England Revolution
Matt Reis New England Revolution
Saer Sene New England Revolution
Dax McCarty New York Red Bulls
Jamison Olave New York Red Bulls
Luis Robles New York Red Bulls
Brandon Barklage New York Red Bulls
Eric Alexander New York Red Bulls
Juninho New York Red Bulls
Amobi Okugo Philadelphia Union
Brian Carroll Philadelphia Union
Keon Daniel Philadelphia Union
Raymon Gaddis Philadelphia Union
Sheanon Williams Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath Philadelphia Union
Andrew Jean-Baptiste Portland Timbers
Diego Chara Portland Timbers
Donovan Ricketts Portland Timbers
Michael Harrington Portland Timbers
Mikael Silvestre Portland Timbers
Will Johnson Portland Timbers
Jack Jewsbury Portland Timbers
Chris Schuler Real Salt Lake
Khari Stephenson Real Salt Lake
Kwame Watson-Siriboe Real Salt Lake
Luis Gil Real Salt Lake
Robbie Findley Real Salt Lake
Sebastian Velasquez Real Salt Lake
Tony Beltran Real Salt Lake
Jason Hernandez San Jose Earthquakes
Jon Busch San Jose Earthquakes
Rafael Baca San Jose EarthquakesSam Cronin San Jose Earthquakes
Ty Harden San Jose Earthquakes
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado Seattle Sounders FC
DeAndre Yedlin Seattle Sounders FC
Mario Martinez Seattle Sounders FC
Andy Rose Seattle Sounders FC
Benny Feilhaber Sporting Kansas City
Oriol Rosell Sporting Kansas City
Paulo Nagamura Sporting Kansas City
Seth Sinovic Sporting Kansas City
C.J. Sapong Sporting Kansas City
Ashtone Morgan Toronto FC
Danny Califf Toronto FC
Darren O’Dea Toronto FC
Hogan Ephraim Toronto FC
Joseph Bendik Toronto FC
Reggie Lambe Toronto FC
Richard Eckersley Toronto FC
Terry Dunfield Toronto FC
Alain Rochat Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Andy O’Brien Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Daigo Kobayashi Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Gershon Koffie Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Joe Cannon Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Jun Marques Davidson Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Kenny Miller Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Young-Pyo Lee Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Jay DeMerit Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Edson Buddle Colorado Rapids
Danny Mwanga Colorado Rapids
Logan Pause Chicago Fire
Blas Perez FC Dallas
Steven Beitashour San Jose Earthquakes
Steven Lenhart San Jose Earthquakes
Teal Bunbury Sporting Kansas City
Danny Koevermans Toronto FC
Landon Donovan LA Galaxy
Obafemi Martins Seattle Sounders FC
Giles Barnes Houston Dynamo

