2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League Review

Premier League Prizm has been the leading release for the top English league since its inaugural release in the 2018-19 season. However, now it has competition from other Premier League releases. Earlier this year, Panini released an inaugural Score product for the league. Later this year, they are also planning a Mosaic release. So, does 2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League Soccer have what it takes to maintain its popularity and position? Let’s find out with our 2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League review.

History Of Panini Prizm Premier League

The English Premier League is the most widely watched soccer league globally. How big is that league? It attracts over 600 million viewers a year. Its closest competitor, La Liga in Spain, has less than 100 million annual viewers.

No matter where you go in the world, you will find passionate Liverpool and Arsenal fans cheering their teams in bars. The Premier League is simply one of the most recognizable brands in world sports.

In recent years, it has also had the highest quality. For example, both teams in the UEFA Champions League final last year were English (Chelsea and Manchester City), which was no coincidence.

As the soccer card market grows, there is massive scope for growth in Premier League cards. It is no exaggeration to say that it is one of the most important feathers remaining in the Panini cap after losing the rights to NBA basketball and NFL football. Therefore, it is not surprising that Panini has begun to release more Premier League products this year.

Release Date

The hobby box was released on March 9, 2022. The First Off The Line box came out a day earlier. If you are looking for the Hybrid box, you will need to wait for April.

See how much a Hobby box of 2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League is going for on eBay. 

2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League Review Of Formats

So far, the Panini Prizm Premier League card set for 2021-22 has three release formats. Retail packs have always appeared later. We expect them to do so again.

Hobby Box

  • 12 packs per box
  • 12 boxes per case
  • 1 autographed card
  • 4 base Silver Prizms
  • 5 numbered Hobby-Exclusive Base Prizms
  • 8 additional Hobby-Exclusive Base Prizms
  • 6 insert cards

Once the hobby boxes are released, you can quickly grab one online. Therefore, it would be an excellent addition to your card collection.

Breakaway Soccer Hobby Hybrid Box

  • 5 cards per pack.
  • 18 packs per box
  • 3 base Prizms Silver
  • 8 Breakaway-exclusive base Prizms
  • 6 inserts
  • 10 autographs per case on average.

First Off The Line Hobby Box

  • 12 cards per pack
  • 12 packs per box
  • 1 Exclusive Autograph Blue Shimmer and 1 Base Blue Shimmer Parallel /8 in every box.
  • 1 Autographed Card
  • 4 Base Prizms Silver
  • 5 Numbered Hobby-Exclusive Base Prizms
  • 8 Additional Hobby-Exclusive Base Prizms
  • 6 Insert Card
  • 12 boxes per case

2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League Review Of The Checklist

This collection will feature all 20 EPL clubs in an Optichrome set, including 15 soccer cards per club. Therefore, the base set will consist of 300 cards in total. You can find the full checklist at the bottom of this article.

The new release is a spin on the familiar Prizm design (picture taken from Panini)

Inserts

This year’s hobby Prizms are broken down according to the following parallels:

  • Multicolor Prizms
  • Hyper Prizms
  • Pink Prizms
  • Blue Prizms (#/299)
  • Red Prizms (#/199)
  • Red Mojo Prizms (#/159)
  • Purple Prizms (#/99)
  • Blue Ice Prizms (#/75)
  • Purple Ice Prizms (#/49)
  • Orange Prizms (#/25)
  • Gold Green (#/10)
  • Green Prizms (#/5)
  • Black Prizms (1/1)

There are several vibrant and exciting inserts in the 2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League checklist. Many of them can only be found in hobby packs.

One of them, called Brilliance, features some of the best names in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Emergent inserts feature young talent that is more likely to enter the first category in the future.

Apart from this, two other beautiful inserts are known as Fireworks and Instant Impact. In previous editions, they were highly popular among card collectors. Moreover, there are some rare inserts, such as the hobby-only Color Blast, which is also a fan favorite and a very scarce hit. Another insert, the Stadium and Team Logos set, features all 20 clubs and their home grounds.

