2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS Soccer Cards Are Big on Photos, Small on Frills

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS isn’t the brand’s first set on the soccer pitch but it is for the expanding North American league. With it comes the photography focal point. And while there are other inserts, including two autographs per hobby box, the images are the attraction.

Base Set

The 2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS design draws from the one used for its baseball counterpart. That said, there’s not much to it. And it’s by design.

2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS Base Members Only Dempsey

Base cards take a full-bleed approach. This allows the images to be on full display and limits the need for extensive cropping to make a photo fit a frame. The Stadium Club logo and the font-only nameplate are the other elements on the card fronts.

2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS has a handful of parallels. Among them are Black and White, which remove the color from the images, Gold, and hobby-exclusive Members Only.

Select base cards have variation short prints that switch out the photo for a new one.


Most of the signed cards in 2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS are Base Autographs. These are virtually the same as the regular card with the signature added to the front. Autographs are done using stickers. Multiple serial-numbered parallels are also randomly inserted.

2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS Autograph First Day Issue

Lone Star Signatures are only found in hobby packs. Only big-name players are included on the checklist. These are inserted two per hobby case, which works out to 1:8 boxes.

Co-Signers are the product’s dual autograph cards.


2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS Soccer maintains its relative simplicity with its inserts. Just two chase sets are included outside of the autographs.

Profiles features league greats while Scoreless Streak relies on action photography highlighting goalies. The attention to strong images are also the focus of these inserts.

2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS Profiles Villa

2017 Topps Stadium Club MLS at a glance:

Packs per box: 16
Cards per pack: 8
Boxes per case: 16
Set size: TBA
Release date: August 23, 2017

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Autographs – 2

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


  1. Benjamin Pfiester
    Posted Sunday March 12th, 2017 at 11:24 AM | Permalink

    I wish baseball sets were this simple. Very nice looking design and almost makes me want to collect soccer cards, almost!

  2. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted Monday March 13th, 2017 at 03:37 AM | Permalink

    2017 Stadium Club Baseball has a similar set-up as this. http://www.beckett.com/news/2017-topps-stadium-club-baseball/

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