Tuesday, December 18, 2012

French Promo Cards

A few months ago I made a fairly large trade with a good friend (Hi Alexandre!). We both had played MLB Showdown many years ago and he was having nostalgia come over him. Knowing I have wayyy more Showdown cards than anyone needs at this point in their life we decided to make a nice swap.

I received quite a large lot of Football Champions cards. Most of which were French cards along with some French scarves (Montpellier, Auxere, St. Etienne) and the beginning of my 2004/2005 Italian Sets. The most important part of the trade was acquiring French Promos.

Below are the cards I received:

Monday, August 20, 2012


I don't really know why I enjoy Jesper Gronkjaer, but I do. I would always transfer him to whatever club I was managing in FIFA. Maybe I had an affinity for Danish players? More than likely I really just enjoyed his name.

His football champions card however is pretty pedestrian. At 116 points he isn't the most cost effective player. Sure his shot is an 8 but really that's about it. Star power should be higher, at least a 10.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Adidas Promos

I've not updated in quite some time (par for the course I guess). However I've acquired quite a few new Football Champions cards.

As you (does anyone read this?) may have guessed by the title I finally it my Adidas Italian Promos. I post in the group for Football Champions on Facebook and was linked to them off eBay. In a nice drunken haze I purchased both Trezeguet and Del Piero without even looking at the prices. $40 and two weeks later I had my cards. Honestly I'm not the biggest Trez fan, however the Del Piero is the sexiest card ever. Now they currently sit in a binder which I look through once a month, maybe. Worthy purchase....of course!

On another note, I've found two places that people actively trade for Football Champions cards. The first is a soccer card board:


The second is a group on Facebook simply titled "Football Champions". The group page's main image is the 2001-2002 Italian starter set. The only issue for the group is its entirely in Italian. However it's 2012 and with translators all over the place, it's a bit easier to try and trade.

I'll post more this time now that my phone can blog.