A Review Of The 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League Checklist
In an industry analysis to understand the value of trading cards, demand accounted for about 40% of a card’s potential value. While still an emerging market in the hobby, soccer is the most-watched sport in the world.
In recent months and years, collectors have been presented with an overabundance of soccer cards options. The various card-producing giants are all trying to carve out a niche for themselves in this super lucrative emerging sport.
There’s Topps with its UEFA Champions Leagues license, Futera with Australia’s National Soccer League (NSL), and Panini with the bulk of soccer licenses. Most valuable of which is its Premier League line. The premier league is the most-watched soccer league in the United States – it attracts over 600,000 viewers per match.
As they did with the 2021 Panini Mosaic Football, Panini debuts its Mosaic brand in the Premier League and brings the vibrant, eye-catching designs Mosaic is famous for to Premier League cards.
Here’s all you need to know about the 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League.
History of Panini Mosaic Premier League
The origin of Panini Premier League cards began in the 2019 – 20 season when they signed an exclusive deal with the Premier League, taking it from Topps. The deal covers not just trading cards but stickers, digital cards, and trading card games.
According to Mike Riddell Panini’s UK Managing Director, Panini hopes to restore the UK soccer collectibles market to the number one spot with trading cards of the strongest league in the world – the Premier League.
Since then, Panini has delivered exciting trading cards series to fans of the hobby and the sport. It has ignited the football collectibles market in the USA by providing ways for fans worldwide to engage with the Premier League and the superstar players that play in the league. Now, Panini is debuting its Mosaic brand in the soccer card market.
Mosaic cards are familiar to everyone who collects cards. Its first cards were seen in 2015 with the Prizm Mosaic basketball boxes. These inserts offered collectors big-pull potential with an opti-chrome foundation. The first Mosaic standalone release was in 2019 with the 2019-20 Panini Mosaic Basketball series.
The football release followed this, and now, Panini is bringing the Mosaic design to soccer trading cards. Amongst the Mosaic offering lined up for the year includes the 2021-22 Panini Mosaic La Liga, Mosaic Serie A, Mosaic Road to the World Cup, and of course, the 2021 Panini Mosaic Premier League series.
When was 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League released?
The 2021 – 22 Panini Mosaic Premier League was released on May 25th, 2022.
What to like about 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League
While few trading cards can compare with Prizm, Mosaic has become a favorite for several collectors. A few years ago, Mosaic was known only as a Prizm parallel. It was referred to as Prizm’s younger brother by a section of the hobby.
However, Mosaic has carved out a niche as a great standalone product and amassed many lovers. It has done this by offering a variety of parallels, distinct designs (stained glass, silver Mosaic, etc.), colors, and a unique backdrop.
Today, Mosaic cards are amongst the most sought-after products in the hobby and the 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League looks set to be another Mosaic hit. The 2021-22 Mosaic Premier League checklist is truly impressive, considering the big names of teams and players in the Premier League.
Of note is Ronaldo, the most-followed athlete in the world across all social media platforms and the soccer GOAT. With an overabundance of parallels, collectors are offered cards that highlight star players from the best soccer league in the world.
Aside from the appeal of being yet another Mosaic masterpiece, this is a debut series in the EPL. As a result, it’s sure to hold amazing value for people looking for a quick ROI. Hobby boxes promise an autograph per box, several amazing inserts, and an impressive list of signers.
The 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League offers amazing autographs and an abundance of parallels that bodes well for the value of the cards – both wax and singles.
What not to like about 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League
One word – surface dimples. I guess that was two words. While it’s being addressed and the most recent Mosaic releases haven’t had any “dimple” incident, surface dimples are an issue peculiar to Mosaic that has made collectors wary of the line.
The effect of this is a slight knock on the card’s grade. For example, a PSA 10 might get a 9 or 9.5 grading if it has this surface dimples “defect.” While a 0.5 or 1 hit on grading seems negligible, it can also mean the difference between several thousand dollars.
