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ITALY SERIES 2

Corinthian continued it's partnership with Giochi Preziosi and released MicroStars Italy Series 2, with this series also being done in conjunction with the iconic Italian newspaper 'La Gazzetta dello Sport' 

Those who watched Football Italia on Channel 4 presented by James Richardson will have fond memories of the Pink newspaper that is La Gazzetta dello Sport, it always threw up some interesting and often peculiar headlines.

A slightly smaller series, with it consisting of 32 figures, 24 of which were from the active Serie A 2006/07 season, the remaining 8 were legend figures! These Legend figures were a huge hit and have always remained in high demand amongst collector's, not surprising when you read the line up.

Roberto Baggio is in Brescia home kit, Dieog Maradona in the home kit of his beloved Napoli, George Weah and Dejan Savicevic are in AC Milan home kits, this is the only ever MicroStars release of Weah and is the most coveted of all Series 2 figures.

Michel Platini is in Juventus home kit, joined by Zinedine Zidane in Juventus home kit, this is the only MicroStars release of Zizou in a Juventus kit, the other releases have him in France national kits. The final 2 are in Inter Milan home kit, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Giuseppe Bergomi, this is the only MicroStars version of Bergomi in Inter Milan home kit, the one from Japan Miniatures Series 10 has him in away kit.

 

The figures were once again released in single mystery boxes, the same style as the ones used for the Italy Series 1. Each mystery box contained one randomly packed MicroStars figure, which could be on one of the seven base colours, which are Green, Red, Blue, White, Silver, Gold and Black.

A FANBUK also came issued with the figures which contained a profile on each player and also detailed those available in the series, with the text being in Italian. The boxes were released inside a CDU (Counter Display Unit) with 16 boxes per CDU, with the distributor for the series being Giochi Preziosi.

I have always been a huge fan of this series as it had everything a collector wanted, the packaging was distinct and bore the Pink to associate itself with La Gazzetta dello Sport, all figures were from Italy's Serie A and unique to the series (only exception was Kaka who was released in Sweden Series 17 and as part of the 2008 Convention Special set.) A nice mix of top stars from the top clubs, along with emerging talent from the smaller clubs, and of course the 8 legends figures, one of which is the superb George Weah sculpt!

Thanks going to Olly Speed for providing the images of the single box, while Ryan Gibson kindly provided images of the CDU and FANBUK's.

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MC10709

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MC10814

MC10849

MC10884

MC10919

Marco Materazzi

Inter Milan

Home 2006/07

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10710

MC10745

MC10780

MC10815

MC10850

MC10885

MC10920

Cristian Chivu

Inter Milan

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SERIES INFORMATION

  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10711

MC10746

MC10781

MC10816

MC10851

MC10886

MC10921

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Inter Milan

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10712

MC10747

MC10782

MC10817

MC10852

MC10887

MC10922

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10713

MC10748

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  • Italy Series 2

MC10783

MC10818

MC10853

MC10888

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus

Home 2006/07

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MC10714

MC10749

SERIES INFORMATION

  • Italy Series 2

MC10784

MC10819

MC10854

MC10889

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus

Home 2006/07

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MC10715

MC10750

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  • Italy Series 2

MC10785

MC10820

MC10855

MC10890

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus

Home 2006/07

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MC10716

MC10751

MC10786

MC10821

MC10856

MC10891

MC10923

Alessandro Del Piero

Juventus

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10717

MC10752

MC10787

MC10822

MC10857

MC10892

MC10924

Kaka

AC Milan

Home 2006/07

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  • Italy Series 2

  • Sweden Series 17

  • Convention Special 2008

FANBUK

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MC10718

MC10753

MC10788

MC10823

MC10858

MC10893

MC10925

Gennaro Gattuso

AC Milan

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10719

MC10754

MC10789

MC10824

MC10859

MC10894

MC10926

Paolo Maldini

AC Milan

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10720

MC10755

MC10790

MC10825

MC10860

MC10895

MC10927

Francesco Totti

Roma

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10721

MC10756

MC10791

MC10826

MC10861

MC10896

MC10928

Daniele De Rossi

Roma

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10722

MC10757

MC10792

MC10827

MC10862

MC10897

MC10929

Simone Perrotta

Roma

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10723

MC10758

MC10793

MC10828

MC10863

MC10898

MC10930

Vincenzo Montella

Sampdoria

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10724

MC10759

MC10794

MC10829

MC10864

MC10899

MC10931

Eugenio Corini

Torino

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10725

MC10760

MC10795

MC10830

MC10865

MC10900

MC10932

Adrian Mutu

Fiorentina

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10726

MC10761

MC10796

MC10831

MC10866

MC10901

MC10933

Marco Di Vaio

Genoa

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10727

MC10762

MC10797

MC10832

MC10867

MC10902

MC10934

Fabrizio Miccoli

Palermo

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10728

MC10763

MC10798

MC10833

MC10868

MC10903

MC10935

Fernando Couto

Parma

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10729

MC10764

MC10799

MC10834

MC10869

MC10904

MC10936

Vincenzo Iaquinta

Juventus

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10730

MC10765

MC10800

MC10835

MC10870

MC10905

MC10937

David Trezeguet

Juventus

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10731

MC10766

MC10801

MC10836

MC10871

MC10906

MC10938

Tommaso Rocchi

Lazio

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10732

MC10767

MC10802

MC10837

MC10872

MC10907

MC10939

Patrick Vieira

Inter Milan

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10733

MC10768

MC10803

MC10838

MC10873

MC10908

MC10940

Andrea Pirlo

AC Milan

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10734

MC10769

MC10804

MC10839

MC10874

MC10909

MC10941

Christian Vieri

Fiorentina

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  • Italy Series 2

FANBUK

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MC10735

MC10770

MC10805

MC10840

MC10875

MC10910

MC10942

Aimo Diana

Palermo

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SERIES INFORMATION

  • Italy Series 2