There’s been many American soccer players in the past who have been hyped up, only for them to not quite hit the potential they initially showed, but Gio Reyna genuinely does feel like a future star in the world of soccer.
Many, including myself, believe Reyna could be ‘the face’ of the USMNT by the time the World Cup is hosted in the US in 2026, right around the time he should be in his prime – something which will send his soccer card values skyrocketing.
Reyna has already started showing what a good player he is for Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga, a club who are renowned, in recent times, for developing young players into top players. Recent examples of that are Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, Ousmane Dembele and even Reyna’s national teammate, Christian Pulisic.
It feels like there’s no better place Reyna could be right now, at this point in his career, for his development but I can see him moving to one of soccer’s biggest teams in the near future… Real Madrid have already shown interest in Gio.
Here’s a list of the best and most valuable Giovanni Reyna soccer cards.
What Is Giovanni Reyna’s True Rookie Card?
2019-20 Topps Now Borussia Dortmund USA Tour Giovanni Reyna
During his rookie season, Gio Reyna had quite a few cards issued. There is some debate about what should be considered as his rookie card but the Topps Now USA Tour card should be considered his true rookie card as it was the first released.
It was released as part of the Topps set for Borussia Dortmund’s pre-season tour of the US in Reyna’s rookie season.
The card is quite rare and hard to get hold of, in fact only 46 were actually printed with no plans of a reprint. It’s definitely one I keep an eye out for to add to my collection.
Other Giovanni Reyna Cards To Look Out For
2019-20 Topps Chrome Bundesliga Giovanni Reyna
Some collectors argue this card is Reyna’s rookie card, due to the fact it could be considered the ‘main’ card of his released during his rookie season.
It’s a popular card, with a nice design which has a few different versions. Its base version is the main card but also with a green, orange, gold, red and superfractor version.
It’s a much more common card and easier to get hold of, when compared to his true rookie – there’s currently almost 1000 base versions listed on the PSA population report alone. Having said that, I still think it’s good value right now, considering the values it would reach if he does go on to fulfill his potential.
2019-20 Topps Chrome Bundesliga International Flair Giovanni Reyna
This is my favorite Reyna card, and the closest thing he’s got to an international card right now, although it still shows him in Borussia Dortmund colors.
This was also released during his rookie season and is popular among collectors, meaning it’s quite valuable.
There’s only around 185 currently listed on the PSA population report so it’s not a common card, which adds to its value. It’s definitely one I’d look to try and pick up in good condition raw and have it graded.
2019 Topps UCL Living Set Giovanni Reyna
Another card from Topps that was released in Reyna’s rookie season, they seemed to go crazy for him in his first season.
This is part of Topps’ UCL living set, which I love the design of, where they release card designs that can be ordered for a week, they then print based on how many are ordered during that time, with no further reprints.
This card had a print run of 5867, so it’s worth picking one up now, keeping it in good condition and holding onto it for at least a few years.
Is Giovanni Reyna’s Rookie Card A Good Investment?
I think at the current price, Reyna’s rookie card is good value and should be considered a solid investment.
He’s still young and has a long way to go until he can be considered a great of soccer, but he will develop well at Borussia Dortmund over the next couple of seasons, and then I believe he’ll get a move to a top club.
By the time the US World Cup comes around in 2026, he’ll be nearing his prime and should be the main man for the USMNT which collectors will go crazy for. For me, he’s a long term play, buy and hold at least until that World Cup I’ve just mentioned.
Reyna has the factor of not only being one of soccer’s brightest young players, but also the fact he’s American. Seeing as America is the largest market for sports cards, soccer card collectors will mostly want a Giovanni Reyna rookie card in their collection for those reasons.
Something else to consider is the fact Gio Reyna hasn’t yet got a national rookie card (where he’s wearing US colors). Once he has a card issued for the national team, it will definitely hold value with collectors so keep an eye out for that – I would expect him to get one around the 2022 World Cup.