The Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Match Attax 101 set has already been forgotten in favor of shinier World Cup options. We’ve taken the opportunity to see what the unpopular collection has to offer.
Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Match Attax 101 was always going to be a tough sell. It’s a minor tournament, lacking stars from continents like South America.
Match Attax is a cheap product, and there’s a distinct lack of numbered parallels, aside from a few ultra-rare shields. Nevertheless, we picked up a box so you don’t have to.
Here’s what to expect from Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Match Attax 101, including the best cards, and whether it’s worth the low asking price.
Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Match Attax 101: What to expect
Here’s what to expect from the Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Match Attax 101 collection:
- Released by Topps in the UK
- 24 packets per box (240 cards)
- RRP: £43.20
- Crystal, Purple and Green parallels, Chrome Shield cards, Autograph cards
- 224 cards to collect
- Subsets include; International Star, Young Player to Watch
Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Match Attax 101: Best Cards
Without a shadow of a doubt, the autographs and the numbered shields are the best cards you can find in boxes. We’ll take you through the most important info for both subsets below:
Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Autos
There are a few decent names contained within the autograph checklist, although they’re all unnumbered. They’re also near-impossible to find, coming in at a miserly rate of one in every 3,100 packs. No wonder boxes are so cheap to buy.
The autos are as follows:
AC-AF. Ansu Fati (Spain)
AC-BD. Ben Davies (Wales)
AC-BS. Bernardo Silva (Portugal)
AC-DK. Dejan Kulusevski (Sweden)
AC-JF. João Félix (Portugal)
AC-MD. Memphis Depay (Netherlands)
AC-P. Pedri (Spain)
AC-RL. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
AC-YD. Yusuf Demir (Austria)
AC-YT. Youri Tielemans (Belgium)
Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Shield Parallels
The Shield Parallels are slightly better, in that there’s a chance of picking up a numbered version in each box. However, they’re actually rarer than the autos. Refractor versions are found in every 3,768 packs, while the Superfractor comes in at a rate of one in 361,717 packs.
Temper your expectations accordingly. The Shield checklist is as follows:
David Alaba (Austria)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)
Patrik Schick (Czech Republic)
Antoine Griezmann (France)
Kai Havertz (Germany)
Frenkie De Jong (Netherlands)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Milan Škriniar (Slovakia)
- Parallels: Refractor #/99, Gold Refractor #/50, Orange Refractor #/25, Red Refractor #/5, Superfractor 1/1
Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Match Attax 101: What we packed
We ripped a box to give you a better idea of what to expect. As we know that the odds are over one in 3,000 to get anything worth more than the box itself, it’s no surprise to see that we packed no autographs, or parallel Shields.
However, we did get a base Griezmann shield, a nice early Haaland Norway card, and a slick Gvardiol parallel. If you do plan to get a box or two, it’s best to do so for the fun of it, expecting absolutely nothing of real value in return.
You’re also going to have hundreds of base cards to sift through.
Road to UEFA Nations League Finals Match Attax 101 is the cheapest international soccer set I can think of.
Of course, there are flaws to consider, such as a lack of numbered parallels, and a disappointing selection of autographs. The signatures are also especially hard to pack.
Match Attax is often disregarded in favor of US sets, and this collection highlights many of the bigger issues with the UK release.
Designs are busy, and Topps still has a lot of stock on its website, despite the set being released a while ago. It’s not been a hit with collectors, and it’s easy to see why.
It’s a set that has almost been forgotten by the time this review has been published.
Hopefully it’ll be improved for the third edition of the UEFA Nations League final in June 2023.