Mixing it up this week with a soccer auto. I know, I know, it's a good way to alienate a significant portion of my readers but what can I say? I really enjoy Premier League soccer.
When Topps produced a Stadium Club set featuring players from the league last year I was pumped. I picked up a hobby box, which is a rarity for me, and it was a fun little set. At just 100 cards deep a box gave me a complete set, so there really wasn't any incentive for me to buy any more. Now that it's been out a while interest as waned, as usual, and I was able to land another auto from the set for cheap coin on eBay this summer:
In just their second season after promotion, Leicester City became the unlikely darlings in the eyes of the sporting world when they won it all in 2015-16. Mahrez was a big part of that, as he and teammate Jamie Vardy formed a dual scoring threat that was largely responsible for propelling The Foxes to the top of the table. He even won the PFA Players' Player of the Year Award (it sounds ridiculous but it is a real award), as top player in English football.
So, knowing all of that, what do you think I paid for this autograph?
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