Teaming with APPI, FanGir Presents The Indonesian Football Legend Card Collection

JAKARTA (August 30th, 2022) – The latest set of trading cards featuring legends from Indonesian football was released by FanGir in collaboration with the Indonesian Players' Union (APPI). As a producer of trading cards for Indonesian national football legends, FanGir honors some of the most beloved football legends from the Indonesian national team across generations. This celebration started with the release of collection cards for Bambang Pamungkas, Kurniawan Dwi Yulianto, Firman Utina, Ponaryo Astaman, and Cristian "El Loco" Gonzalez.

Andritany Ardhiyasa, the president of APPI, thinks that Indonesia is taking a step toward showing respect for the players back in their prime by collecting the national team legend cards. "This legend card might serve as a motivating reminder for those who support the legend and have fond memories of the player's golden era. Then, as the association of the Indonesian professional players', we are offering new ways of supporting our nation’s greatest legendary players," said Andritany.

"The Indonesian Football Legend series, is expected to be able to bring fans' attention for all circles the finest flashback moments of the legends of the Indonesian national team and have them," said Priska Narinda, Head of Sales & Partnership at FanGir. In addition, trading card collectors can undoubtedly benefit from the limited stock. "The reputation and popularity of these Indonesian national football legends are not only judged by the integrity of the field. However, their achievements and loyalty to football and country are something that we must appreciate,” said Bayu Indiartoputra, Brand Manager of FanGir.

Indonesian Football Legends Trading Cards

Currently, FanGir is one of the official brands from Indonesia that offers officially licensedmerchandise and memorabilia products. Having previously presented a unique collection in the form of autographed jerseys and trading cards for the BRI Liga 1 Indonesia competition, fans as well as collectors can now find a collection of official memorabilia products easily.

For the Indonesian Football Legends collection, FanGir developed a card collection concept that features Indonesian national team football legends, consisting of 2 types of cards, namely:

Base Card - A limited-release card series featuring moments from football legends while playing for the Indonesian national team.

Autographed Card - A very limited release card series featuring Indonesian national football team legends, premium materials with special thickness, and unique finishing accents, accompanied by the original autograph of the players. As for the Autographed series, the cards are released uniquely, starting from 1/1, 1/5, 1/10, 1/25, and 1/100 products. Each category will have a different color and finish.

In particular, for the Autographed Card 1/1 card (only 1 card produced in the world), the purchase system will also be carried out using an auction system in stages, turning it into a highly valuable collection for collectors and die-hard fans, whereas other limited-release cards can be purchased directly through the FanGir.com website.

Why Trading Cards?

Currently, FanGir is one of the official brands from Indonesia that offers officially licensedmerchandise and memorabilia products. Having previously presented a unique collection in the form of autographed jerseys and trading cards for the BRI Liga 1 Indonesia competition, fans as well as collectors can now find a collection of official memorabilia products easily.

Indonesian Football Legends Merchandise Collection

The partnership between FanGir and the Indonesian Professional Footballers' Association not onlyproduces the trading card collection, but also a line of clothing in the form of limited-edition, exclusive t-shirts with distinctive designs on premium fabrics. These limited edition t-shirts will also be available at www.fangir.com

Bayu Indiartoputra added, “Seeing the huge support and fanaticism of the community towards sports and football athletes in the country, the potential for products that have an emotional closeness that is also commercially valuable, such as trading football cards as well as limited edition apparel, is very high. Previously, we may have discovered some collectors or fans printing their own trading cards to be autographed by the players, we now address those fandoms, and ensure that our products are officially licensed.

With around 270 million people—according to a Nielsen study, 77% of Indonesians are football fans. Trading cards can become an official movement launched by APPI as an alternative to collective merchandise with the largest market potential today.

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