By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor
Topps will add a focus on the World Cup with 2014 Topps MLS releases next year.
Each box of 2014 Topps MLS will contain 24 packs with 10 cards in each pack. There will also be three autographs and three relics in every box.
Topps MLS is scheduled to come out the week of March 12
Here’s a breakdown of the product:
The base set will have 200 veterans and rookies on the checklist with an unannounced number of short-prints. The base set parallels will include Blue (numbered to 50), Gold (numbered to 25), Black (numbered to 10), Brazilian (numbered to five) and 1-of-1 Golazo and Printing Plate parallels.
Autographed relics will feature a player’s signature with a piece of game-used memorabilia. In addition, there will be five parallels of the autographed relics.
MLS Maestros includes autographs from top stars around the league. These cards will include Gold, Black, Red, Brazilian and Golazo parallels.
Topps is highlighting the youngsters in the MLS with 24 Under 24 Die-Cut Autographs.
Icons Autographs will feature some of the best U.S. soccer players including Alexi Lalas and Cobi Jones.
The MLS Kits will include several parallels of Blue, Red, Green (hobby only), Silver Jumbo, Gold Letters (hobby only) and a Golazo Patch.
There will be four types of inserts in 2014 Topps MLS: World’s Stage, 1976/77 English Footballers, Topps Mini and Generation Adidas. The World’s Stage and English Footballers cards will have autograph parallels numbered to 25.