The rumors started swirling around Manchester of a young striker who was said to be a better finisher of a soccer ball than the club’s main star, Marcus Rashford, long before Mason Greenwood made his Manchester United debut. By the time Greenwood scored his first goal in the UEFA Europa League in 2019, Mason Greenwood trading cards were already much sought after by those who understood the potential value of the player’s soccer cards.
Who is Mason Greenwood?
Greenwood is one of the most anticipated British players of the last few years who has been linked to Manchester United since the age of six. The forward began his career playing career by joining United’s development academy in the Yorkshire town of Halifax before leading the club in the scoring charts through various age groups. The forward spent the majority of his early playing days leading the scoring charts for the Premier League under-18s division and led United to the ICGT Trophy in The Netherlands.
Arrival with the First Team
Even though he has only been playing with the first team of Manchester United for a relatively short time, Greenwood has already seen his value rise to an estimated $49.5 million. The player made his first-team bow and excited Mason Greenwood soccer cards collectors with his debut on a preseason tour to the U.S. Under former head coach, Jose Mourinho, Greenwood was invited to train with the first team on numerous occasions but did not make his competitive debut.
A change of coach saw Ole Gunnar Solksjaer provide Greenwood with his first-team debut in the iconic victory of Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League. At the end of the 2018/19 season, the forward made his first start for Manchester United against Cardiff City.
The Breakout Season
Despite the problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mason Greenwood soccer cards collectors knew the striker is one of the stars of the year after he scored 10 goals in 31 Premier League appearances. Following the return of soccer with the Premier League after the suspension of play for COVID-19, Greenwood has become one of the leading members of the team as they surged to a UEFA Champions League spot with a third-place finish.
The Future Star of United
Greenwood has become one of the next generations of English stars making their way in the game, such as Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho. He’s already being touted as a future star striker to rival England’s last Ballon d’Or winner, Michael Owen.
Praise for Greenwood
Among those who have come out to praise the striker as he moves forward with the early stages of his career are Manchester United Academy Director, Nicky Butt. The former United player has called the player whose 17 goals made him the highest-scoring teenager in a single season alongside club legend George Best one of the best he had ever seen. Other experts to heap praise on Greenwood include former Liverpool and England midfielder, Jamie Redknapp, who believes Mason Greenwood is worthy of the rumors of his talent that have circulated through the soccer world for the last few years.
Mason Greenwood Rookie Cards
Greenwood rookie cards have been pushing sales of soccer cards around the world. The earliest EPL cards to hit the market include those inside 2019-20 Panini Chronicles. Serial-numbered parallels from have been hot tickets, with some of the most desirable cards cracking the four-figure mark.
Among the biggest sales in the summer of 2020 was a Chronicles Contenders Rookie Ticket Cracked Ice parallel numbered to 23 and graded PSA 10, which sold for $10,000 on eBay. Another ungraded copy went for $8,000. A Chronicles Donruss Gold Laser Rated Rookie parallel numbered to 25 netted $5,000. Chronicles Rated Rookie Press Proofs have also been attracting collectors and investors.
His base cards have been popular, too, and less expensive. Contenders Rookie Ticket, Rated Rookies and Pitch Kings and FIFA Rookie Stickers would all fit that bill.
Topps produced a Greenwood rookie card through its NOW platform.
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