Futera is a 32 years established Trading Card Publisher (est. 1989). The Futera brand is synonymous with quality collector cards and is considered one of the world’s finest brands of quality limited edition collectible cards. Innovative and passionate about their card collections and service to collectors, Futera has pioneered several ‘world firsts’ for the Trading Card industry including the following.
‘WORLD FIRSTS' from FUTERA
Futera created the ‘1 of 1’ Autograph card - where only one of that card exists worldwide;
Unique numbering on Insert cards and Display Boxes;
Code for Collectors’ - enter a Futera card code to get information about its features and rarity with behind the scenes details about how it was produced (a free service created for collectors worldwide);
Memorabilia Colour Grading Charts’ - enter a Futera memorabilia card code to check and compare the rarity of its memorabilia feature (a free service created for collectors worldwide)
Futera was the first publisher to take traditional football cards online and provide interactive game experiences and information services for card collectors through Apps. Just as the Futera brand commands strong values for its physical collector cards, Futera branded ‘virtual’ cards are also sought-after collectibles, with trading values reaching USD$485 for a single Futera virtual card.
Futera made sports history by turning its online game into reality. ‘Futera FC’ became the first real football team in the world to be managed LIVE by an online community from their computers. 'Futera FC' was a professional Team playing in a National League with fans/collectors making key decisions through their computers live throughout the game - such as formation, tactics, playing style and substitutions - relayed by the Coach to the players on the pitch as the game played out.
Futera created a new dimension for football cards from as far back as 100 years ago where cards of great stars from a bygone era could be enjoyed in an interactive environment. Also featuring ‘virtual memorabilia' cards. Futera created a live Online Card Trading platform ‘eFutera' for the trading of virtual and physical cards (free service for worldwide trading).
Futera PSW Football Academy is one of largest independent soccer academies in SE Asia, hosting over 600 children aged 5-17 years and providing opportunities for sport & educational scholarships for its students and underprivileged children.
Futera has produced Trading Card Collections for a wide variety of sports and non-sports titles including Collections for 12 English Premier League Football and Championship Clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and more, the Australian Cricket Board, Formula 1, the Australian Basketball Association, Australian Rugby Union, Australian Baseball League and other sports during the 90s/2000s, together with TV and Film Licences including Mattel 'BARBIE', BBC, Universal Studios/ Aardman/ Pathe.
Futera’s passion for its Collections leads it to explore and push boundaries with specialist processes, hand-crafting techniques and interesting materials. Futera cards have been created with porcelain, velvet, silver, gold, platinum, crystal, diamonds, and other precious stones. Below are some of the Sport and Non-Sport Licences held by Futera during its 29 year history:
SPORTS COLLECTIONS from 1989 to date
English Football/Soccer Clubs: Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City, Celtic, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Leeds, West Ham, Derby County, Middlesbrough
French Football/Soccer Clubs: Olympique de Marseille
Formula 1 Motor Racing
World Cup Cricket
Australian Rugby Football Union
Australian Cricket Board (ACB/ Cricket Australia)
Australian NSL Soccer
Australian National Basketball League (NBL)
Australian Baseball Association
Horse racing Association
New Zealand Cricket Board (artwork & design providers for Licensee)
New Zealand Rugby Football Union
New Zealand Rugby League
World Surfing Federation
Scandinavian Handball Association
Tour de France
TV /FILM /ENTERTAINMENT/ CHARACTER 1999 TO DATE including Mattel, Universal Studios/ Pathe/ Aardman/ BBC.
Top brands worldwide use Futera cards for their promotional campaigns including 7-Eleven, Unilever, Nestle, Coca-Cola, General Mills (GM Foods), Exxon-Mobil (ESSO), Carrefour + many Telecom and F&B brands.