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Title: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: Cedric1812 on October 18, 2017, 07:56:36 AM
I appreciate this topic has been raised before but it looks as though the latest Match Attax set is bigger than ever with about 500 cards to collect (I'm sure Alan will keep me honest here!). I know previous years have had 4 '100 Club' cards but there are about 10 in this set and I just wondered how people felt about it?

I am going at it for the Huddersfield Town cards and have about finished the base set and Man of Match cards etc but there are special kit cards, cards you can only get in Tesco, the usual Limited Editions in various collector tins/MOTD magazine.

Is it just me or is it just a little too big? I can't even fit them all into a single 360 pocket Ultrapro Pro binder!
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on October 18, 2017, 03:33:33 PM
 has anyone been lucky and got the platinum limited edition. not seen one on ebay sure to have an hefty price tag when one turns up
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: Alan on October 18, 2017, 08:30:11 PM
According to the Topps website four have been found but only one has a location and that one is in Australia. So there's still 196 out there somewhere, with 140 of them in the UK.
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on October 20, 2017, 02:32:54 PM
 thanks alan took a while to find the right  website .you never know your luck sam According to Topps website there are at least 8 in yorkshire and 7 in lancashire
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: GuineaGoldjr on October 20, 2017, 08:20:59 PM
To be honest Cedric I've collected every series so far but have now called it a day.The sets are too large,they seem to have few new ideas each year and I don't think the resale value will amount to anything even if I keep them for 100 years!
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on October 21, 2017, 09:28:22 AM
i agree paul topps are making a mockery out of it. i also have collected match attax from 2006 and stopped in 2012/13. like i have said before to get any sort of return you need all the extras and limited editons. a cheap and easy way to get the limited editon out of the boxes of 50pkt . turn the pkts over you will see a thick colored band down the side look for the one with the thin band this has the limited edition :)
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: john55 on October 21, 2017, 08:24:23 PM
I tried collecting these cards for the last two years,being fairly new to collecting,never managed to get them all so this year i decided not to buy a single packet.( i know if i buy one i will start trying to get them all.)
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on October 21, 2017, 10:30:45 PM
I bought two packets; one to keep unopened, the other just for some examples.
I've also collected ALL of the Huddersfield Town cards and even went online and played the damned game so that I could win a PRO11 card of Laurent Depoitre - which I duly did!

:)
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on October 22, 2017, 03:32:19 PM
wish i had not read this topic now. i have never played the game before. signed up this morning now addicted ::) mt what are them xp and star things for
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on October 23, 2017, 05:22:43 PM
didn't think it would be long before one of the platinum limited editions turn up on ebay. jenerous only £1000
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: Cedric1812 on October 24, 2017, 08:07:38 AM
It's interesting to see examples from previous sets for sale on eBay at a fraction of that. Sadly though on many of them the corners are a mess. I suspect that only if a serious collector pulls one of those from a pack will it stay in nice clean condition. I think if I was 8 or 9 and got one I'd have taken it into school to show off to my friends so it'd get some knocks!
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on October 24, 2017, 10:41:30 PM
wish i had not read this topic now. i have never played the game before. signed up this morning now addicted ::) mt what are them xp and star things for
Don't know what you mean, Bri.
Can you post an example picture or screenshot?
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on October 25, 2017, 09:17:06 AM
when you log out it says xp 1143.underneath a circle/star 2915 i think there points. but what are the points for  :-\
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on October 25, 2017, 02:10:10 PM
Ah, I've never logged-out!
XP has to be experience ... And I suppose that the other number is the points that you have accumulated.
If you check your stats on the main screen you are told what level and how many points you are at.
If you've done well enough, you'll know by Monday morning as to whether or not you've won a card.
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on October 25, 2017, 03:36:54 PM
thanks mt think i have got it now
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: Alan on October 26, 2017, 02:11:04 PM
A couple more cards to look out for:

Kevin De Bruyne Platinum Limited Edition:

https://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/topps-match-attax-20172018-041-platinum.html (https://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/topps-match-attax-20172018-041-platinum.html)

Master card:

https://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/topps-match-attax-20172018-098-master.html (https://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/topps-match-attax-20172018-098-master.html)
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: up the cherries! on November 18, 2017, 08:02:50 PM
Anybody anywhere near a set yet?? Think I will call it a day soon, and keep an eye out for them at car boot sales next year.......
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: IanSammel on November 19, 2017, 08:20:07 AM
I'm still about 500 away from the complete set  ;)
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on November 20, 2017, 05:59:06 PM
I've got all the Huddersfield cards, including the PRO11 card of Laurent Depoitre for which I had to go online, play the verdammt game, and win it!