Autographs

The autograph list is quite spectacular, including major current stars and all-time greats. Which all-time greats? How about Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, and Jurgen Klinsmann? The current stars include everyone from Jack Grealish to Harry Kane.

Soccer card collectors who love autographs will be delighted to learn that the set has several autographed cards from some of the best players in the league. In addition, you can explore different variants of autographs, including Signatures, Club Legends Signatures, Dual Autographs, and Flashback Autographs. These sets also include short-printed Dual Autographs, as well as hobby-exclusive parallel versions:

  • Silver Prizms (Max #’ d/99)
  • Purple Prizms (Max #’ d/25)
  • Gold Prizms (Max #’ d/10)
  • Black Prizms (#’ d/1)

Gold Prizm autos are /5. Look for Wayne Rooney autos on eBay. 

2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League Review Of Value

We know that Premier League Prizm is a popular product. But how well does it maintain the value? First, let’s compare singles to wax.

Singles

There is one main question to ask when ripping. Will you recoup the value of the box? Are the strongest cards genuinely worthwhile? Only one way to find out. Here are some high-performing cards. All cards are PSA 10:

Cristiano Ronaldo 2019-20 Silver Auto $4,200
Christian Pulisic 2020-21 Color Blast $2,200
David Beckham 2020-21 Auto /25 $2,100
Bukayo Saka Auto Orange /25 $1,125

These are the best cards you can get from the series. And at PSA 10 prices to boot. Since none go past $5,000, it is clear that the ceiling on this product is not all that high.

Wax

The buy-in price at over $400 is high. Especially, when you take the cost of singles into account. So, how does the wax hold up?

2019-2020 Hobby Box $750
2020-2021 Hobby Box $325
2020-2021 Hybrid Box $329

It is always a bad sign when the previous years’ hobby box sells for less than the opening list price. Meanwhile, the cost of all 2019-2020 products is high due to the more limited distribution.

The 2020-2021 hobby box is available for less than the new release. See what they are going for on eBay. 

However, there is reason for optimism. The market for soccer cards has been steadily increasing. New fans in North America getting into soccer almost invariably tune into the Premier League. Therefore, there is a good chance that the market for the boxes will improve significantly. Holding one or two of these babies will probably pay off.

Bottomline Of The 2021-22 Panini Prizm Premier League Review

The Panini Prizm Premier League Soccer card set is one of the more attractive soccer collections. But its value is not high enough to justify the release price. Therefore, buy-in if you are a Premier League collector. After all, the other releases from the league have yet to have proven lasting power. In addition, if you are willing to be patient and wait, these cards may have more of an upside than most. After all, there are fewer rival brands. Furthermore, the Premier League is enjoying growing popularity. Nonetheless, if you want a quick return on investment, there are better prospects elsewhere.

