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We recently reviewed the 2020 Panini Mosaic Football Hobby Boxes (Blaster Box, Mega Box) and ripped open some 2020 Mosaic Football Cello Fat Packs. Boy, this was a fun review made possible by Amy S. over at Panini.


While acknowledging the most valuable cards, presented the set’s parallels, and discussed the most desirable places to buy blaster boxes. Let’s delve right into the 2020-21 Panini Mosaic Football Hobby Box, offer our top three cards, and address the brass tacks and quality of the set.

Reviewing the Top 3 Cards of 2020 Panini Mosaic

In our 2020 Panini Mosaic Football analysis, we honed in exclusively on the Blaster Box. Though because this article focuses on the set in its entirety, it opens the door to potentially more valuable parallel cards that blaster boxes didn’t carry.

According to eBay, here are the three most valuable cards from 2020 Panini Mosaic Football:

  1. Justin Herbert’s Peacock Choice RC
  2. Justin Herbert’s Genesis RC
  3. Joe Burrow’s White Sparkle RC

Keep in mind, none of these three cards is serial-numbered. However, due to the success of both players in their rookie seasons, their rookie cards became valuable and sought-after by collectors.

In Herbert’s rookie season, he threw for a monstrous 4,336 yards, with 31 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions. Justin Herbert’s 4,336 yards were good for 6th in the NFL, and his 289.1 yards per game ranked 4th in the league. Herbert’s 31 touchdowns in his rookie season also ranked 10th overall. That said, Justin Herbert captured the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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Similarly, Joe Burrow had a solid rookie year for the Cincinnati Bengals. In Burrow’s rookie season, which was cut short in Week 10 due to a torn ACL and MCL, he threw for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Burrow finished the year ranked 7th in the NFL with 268.8 passing yards per game.

With Herbert’s and Burrow’s success on the field in their rookie campaign, the top three cards from the 2021 Panini Mosaic Football set are likely to star rookies who dazzled in their rookie seasons.

Our Long-Term Best Cards of 2020 Panini Mosaic Football Set

While the 2021 Panini Mosaic checklist has yet to be released, we anticipate the top three cards from the set highlighting the Rookie Autographs of Ja’Marr Chase, Mac Jones, and Najee Harris.

According to VegasInsider, Ja’Marr Chase (-145), Mac Jones (+350), and Najee Harris (+900) have the best odds to capture the 2021-22 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Through his first nine games of the season, Ja’Marr Chase has 835 receiving yards on 44 receptions, averaging 19 yards per catch and 92.8 yards per game. Chase has caught seven touchdowns from Joe Burrow this season through nine games. Chase ranks 3rd in receiving yards and has the most 40+ yard catches of any receiver this season with six.

Mac Jones has led the New England Patriots to a 5-4 record in the early going, with 2,135 yards, 10 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. Mac Jones has excelled with his completion percentage, completing 68% of his passes, good for 8th best in the NFL.

This season, Najee Harris has 150 rushes for 541 yards for the Pittsburgh Steelers, averaging 3.6 yards per rush. Harris is averaging 67.6 rushing yards per game, good for 12th in the league. He has also rushed for four touchdowns and has caught two receiving touchdowns just halfway through the season.

After Derrick Henry’s 219 rushing attempts, Harris has the 2nd most rushing attempts this season with 150. But what truly sets Harris apart is his ability to hold onto the football, as he has yet to fumble in his rookie campaign, despite holding the 2nd most rushing attempts.

Pack & Box Info

The 2020 Panini Mosaic Football Set:

  • 300-card base set
  • 10 packs of 15 cards in each hobby box and 12 boxes in a case
  • Two Autographs
  • 20 Inserts
  • 15 Mosaic Parallels
  • Five Silver Parallels

While the 2020 Panini Mosaic Football set emphasized various configurations, including but not limited to a Hobby Box, Hobby Choice Box, Mega Box, and Blaster Box, Panini has yet to announce the assorted arrangements and boxes available.

The 300-card checklist will emphasize rookies and veterans.

Additionally, collectors will be chasing the abundant parallels of the set, including:

  • Silver
  • Mosaic
  • Red Mosaic
  • Blue Mosaic /99
  • Purple Mosaic /49
  • White Mosaic /25
  • Gold Mosaic /10
  • Black Mosaic /1

Autographs and Rookie Autographs

  • Gold Mosaic /10
  • Black Mosaic /1

Returning inserts from the inaugural release of 2020 Panini Football include Stare Masters and Center Stage, and making its first appearance to the set is the Straight Fire insert with the following parallels:

  • Silver
  • Mosaic
  • Blue /99
  • Purple /49
  • White /25
  • Gold /10
  • Black /1

The Busted inserts are also new to the set, featuring the busts of Pro Football Hall of Famers. Currently, there are 354 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, though Panini has yet to announce which NFL legends they will distribute.