INSERTS
This Is Soccer Insert
Dwayne De Rosario D.C. United
Victor Bernardez San Jose Earthquakes
Aurelien Collin Sporting Kansas City
Ramiro Corrales San Jose Earthquakes
Deshorn Brown Colorado Rapids
Obafemi Martins Seattle Sounders FC
Justin Morrow San Jose Earthquakes
Austin Berry Chicago Fire
Jose Villarreal LA Galaxy
Dan Kennedy Chivas USA
Jhon Kennedy Hurtado Seattle Sounders FC
Hassoun Camara Montreal Impact
Mario Martinez Seattle Sounders FC
Robert Earnshaw Toronto FC
Fabian Espindola New York Red Bulls
Brian Ching Houston Dynamo
Topps 1978 EPL Soccer Insert
Thierry Henry New York Red Bulls
Robbie Keane LA Galaxy
Tim Cahill New York Red Bulls
Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes
Graham Zusi Sporting Kansas City
Dwayne De Rosario D.C. United
Alessandro Nesta Montreal Impact
John Bostock Toronto FC
Osvaldo Alonso Seattle Sounders FC
Omar Gonzalez LA Galaxy
Chris Pontius D.C. United
Will Bruin Houston Dynamo
Eddie Johnson Seattle Sounders FC
Mike Magee LA Galaxy
Juninho LA Galaxy
Kyle Beckerman Real Salt Lake
Brad Davis Houston DynamoAustin Berry Chicago Fire
Jimmy Nielsen Sporting Kansas City
Aurelien Collin Sporting Kansas City
Matt Besler Sporting Kansas City
Victor Bernardez San Jose Earthquakes
Nick DeLeon D.C. United
Darlington Nagbe Portland Timbers
Tally Hall Houston Dynamo
Federico Higuain Columbus Crew
Alvaro Saborio Real Salt Lake
Brian Ching Houston Dynamo
Mauro Rosales Seattle Sounders FC
Jose Villarreal LA Galaxy
Juan Agudelo Chivas USA
Kenny Cooper FC Dallas
Nick Rimando Real Salt Lake
Chris Rolfe Chicago Fire
Sean Johnson Chicago Fire
Joel Lindpere Chicago Fire
Steve Zakuani Seattle Sounders FC
Ramiro Corrales San Jose Earthquakes
Drew Moor Colorado Rapids
Jairo Arrieta Columbus Crew
Chad Marshall Columbus Crew
Justin Morrow San Jose Earthquakes
Carlo Cudicini LA Galaxy
Patrice Bernier Montreal Impact
Davy Arnaud Montreal Impact
Heath Pearce New York Red Bulls
Jeff Parke Philadelphia Union
Michael Gspurning Seattle Sounders FC
Darren Mattocks Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Michael Farfan Philadelphia Union
Ryan Johnson Portland Timbers
Fabian Espindola New York Red Bulls
Kevin Alston New England Revolution
Dan Kennedy Chivas USA
Robert Earnshaw Toronto FC
Claudio Bieler Sporting Kansas City
Jack McInerney Philadelphia Union
Sebastien Le Toux Philadelphia UnionLandon Donovan LA Galaxy
Jay DeMerit Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Topps Minis
Thierry Henry New York Red Bulls
Robbie Keane LA Galaxy
Tim Cahill New York Red Bulls
Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes
Graham Zusi Sporting Kansas City
Dwayne De Rosario D.C. United
Alessandro Nesta Montreal Impact
John Bostock Toronto FC
Osvaldo Alonso Seattle Sounders FC
Omar Gonzalez LA Galaxy
Chris Pontius D.C. United
Will Bruin Houston Dynamo
Eddie Johnson Seattle Sounders FC
Kyle Beckerman Real Salt Lake
Landon Donovan LA Galaxy

MLS Rivalries
LA Galaxy Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders Portland Timbers
D.C. United New York Red Bulls
Colorado Rapids Real Salt Lake
Toronto FC Montreal Impact
New England Revolution New York Red Bulls
D.C. United Philaelphia Union
Houston Dynamo FC Dallas

AUTOS
SuperDraft Auto
Kyle Bekker Toronto FC
Emery Welshman Toronto FCRyan Finley Columbus Crew
Taylor Kemp D.C. United
Dillon Powers Colorado Rapids
Andrew Farrell New England Revolution
Carlos Alvarez Chivas USA
Mikey Lopez Sporting Kansas City

MLS Maestros
John Bostock Toronto FC
Danny Koevermans Toronto FC
Federico Higuain Columbus Crew
Danny Mwanga Colorado Rapids
Nick DeLeon D.C. United
Chris Pontius D.C. United
Drew Moor Colorado Rapids
Teal Bunbury Sporting Kansas City
Aurelien Collin Sporting Kansas City
Graham Zusi Sporting Kansas City
Matt Besler Sporting Kansas City
Jimmy Nielsen Sporting Kansas City
Michael Farfan Philadelphia Union

