2018 Panini Eminence World Cup Soccer

Release Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018


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Configuration: At least 10 cards per box

Inside Each Box: Every box of Eminence will contain at least ten cards, with a minimum of 9 autographs. All boxes of Eminence will deliver at least one autographed booklet card or 2 additional autographs


· Every box of Eminence will contain at least ten cards, with a minimum of 9 autographs.

· Approximately, 1:4 collectors will discover Eminence Hot Boxes. Hot Boxes will contain additional autograph content. Including some boxes that will deliver up to 15 total cards

· All boxes of Eminence will deliver at least one autographed booklet card or 2 additional autographs

· Eminence boasts the first on-card autographs of more than 14 legends of soccer

· Find cards with enormous patches, certified diamonds, and precious metals such as silver, gold and platinum

· Look for a variety of cut signature cards from legends of the game

· Eminence is presented in a specially constructed wooden box, while all cards are printed on thick premium cardstock and sealed in one-touch cases.

Every hand-packed box of Eminence will receive at least one autograph each from the following groups:

Group A: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo (Brazil)

               Group B: Neymar Jr, Pele, Ronaldinho, Diego Maradona, Roberto Baggio

               Group C: Christian Pulisic, Javier Hernandez, Philippe Coutinho, Eric Cantona, Gabriel Batistuta, Zico

Confirmed Cut Signatures Checklist:

·         David Beckham – Arguably the most iconic English footballer of the last 50 years, Beckham is a legend of the sport across the globe.

·         Zinedine Zidane – Widely considered one of the greatest players of all time. Zidane recently led Real Madrid as a coach to three consecutive Champions League finals.

·         Ronaldo – One of the greatest players in soccer history, the enigmatic Brazilian is known across the globe for his skill and prowess. Ronaldo is a 2x World Cup Champion and a 2x Ballon D’Or recipient.

·         Ronaldinho – World renowned Brazilian soccer player, widely regarded as one of the most skilled players of the 2000s. Ronaldinho is one of the most popular soccer players of the last 25 years.

·         Johan Cruyff – One of the most influential players of all time, Cruyff was the catalyst in bringing the Netherlands to the world stage of soccer nations.

·         Ferenc Puskas – Hungarian footballer, who was named the best player of the 1954 World Cup and named the top goalscorer of the 20th century.

·         Gerd Muller – Regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers of all time, Muller is a legend of Germany and Bayern Munich. Held the record for World Cup goals for 32 years, and was a member of the 1974 World Cup champion Germany squad.

·         Lev Yashin – Widely regarded as the greatest goalkeeper in the history of professional soccer. Yashin appeared in 4 World Cups from 1958-1970, and is the only goalie to ever receive the annual Ballon D’Or award (best player in world soccer).

·         George Best – One of the most popular players from the last 50 years, Best is a legend of Manchester United and Northern Ireland. He is widely considered one of the first “celebrity” soccer players, whose flash and style was celebrated throughout the world.

·         Helmut Rahn – German legend who was known as “Der Boss” – Rahn scored the winning goal for Germany to clinch the 1954 World Cup.

Additional new signers in the program:

·         Roberto Baggio – Italy legend and cult figure, Baggio is one of the most sought-after autographs in soccer. These are his first on-card autographs since 2015 Flawless.

·         Sepp Maier – Legend for Bayern Munich and Germany, he is regarded as one of Germany’s greatest goalkeepers; 1974 World Cup Champion, part of the FIFA 100 greatest footballers.

·         Robert Pires – Arsenal and France legend, Pires was a key player in the 1998 France World Cup victory. Pires also was part of the Arsenal Premier League championships in 2001-02 and 2003-04. Robert Pires was named FWA Footballer of the Year in 2002 and was named to the FIFA 100.

·         Zico – One of the most important sport figures from Brazil, Zico is considered one of the best playmakers in soccer history. He excelled as a player and coach, earning numerous individual and team accolades in four decades of involvement with the Brazilian national team.

Where To Buy: 2018 Panini Eminence Soccer

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