2020-21 Panini Mosaic Football Checklist

1 Patrick Mahomes II
2 Tony Gonzalez
3 Len Dawson
4 Travis Kelce
5 Tyreek Hill
6 Tyrann Mathieu
7 Chris Jones
8 Kyler Murray
9 Larry Fitzgerald
10 DeAndre Hopkins
11 Christian Kirk
12 Chandler Jones
13 Jordan Hicks
14 Matt Ryan
15 Julio Jones
16 Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons
17 Michael Vick
18 Deion Sanders – Atlanta Falcons
19 Lamar Jackson
20 Mark Ingram II – Baltimore Ravens
21 Ed Reed
22 Mark Andrews
23 Marquise Brown
24 Matt Judon
25 Earl Thomas III
26 Josh Allen
27 Devin Singletary – Buffalo Bills
28 John Brown – Buffalo Bills
29 Cole Beasley
30 Tremaine Edmunds – Buffalo Bills
31 Tre’Davious White
32 Thurman Thomas
33 Luke Kuechly
34 Stefon Diggs – Buffalo Bills
35 DJ Moore
36 Christian McCaffrey
37 Julius Peppers
38 Teddy Bridgewater
39 Brian Burns
40 Khalil Mack – Chicago Bears
41 David Montgomery
42 Dick Butkus
43 Charles Tillman
44 Allen Robinson II
45 Kyle Fuller – Chicago Bears
46 Roquan Smith
47 Joe Mixon – Cincinnati Bengals
48 Tyler Boyd
49 A.J. Green
50 Tyler Eifert
51 Boomer Esiason – Cincinnati Bengals
52 Baker Mayfield
53 Nick Chubb
54 Odell Beckham Jr.
55 Myles Garrett – Cleveland Browns
56 Jarvis Landry
57 Kareem Hunt
58 Dak Prescott
59 Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys
60 Ezekiel Elliott
61 Leighton Vander Esch
62 Jason Witten
63 Troy Aikman – Dallas Cowboys
64 Emmitt Smith
65 Roger Staubach
66 Drew Lock
67 John Elway – Denver Broncos
68 Terrell Davis
69 Von Miller
70 Phillip Lindsay
71 Courtland Sutton
72 Matthew Stafford
73 Kerryon Johnson – Detroit Lions
74 Kenny Golladay
75 Calvin Johnson
76 Barry Sanders – Detroit Lions
77 T.J. Hockenson
78 Herman Moore
79 Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers
80 Jordy Nelson
81 Brett Favre – Green Bay Packers
82 Aaron Jones
83 Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers
84 Kevin King
85 Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans
86 Andre Johnson
87 J.J. Watt
88 Carlos Hyde
89 Will Fuller V
90 Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts
91 T.Y. Hilton
92 Marlon Mack
93 Darius Leonard – Indianapolis Colts
94 Dwight Freeney
95 Adam Vinatieri
96 Jeff Saturday
97 Gardner Minshew II
98 Mark Brunell
99 Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars
100 DJ Chark Jr.
101 Chris Conley
102 Josh Allen
103 Yannick Ngakoue
104 Josh Jacobs – Las Vegas Raiders
105 Marcus Mariota
106 Charles Woodson – Oakland Raiders
107 Howie Long – Los Angeles Raiders
108 Maxx Crosby
109 Darren Waller
110 Melvin Gordon III
111 Joey Bosa – Los Angeles Chargers
112 Keenan Allen
113 LaDainian Tomlinson – San Diego Chargers
114 Mike Williams
115 Derwin James Jr. – Los Angeles Chargers
116 Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams
117 Jared Goff
118 Aaron Donald – Los Angeles Rams
119 Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams
120 Jalen Ramsey – Los Angeles Rams
121 Marshall Faulk – St. Louis Rams
122 DeVante Parker – Miami Dolphins
123 Dan Marino – Miami Dolphins
124 Ricky Williams – Miami Dolphins
125 Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins
126 Jason Taylor – Miami Dolphins
127 Zach Thomas – Miami Dolphins
128 Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings
129 Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings
130 Dalvin Cook – Minnesota Vikings
131 Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings
132 Adrian Peterson
133 Randy Moss – Minnesota Vikings
134 Danielle Hunter – Minnesota Vikings
135 Tom Brady
136 Rob Gronkowski
137 Sony Michel
138 Julian Edelman – New England Patriots
139 Jarrett Stidham – New England Patriots
140 Stephon Gilmore
141 Devin McCourty – New England Patriots
142 Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
143 Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints
144 Alvin Kamara
145 Jared Cook – New Orleans Saints
146 Taysom Hill – New Orleans Saints
147 Cameron Jordan
148 Marshon Lattimore
149 Eli Manning
150 Saquon Barkley – New York Giants
151 Daniel Jones
152 Darius Slayton – New York Giants
153 Tiki Barber – New York Giants
154 Lawrence Taylor
155 Joe Namath – New York Jets
156 Sam Darnold
157 Le’Veon Bell – New York Jets
158 Jamal Adams
159 Curtis Martin
160 Carson Wentz – Philadelphia Eagles
161 Randall Cunningham – Philadelphia Eagles
162 Miles Sanders – Philadelphia Eagles
163 Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles
