ITALY 2003 SERIES

Italy had a new kit manufacturer in Puma, so Corinthian were askd to produce a set of 12 figures to mark the release of this new kit for the Azzurri.



The Italy 2003 series was released in the 7th of July 2003, with 9 being in home kit and 3 in away kit. This series was predominantly released in Japan, where Italy and Serie A figures were incredibly popular, however Corinthian did secure limited stock which was made available to UK collectors, however the product was not sent to any retailers, it was only available from Corinthian Direct.



The figure of midfield general Gennaro Gattuso sold out within 3 months, with his popularity largely attributed to his inspirational performances for AC Milan in the Champions League.


With regards the Platinum Packs, the collector card that comes with them states that no more than 360 were made, but the exact number has never actually been revealed. This is only speculation but my personal opinion is that it was most likely less than 100 of each, given how scarce they are and how seldom they actually appear for sale, i feel if 360 were made of each they would be much more prevalant. The Platinum Packs were given away as part of the Japan Collector Club Membership package, which is another factor in explaining their rarity.



The figures were released as Blister Packs coming with individually numbered collector cards, with Platinum Packs also being produced, however these Platinum Packs were not individually numbered and came with generic Platinum Pack collector card.



Figure List:


PRO828 - Francesco Toldo - Italy - Home 2003


PRO829 - Gianluigi Buffon - Italy - Home 2003


PRO830 - Fabio Cannavaro - Italy - Home 2003


PRO831 - Alessandro Nesta - Italy - Home 2003


PRO832 - Gennaro Gattuso - Italy - Home 2003


PRO833 - Gianluca Zambrotta - Italy - Home 2003


PRO834 - Andrea Pirlo - Italy - Home 2003


PRO835 - Alessandro Del Piero - Italy - Home 2003


PRO836 - Francesco Totti - Italy - Away 2003


PRO837 - Filippo Inzaghi - Italy - Away 2003


PRO838 - Vincenzo Montella - Italy - Away 2003


PRO839 - Christian Vieri - Italy - Home 2003


Francesco Toldo

Italy

Home 2003

PRO828

Production Quantity

4,953

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Gianluigi Buffon

Italy

Home 2003

PRO829

Production Quantity

5,847

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Fabio Cannavaro

Italy

Home 2003

PRO830

Production Quantity

10,167

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Alessandro Nesta

Italy

Home 2003

PRO831

Production Quantity

5,991

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Gennaro Gattuso

Italy

Home 2003

PRO832

Production Quantity

6,783

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Gianluca Zambrotta

Italy

Home 2003

PRO833

Production Quantity

4,287

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Andrea Pirlo

Italy

Home 2003

PRO834

Production Quantity

8,157

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Alessandro Del Piero

Italy

Home 2003

PRO835

Production Quantity

13,371

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Francesco Totti

Italy

Away 2003

PRO836

Production Quantity

6,327

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Filippo Inzaghi

Italy

Away 2003

PRO837

Production Quantity

7,143

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Vincenzo Montella

Italy

Away 2003

PRO838

Production Quantity

4,761

Production Quantity

Less Than 360


Christian Vieri

Italy

Home 2003

PRO839

Production Quantity

8,991

Production Quantity

Less Than 360