RELICS
MLS Kits
Osvaldo Alonso Seattle Sounders FC
Will Bruin Houston Dynamo
Brad Davis Houston Dynamo
Tim Cahill New York Red Bulls
Jimmy Nielsen Sporting Kansas City
Chris Pontius D.C. United
Jack Jewsbury Portland Timbers
Sean Johnson Chicago Fire
Michael Farfan Philadelphia Union
Nick Rimando Real Salt Lake
Matt Besler Sporting Kansas City
Steven Beitashour San Jose EarthquakesGraham Zusi Sporting Kansas City
Chris Wondolowski San Jose Earthquakes
Teal Bunbury Sporting Kansas City
Mauro Rosales Seattle Sounders FC
Blas Perez FC Dallas
Nick DeLeon D.C. United
Steven Lenhart San Jose Earthquakes
Alvaro Saborio Real Salt Lake
Zach Loyd FC Dallas
Heath Pearce New York Red Bulls
Kyle Beckerman Real Salt Lake
Drew Moor Colorado Rapids
Eddie Johnson Seattle Sounders FC
Chris Rolfe Chicago Fire
Brian Ching Houston Dynamo
Austin Berry Chicago Fire
Thierry Henry New York Red Bulls
Danny Koevermans Toronto FC
Dwayne De Rosario D.C. United
** CHECKLIST SUBJECT TO CHANGE **

25 Comments

Bill Strong

I am really interested to see what Topps does with the MLS cards. The MLS set is one I look froward to collecting every year.

Posted May 9, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink
john

This set looks AMAZING I cant wait to collect all the cards!!!!!!

Posted May 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

1) The base cards look like crap. SRSLY, this is the best they could come up with? A big, broad, stripe on the side of the card? REALLY? This looks like an 8th Grade computer class project gone horribly wrong. What so wrong with taking the design of the baseball flagship (which was actually pretty decent) and modifying it for football?

2) Is there a law that I’m not aware of that mandates that EVERY. SINGLE. TOPPS. RELEASE. is required to have A) minis and B) a “Throwback” insert set? (OBTW, the “English Premiere League” didn’t exist in 1978. Way to go! Maybe you should brush-up on your football history before you go out and get the license.) Time for some new ideas, fellas!

3) The product development team that assembled this must REALLY, REALLY, like Sporting. SKC is a good side, but five autographs in a 13-card Maestros set good? Umm, no.

4) I know Landon Donovan is still UD-exclusive, but would it have killed Topps to get some of the other DPs to sign? Were Cahill, Henry, Wondo, Keane, Sharlie, di Viao, et al unable to return their calls? How about veterans like Saborio, Cudicini, and Beckerman, or young stars like Omar Gonzalez, Jose Villareal, and Jack McInerney — I’m mean, he’s ONLY leading MLS in goals scored!

5) Speaking of autographs, 2013 Topps Five Star Baseball will have an autograph of Pele, but 2013 Topps MLS Soccer will not. THIS WAS THE PRODUCT IN WHICH TO UNLEASH THE PELE!

6) And it wouldn’t be a Topps product without a crapload of gimmicked short-prints (unannounced, of course) and unnecessary parallels, wouldn’t it? That’s the Topps we all know and love. I guess completely ruining the fun and collectiblity of one sport’s trading cards just wasn’t enough for them, huh?

With that said, I still support MLS and my club (Philly ’till I die), but just like with their baseball products I can not in good conscience collect Topps MLS.

Posted May 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Permalink
Matt

I keep telling myself I need to find a soccer player to collect, there’s some nice looking cards in the soccer market

Posted May 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

To respond to Sr. Killjoy…I mean Stale Gum, while the EPL as we know it today did not exist in 1978, Topps has been making European Football cards for a very long time, and yes, they made cards in 1978. Hence the use of that design. Perhaps you’d have wanted them to use the 1978 Baseball or Football design or how about Hockey? Would you have preferred to have Topps call them “Footballers”??!

Besides, you want them to have new ideas? For “soccer” these are new ideas. For all we know, they are a hit in Europe. Just because you don’t like what they’re doing doesn’t mean that somebody else won’t. There is somebody out there right now who can’t wait to get their hands on this product just as much as you can’t stand it.