164 Brian Dawkins – Philadelphia Eagles
165 Donovan McNabb – Philadelphia Eagles
166 DeSean Jackson
167 T.J. Watt – Pittsburgh Steelers
168 James Conner – Pittsburgh Steelers
169 JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers
170 Ben Roethlisberger
171 Terry Bradshaw
172 Jerome Bettis – Pittsburgh Steelers
173 Rod Woodson – Pittsburgh Steelers
174 Jimmy Garoppolo – San Francisco 49ers
175 George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers
176 Richard Sherman – San Francisco 49ers
177 Deebo Samuel
178 Jerry Rice – San Francisco 49ers
179 Steve Young – San Francisco 49ers
180 Nick Bosa
181 Russell Wilson – Seattle Seahawks
182 Steve Largent
183 Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks
184 DK Metcalf – Seattle Seahawks
185 Marshawn Lynch – Seattle Seahawks
186 Bobby Wagner
187 Kam Chancellor
188 Mike Alstott – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
189 Warren Sapp
190 A.J. Brown
191 Derrick Henry – Tennessee Titans
192 Chris Godwin
193 Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
194 Ryan Tannehill
195 Kevin Byard – Tennessee Titans
196 Eddie George
197 Dwayne Haskins – Washington Redskins
198 Terry McLaurin
199 Landon Collins
200 John Riggins – Washington Redskins
201 Joe Burrow
202 Chase Young – Washington Redskins
203 Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins
204 Justin Herbert – Los Angeles Chargers
205 Henry Ruggs III
206 Jerry Jeudy – Denver Broncos
207 CeeDee Lamb
208 Jalen Reagor – Philadelphia Eagles
209 Justin Jefferson – Minnesota Vikings
210 Brandon Aiyuk
211 Jordan Love – Green Bay Packers
212 Clyde Edwards-Helaire – Kansas City Chiefs
213 Tee Higgins
214 Michael Pittman Jr. – Indianapolis Colts
215 D’Andre Swift
216 Jonathan Taylor – Indianapolis Colts
217 Laviska Shenault Jr. – Jacksonville Jaguars
218 Cole Kmet – Chicago Bears
219 KJ Hamler – Denver Broncos
220 Chase Claypool – Pittsburgh Steelers
221 Cam Akers – Los Angeles Rams
222 Jalen Hurts – Philadelphia Eagles
223 J.K. Dobbins – Baltimore Ravens
224 Van Jefferson
225 Denzel Mims – New York Jets
226 AJ Dillon – Green Bay Packers
227 Antonio Gibson – Washington Redskins
228 Ke’Shawn Vaughn – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
229 Lynn Bowden Jr. – Las Vegas Raiders
230 Bryan Edwards – Las Vegas Raiders
231 Zack Moss
232 Devin Duvernay – Baltimore Ravens
233 Darrynton Evans
234 Joshua Kelley – Los Angeles Chargers
235 La’Mical Perine
236 Jacob Eason
237 Anthony McFarland Jr. – Pittsburgh Steelers
238 James Morgan
239 Gabriel Davis
240 Antonio Gandy-Golden – Washington Redskins
241 Tyler Johnson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
242 Jake Fromm
243 Jeff Okudah
244 Derrick Brown – Carolina Panthers
245 Isaiah Simmons
246 CJ Henderson – Jacksonville Jaguars
247 Javon Kinlaw
248 A.J. Terrell
249 Patrick Queen – Baltimore Ravens
250 Kenneth Murray – Los Angeles Chargers
251 Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens
252 Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints
253 Kirk Cousins – Minnesota Vikings
254 T.J. Watt – Pittsburgh Steelers
255 Calais Campbell
256 Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens
257 Harrison Smith
258 Kenny Golladay – Detroit Lions
259 Deshaun Watson – Houston Texans
260 Russell Wilson
261 Joe Burrow – Cincinnati Bengals
262 Tua Tagovailoa – Miami Dolphins
263 Justin Herbert
264 Jordan Love
265 Jalen Hurts – Philadelphia Eagles
266 Clyde Edwards-Helaire
267 Jerry Jeudy
268 CeeDee Lamb
269 Henry Ruggs III – Las Vegas Raiders
270 Justin Jefferson
271 Jalen Reagor – Philadelphia Eagles
272 Chase Young
273 Cole Kmet – Chicago Bears
274 D’Andre Swift
275 J.K. Dobbins – Baltimore Ravens
276 Jonathan Taylor
277 Cam Akers – Los Angeles Rams
278 Chase Claypool
279 AJ Dillon – Green Bay Packers
280 Jacob Eason – Indianapolis Colts
281 Troy Polamalu
282 Brian Urlacher
283 Randy Moss – Minnesota Vikings
284 Kevin Greene
285 Jerome Bettis
286 Terry Bradshaw – Pittsburgh Steelers
287 Jerry Rice – San Francisco 49ers
288 Emmitt Smith – Dallas Cowboys
289 Michael Irvin
290 Troy Aikman – Dallas Cowboys
291 Steve Young
292 Dan Marino
293 John Elway
294 Barry Sanders – Detroit Lions
295 Jim Kelly – Buffalo Bills
296 Lamar Jackson – Baltimore Ravens
297 Patrick Mahomes II
298 Tom Brady
299 Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts
300 Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay Packers


