Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford (MBE) is one of the more popular players in the Premier League, having burst onto the scene in 2016 after scoring in his Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, League Cup, England Senior and England U21 debuts.
Rashford works to ensure children are fed properly in his spare time, and has already notched 59 goals and over 200 league appearances for the Red Devils.
Here’s a roundup with five of the best Marcus Rashford cards you’ll find on the market, with options from both club and country.
The Best Marcus Rashford Cards
Marcus Rashford rookie cards were released in 2016. However, we’re starting with his first ever World Cup tournament, two years later.
5. 2018 Panini Prizm World Cup Signatures Marcus Rashford #S-MRA (eBay)
2018 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer contains a simple sticker autograph which is more affordable Rashford cards to make the list. England ended the 2018 tournament in fourth, with Rashford leading the line along with Harry Kane.
The Signatures subset isn’t the most aesthetically pleasing option, but it is reasonably rare. (As a short print, it was released at a rate of one in every 19 boxes.)
There are a trio of numbered parallels which increase the value significantly.
- Parallels: Prizms #/25, Gold #/10, Black 1/1
4. 2018 Panini National Treasures Marcus Rashford #P-MRA (eBay)
2018 Panini National Treasures is where we’re heading next, with another premium signed Rashford card. (The NT set focuses on international exploits, so the forward is seen in his England kit.)
Found in the Penmanship Autographs subset, this autograph is stickered rather than on-card. All cards from the set are numbered to 99 or less, so it’s a rare option.
- Parallels: Bronze #/25 or less, Gold #/10 or #/5, Platinum 1/1
3. 2020-21 Panini Prizm PL KABOOM! Marcus Rashford #12 (eBay)
Kaboom! is one of the more eye-catching inserts on the market, and it’s the first card on the list to feature Rashford in his Red Devils kit.
(20 players were included in the 2020-21 Panini Prizm Premier League Soccer subset, with one selected for each team.)
The insert set uses a comic book style background to great effect, featuring a shot of the striker controlling a high ball. It definitely offers something a little different compared to others on the list, and the case hit is rare despite lacking a serial number.
2. 2016 Panini Select Marcus Rashford #77 (eBay)
Having featured at UEFA Euro 2016 as the tournament’s youngest player, Rashford also made it into the 2016 Panini Select collection.
Select features both club and country cards, although Rashford was only included in the latter. The set is composed of three different 100-card subsets. Terrace is the most common, followed by Mezzanine (10 per box), and Field Level (1:6 packs).
The #77 is his Terrace card, while #151 is the Mezzanine.
- #77 Parallels: Multi-Color Prizms, Silver Prizms, Blue #/299, Red #/199, Neon Yellow #/125, Orange #/75, Tie-Dye #/30, Camo #/20, Gold #/10, Green #/5, Black 1/1
- #151 Parallels: Multi-Color Prizms, Silver Prizms
- #151 Die-Cut Prizm Parallels: Light Blue #/249, Purple #/149, Neon Green #/60, Tie-Dye #/30, Camo #/20, Gold #/10, Green #/5, Black 1/1
1. 2018 Panini Prizm World Cup Marcus Rashford #72 (eBay)
It’s hard to do better than a players’ World Cup rookie, and 2018 was Rashford’s maiden tournament.
The popular 2018 Panini Prizm set features a rainbow of parallels to chase, while it features a simple profile shot of the forward in his England kit (11).
The numbered parallels are some of his most valuable collectible cards, outside of one of one patches and autographs.
- 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
Marcus Rashford Cards: Buyers Guide
What does the market currently look like for Marcus Rashford cards?
There are numerous affordable Marcus Rashford cards, whether you’re interested in rookie releases or signed options. As a player who has yet to fulfil his potential, prices are low despite his blistering start to life as a professional footballer. Ungraded parallels of the cards seen above are a good place to start.
If we could only choose one card, we’d probably stick with one of the rarer World Cup parallels, especially in the run up to the 2022 tournament. However, the KABOOM! card offers something different, while the 2016 Select set has proven to be popular over the past six years.
Marcus Rashford cards aren’t as expensive as you’d have expected them to be back when he made his breakthrough back in 2015. In fact, he struggled for form at Manchester United last season, and looked close to leaving at points.
At the age of 24, he still has time on his side, while he’s one of the more skillful players in the league. However, he’s only won a sole FA Cup, EFL Cup, and the Europa League so far.
For his best cards to go up in value significantly, he’ll need to pick up a major trophy or two. Will he be able to do so at one of the more dysfunctional clubs in Europe?