Little by little more details begin to emerge about the exciting and promising 2013-14 Topps Premier Gold. Both Dave and Adams and Blowout have the product available on pre-sale with the 18th of December stated for release. Some of the signers for this product were also recently revealed with Pelé, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gianfranco Zola being the biggest names confirmed so far.
The biggest name in fact, Pelé, never even played in the Premier League or old First Division as it would've been called in his day. Not that I'm complaining at his inclusion. The rest of the names confirmed so far are excellent footballers in some cases but obviously not up to par with the aforementioned legends.
Mikel Arteta - Arsenal
Jack Wilshere - Arsenal
Christian Benteke - Aston Villa
Ashley Cole - Chelsea
Leighton Baines - Everton
Tim Howard – Everton
Ashley Young -Manchester United
Kyle Walker – Tottenham Hotspur
As the list above makes clear, there's a vast majority of current top players yet to sign on to the product but there's a good chance for at least two superstars in Thierry Henry and Robin van Persie.to be in the product as their signatures already feature in 2013 Topps MLS (albeit a redemption auto) and 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter respectively.
Gareth Bale for his part also signed some 100 cards for the abysmal 2011-12 Topps EPL Match Attax so I would think his sig should be obtainable for this product as well. Even if he makes his World record transfer to Real Madrid and thus leaves the Premier League, Bale has definitely earned a place in the 'International Icon' autograph subset. After all Cristiano no longer plays in the Premiership but will nonetheless be a part of the collection so I see no reason will Bale shouldn't be as well. Can't wait for some more info on this set...