Base Set – 300 Cards

1 Ederson – Manchester City
2 Ruben Dias – Manchester City
3 John Stones – Manchester City
4 Kyle Walker – Manchester City
5 Joao Cancelo – Manchester City
6 Jack Grealish – Manchester City
7 Rodri – Manchester City
8 Ilkay Gundogan – Manchester City
9 Bernardo Silva – Manchester City
10 Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
11 Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
12 Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
13 Phil Foden – Manchester City
14 Ferran Torres – Manchester City
15 Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City
16 Kasper Schmeichel – Leicester City
17 Wesley Fofana – Leicester City
18 Caglar Soyuncu – Leicester City
19 Ricardo Pereira – Leicester City
20 Timothy Castagne – Leicester City
21 Luke Thomas – Leicester City
22 James Maddison – Leicester City
23 Youri Tielemans – Leicester City
24 Harvey Barnes – Leicester City
25 Wilfred Ndidi – Leicester City
26 Boubakary Soumare – Leicester City
27 Patson Daka – Leicester City
28 Jamie Vardy – Leicester City
29 Kelechi Iheanacho – Leicester City
30 Ayoze Perez – Leicester City
31 Freddie Woodman – Newcastle United
32 Jamal Lewis – Newcastle United
33 Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle United
34 Fabian Schar – Newcastle United
35 Federico Fernandez – Newcastle United
36 Sean Longstaff – Newcastle United
37 Joe Willock – Newcastle United
38 Jacob Murphy – Newcastle United
39 Jonjo Shelvey – Newcastle United
40 Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
41 Ryan Fraser – Newcastle United
42 Miguel Almiron – Newcastle United
43 Isaac Hayden – Newcastle United
44 Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
45 Joelinton – Newcastle United
46 Jose Sa – Wolverhampton Wanderers
47 Nelson Semedo – Wolverhampton Wanderers
48 Conor Coady – Wolverhampton Wanderers
49 Ki-Jana Hoever – Wolverhampton Wanderers
50 Rayan Ait-Nouri – Wolverhampton Wanderers
51 Trincao – Wolverhampton Wanderers
52 Joao Moutinho – Wolverhampton Wanderers
53 Leander Dendoncker – Wolverhampton Wanderers
54 Ruben Neves – Wolverhampton Wanderers
55 Max Kilman – Wolverhampton Wanderers
56 Adama Traore – Wolverhampton Wanderers
57 Hee-chan Hwang – Wolverhampton Wanderers
58 Fabio Silva – Wolverhampton Wanderers
59 Raul Jimenez – Wolverhampton Wanderers
60 Daniel Podence – Wolverhampton Wanderers
61 Nick Pope – Burnley
62 James Tarkowski – Burnley
63 Ben Mee – Burnley
64 Charlie Taylor – Burnley
65 Matthew Lowton – Burnley
66 Nathan Collins – Burnley
67 Dwight McNeil – Burnley
68 Josh Brownhill – Burnley
69 Johann Berg Gudmundsson – Burnley
70 Ashley Westwood – Burnley
71 Jack Cork – Burnley
72 Ashley Barnes – Burnley
73 Matej Vydra – Burnley
74 Jay Rodriguez – Burnley
75 Chris Wood – Burnley
76 Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool FC
77 Alisson – Liverpool FC
78 Andy Robertson – Liverpool FC
79 Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool FC
80 Ibrahima Konate – Liverpool FC
81 Takumi Minamino – Liverpool FC
82 Curtis Jones – Liverpool FC
83 Diogo Jota – Liverpool FC
84 Fabinho – Liverpool FC
85 Thiago Alcantara – Liverpool FC
86 Jordan Henderson – Liverpool FC
87 Harvey Elliott – Liverpool FC
88 Mohamed Salah – Liverpool FC
89 Sadio Mane – Liverpool FC
90 Roberto Firmino – Liverpool FC
91 Jordan Pickford – Everton
92 Ben Godfrey – Everton
93 Lucas Digne – Everton
94 Seamus Coleman – Everton
95 Michael Keane – Everton
96 Mason Holgate – Everton
97 Andros Townsend – Everton
98 Demarai Gray – Everton
99 Abdoulaye Doucoure – Everton
100 Alex Iwobi – Everton
101 Allan – Everton