Best Parallels

As we mentioned previously, we love the modern design of the 2020 Mosaic football cards and, in particular the rookie card parallels. Here are a few of our favorite 2020 Mosaic rookie card parallels from a combination of ROI and design.


2020 Panini Mosaic Orange Fluorescent Justin Herbert RC /25 #204

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2020 Panini Mosaic Fusion Red Choice Prizm Joe Burrow RC /80 #201

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2020 Panini Mosaic Choice Fusion Red Prizm Justin Herbert RC #4

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Overall Rating

In terms of design, the 2020 release is fitting of the Mosaic brand throughout the checklist.

The addition of the Super Bowl MVPs subset will exhibit the Super Bowl logo on the front of the card in the bottom left-hand corner.

The Stare Masters and Center Stage inserts are returning, though the Stare Masters insert appears to emphasize the team’s uniform colors more than last year, and the Center Stage inserts display more of a black hue than the green hue from the 2020 Panini Mosaic.

This year, the Straight Fire insert is a novel addition and illustrates an alluring flame blazing in the backdrop.

Finally, the 2020 Panini Mosaic Football set features short-printed stunning Canton busts. The busts will be die-cut to illuminate the statues of the Hall of Famers. While we don’t yet know which Hall of Famers will be featured, it’s not out of the question that the recent Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021, featuring Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson would receive an appearance.

In 2020 Panini Mosaic, the most valuable cards of the set featured the two most established players from their rookie campaign: Justin Herbert and Joe Burrow. Due to the success of Herbert and Burrow in their rookie seasons, the value of their rookie cards became worthwhile.

There is a strong possibility that the top offensive rookies of the 2021-22 NFL Season, highlighting Ja’Marr Chase, Mac Jones, and Najee Harris, will be the most coveted rookie cards of the set.

As we expect the trend to continue, collectors are counting down the days until the release of 2021 Panini Mosaic Football to get their hands on some of the top rookies from the 2021-22 NFL season.

What are 2020 Panini football cards worth?

The worth of any given 2020 Panini Football cards depend on the card and grade. Overall worth of the 2020 Panini Football cards in general could be very high in the future if Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Jonahtan Taylor, and Cee Dee Lamb end up in the HOF.

Are Panini Mosaic cards worth anything?

The amount of Panini Mosaic cards will depend on the year of the card, sport, and card grade (if graded). For an estimated value of any Mosaic sports card please email

Will there be 2021 and 2022 Panini Prizm Football?

There will be a 2021 and 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 Panini Prizm Football set. The Fanatics football card contract will not start until 2026.

Does Walmart sell mosaic football cards?

Does Walmart sell Mosaic football cards is one of the more popular questions we receive. And the answer is Yes, although they sell out within a matter of hours in many locations.

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