What a fantastic World Cup that was. I watched almost the entire thing, from the outset of the group stage right through today's thrilling final. I'm very happy for France and their deserving win, especially since it's my favorite country outside the United States, and one I've visited more than once already.
I've mentioned lately that I've been picking up more soccer cards for my collection than anything else, I guess it's the World Cup impacting my collecting. One recent pick-up in particular though really had me smiling...
Mbappe is already tagged as the heir apparent to Ronaldo or Messi, and if you watched much of the tournament that just wrapped up it's easy to see why. At just 19 years of age he's already been named Young Player of the Year in France's top professional football league for consecutive years, and only minutes ago won a World Cup with the national team! Not only did Kylian not look out of place among his more experienced peers, he looked like an absolute star.
I've actually picked up this card and a couple of other Mbappe cards over the past couple of weeks, hoping to build up a small collection before his prices skyrocket beyond what I'm able to pay. Just think, he's young enough that we may see him play in another three or even four World Cups for his country!
How about you, did you watch any of this year's World Cup? Did you pick up any cardboard, or even other collectibles to commemorate it? If so I'd love to hear about it in the comments.
Congratulations again to France!
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