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Lionel Messi Signed Card from Prizm Sold for $13,899

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A 1/1 Lionel Messi signed card from Panini’s World Cup Prizm issue has sold for what is believed to be the highest price ever for a modern issue  soccer trading card.  The Black Prizm card featuring the autograph of the international superstar from Argentina was the prime pull from the product, which launched in May.

Lionel Messi signed 2014 Panini Prizm black 1/1According to Panini, the buyer was a trading card store owner from Taiwan, who submitted the best offer after the card was listed on eBay for $24,999.  The card had been pulled from a $5 pack on June 10 at The Sports Source, a card shop in Burbank, CA.

Messi had two goals in Argentina’s 3-2 win over Nigeria on Wednesday. He’s considered the best player in the world and among the best soccer players of all-time.

SBack of Lionel Messi Panini Prizm World Cup 1/1ports Source owner Dave Rodriguez told Panini that the collector who pulled the card is a big soccer fan who opted to let the shop handle the sale of the card.  after purchasing a few boxes each week for about a month.

Prizm World Cup has yielded eight cards that have sold for $2,300 or more since its release including a dual-signed Christiano Ronaldo/Pele card that brought $5,000 but the Messi signed card, numbered on the back, is the biggest prize.

“Who knows,” Rodriguez told Panini. “Maybe Argentina will win the World Cup and the guy buying it will capitalize and sell it for twice as much.”

Below is a look at the ‘most watched’ Prizm World Cup cards on eBay now.

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto : James Rodriguez
20 bids - Price: $200.73 - Watchers: 42
Item # 141360640631
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Auto card : Lionel Messi
15 bids - Price: $217.50 - Watchers: 29
Item # 141362693482
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Complete Master Set 411 Cards All Inserts Messi
45 bids - Price: $202.02 - Watchers: 28
Item # 191267178345
Cristiano Ronaldo 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Captains Gold Power Prizm 3/5
12 bids - Price: $242.50 - Watchers: 28
Item # 191267183003
2014 Panini Prizm WORLD CUP Lionel Messi - Autograph / Auto Argentina S-LME
13 bids - Price: $202.51 - Watchers: 27
Item # 181478426602
MESSI BGS 9.5 GEM 2 10s 2014 PANINI WORLD CUP PRIZM AUTOGRAPH SP LEO AUTO
18 bids - Price: $560.00 - Watchers: 24
Item # 121396205368
Rare SP 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Base Auto Autograph S-CR
1 bids - Price: $845.00 - Watchers: 24
Item # 311025326756
PANINI PRIZM FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 - KOBE BRYANT AUTO NBA- LIMITED WORLDWIDE TO 25
7 bids - Price: $107.50 - Watchers: 22
Item # 121399226388
2014 Panini Prizm Fifa World cup soccer 100% Complete Master Set Ronaldo Messi
22 bids - Price: $103.49 - Watchers: 19
Item # 311027952947
Panini Prizm World Cup 2014 Andrea Pirlo Autograph card Italy
16 bids - Price: $18.50 - Watchers: 18
Item # 161380271045
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Auto card : Clint Dempsey
15 bids - Price: $28.00 - Watchers: 18
Item # 311031296358
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Auto card : Robin van Persie
13 bids - Price: $81.00 - Watchers: 16
Item # 141360639459
2014 Panini Prizm FIFA Brazil World Cup Refractor Mesut Ozil Auto #19/25 Germany
17 bids - Price: $325.50 - Watchers: 15
Item # 231294304664
2014 Panini World Cup Prizm Jurgen Klinsmann Auto
3 bids - Price: $82.00 - Watchers: 15
Item # 261544497836
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