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Bill in OKC
09-12-2003, 10:21 AM
MotoGP Trading Cards To Be Released



From a press release issued by Panini S.p.A.:

The first Panini Collection focused on MotoGP!

Panini will provide motorcycle fans with a high quality cutting-edge collectible including images, stats and bios of the top drivers and motorbikes.

Features

The collection features all the riders of the current season for the three classes (125cc, 250cc and MotoGP), each rider is featured in an action/race shot and a head & shoulder shot. MotoGP 2003 Riders are represented twice, both in the regular cards and in a special STARS section.

The Review 2002 sections highlight the pivotal moments of the 2002 Championship for the three classes, showing two highly dramatic shots of the event on each card. Interesting technical data, the map and an aerial shot of all circuits of the MotoGP 2003 championship are featured in the circuit subset.

Heroes of the past, with their honours list are featured in the Legends section Special materials The Legends section is printed on mirror foil with an embossing effect; the MotoGP Star Riders 2003 subset features a unique, thick, rubber-like ink which produces an embossed pattern on the cards and reflects the texture of motorcycle handles.

Release date: August 2003.

docwat
09-12-2003, 02:37 PM
Will we see them in the UK?

Bill in OKC
09-12-2003, 03:34 PM
I would guess that the UK will see them before the US - if they come here at all. It looks like they are in Italy. I found this:

http://www.paninigroup.com/Azienda.asp?id=2493

They have an online store but I couldn't find them for sale yet.

docwat
09-13-2003, 08:25 AM
Thanks for the info;)