IRVING, Texas, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight in Seattle, the U.S. Soccer Men's National Team will play Ecuador in the first Copa America Centenario quarterfinal match seeking a win that would send the club to the tournament semifinals for just the second time. Such an accomplishment would only add more luster to a unique trading card Panini America is releasing next week in its 2016 Flawless Soccer product.
The one-of-a-kind trading card features the new U.S. Soccer logo embedded with 115 precious gems, including 34 sapphires, 43 rubies and 38 diamonds. The card boasts the thickness of more than 10 standard trading cards and has been inserted into one of Panini's Flawless Soccer's metal briefcases to be discovered by one lucky fan once the product releases next week.
"This special card was a perfect way to partner with U.S. Soccer to deliver a unique tribute to their new logo and to the organization as a whole and it's something we have been working with them to develop over the last several months," said Mark Warsop, Panini America CEO. "There's never been another trading card produced quite like this. It's a true one-of-a-kind masterpiece that one lucky fan or collector is never going to forget."
That jewel-encrusted gem of a card fits perfectly in 2016 Flawless Soccer, the most expensive soccer release in Panini America's history that delivers six autographs, two memorabilia cards and two jewel cards in every eight-card briefcase. Among the international superstars featured in the product are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Clint Dempsey along with legends Pele, Sir Bobby Charlton, Roberto Baggio and more.
For additional information on 2016 Flawless Soccer, visit the official blog of Panini America.
The Panini Group, established more than 50 years ago in Modena, Italy, has subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the United States. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and is the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S., with official licenses for NFL, NFLPA, NBA, MLBPA, NHL, NHLPA, College, FIFA, MLBPA, Disney, and other key properties from many other licensors. Panini is also the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc. Panini has distribution channels in more than 100 countries and employs a staff of over 800. For more information visit us at www.paniniamerica.net, www.paninigroup.com or http://blog.paniniamerica.net/. You can also follow Panini America on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
Tracy Hackler, Panini America
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