The Best Kylian Mbappe Cards: RCs, Guide, and Buying/Selling Advice

Kylian Mbappe is arguably the most potent striker in world football today, with lightning pace that allowed the PSG forward to notch 24 league goals for the calendar year in 2021. 

The World Cup winner looks set to join Real Madrid in a mega-money move, while he’s likely to battle with Erling Haaland for the Ballon D’or over the next decade. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the best Kylian Mbappe cards, from the most valuable RCs to underrated investment options. 

The Best Kylian Mbappe Cards

A mix of new and older Mbappe cards make the list, with something to suit almost every budget. 

(Remember, graded options are the safest bet, but they’re also the most expensive versions.)

5. 2020 Panini Obsidian Kylian Mbappe Black Color Blast #4 (eBay)

2020 Panini Obsidian Kylian Mbappe Black Color Blast #4

The only non-rookie to make the list, 2020-21 Panini Obsidian Soccer features a rare Mbappe insert which is incredibly popular with collectors. 

The hyper-rare Black Color Blast insert has no parallels, and only 10 top players were selected to feature on the stylized cards. (The set has since been renamed to Colorblast.)

Released at a rate of one per box, Mbappe is pictured in his PSG kit.  

Black corners and no borderline make it tough to locate in pristine condition, so expect to pay top dollar for a graded copy. 

4. 2017-18 Topps Chrome Uefa Kylian Mbappe RC #41 (eBay)

2017-18 Topps Chrome Uefa Kylian Mbappe RC #41

The 2017-18 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League set borrows from the flagship baseball design, and contains an Mbappe RC which has a popular Refractor parallel. 

It’s the first Topps UCL set wrapped in chrome, featuring the player in the season that he signed with PSG from Monaco

Once again, expect to pay a serious sum if it’s wrapped in a graded slab.

Refractor Parallels: Base Refractor (1:3 packs), Purple #/250, Blue #/150, Green #/99, Gold #/50, Orange #/25, Red #/10, SuperFractor 1/1

3. 2018 Panini KABOOM! Kylian Mbappe RC #KM (eBay)

2018 Panini KABOOM! Kylian Mbappe RC #KM

The 2018 Panini Kaboom release was only available via Panini Rewards in the United States, and featured comic-book style images of top athletes from the worlds of baseball, basketball, football, and soccer.

One slight downside is that Mbappe is pictured in the blue of PSG rather than France, but that’s counterbalanced by the popularity of both the Kaboom insert and the player himself. 

If Mbappe goes on to be a GOAT contender, this is likely to be one of his most coveted cards overall. 

2. 2016 Panini Foot Soccer Corentin Jean/Kylian Mbappe RC #504/#505 (eBay)

2016 Panini Foot Soccer Corentin Jean/Kylian Mbappe RC #504/#505

The 2016 Panini Foot sticker set is one of the earliest to feature the striker, back when he had a double-barrelled surname and played for the Principality of Monaco. 

Untorn stickers also feature Corentin Jean, who now plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club RC Lens. 

They’re hard to come by, and even tougher to locate in pristine condition. There are just 189 PSA 10 copies according to the registry

1. 2018 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Kylian Mbappe RC #80 (eBay)

2018 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Kylian Mbappe RC #80

The 2018 Panini Prizm World Cup RC has to be seen as Mbappe’s best collectible card overall. 

He became the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in a World Cup Final, and with four goals in the tournament he received the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award.

Soccer card collectors are always fond of cards from the biggest tournament in world football. 

As with every card from the base set, Prizm parallels are numerous, while there are also Cyrillic versions highlighting hosts Russia to keep an eye out for.

Prizm Parallels: Silver, Hyper, Lazer, Mojo, Red Mosaic, Black/Gold Wave, Green/Orange Wave, Red/Blue Wave, Blue #/199, Red #/149, Light Blue Lazer #/125, Purple #/99, Orange #/65, Pink Lazer #/40, Green Crystals #/25, Camo #/20, Gold Lazer #/15, Gold #/10, Pink #/8 (NSCC), Gold Power #/5, Blue Shimmer #/5 (FOTL), Black 1/1. VARIATIONS: Cyrillic Text

Kylian Mbappe Cards: Buyers Guide 

The forward is seen as the future of the sport, and for good reason. We’ve put together a buyer’s guide for anyone interested in Mbappe’s top cards.

The Best Cheap Kylian Mbappe Cards

Base parallels of the Mbappe World Cup card are reasonably affordable, while you could also look at graded copies of the 2018 WC sticker for cheaper rookie options featuring the striker. 

It’ll be tough to find any graded cards released during his first season with PSG going for a steal. 

The Best Kylian Mbappe Investment Card

Any of the cards mentioned on the list above will make for a good investment option in the long run; especially if it happens to be a PSA/BGS copy. 

Overall, we’d probably opt for the Kaboom insert, or a numbered World Cup Prizm parallel.

Kylian Mbappe Cards: Buying/Selling Advice

Mbappe looks set to wear the white of La Real next season, fulfilling his dream of emulating his hero Zinedine Zidane.

It’s likely to be a massive commercial success for both the player and the club, which is likely to see Mbappe’s card prices skyrocket if he can keep up his current scoring rates. 

Of course, it could take time to settle into a new league, while there’s always the small chance of a freak injury in Spain. 

Judging by current sale prices for his best cards, collectors think he’s likely to be the jewel in the Real crown. 

Check all available Kylian Mbappe cards on eBay.

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