102 Andre Gomes – Everton
103 Tom Davies – Everton
104 Richarlison – Everton
105 Dominic Calvert-Lewin – Everton
106 Alex McCarthy – Southampton
107 Jan Bednarek – Southampton
108 Armando Broja – Southampton
109 Kyle Walker-Peters – Southampton
110 James Ward-Prowse – Southampton
111 Stuart Armstrong – Southampton
112 Moussa Djenepo – Southampton
113 Nathan Redmond – Southampton
114 Ibrahima Diallo – Southampton
115 Adam Armstrong – Southampton
116 Oriol Romeu – Southampton
117 Theo Walcott – Southampton
118 Romain Perraud – Southampton
119 Che Adams – Southampton
120 Tino Livramento – Southampton
121 Emiliano Martinez – Aston Villa
122 Tyrone Mings – Aston Villa
123 Ezri Konsa – Aston Villa
124 Matty Cash – Aston Villa
125 Matt Targett – Aston Villa
126 Ashley Young – Aston Villa
127 Emiliano Buendia – Aston Villa
128 Anwar El Ghazi – Aston Villa
129 John McGinn – Aston Villa
130 Danny Ings – Aston Villa
131 Douglas Luiz – Aston Villa
132 Bertrand Traore – Aston Villa
133 Jacob Ramsey – Aston Villa
134 Carney Chukwuemeka – Aston Villa
135 Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa
136 David Raya – Brentford
137 Pontus Jansson – Brentford
138 Rico Henry – Brentford
139 Ethan Pinnock – Brentford
140 Yoane Wissa – Brentford
141 Kristoffer Ajer – Brentford
142 Christian Norgaard – Brentford
143 Sergi Canos – Brentford
144 Vitaly Janelt – Brentford
145 Mathias Jensen – Brentford
146 Mathias Jorgensen – Brentford
147 Bryan Mbeumo – Brentford
148 Saman Ghoddos – Brentford
149 Frank Onyeka – Brentford
150 Ivan Toney – Brentford
151 Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur
152 Sergio Reguilon – Tottenham Hotspur
153 Oliver Skipp – Tottenham Hotspur
154 Eric Dier – Tottenham Hotspur
155 Joe Rodon – Tottenham Hotspur
156 Davinson Sanchez – Tottenham Hotspur
157 Cristian Romero – Tottenham Hotspur
158 Pierre Emile Hojbjerg – Tottenham Hotspur
159 Bryan Gil – Tottenham Hotspur
160 Giovani Lo Celso – Tottenham Hotspur
161 Jack Clarke – Tottenham Hotspur
162 Japhet Tanganga – Tottenham Hotspur
163 Heung-Min Son – Tottenham Hotspur
164 Dele Alli – Tottenham Hotspur
165 Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur
166 Tim Krul – Norwich City
167 Max Aarons – Norwich City
168 Grant Hanley – Norwich City
169 Ben Gibson – Norwich City
170 Ozan Kabak – Norwich City
171 Brandon Williams – Norwich City
172 Dimitrios Giannoulis – Norwich City
173 Christos Tzolis – Norwich City
174 Kenny McLean – Norwich City
175 Todd Cantwell – Norwich City
176 Pierre Lees-Melou – Norwich City
177 Billy Gilmour – Norwich City
178 Milot Rashica – Norwich City
179 Josh Sargent – Norwich City
180 Teemu Pukki – Norwich City
181 Robert Sanchez – Brighton & Hove Albion
182 Enock Mwepu – Brighton & Hove Albion
183 Lewis Dunk – Brighton & Hove Albion
184 Tariq Lamptey – Brighton & Hove Albion
185 Adam Webster – Brighton & Hove Albion
186 Solly March – Brighton & Hove Albion
187 Leandro Trossard – Brighton & Hove Albion
188 Yves Bissouma – Brighton & Hove Albion
189 Marc Cucurella – Brighton & Hove Albion
190 Adam Lallana – Brighton & Hove Albion
191 Jakub Moder – Brighton & Hove Albion
192 Alexis Mac Allister – Brighton & Hove Albion
193 Danny Welbeck – Brighton & Hove Albion
194 Neal Maupay – Brighton & Hove Albion
195 Aaron Connolly – Brighton & Hove Albion
196 Aaron Ramsdale – Arsenal
197 Kieran Tierney – Arsenal
198 Pablo Mari – Arsenal
199 Gabriel – Arsenal
200 Martin Odegaard – Arsenal
201 Granit Xhaka – Arsenal
202 Bukayo Saka – Arsenal
203 Gabriel Martinelli – Arsenal
204 Thomas Partey – Arsenal
205 Nicolas Pepe – Arsenal
206 Emile Smith Rowe – Arsenal
