2021-22 Donruss Soccer Road to Qatar Preview

December 19, 2021

The soccer card world will be in a frenzy soon, with Qatar’s upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup. Panini is leading the way with the 2021-22 Donruss Soccer Road to Qatar collection. To celebrate, we present you with the 2021-22 Donruss Soccer Road to Qatar preview.

History of Donruss Soccer Cards

Donruss has been manufacturing trading cards since 1954, and back then, their cards were based on American pop culture. However, 1981 was the first time the company stepped into the sports cards industry with its first-ever baseball card set, the 1981 Donruss Baseball Card Set.

In the 1990s, Donruss also made their way into the NHL and made hockey cards for the 1993-94 NHL Season. In 2009, the company was acquired by Italian trading card giant Panini. Following this acquisition, soccer cards also became part of the Donruss repertoire.

The Road to Qatar set is an exclusive collection of soccer cards and part of a set that is only released before a world cup event is scheduled to take place. Each of the soccer cards in the set has the “Road to FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022” logo emblazoned on it.

Donruss got into the baseball game in the 1980s (look for Dwight Gooden rookie cards on eBay)

2021-22 Donruss Soccer Road to Qatar Preview Of Release Date And Formats

The Road to Qatar collection was unveiled in December 21. Hobby boxes are now available.  Let’s look at the more specific details regarding the collection.

Release Formats

Hobby Box

  • 12 packs per box
  • 30 cards per pack.
  • Auto card
  • 72 base Optic cards
  • 12 Optic parallels
  • Presells for $700-750.
You can preorder the box now on eBay.

Product Information

The 2021-22 Donruss Soccer Road to Qatar collection will feature a 200-card base set, featuring players from 20 top soccer-playing nations, as well as 25 rated rookies. The players will be seen in their national kit.

A look at how the 2022 World Cup rookies are doing through the Group Stage in Qatar.

There will also be a wide range of delightful inserts inside each hobby box, including some popular editions from the past. These are Kaboom!, the 1991 Donruss Tribute, Net Marvels, Craftsmen, Retro Series, and Zero Gravity.

Hobby collectors will have access to some of the best Base Parallels, including:

Press Proofs:

  • Gold – #/349
  • Purple – #/199


  • Red Laser – #/99
  • Blue Laser – #/49
  • Gold Laser – #/10
  • Black Laser – 1/1

Apart from this, the set will also feature exciting Base Optic Parallels, such as:

  • Red – #/149
  • Blue – #/99
  • Orange Velocity – #/49
  • Black Velocity – #/25
  • Gold – #/10
  • Gold Vinyl – 1/1
These autos can be fire pulls (look for Gold Vinyls on eBay)

Some of these Parallels and Optic Parallels will only be exclusive to the Hobby boxes, so fans will have a wonderful time scavenging for their favorite cards.

Inserts and Parallels

Let’s examine some of the vibrant and fun inserts and parallels in the 2021-22 Donruss Soccer Road to Qatar collection.

  • 1991 Donruss Tribute: This series includes the best soccer players with the background from the 1991 Donruss card collection. The design will give the cards a more traditional feel and make them an excellent collectible.
  • Kaboom!: The Kaboom! insert is a highly popular one, present in many Panini card sets. These cards feature the players’ action photos with “Kaboom!” printed on them. They can be found one per case on average.
  • Zero Gravity: The Zero Gravity soccer cards will feature some of your most beloved players dribbling and handling the ball ‘in outer space,’ with several planets floating behind them.
  • Net Marvels: The Net Marvels cards in this collection are an ode to Donruss’s Net Marvels series for basketball players. It will feature the stars to watch in the World Cup with a magazine-like backdrop.
  • Kit Kings: Another fantastic set of parallel cards is Kit Kings. It will feature some of the top soccer stars in their national team kits, printed against a colorful and vibrant background.
Donruss Road to Qatar is another chance to get the hottest soccer Kaboom! cards (get an Mbappe Kaboom! on eBay)

2021-22 Donruss Soccer Road to Qatar Autographs

Some of the most sought-after cards from this collection will be the autograph and memorabilia cards, one of each present in a single hobby box. These cards will feature an exciting lineup of the biggest stars of international soccer. Furthermore, the collection will be broken down into:

  • The Beautiful Game Autographs
  • The Beautiful Game Dual Autographs

Bottomline Of The 2021-22 Donruss Soccer Road to Qatar Preview

In a nutshell, the 2021-22 Donruss Soccer Road to Qatar collection will be amazing, and card collectors from all over the world will eagerly await its release in March 2022. Currently, details regarding the checklist and card values haven’t been fully disclosed yet. We will update the article as further details are released.

However, you can easily guess that this collection will feature some of the biggest soccer stars, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, and others. Therefore, it will be a valuable collection.

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