Panini is back with another installment of their Mosaic Road to World Cup Soccer series. This product comes around every four years to get soccer fans around the world excited in anticipating the largest international soccer tournament in the world.
With one autograph per box, 20 parallels and 20 inserts, there is plenty for collectors to chase in this special World Cup preview set.
Players in this set are not wearing neither their collegiate nor professional uniforms. Instead, they don the colors of their home countries’ jersey that they will also be wearing in the World Cup.
With this being a Panini soccer product, this is an officially licensed product in the same vein as the Panini Prizm World Cup Qatar release.
The 2021-2022 Panini Mosaic Road to World Cup Soccer product released on October 5th, 2022.
The attractive design of the Mosaic series has been popular with collectors for many years and that is no different with the 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Road to the World Cup release.
Although the Mosaic design is by no means exclusive to this product, it does have the exclusivity of being one of the only products on the market to feature some of soccer’s biggest names wearing their national uniforms on a mosaic-styled card.
Collectors have also been gravitating towards product because of the high card count per box. Each box features one autograph along with some inserts and parallels and it total yields 150 cards through its 10 packs of 15 cards per box.
Out of the 32 countries that will be participating in the World Cup this year, only 28 of them are featured in this set, which depending on your perspective can be either good or bad.
On one hand, it limits the number of cards in the set, removing low demand cards. However, it could just as easily be seen as a negative if your home country or your favorite player’s home country did not make the 28-country cut and will not be featured in this product. In addition, collectors who may be completists could balk at the exclusion of four teams, even if they aren’t in high demand.
Another gripe that a lot of buyers have had with this product is the price. This is also a common complaint with the Road to World Cup Soccer’s sister set, Donruss Road to Qatar.
It was said that the original $369 (available at the Panini website) for a box of this caliber is nowhere near worth it. While the top notch cards will net you an enormous profit, there are not enough cards of this quality to justify the price of the box. Fortunately, for collectors, the price on the secondary market is more reasonble.
Each hobby box will feature 15 packs and in each pack there will be 10 cards for a grand total of 150 cards per box. Out of those 150 cards, there will be one autograph card, 5 base silver cards, 15 mosaic parallel cards, and 20 insert parallels per box.
A hobby box for 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Road to World Cup Soccer will cost you around $270 before shipping on eBay
In addition to the hobby box, a 2021-22 Panini Mosaic World Cup blaster box will be available. Each blaster will include 6 cards pack and 6 packs per blaster.
Each blaster contains 4 Mosaic parallels, 1 Silver parallel and 3 inserts/insert parallels. In addition, collectors can pull 1 purple autograph per case.
The base parallels will have tiers of rarity that match the following:
There are 200 cards in the base set of this product and includes top players that will appear in the 2022 World Cup from 28 teams.
The Panini Mosaic Road to the World Cup also features a handful of attractive inserts including Montage, International Men of Mastery and Pitch Masters.
Each version contains not only a base but also limited edition parallels.
Rarer inserts include Overdrive and Stained Glass.
There are two different sets of autographs in Panini Mosaic Road to the World Cup — Autographs Mosaic and Scrips Mosaic. The sets feature both current and fast World Cup soccer legends.
Parallel versions of autos are mostly available in hobby boxes, however, the Purple parallels can be found in blasters.
Since this is the first release of the Panini Mosaic World Cup, there is not an equal comparison. However, you can check out how previous Panini Prizm World Cup releases, which have a track record of nearly a decade, have fared.
There is the potential to find a lot of value in this 2021-22 Panini Mosaic but you have to be lucky to find it. Although some of the top-tier cards will net you thousands of dollars, such as a Lionel Messi on-card Playmarkers autograph, there are not really enough of those cards in this set for them to be valued too highly.
While this is a very intriguing product and there are not many out there like it, that does not make it an attractive buy for a hobby box purchase. If you are able to find the product on the secondary market or purchase individual cards, you are going to be better off.
The 2021-2022 Panini Mosaic Road to the World Cup Soccer product is one of a kind. It combines the most popular sport internationally, players in international teams with an attractive mosaic card art style.
While all of those things on paper sound like ingredients for a perfect product, that simply is not the case. Those factors have led to this product being overpriced in comparison to its market value, although prices have come down.
This is not the fault of Panini as the production costs of this product are similar if not more than most other releases. However, as soccer is not as popular in the American market as it is overseas, it makes it much more difficult to try to find a way to profit from this product.
If you are a soccer fan and are excited about this year’s World Cup, it’s hard not to jump on the World Cup hype to check out Panini Mosaic. It is one of a kind and cool product. However, if you are approaching this from the standpoint of trying to make a profit, there are likely better options.