207 Albert Sambi Lokonga – Arsenal
208 Folarin Balogun – Arsenal
209 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Arsenal
210 Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal
211 Illan Meslier – Leeds United
212 Stuart Dallas – Leeds United
213 Luke Ayling – Leeds United
214 Pascal Struijk – Leeds United
215 Liam Cooper – Leeds United
216 Junior Firpo – Leeds United
217 Joe Gelhardt – Leeds United
218 Jack Harrison – Leeds United
219 Kalvin Phillips – Leeds United
220 Raphinha – Leeds United
221 Mateusz Klich – Leeds United
222 Daniel James – Leeds United
223 Rodrigo Moreno – Leeds United
224 Patrick Bamford – Leeds United
225 Tyler Roberts – Leeds United
226 Lukasz Fabianski – West Ham United
227 Angelo Ogbonna – West Ham United
228 Vladimir Coufal – West Ham United
229 Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
230 Kurt Zouma – West Ham United
231 Craig Dawson – West Ham United
232 Alphonse Areola – West Ham United
233 Pablo Fornals – West Ham United
234 Said Benrahma – West Ham United
235 Jarrod Bowen – West Ham United
236 Alex Kral – West Ham United
237 Declan Rice – West Ham United
238 Tomas Soucek – West Ham United
239 Nikola Vlasic – West Ham United
240 Michail Antonio – West Ham United
241 Edouard Mendy – Chelsea FC
242 Ben Chilwell – Chelsea FC
243 Reece James – Chelsea FC
244 Thiago Silva – Chelsea FC
245 Cesar Azpilicueta – Chelsea FC
246 Hakim Ziyech – Chelsea FC
247 Mateo Kovacic – Chelsea FC
248 N’Golo Kante – Chelsea FC
249 Jorginho – Chelsea FC
250 Mason Mount – Chelsea FC
251 Kai Havertz – Chelsea FC
252 Christian Pulisic – Chelsea FC
253 Trevoh Chalobah – Chelsea FC
254 Romelu Lukaku – Chelsea FC
255 Timo Werner – Chelsea FC
256 Adam Masina – Watford
257 Daniel Bachmann – Watford
258 Moussa Sissoko – Watford
259 William Troost-Ekong – Watford
260 Juraj Kucka – Watford
261 Ozan Tufan – Watford
262 Jeremy Ngakia – Watford
263 Ken Sema – Watford
264 Tom Cleverley – Watford
265 Ismaila Sarr – Watford
266 Imran Louza – Watford
267 Peter Etebo – Watford
268 Cucho Hernandez – Watford
269 Emmanuel Dennis – Watford
270 Joao Pedro – Watford
271 David de Gea – Manchester United
272 Dean Henderson – Manchester United
273 Harry Maguire – Manchester United
274 Luke Shaw – Manchester United
275 Aaron Wan-Bissaka – Manchester United
276 Raphael Varane – Manchester United
277 Jadon Sancho – Manchester United
278 Paul Pogba – Manchester United
279 Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United
280 Scott McTominay – Manchester United
281 Mason Greenwood – Manchester United
282 Marcus Rashford – Manchester United
283 Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United
284 Anthony Martial – Manchester United
285 Edinson Cavani – Manchester United
286 Vicente Guaita – Crystal Palace
287 James McArthur – Crystal Palace
288 Marc Guehi – Crystal Palace
289 Joachim Andersen – Crystal Palace
290 Tyrick Mitchell – Crystal Palace
291 Jeffrey Schlupp – Crystal Palace
292 Luka Milivojevic – Crystal Palace
293 Conor Gallagher – Crystal Palace
294 Odsonne Edouard – Crystal Palace
295 Jairo Riedewald – Crystal Palace
296 Michael Olise – Crystal Palace
297 Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace
298 Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace
299 Jean-Philippe Mateta – Crystal Palace
300 Christian Benteke – Crystal Palace
Shaiel Ben-Ephraim

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim is a former history and political science professor at UCLA. He has a PhD from the University of Calgary. Shai also worked as a diplomat and journalist on three continents.