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March 11th, 2014, 10:14 pm #31

No 2 sealed packs
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March 11th, 2014, 10:15 pm #32

@harrodjon no its 2 packets of 5 cards and 1 sheet! sorry my earlier post mentioning me opening six packs may have confused you as i had only opened half the packets from the magazines, sorry if that was the case!
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March 11th, 2014, 10:25 pm #33

That's ok. Just trying to work out what sort of value it was. It seems that it's better value than having 1 pack with the regular MOTD mag.
I still don't agree with Topps doing it, but at least they've tried to soften the blow a bit.
Are they barcoded packs or marked as promotional? I'm guessing the promo packs have no chance of pulling a signed Wilshere
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March 12th, 2014, 6:49 am #34

They were all marked as promotional packets but some of this hits in them weren't bad. A foil game changer in each one and then in 3 of the 12 i opened there was a MOTM card at the back of the packet as well as there being a foil game changer inside. I very much doubt that they will have put the Wilshere's in the promotional packets
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March 12th, 2014, 7:13 am #35

so still only 1 west ham....
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March 12th, 2014, 7:30 am #36

Just got the mag packs were a rip off as both contained same shiny but otherwise preety cool
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March 12th, 2014, 7:45 am #37

Quite some people moaning about Topps in this topic. I don't really understand why. If you are not happy with how they operate, then don't buy their stuff. No one is forcing you to collect every single card, as no one is forcing families on limited budgets with more than 1 child. And have you ever thought about collectors from other countries, where Topps happily distributes their UK version of Match Attax, for whom it is almost impossible to lay hands on all these cards that only come out in the UK?

As far as I know, the MOTD magazine is not owned by Topps. The same goes for other media through which Topps cards were distributed this year. So is Topps gonna earn a lot of money from this? I doubt it very much. This is just their way of promoting their sets.

I like how they make special cards available through various channels, it makes collecting fun and doesn't limit people to just buying and opening packets.
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March 12th, 2014, 9:06 am #38

EU_collector wrote:Quite some people moaning about Topps in this topic. I don't really understand why. If you are not happy with how they operate, then don't buy their stuff. No one is forcing you to collect every single card, as no one is forcing families on limited budgets with more than 1 child. And have you ever thought about collectors from other countries, where Topps happily distributes their UK version of Match Attax, for whom it is almost impossible to lay hands on all these cards that only come out in the UK?

As far as I know, the MOTD magazine is not owned by Topps. The same goes for other media through which Topps cards were distributed this year. So is Topps gonna earn a lot of money from this? I doubt it very much. This is just their way of promoting their sets.

I like how they make special cards available through various channels, it makes collecting fun and doesn't limit people to just buying and opening packets.
I don't think that this is the point. The point seems to be that every card that has been released this way should have been in the initial set. But Topps decided to rush out the set 2 weeks early (Probably due to Panini launching Adrenalyn World Cup) and therefore were unable to include all the new signings. In the process, they also included players at a club they have since left.
The point of Match Attax Extra is that it includes January signings, along with other updates. This years original collection included just 10 such players. With the MOTD sheets, this is an extra 16 new signings that weren't included and don't have a place in the binder.
Speaking of the binder, I have 3 spaces left (after inserting the Mata/Wilshere Sun promo cards). To fit 17 cards into... This means I will have to reorganise my binder so that cards a double faced and I will then have an almost half empty binder.

Topps have just gone massively downhill. This years main Match Attax collection was quite good. Extra, World Stars & England are all very sub-standard and they need to take notice before people stop buying.

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March 12th, 2014, 10:22 am #39

So Match Attax Extra Extra has 3 Fulham players spread across 3 different sheets. That means I will be buying 3 magazines for Renko Jr. and 3 magazines for the household Fulham album :help . I am not collecting this absolute shambles of a Extra collection, otherwise it would be 9 magazines. And all because Topps rushed a substandard collection onto the market before the majority of the transfer window signings were made.

Of the 3 Fulham players Kostas Mitroglou is definitely photoshopped; he has played one match in the home shirt and wore short sleeves. Its likely John Heitinga is also photoshopped as I cannot remember (and cannot imagine!!) him wearing long sleeves. They both have distinctive arm tattoos.

Finally if any foreign Match Attax collector wants to trade these sheets for Adrenalyn World Cup 2014 limited editions / European versions of England team cards please PM me!
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March 12th, 2014, 10:26 am #40

Addendum to my last post; no Lewis Holtby new signing card in the Extra Extra cards, wtf?!?! He's clearly a significant signing.

Oh yes, Holtby is resplendent in Spurs kit in the Extra :fing
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