I don’t collect Soccer cards. But now that Topps has the license, I will not only celebrate, but I will probably get a pack or two for kicks. Now if only Topps can get back the NBA and NHL licenses, all will be right in the Hobby world.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama
bdj610

Posted May 9, 2013 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

Great to see Ashtone Morgan (at last!!) included in the MLS card set. Well done Topps. Morgan was Canadian U-20 Player of the Year in 2011 & should have been featured in 2011 & 2012 sets (big miss from previous MLS sets)….

HOPEFULLY Topps can tweak the checklist and get 2012 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year Doneil Henry RC in the set, too….. heck, the kid was given a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, I think he deserves an RC. Only 20yo, he bypassed the MLS SuperDraft and was signed direct by Toronto FC.

Posted May 9, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Permalink
Allan Boyd

Pity to see Upperdeck not out with MLS. If Upperdeck not producing, MLS should have given Lic to someone else that knows how to produce quality Soccer cards like Futera. Hope Topps does not bring out the kiddies cards that we see in Europe.

Posted May 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Permalink
Card Opionator

CHRIS HARRIS-
Your comment #2 & 6 were pretty funny! As for comments #4 & 5, those were a little harsh, and possibly unfair. We don’t know the rules the league lays down for inclusion and the autographs they can access. For six years, Upper Deck never had Beckham. To expect Topps to get top guys like in their first product, is not fair.
Why would the MLS even want Pele in their set? That does not help the current league and its players. This is a growing league. They need to highlight their guys, not the past right now.
I’m looking forward to this. It looks good as laid out. But as you said in #6, that could ruin a good thing.
And finally, what is the retail box price?

Posted May 10, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink
Robert Braxton

Fascinating. I guess Upper Deck is truly evaporating (foregoing a 2013 set, which would have been there 10th consecutive year producing it, and 13th overall.) How many ‘legs’ does Upper Deck have left to stand on?

Anyhooo, … Thank You Topps for grabbing the reigns! They could make them out of old-fashioned cardboard, so long as I get to retain this sneaky-feeling that MLS cards are going to be around quite a bit (years) longer, (at least long enough for other American sports fans to catch up to my personal fanaticism for the sport).

Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

CO: I don’t think #4 7 #5 are unfair comments. This is a very, VERY, weak AU checklist — and Topps is promising TWO AUs per waxbox. If Topps can get Hank Aaron, Koufax, Pujols, et al to sign for baseball, they ought to be able to get Henry, Keane, and yes Pele, to sign for soccer. At least, they would if they want to be taken seriously in soccer. (And OBTW, Becks did sign for UD in 2007)

But even beyond the DP-level players, where are the former USMNTers? How about AUs of the Pablo Mastroeni’s, Chris Albright’s, or Brian Ching’s? Where are the young stars like Jack McBean, Amobi Okugo, and Robert Earnshaw? How about MLS legends AUs like Marco Etcheverry, Brian McBride, and El Pibe?

And why are there so many Sporting players? Did Topps get the “sign four SKCers get Jimmy Nielsen to sign for free” discount?

Basically, Topps is taking the same formula that has worked oh-so-well in baseball, and porting it over into soccer. And just like with their baseball cards, I’ll be keeping my money.

Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink
chrisolds

“If Topps can get Hank Aaron, Koufax, Pujols, et al to sign for baseball…”

Slight difference in production volume to get big names into baseball … much-lower production run on this one, which makes the more-expensive autos more painful.

Posted May 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Permalink
Anthony

It doesn’t say that this is an exclusive license, so I think it’s jumping the gun to say that UD is out for 2013. Time will tell though. Personally, I think UD makes great soccer sets and I don’t like the looks of the Topps stuff thus far.

Posted May 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink
Gordon

I know we aren’t the best team, but no Whitecaps autos or relics? Y.P. Lee, Kobayashi or Kenny Miller would be awesome autographs.

