The 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to be played later this year from November 21st through December 18th.
While that may seem far away, the World Cup is played just once every four years, and it’s an exciting opportunity to get a card of your favorite player produced during the year the tournament is held.
It’s also worth noting that the 2018 World Cup final had 517 million viewers, which got as high as 1.1 billion people watching at least some part of the match. For comparison, the 2021 Super Bowl had between 30 and 50 million viewers worldwide. These matches are a big deal globally.
The 2018 World Cup Prizm set caught fire in the hobby (becoming the de facto rookie cards for players like Kylian Mbappe) and sparked interest from collectors of the sport, which bled into the 2014 Prizm World Cup set.
Recently, a Lionel Messi 2014 Prizm World Cup Gold /10 sold for $522,000 at Goldin.co.
While the 2022 World Cup Prizm release date has not yet been announced, Mosaic will likely garner attention from collectors as momentum for the tournament starts to build.
This set will exclusively show those players in their international team’s uniforms for qualifying teams.
It features players from 28 national teams across a 200-card base set with 15 parallels:
Mosaic Blue /99
Mosaic Purple /49
Mosaic Pink /25
Mosaic Gold / 10
Mosaic Black 1/1
There will also be Hobby exclusive inserts - International Men of Mystery, Montage, Pitch Masters and parallels of the inserts:
Mosaic White /25
Mosaic Gold /10
Mosaic Black 1/1
Rare Overdrive and Stained Glass inserts will be included as well.
There will be two autograph card styles - Autographs Mosaic and Scripts Mosaics (both appear to be sticker autos) with Gold / 10 and Black /1 parallels.
The breakdown of the hobby box is as follows:
- 1 Autograph
- 5 Base Silver
- 15 Mosaic Parallels
- 20 Inserts / Insert Parallels
Soccer has seen its fair-share of record sales since 2021 and the World Cup is one of the biggest sporting events in the world, making it a fun time for this product to release.