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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 Black Finite Superfractor James Rodriguez Auto 1/1
56 bids - Price: $5,100.55 - Watchers: 172
Item # 141351813534
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Refractor Auto Linel Messi 23/25
25 bids - Price: $1,375.00 - Watchers: 44
Item # 231289509660
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Auto card : Lionel Messi
33 bids - Price: $445.00 - Watchers: 35
Item # 311018965519
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Auto Autograph card : Luis Suarez
19 bids - Price: $53.00 - Watchers: 33
Item # 311018974010
2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP HUGO SANCHEZ AUTO 18/25 PRIZM REFRACTOR MEXICO
17 bids - Price: $81.01 - Watchers: 32
Item # 311022673125
Neymar Jr. 2014 Panini FIFA WC World Cup Prizm Auto
21 bids - Price: $145.35 - Watchers: 32
Item # 360999371617
Tim Howard 2014 Panini FIFA WC World Cup Prizm Auto
19 bids - Price: $36.26 - Watchers: 31
Item # 360999358489
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto : James Rodriguez
22 bids - Price: $162.50 - Watchers: 31
Item # 311018967511
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Auto James Rodriguez SP
40 bids - Price: $103.05 - Watchers: 30
Item # 231289506978
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto card : Oscar
15 bids - Price: $40.00 - Watchers: 30
Item # 141353433043
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Auto Neymar JR. SP
36 bids - Price: $105.00 - Watchers: 28
Item # 331268417528
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Stars LOT 28 Cristiano Ronaldo,Baggio,Pele,Suarez,,
16 bids - Price: $15.50 - Watchers: 27
Item # 141353386017
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Auto card : Tim Howard
11 bids - Price: $37.00 - Watchers: 26
Item # 121390609475
ARJEN ROBBEN 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP SOCCER AUTO #S-AR NETHERLANDS HOLLAND
9 bids - Price: $10.50 - Watchers: 26
Item # 141355775519
2014 Panini Prizm FIFA World Cup James Rodriguez Auto SP! REAL MADRID!!! Mint!!!
8 bids - Price: $133.55 - Watchers: 25
Item # 301254104770
2014 PANINI WORLD CUP PRIZM MESUT OZIL SIGNATURE AUTO AUTOGRAPH
17 bids - Price: $51.00 - Watchers: 25
Item # 221501834070
2014 Panini Prizm FIFA World Cup Stars MESUT OZIL Black Finite Refractor 1/1
9 bids - Price: $1,025.00 - Watchers: 24
Item # 390890082454
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