 ;D
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: Mariner tony on November 21, 2017, 10:03:31 AM
I've haven't bothered with the series this year. In previous years I have bought various tins, made trips to Tesco for their exclusive cards, waited for various other publications to yield limited editions etc etc. I now concentrate on new release sticker sets having already collected the Panini 365 and Topps Champions League sets. That's well over 1000 stickers so I'm sure I'll be forgiven for ignoring Match Attax this year!
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: up the cherries! on November 26, 2017, 10:28:15 PM
MT, where do you get rid of your spares? Do you sell on E-bay?
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on November 27, 2017, 03:52:52 PM
MT, where do you get rid of your spares? Do you sell on E-bay?
I've only ever collected the Panini WC 2014 in recent years, but yes, I tried selling on eBay with no real luck.
I still have loads left - can I interest anyone in FIVE stickers of German keeper Neuer? :)
I swapped many of the spares on a HTAFC forum, and I'll do the same for the 2018 WC too.
As for the Topps/Merlin Premier League stickers that will become available in a couple of weeks, I'll only collect the Town stickers and I'll do that by waiting and then buying them directly from Merlin in the new year.
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on December 20, 2017, 05:18:22 PM
Just to let you all know, I've changed my mind in re the Merlin Premier League 2018; I'm going to collect the lot.
I've bought a box of stickers on eBay and am about to sign up at Swapstick.com

:)
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: shaker on December 20, 2017, 05:35:13 PM
Told you😂😂😂
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on December 20, 2017, 05:40:56 PM
Smart@rse!

 ;D

And ... In other news, the reply email notification system is working again!
For now ...
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on December 21, 2017, 02:16:20 PM
you must be getting serious MT if your signing up to swapstick. but its a cheap and easy way to complete the sets  :)
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on December 21, 2017, 02:23:05 PM
you must be getting serious MT if your signing up to swapstick. but its a cheap and easy way to complete the sets  :)
Yes indeed, Bri.
And I feel duty bound to mention here that although SwapStick claims to be 'free', actually it's not - you have to stump up 99p per month to be able to make use of the swapping facility.
A piddling amount, I know, but a payment nonetheless.
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: shaker on December 21, 2017, 02:30:30 PM
99p every month!😲
Money to burn you premiership lads.😂
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on December 21, 2017, 02:32:34 PM
99p every month!😲
Money to burn you premiership lads.😂
Loving it!!! :D ;)
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on December 21, 2017, 04:12:31 PM
are the 20 limited editions in regular pkts. or is it the usual trip round every store in town and beyond.  information is very sketchy. even alan has struggled to put a checklist together over the last few days.  only interested in the limited editions.
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on December 21, 2017, 04:22:03 PM
The 20 LE stickers are most definitely in the standard packets, Bri.
I have only three packets - in with the book I bought from Tesco for ?2 - and I snagged Chris Wood LE in there.

I've also bought a complete box of sixty packets from eBay and should be able to confirm this when they arrive.
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: bri.d on December 21, 2017, 04:37:59 PM
cheers MT hope you get a few in the box.  :)
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: Alan on December 21, 2017, 05:03:11 PM
Definitely only available in packets.

Looking for a little help, MansfieldTerrier has already pitched in once. The album doesn't include player names so compiling a checklist has been difficult, especially as I am not collecting the set.

Topps - Merlin's Premier League 2018 Official Sticker Collection (06) - Checklist (https://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/topps-merlins-premier-league-2018_66.html)

There are still 21 12 names missing:

AFC Bournemouth
8. 
10.  Andrew Surman ???? need confirmation ???? 
12. 
14. 
15. 
Liverpool
145.
 
Manchester City
180. 
Newcastle United
208.
 
Stoke City
239. 
West Bromwich Albion
302. 
304. 
305. 
306. 
307. 
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: MansfieldTerrier on December 21, 2017, 05:07:24 PM
Up The Cherries! has to be your man for the AFCB players, Alan.
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: Alan on December 21, 2017, 05:45:18 PM
Up The Cherries! has to be your man for the AFCB players, Alan.

Fingers crossed....
Title: Re: Match Attax 17/18 - thoughts?
Post by: Alan on December 22, 2017, 06:52:39 PM
The checklist is now COMPLETE. MansfieldTerrier came through with the last dozen names.

Thanks to everyone who helped in it's compilation.

Topps - Merlin's Premier League 2018 Official Sticker Collection (06) - Checklist (https://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/topps-merlins-premier-league-2018_66.html)