Then, when MLS came around I worked part-time at an elementary school and one of the things I used as rewards and incentives were soccer cards. I gave them all away of course but I remember some cool-looking cards. A favorite of the students was the Jorge Campos card but the Carlos Valderrama card was pretty popular too.
Lately, when I go to Target I've been checking their trading cards periodically to see if they have any soccer cards but usually end up leaving the section wondering why there are all these other types of cards but no soccer ones.
On Saturday, though, I learned that there are indeed soccer cards out there. Jaime Cardenas showed me a pack of cards he got from a friend, and among the cards he got in his pack as a David Beckham card.
These cards are put out by Upper Deck but beyond that I have no info, well, except for these pictures of course.
Some of the other cards in the deck that I didn't take pictures of were a Ronnie O'Brien, Nico Hernandez, Eddie Pope and some special Freddy Adu card.