As we head into this week’s semi-finals of EURO 2020, Panini has released 2020-21 Mosaic UEFA Euro 2020 soccer cards.
The product is Panini’s second for the EURO 2020 tournament, which was postponed until this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, Panini released a EURO 2020 Preview trading card product under the Select brand name.
The European championships are held every four years. It is widely considered the second largest international soccer tournament in the world, next to the World Cup. There are 55 nations that play soccer in Europe, with 24 qualifying for the Euro 2020 tournament.
Panini released Mosaic Euro 2020 on June 30, just before the tournament’s quarterfinal round began. On Tuesday, Italy faces Spain in one semi-final, while England faces Denmark on Wednesday. The final is Sun., July 11.
Each hobby box of Panini Mosaic Euro 2020 features 10 packs, with 15 cards per pack. On average, each hobby box includes one autograph, five Silver parallels and 20 insert cards. The base set features 200 cards featuring the star players from the teams taking part in the tournament.
There are a number of parallels included in the product. The Mosiac Red parallels are not serial-numbered, but there are five variations that are. Mosiac Blue (#/99), Mosaic Purple (#/49), Mosaic Pink (#25), Mosaic Gold (#/10) and Mosaic Black #/1) round out the parallels.
Insert sets include Euro Stained Glass (30 cards), International Men of Mastery (40 cards with hobby only parallels Base Mosaic, White Mosaic #/25, Gold Mosaic #/10 and black Mosaic #/1); Euro Montage (30 cards with hobby only parallels Base Mosaic, White Mosaic #/25, Gold Mosaic #/10 and black Mosaic #/1); and Euro Pitch Masters (30 cards with hobby only parallels Base Mosaic, White Mosaic #/25, Gold Mosaic #/10 and black Mosaic #/1).
Among the European championship legends that have signed sticker autographs for the set include Christian Eriksen and Kasper Schmeichel (Denmark); David Beckham, Wayne Rooney and Michael Keane (England); Lothar Matthaus and Franz Beckenbauer (Germany); Paolo Maldini and Alessandro Nesta (Italy); Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva (Portugal); Ansu Fati (Spain) and more.
You can see boxes and singles available on eBay here.
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Jeff Morris is a hobby veteran who has been a collector for more than 50 years. Originally a hobby journalist, he became brand manager at Pinnacle, and then was an executive for Collector’s Edge and Shop at Home before joining Pacific Trading Cards as VP Marketing. He is the former editor and publisher of Canadian Sports Collector magazine, and he was also a columnist for ESPN.com.