Weston McKennie Cards: The Top 10 to Store in the eBay Vault

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The biggest event in soccer is only days away. The 2022 FIFA World Cup—held in Qatar—will feature the best talent in the world duking it out for their nation. We’ve seen the excitement for the World Cup already impact The Hobby, as many collectors are investing in soccer’s young stars.

Weston McKennie is undoubtedly a name to keep an eye on this fall. The 24-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the premier talents on the U.S. Men’s National Team. The U.S. missed qualification for 2018’s World Cup, so McKennie and Co. will be looking to make their mark in Qatar.

This means that now is a great opportunity to pick up some Weston McKennie trading cards to add to your collection, and eBay—the original marketplace for collectibles—has the most unique, rare and hard-to-find inventory out there. With more than two decades of expertise, it’s no doubt that eBay has the cred to deliver a full suite of physical and digital capabilities at scale. From Authenticity Guarantee to Price Guide, Collection, the eBay vault and more, eBay is the ultimate destination for trading card collectors and enthusiasts alike.

The eBay vault—a 24/7 secure facility and digital marketplace for trading card collectors with no sales tax, storage or selling fees—has quickly become the premier service in card security. Card collectors, investors and hobbyists are using the eBay vault to securely buy, sell, and store trading cards more seamlessly than ever before. The eBay vault enters the market as enthusiasts are increasingly investing differently and looking at collectible items—like Weston McKennie cards—as alternative assets. Single, graded trading cards and graded, autograph, relic and patch cards purchased for $250+ on eBay in the US are now eligible for the eBay vault. 

With soccer’s biggest stage only days away, it’s fitting that we highlight some potential Weston McKennie cards to add to your eBay Vault. We aimed to find a wide variety of slabs at different price points. Let’s dive right in!

1. Weston McKennie 2018 Topps Chrome UEFA Rookie Gold Refractor /50

Weston McKennie topps chrome ucl gold

To kick this list off, we have what many consider to be McKennie’s true rookie card. The 2018 Topps Chrome UEFA features a simple yet crisp design, and the product also contains superstar rookies of Jadon Sancho and Joáo Felix. #83 in the set shows a young Weston McKennie in acrobatic fashion.

This particular copy, the gold refractor, is limited to a print run of just 50. It has sold for as high as $2,900, but currently trades in the $1,000 range

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2. Weston McKennie 2018 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Orange /99

Weston McKennie 2018 Optic orange

The Rated Rookie emblem is one that transcends all sports. From Ken Griffey Jr. to Luka Doncic, the RR logo can be seen everywhere in The Hobby. Soccer is no exception. The 2018 Weston McKennie shown above is an orange parallel numbered to 99 copies. The card shows the young midfielder in action for the USMNT during an exhibition. 

This slab last sold for $690 in June; with its low print run, it will be hard to find one in that coveted PSA 10 grade. However, other graded copies are available for sale on eBay. We’d recommend any of these numbered Optic rookies for the eBay vault.

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3. Weston McKennie 2018 Immaculate Rookie Patch Autograph /99

Weston McKennie 2018 Immaculate Patch auto

Third, we have what is likely the toughest grade on this list. Cards with a thicker stock, such as Immaculate, National Treasures and Flawless, are notoriously difficult to grade. So, seeing this true RPA of the Juventus star in a Gem Mint 10 made us immediately add it to the list.

McKennie’s Immaculate RPA is a mere POP 2 as a PSA 10, but any graded copy of this card will look great vaulted.

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4. Weston McKennie 2018 Topps Chrome Bundesliga Rookie Autograph Blue Wave /75

Weston McKennie 2018 Chrome bluewave auto

This has to be the most visually striking card on this list. The blue wave autograph from 2018 Topps Chrome Bundesliga shows McKennie playing for his former team: FC Schalke 04.

While there are only 75 of these stunners in circulation, we’ve seen them trade multiple times in both a PSA 9 and BGS 9.5 grade. They range from $400-$800 now, but those prices could increase exponentially if McKennie can excel in Qatar.

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5. Weston McKennie 2018 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Red Velocity /50

Weston McKennie 2018 optic red velocity

Next up is another marvelous parallel from 2018 Donruss Optic. This low-numbered red velocity copy perfectly contrasts the USMNT jersey, and it has a recent sale of only $412 from November. Compared to the prices of other World Cup stars, this seems like a steal. If you can pick one of these up graded, it becomes another worthy candidate for the vault.

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6. Weston McKennie 2022 Prizm World Cup Manga Case Hit (Graded)

Weston McKennie Prizm Manga

The 2022 Prizm World Cup set is still hitting hobby shops nationwide, but it will no doubt be collected for years to come. Certain hits from the 2014 and 2018 products have reached record sales for modern soccer cards, so who knows what’s in store.

This year’s boxes are the first soccer cards to feature the manga case hit, which draws inspiration from the popular Japanese art form. The insert was first featured in 2021 Prizm Football, and players like Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes were quick to reach five-figure prices. 

If you can find a clean, raw copy of this stunning McKennie insert, we recommend slabbing it and sending it right to your eBay vault.

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7. Weston McKennie 2018 Panini Treble Rookie Gold /25

Weston McKennie 2018 Panini Treble gold

The Panini Treble set may not have the popularity of Prizm or Topps Chrome, but it features rookies of several prominent soccer superstars. Furthermore, the one and only Treble product released in 2018, so finding these in the wild can be difficult. Be on the lookout for any numbered McKennie rookies from Panini Treble as we approach World Cup season.

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8. Weston McKennie 2018 Donruss Optic Rated Rookie Holo Autograph

Weston McKennie 2018 Optic auto

We talked about the Rated Rookie influence earlier—coupling that with a signature gives the card even more appeal. There are only four of the  PSA 10 copies shown above, but PSA 9s have traded in the $400-$500 range. Regardless, this card has tremendous potential for growth in the coming weeks, so what better place to store it than the eBay vault?

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9. Weston McKennie 2019 Obsidian Matrix Patch Auto PSA 10

Weston McKennie 2018 Obsidian Matrix

Autographed? Check. Team USA patch? Check. Match-worn? Check. PSA 10? Check. 

This Obsidian Matrix patch auto set meets all the criteria for our list. The copy shown above is numbered to 10, but finding any of these cards graded will look great in an eBay Vault.

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10. Weston McKennie 2018 Topps Chrome UEFA Purple Refractor PSA 10

Weston McKennie 2018 Chrome UCL purple

Lastly, we have a relatively affordable, yet aesthetically pleasing rookie card. The purple refractor from 2018 Topps Chrome UEFA has a print run of 250 and a PSA 10 population of just 17. You can pick up one of these rookies for $275-$350 on eBay right now.

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Will you be adding any Weston McKennie cards to your collection in the eBay vault? Let us know @CardTalkPod on Instagram and Twitter, and @ebaycollectibles on Instagram as well!