However, even at the height of this “issue,” the pull rate of cards with dimples was small. The likelihood of this being an issue with any of Panini’s 2021-22 Mosaic sets is little to none.
2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League release formats
As with other Panini Soccer releases, we expect a range of retail and hobby formats. However, with its release date still quite far away, Panini has released details of only its Hobby format.
Hobby Box Configuration
- 15 cards per pack
- 10 packs per box
- 12 boxes per case
Within each box you will find:
- 1 Autograph
- 5 Silver Parallels
- 15 Mosaic Parallels
- 20 Inserts/Insert Parallels
2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League Checklist information
The 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League set contains a total of 200 cards with all 20 Premier Leagues represented in the set.
Inserts in Panini Mosaic Premier League include Breakaway, Montage, Overdrive, Give and Go, International Men of Mastery, Pitch Masters, Will to Win and Stained Glass. All but Overdrive and Stained Glass also have their own parallels.
There are six levels of parallels from the Panini 2021-22 Mosaic Premier League checklist:
- Red Mosaic
- Blue Pulsar
- Genesis Mosaic
- Blue Reactive Mosaic
- Gold Reactive Mosaic
- Orange Fluorescent Mosaic
- Pulsar Red Mosaic
- Peacock Choice Mosaic
- Purple Reactive Mosaic
- Red Mosaic
- Red/Green Choice Mosaic
- Red Reactive Mosaic
- Blue Mosaic /99
- Red and Gold Choice Mosaic /88
- Purple Mosaic /49
- Pink Mosaic /25
- Gold Mosaic /10
- Gold Flourescent Mosaic /10
- Pink Fluoresent Mosaic /10
- Black Gold Choice Mosaic /8
- Nebula Choice Mosaic 1/1
- Black Mosaic 1/1
Collectors of 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League will be guaranteed 1 autograph per hobby box. They will include Autographs Mosaic and Scripts Mosaic as well as hobby-exclusive parallels:
- Mosaic Gold /10
- Mosaic Black 1/1
Panini Mosaic Premier League value
Every fan of the Premier League would do well to cop a box of the 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League. However, is this a wise decision for people looking for a substantial ROI?
This is Panini Mosaic’s EPL debut, so we shall look at how well other Panini soccer products have fared, with prices effective as of September 2022.
|2021 Panini Immaculate Soccer||$960|
|2021-22 Panini Donruss Soccer||$250|
|2020-21 Panini Mosaic UEFA Euro Soccer||$89|
|2020-21 Panini Chronicles Soccer||$210|
|2020-21 Panini Prizm Premier League Soccer||$210|
|2019-20 Panini Select UEFA Euro Soccer||$416|
The 2021 Panini Immaculate Soccer had an MSRP of about $1,200 with prices up to $1,850 a mere two weeks after its release, however, those figures have since come down. Besides being a high-end set, Immaculate isn’t limited to a single league. It showcases players across various leagues, clubs, and national teams; hence, its impressive value and popularity.
While the prices for other boxes seem modest, they have come down from initial prices. This includes the Mosaic UEFA Euros, notable for its abysmal pull rates, reflected in its value.
However, values could reverse as soccer gains traction in the hobby. Aside from Panini Immaculate, the 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League offers more prospects than all series listed above. It highlights an impressive number of stars and rookies in the world’s richest league.
Final thoughts on the 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League release
At under $150 per hobby box on eBay, we’d recommend the 2021-22 Panini Mosaic Premier League as a good buy for everyone, whether you’re a Premier League fan looking for a cool card of your favorite players or a collector looking for an impressive ROI.
Mosaic is a great product, and this is a good set for so many reasons. It is sure to offer a substantial ROI after holding for a few years (even months!).
It’s a debut set of the richest soccer league and showcases stars from the most-watched in the United States. This assures an abundance of people looking to purchase these cards. Already, soccer products are sold out in minutes. It is a far cry from a few years ago when their cards were left in retail warehouses.
Now that this product has come down in price, it’s a solid choice for any soccer card collector.