Maybe next year…

Posted May 11, 2013 at 1:18 am | Permalink

RUSSELL TEIBERT! ok, what a terrific goal Saturday night – terrific month for the Vancouver Whitecaps 20yo in League (MLS) and Cup (Championship) play. He should have been included in 2011 Upper Deck or 2012 Upper Deck…. so hopefully 2013 Topps :)

Posted May 11, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

Past MLS sets usually omitted academy kids (Homegrown Player Rule) who bypassed the draft (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homegrown_Player_Rule_(Major_League_Soccer) for full list). In a RC-hungry marketplace, this is unbelievable.

KEY rookie cards that should be in 2013 Topps inc. Russell Teibert (Whitecaps, 2x Canadian U-17 Player of the Year), Doneil Henry (Toronto FC, 2012 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year), Shane O’Neill (Colorado), Caleb Clarke (Vancouver Whitecaps) and Karl Ouimette (Impact Montreal).

Also, watch out for Will Trapp (Columbus Crew), Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Michael Seaton (DC United), Bryce Alderson (Vancouver Whitecaps), GK Richard Sanchez (FC Dallas), GK Quillan Roberts (Toronto FC) and GK Maxime Crepeau (Impact Montreal). These guys have not yet played, but are active with their respective teams (and all 20yo or younger – players that were too valuable to be allowed to enter the draft….).

Fortunately, 19yo DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle), 18yo Jack McBean (Galaxy) and 19yo Jose Villarreal (Galaxy) are included on the preliminary checklist – so these should be key RCs in 2013 Topps MLS.

PS – As a write this, my man Russell Teibert scores his 2nd goal of the night for Whitecaps FC – what a month for this kid!

Posted May 11, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

Olds: I’m pretty sure it won’t take Pujols, Koufax, or Aaron money to get Keane, Cahill, et al to sign.

Scott: I’m not sure if HGPers or Academy players are members of the MLSPU, and can be included in a licensed card set. I think, and I could be wrong, that they actually have to play in a League match in order to be included on a card.

Posted May 13, 2013 at 7:43 am | Permalink
Card Opionator

You are comparing active players, in mid season, to retired players? Sorry, that is not apples to apples.
And, Beckham DID NOT have an MLS autograph by Upper Deck. Not in 2007, not ever.

Posted May 14, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink
Allan Boyd

Do not expect Soccer cards of value from Topps. Check out EBay completed sales of soccer cards, by highest price. The first page is Upper deck and Futera. The Topps cards over here plummet in value after release – does not look good for MLS with Topps.

Posted May 17, 2013 at 4:46 am | Permalink
Allan Boyd

Do not expect MLS soccer cards issued by Topps to command or hold value. Over here in Europe they plummet in value after release – check out EBay soccer completed sales, first page not even 1 Topps card, all Upper deck and Futera. If Topps can’t get it right after 20 years of soccer in Europe, with the biggest stars in the world, I don’t like their chances with MLS.

Posted May 17, 2013 at 4:52 am | Permalink
Zack

Jack mcinerney is my cousin, can’t wait to get his card!

Posted July 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Permalink
Zack Thomas

Jack Mcinerney is my cousin, hope to get his cards!

Posted July 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Permalink
Valentin

Will Calen Carr ever have a Dynamo card???????? Hello…I thought for sure Topps would finally make one of this outstanding player.

Posted July 27, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink
Allan Boyd

They probably will, if they are still making soccer cards next year. I think Calen good enough for a card. Prices out there on the tables (and Ebay) for Topps soccer just goes from bad to worse:

Patch cards 99cents
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-Topps-MLS-JERSEY-RELIC-Soccer-HEATH-PEARCE-JERSEY-NY-RED-BULLS-/151088539140?pt=US_Soccer_Trading_Cards&hash=item232d942604

Autograph PLUS patch for a couple of $, no bids
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-topps-mls-Nick-DeLeon-relic-MINT-CONDITION-/171084630085?pt=US_Soccer_Trading_Cards&hash=item27d5704845

Posted August 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

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