The biggest event in soccer is only weeks away from kicking off. The 2022 FIFA World Cup, which will be 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.
In years past, Panini has put out many heralded sets ahead of the World Cup. The 2014 Prizm WC set is arguably the most popular modern soccer product, highlighted by the Gold Prizms of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. The follow-up set, 2018 Prizm WC, produced the first Prizm cards of young phenom Kylian Mbappe. Now, as November is quickly approaching, we can look forward to upcoming releases such as 2022 National Treasures. Needless to say, the hobby appreciates the World Cup.
Today’s list is going to focus on the rookie cards of the biggest names coming to Qatar. Companies like Topps and Panini produce a wide variety of rookies for soccer players, so this list is aiming to reflect that. We will be showcasing some of the most expensive cards for some players and some hidden gems for others.
Without further ado, let’s break down the rookie cards of the big names you will be hearing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.