CSG Card of the Month: 2018 Panini World Cup Stickers #209 Kylian Mbappé

Posted on 12/1/2022

The soccer superstar is trying to power the French team to back-to-back World Cup titles.

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Sport: Soccer

Set: 2018 Panini World Cup Stickers

Card: #209 Kylian Mbappé

What makes it special? France has advanced past the Group Stage to the field of 16 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, with Mbappé scoring in France's wins over Australia and Denmark. France won the previous FIFA World Cup championship, which was held in 2018. At that tournament, Kylian Mbappé become the youngest French player to score a goal in any World Cup. Mbappé had the winning goals against Peru and Argentina.

Did you know? Mbappé's goal in the 2018 championship game was only the second by a teenager in any World Cup Final. With it, he joined Brazilian soccer legend Pelé, who accomplished the feat 50 years earlier.

Total graded by CSG: There are 170 examples of this card in the CSG Population Report, as of early November 2022. This includes 22 Gold Edition cards, which have a variation in the design that includes a gold border on the front and a Gold Edition emblem on the reverse that incorporates an image of Switzerland.

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CSG median grade: CSG 9

CSG highest graded: There are 70 examples graded CSG Gem Mint 10, including 11 Gold Editions.

Sales highlights: Two examples graded CSG Gem Mint 10 sold in September 2022 for $30 and $38 through PWCC.

CSG Registry: As of early December 2022, there are two 2018 Panini World Cup Stickers Sets in the CSG Registry. These are led by Todd Carte's Carte's Cards set, which includes a standard #209 Kylian Mbappé graded CSG Gem Mint 10. This card is also part of the Kylian Mbappé Player Set, which as of early December 2022 includes 12 sets. Examples of the card are in gvsu96's Player set (CSG 9) and Todd Carte's Carte's Cards (CSG Gem Mint 10).

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