2014 Panini Prizm World Cup #128 Andrea Pirlo Blue Prizm Parallel (082/199)
From: Hobby box
Why I Like It:
Once again, color wins the day. A blue parallel of my favorite player on Gli Azzuri really does the trick in a way that a blue parallel for, say, Ghana, would not. There's really nothing I can say about the guy that could add to his towering legacy. He's been the key player in ousting my Germans in a couple of different major tournaments, and he's probably my favorite non-USA, non-German player. While the rest of my Panini World Cup boxes (2) were kind of a bust (no autos!), this card at least raised my spirits.