Panini America Provides Detailed First Look at 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Prizm (Gallery)

February 23, 2018

Panini America 2018 Prizm FIFA World Cup Soccer

Four years ago, Panini America created a global sensation with the release of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Prizm, a trading card phenomenon that resonated with North American and international collectors alike by introducing the brilliance of Prizm technology to the soccer universe. Boasting a colorful cavalcade of Prizm parallels and an impressive-but-rare autograph checklist, that first-ever Prizm FIFA World Cup™ offering blazed a trading card trail that’s still scorching four years later. Now, the brand is ready to do it again with 2018 Prizm FIFA World Cup™.

Set to arrive in hobby shops across North America and in certain international destinations in late April, 2018 Prizm FIFA World Cup™ will celebrate this year’s tournament in Russia with a comprehensive checklist that celebrates all 32 teams. On average, each hobby box (six cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case) will deliver a whopping 16 Prizm parallels, seven inserts and either one autograph or one additional insert per box.

The highlights of 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Prizm are many and include . . .

  • A rainbow array of unique Prizm color parallels. On average, find at least 16 Prizms per box, including three numbered to 199 or less. Be on the hunt for Hot Boxes that are loaded with Lazer Prizm parallels.
  • The debut of the National Landmarks insert. This special set features custom illustrations of iconic aspects of every qualified nation. Featured players in this set include Argentina’s Lionel Messi, England’s Harry Kane, Mexico’s Javier Hernandez and more.
  • Autographs from some of the biggest names in the field of 32. Look for star-studded signature combinations in Dual Signatures, Trio Signatures and Quad Signatures.
  • A 300-card base set that features cards of players from all 32 qualified teams. Prizm parallels include Silver, Hyper, Green & White Wave, Purple & Gold Wave, Blue (numbered to 199), Red (numbered to 149), Purple (numbered to 99), Orange (numbered to 65), Green Crystals (numbered to 25), Camo (numbered to 25), Gold (numbered to 10), Gold Power (numbered to five) and Black (numbered to only one).
  • Ultra-rare Cyrillic base variations that feature the player’s name presented in Cyrillic text to celebrate host nation Russia.

We’ll have so much more to preview on 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Prizm in the coming weeks right here on The Knight’s Lance. But until then, enjoy this extended sneak peek:

All information is accurate at the time of posting – content is subject to change and approval. Card images are solely for the purpose of design display. Actual images used on cards to be determined.