2016 Panini UEFA Euro Prizm Soccer Card Details
By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor
2016 Panini UEFA Euro Prizm Soccer isn’t likely to slip under as many radars as the similarly themed World Cup set did in 2014. Or 2015 Panini Select Soccer. This is the latest set for the sport that takes a more premium (but not too much) approach.
It has a sizable base set, plenty of inserts and parallels and the promise of one autograph or Prizm parallel numbered to 20 or less per hobby box.
See Also: 2015-16 Panini Prizm UEFA Euro Checklist
Released shortly before UEFA Euro 2016’s June kickoff, the base set has 250 cards. All 24 of the participating countries have at least ten players represented on the checklist.
This is Prizm and that means parallels — lots of them. The 2016 Panini UEFA Euro Prizm Soccer rainbow reaches beyond just colored Refractor-style cards too. Flash Prizms are inserted one per box. Case-hit White and one-of-one Black are also part of the mix. All told, boxes come with 12 total Prizm parallels.
With their past few soccer sets, Panini has managed to find success with far fewer autographs than a lot of other sports. In fact, they’re not even guaranteed one per box in 2016 Panini UEFA Euro Prizm Soccer. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. In addition to basic single-signed cards, dual- and triple-autographs are also randomly inserted.
Among those signers in the product are Gareth Bale, Giancarlo Buffon and Harry Kane. Just like the base set, all 24 countries in the tournament are represented on the autograph checklist.
Similar to other Panini soccer products, that cards use stickers versus on-card signatures.
Packs of 2016 Panini UEFA Euro Prizm Soccer that don’t have an autograph or Prizm should have some sort of other insert — at least that’s how things are supposed to even out on per-box level. Each should have 11 basic inserts that delve into some Euro 2016 player themes. Stars of the Midfield puts an additional spotlight on 32 of the continent’s best. Keepers is a 24-card set focusing on goalies. Pride of Europe is a ten-card set that’s considered a case hit.
2016 Panini UEFA Euro Prizm Soccer cards at a glance:
Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 6
Boxes per case: 12
Set size: 250 cards
Release date: May 4, 2016
What to expect in a hobby box:
- Autographs or Prizm Parallel /20 or Less – 1 Total
- Inserts – 11
- Flash Prizm Parallels – 1
- Additional Prizm Parallels – 11
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