There was a time when magazines gave away some of the best soccer player collectibles to their readers. This was a common promotional item in British magazines and newspapers. Many of these were cards from the 1930's and another spell came in the late 1960's and 1970's.
Tiki-Tiki, an Argentine publication, produced these cut out / stand ups in 2009. Not only do they display well with a color photo of the star player, but include their career highlights and stats on the reverse.
The promotion lasted through the 2009-2010 season and reflects the transfers of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United to Real Madrid.
Some issues were before the transfers - like Kaka' who is still depicted with AC Milan. Although there is not a complete checklist, the set does include at least two National Team group pictures.
Known cards in the set:
Kaka' - AC Milan
Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid
Wayne Rooney - Manchester United
Carlos Tevez - Manchester City
Lionel Messi - Barcelona