|wdt_ID||Set||Player||Team||Position||Card Number||Number of cards|
|1||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Nestor Araujo||Mexico||D||1|
|2||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Yunus Musah||United States||M||2|
|3||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Tyler Adams||United States||M||3|
|4||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Bukayo Saka||England||M||4|
|5||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Donny van de Beek||Netherlands||M||5|
|6||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||F||6|
|7||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Aymeric Laporte||Spain||D||7|
|8||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Bruno Fernandes||Portugal||M||8|
|9||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Everton||Brazil||M||9|
|10||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Nathan Ake||Netherlands||D||10|
|11||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Joao Cancelo||Portugal||D||11|
|12||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Gabriel Jesus||Brazil||F||12|
|13||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Ferran Torres||Spain||M||13|
|14||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Ederson||Brazil||G||14|
|15||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Bernardo Silva||Portugal||M||15|
|16||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Thiago Motta||Italy||M||16|
|17||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Diogo Jota||Portugal||M||17|
|18||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Antonee Robinson||United States||D||18|
|19||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Thibaut Courtois||Belgium||G||19|
|20||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Sandro Tonali||Italy||M||20|
|21||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Sergio Busquets||Spain||M||21|
|22||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Marc-Andre ter Stegen||Germany||G||22|
|23||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Henry Martin||Mexico||F||23|
|24||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Ansu Fati||Spain||F||25|
|25||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Rodrigo de Paul||Argentina||M||26|
|26||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Emiliano Martinez||Argentina||G||27|
|27||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Lorenzo Pellegrini||Italy||M||28|
|28||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Mason Mount||England||M||29|
|29||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Luis Hernandez||Mexico||F||30|
|30||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Juan Camilo Zuniga||Colombia||D||31|
|31||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Cuauhtemoc Blanco||Mexico||F||32|
|32||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Xabi Alonso||Spain||M||33|
|33||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Bacary Sagna||France||D||34|
|34||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Franca||Brazil||F||35|
|35||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Dennis Bergkamp||Netherlands||F||36|
|36||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||DeAndre Yedlin||United States||D||37|
|37||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Carlos Vela||Mexico||F||38|
|38||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Thierry Henry||France||F||39|
|39||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Jean Beausejour||Chile||M||40|
|40||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Ciro Immobile||Italy||F||41|
|41||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Carles Puyol||Spain||D||42|
|42||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Kaka||Brazil||M||43|
|43||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Jurgen Klinsmann||Germany||F||44|
|44||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||David Beckham||England||M||45|
|45||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Landon Donovan||United States||F||46|
|46||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Cesar Sampaio||Brazil||M||47|
|47||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Marco Asensio||Spain||M||48|
|48||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Gianluca Busio||United States||M||49|
|49||FIFA Autographs Mosaic||Diego Maradona||Argentina||M||50|
|50||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Nestor Araujo||Mexico||D||1||1|
|51||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Yunus Musah||United States||M||2||1|
|52||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Tyler Adams||United States||M||3||1|
|53||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Bukayo Saka||England||M||4||1|
|54||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Donny van de Beek||Netherlands||M||5||1|
|55||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||F||6||1|
|56||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Aymeric Laporte||Spain||D||7||1|
|57||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Bruno Fernandes||Portugal||M||8||1|
|58||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Everton||Brazil||M||9||1|
|59||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Nathan Ake||Netherlands||D||10||1|
|60||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Joao Cancelo||Portugal||D||11||1|
|61||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Gabriel Jesus||Brazil||F||12||1|
|62||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Ferran Torres||Spain||M||13||1|
|63||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Ederson||Brazil||G||14||1|
|64||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Bernardo Silva||Portugal||M||15||1|
|65||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Thiago Motta||Italy||M||16||1|
|66||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Diogo Jota||Portugal||M||17||1|
|67||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Antonee Robinson||United States||D||18||1|
|68||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Thibaut Courtois||Belgium||G||19||1|
|69||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Sandro Tonali||Italy||M||20||1|
|70||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Sergio Busquets||Spain||M||21||1|
|71||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Marc-Andre ter Stegen||Germany||G||22||1|
|72||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Henry Martin||Mexico||F||23||1|
|73||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Ansu Fati||Spain||F||25||1|
|74||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Rodrigo de Paul||Argentina||M||26||1|
|75||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Emiliano Martinez||Argentina||G||27||1|
|76||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Lorenzo Pellegrini||Italy||M||28||1|
|77||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Mason Mount||England||M||29||1|
|78||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Luis Hernandez||Mexico||F||30||1|
|79||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Juan Camilo Zuniga||Colombia||D||31||1|
|80||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Cuauhtemoc Blanco||Mexico||F||32||1|
|81||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Xabi Alonso||Spain||M||33||1|
|82||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Bacary Sagna||France||D||34||1|
|83||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Franca||Brazil||F||35||1|
|84||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Dennis Bergkamp||Netherlands||F||36||1|
|85||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||DeAndre Yedlin||United States||D||37||1|
|86||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Carlos Vela||Mexico||F||38||1|
|87||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Thierry Henry||France||F||39||1|
|88||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Jean Beausejour||Chile||M||40||1|
|89||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Ciro Immobile||Italy||F||41||1|
|90||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Carles Puyol||Spain||D||42||1|
|91||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Kaka||Brazil||M||43||1|
|92||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Jurgen Klinsmann||Germany||F||44||1|
|93||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||David Beckham||England||M||45||1|
|94||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Landon Donovan||United States||F||46||1|
|95||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Cesar Sampaio||Brazil||M||47||1|
|96||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Marco Asensio||Spain||M||48||1|
|97||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Gianluca Busio||United States||M||49||1|
|98||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Black||Diego Maradona||Argentina||M||50||1|
|99||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Choice Black Gold||Nestor Araujo||Mexico||D||1||1|
|100||FIFA Autographs Mosaic Choice Black Gold||Yunus Musah||United States||M||2||8|