Dusan Vlahovic Rookie Cards: Full Guide

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Dusan Vlahovic went a little under the radar during the early years of his career, so he doesn’t have many cards from those early years.

The Best Vlahovic rookie card, in my opinion, is his 2019-20 Panini Contenders Rookie Ticket, but it’s his first release, the 2016-17 Panini FIFA 365 sticker, that is his most expensive.

The scarcity of options for Dusan Vlahovic Rookie Cards make them more valuable – Let’s take a look at his best early cards.

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Dusan Vlahovic Rookie Cards

2016-17 Panini FIFA 365 Dusan Vlahovic #336

2016 Panini FIFA 365 Dusan Vlahovic #336

This sticker from the 2016 Panini FIFA 365 set is Vlahovic’s first release, and his most expensive rookie card. 

Panini stickers tend to have quite a plain design, with usually just a headshot image of a player, which is the same with this Vlahovic sticker – It shows an image of him during his Partizan days, with a nice gold frame.

It’s quite hard to get hold of one of these stickers in good condition, particularly in America – The PSA population report shows there’s very little of them in a grade 10, so if Vlahovic goes on to become a superstar, then those PSA 10’s could skyrocket in value.

I believe the sticker was released at least a couple of years before any other Vlahovic card or sticker, so that adds to its value for collectors who are keen to have an early Vlahovic issue.

2018-19 Panini Calciatori Dusan Vlahovic #165

2018 Panini Calciatori Dusan Vlahovic #165

This is another sticker released by Panini – This time in 2018, when Vlahovic had moved to Fiorentina in Italy.

Again, as with most panini soccer stickers, it shows just a headshot image of Vlahovic, in his Fiorentina jersey. 

Right now, this is worth a lot less than the true rookie sticker from the 2016 FIFA 365 set. It could be a good alternative if you’re looking for an earlier Vlahovic sticker/card, without paying top prices, but seeing as it’s a sticker which isn’t his true rookie, it’s not massively sought after in the hobby.

2019-20 Panini Chronicles Contenders Rookie Ticket Dusan Vlahovic #RT-31

2019 Panini Chronicles Contenders Rookie Ticket Dusan Vlahovic #RT-31

The 2019 Panini Rookie Ticket Vlahovic is one of his most popular cards, and it’s my pick of his rookies.

I believe it’s his first card, as opposed to his earlier stickers. Cards obviously appeal to the wider hobby, who aren’t used to stickers – Those coming into soccer cards from football or basketball, for example, are more familiar with cards, so likely view this card as the Vlahovic item to have.

It certainly holds good value already, partly due to its scarcity – there’s thought to be around 2,500 total cards. The card has a base version, as well as the rare Cracked Ice and Red versions, which hold even more value. 

There are two parallel versions of this one, a Red version, which isn’t serial-numbered, and a Cracked Ice version, which is numbered to only 23 copies; Back in 2022, a copy of the Red parallel, graded PSA 10, sold for $690, which makes it one of Vlahovic’s most valuable soccer cards.

I think Vlahovic could compete with the likes of Haaland and Mbappe in the future. It all depends on how Vlahovic’s career develops, but this could be a good soccer card to have right now.

2021-22 Topps UCL Now Dusan Vlahovic #114

It didn’t take long for Vlahovic to make some history playing for Juventus. He made his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League in the 1-1 draw against Villereal, where he scored a goal after just 33 seconds – the fastest debut goal scored by a player ever in the competition.

To mark the achievement, Topps released this Dusan Vlahovic UCL Now card. According to Topps, the overall print run of the card was 335, which is surprisingly low considering it was print-to-order.

The card also has parallels in purple (/99), black (/10) and gold (/1).

I can see this card rising in value over time, and being popular, particularly the parallels – So it’s one to get hold of if you can.

What Is Dusan Vlahovic’s True Rookie Card?

Dusan Vlahovic’s true rookie is actually a sticker from the 2016 Panini FIFA 365 set – It was the only release from the first couple of years of his professional career. 

What Is The Most Expensive Dusan Vlahovic Rookie Card?

The 2016-17 Panini 365 sticker is the most expensive Vlahovic rookie to buy; Its sold for as high as $2.05k before, graded PSA 10.

Is Dusan Vlahovic’s Rookie Card A Good Investment?

I mentioned earlier that Vlahovic has gone a little under the radar in the soccer card hobby during the early stages of his career, but I think he represents a great investment opportunity in soccer cards.

He’s now playing for one of the biggest teams in world soccer, and therefore in the UEFA Champions League, which can hugely propel a player’s reputation.

He’s also scored the fastest Champions League debut goal ever, and he’s establishing himself as one of the best forwards in the world, up with the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

Dusan Vlahovic: A Background

The big Serbian forward, Dusan Vlahovic (born in January 2000), is a goal machine, who first really made a name for himself with Italian side Fiorentina, in the Serie A, before moving to Italian giants, Juventus.

Vlahovic signed his first professional contract with Serbian team, Partizan, in 2015 at the age of just 15. His rookie season was the 2015-16 season – he started playing for the Partizan senior team around halfway through that season.

After a couple of years spent establishing himself in senior soccer, Vlahovic moved to Fiorentina in 2017, at the start of the 2017-18 season. 

It wasn’t until the 2020-21 season that he started to catch the attention of the masses though. He scored an impressive 21 goals that year, which led him to win the Serie A Best Young Player award for that season, and also made his first appearances for his national team, Serbia.

Dusan started the 2021-22 season very strongly, scoring 20 goals in 24 games for Fiorentina before moving to Juventus for around $85m, in the January transfer window, half-way through the season.

Tom Flint

Tom Flint

A long-time collector of sports cards, Tom mainly collects soccer World Cup Prizm cards these days. As a kid, he enjoyed collecting baseball cards. He's a huge sports fan, with lots experience and passion for sports card collecting.
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