2021-22 Panini Obsidian Soccer Review

April 17, 2022

Panini is back with another installment of their Panini Obsidian Soccer product and we have the 2021-22 Panini Obsidian Soccer Review to help celebrate.This is a heavy-hitting box, averaging four autographs or relics per box. This product also features incredible card art that is again inspired by volcanic glass. This higher-end product gives collectors the chance to get high-quality cards of some of the biggest names in the sport.

The first installment of Panini Obsidian Soccer came out in 2019-2020. Although it was not the most well-received off the bat, it has since gained steam and become rather popular.

Release Date

Get a 2021-22 Panini Obsidian Soccer box from eBay. 

 Panini Obsidian Soccer is set to release on May 17th, 2022. With things getting back to normal in terms of COVID’s effects on the supply chain, there is no reason why this date should be pushed back or changed.

2021-22 Panini Obsidian Soccer Review Of The Pros

 The popular thing about this product is that there is not much filler. There are only seven cards per box in this product. Four of those cards are guaranteed to be either an autograph or a relic.

Because of this, you will not be stuck with a bunch of base just taking up space. Another popular thing about this product is the card art. As previously mentioned, the card art of this product is inspired by volcanic glass. The final big draw to this product is that along with Premier League cards in this set, there are also National Team cards to collect.

Obsidian Soccer has a beautiful look.  Get your Pepi rookie cards on eBay. 

2021-22 Panini Obsidian Soccer Review Of The Cons 

The biggest thing that makes this not popular is its price tag. As with any other high-quality product, it will cost a pretty penny to get your hands on a hobby box. Currently, a hobby box will cost around $600. If the autos are duds, you won’t even come close to earning your money back.

The second unpopular thing about this product is the lack of diversity in the national teams featured in this set. The four national teams featured in this year’s Panini Obsidian Soccer are Belgium, France, Italy, and the United States. That seems both limited and arbitrary.

The final problem is that many of the boxes ships from overseas. Soccer is not a top followed sport in the United States, and you may face higher shipping charges. So, despite there being a lot of very high-quality cards in this product, the market value is not entirely where it should be compared to certain other sports.

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2021-22 Panini Obsidian Soccer Review Of Release Formats

The only release format for these cards is the good old-fashioned hobby box.

Hobby Box

The color blasts are always worthwhile. Look for Obsidian soccer color blast cards on eBay. 

2021-22 Panini Obsidian Soccer Review Of The Base Set

The base set consists of 100 cards. However, each is limited to a mere 195 copies.

Here is the complete base set:

1 Manuel Neuer /195
2 Cristiano Ronaldo /195
3 Chris Richards /195
4 Josh Brownhill /195
5 Oliver McBurnie /195
6 Will Smallbone /195
7 Giovanni Reyna /195
8 Ben Johnson /195
9 Noussair Mazraoui /195
10 Sander Berge /195
11 Joshua Zirkzee /195
12 Sergino Dest /195
13 Federico Valverde /195
14 Perr Schuurs /195
15 Brandon Williams /195
16 Leroy Sane /195
17 Trincao /195
18 Pape Abou Cisse /195
19 Frenkie de Jong /195
20 Leonardo Balerdi /195
21 Lassina Traore /195
22 Jarrod Bowen /195
23 James Justin /195
24 Grady Diangana /195
25 Kostas Fortounis /195

26 Gabriel /195
27 Sergio Aguero /195
28 Conor Gallagher /195
29 Julian Brandt /195
30 Roberto Firmino /195
31 Can Bozdogan /195
32 Phil Foden /195
33 Youssoufa Moukoko /195
34 Curtis Jones /195
35 Yunus Musah /195
36 Darwin Nunez /195
37 Eric Garcia /195
38 Jakub Jankto /195
39 Emil Krafth /195
40 Riqui Puig /195
41 Ryan Gravenberch /195
42 Mauricio Isla /195
43 Mbaye Diagne /195
44 Matthijs de Ligt /195
45 Eberechi Eze /195
46 Lionel Messi /195
47 Ronald Araujo /195
48 Mohammed Kudus /195
49 Alfredo Morelos /195
50 Lisandro Martinez /195

51 Federico Chiesa /195
52 Timo Becker /195
53 Richarlison /195
54 Mateu Morey /195
55 Richarlison /195
56 Richard Sanchez /195
57 Luis Muriel /195
58 Matheus Pereira /195
59 Kingsley Coman /195
60 Callum Wilson /195
61 Marcao /195
62 Thomas Strakosha /195
63 Pedri /195
64 Eden Hazard /195
65 Federico Vinas /195
66 Luis Diaz /195
67 Colin Dagba /195
68 Everton /195
69 Vinicius Junior /195
70 Marc-Andre ter Stegen /195
71 Amine Harit /195
72 Jamal Musiala /195
73 Timo Werner /195
74 Ryan Babel /195
75 Antony /195

76 Boubacar Kamara /195
77 Youri Tielemans /195
78 Romario Baro /195
79 Kylian Mbappe /195
80 Morgan Sanson /195
81 Fabio Vieira /195
82 Luis Alberto /195
83 Henry Martin /195
84 Reinier /195
85 Daniel Podence /195
86 Erling Haaland /195
87 Tomas Soucek /195
88 Romelu Lukaku /195
89 Kilian Ludewig /195
90 Mady Camara /195
91 Sebastian Cordova /195
92 Nicolo Barella /195
93 Dani Olmo /195
94 Billy Gilmour /195
95 Marcos Llorente /195
96 Jude Bellingham /195
97 Rose Lavelle /195
98 Mallory Pugh /195
99 Tierna Davidson /195
100 Andi Sullivan /195

Inserts & Insert Parallels

The Electric Etch insert is the basis of the Obsidian release. Look for them on eBay. 

The major insert from this product will be the Equinox Parallels; their rarity goes as follows:

Base – #/99

The Electric Etch Series:

Purple – #/60

Orange – #/30

Red – #/20

Yellow – #/10

Contra – #/9

Green – #/5

Blue Finite – 1/1

2021-22 Panini Obsidian Soccer Review Of Value

Obsidian boxes are not cheap. So, are they worth the expense? We tried to find out.


2019-20 Hobby Box$600
2020-21 Hobby Box$579

So far, the soccer collecting community has been lukewarm on this release. The value has not taken off. There is no sign that this is worth keeping around.


2019-20 Erling Haaland Colorblast (PSA 10)$4,000
2019-20 David Beckham Auto /10 (PSA 9)$2,024
2020-21 Gianluigi Buffon Jersey relic /75$17
2020-2021 Luis Diaz Electric Etch Green Prizm /25$500

The singles market for Obsidian is not bad. Like any product, most of the cards are worthless. And don’t expect to hit any life-altering autos. But you can hit some excellent cards. The autos are worthwhile if they are superstar names since the number is limited. In addition, color blasts are always a good value.

The Erling Haaland color blast is gorgeous. See what they are going for on eBay. 

Bottomline Of The 2021-22 Panini Obsidian Soccer Review 

In conclusion, the 2021-2022 Panini Obsidian Soccer product is shaping up to be a perfect one. It is loaded with autographs and relics, and the low card count per box will prevent you from wasting your time and space with valueless cards.

This is an incredible product for soccer fans around the world. However, it does come with a relatively high price tag. While there are many cards in this product that will make you your money back and then some, if one of your hits from this box ends up being a dud, it may be challenging to find a way to make a profit.

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