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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.

Panini Prizm World Cup 2014 Net Finders Power Gold Marco Reus 3/5 Germany
15 bids - Price: $122.50 - Watchers: 22
Item # 131357871149
CARLOS VALDERRAMA 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Brazil Auto /Autograph Colombia SP
9 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 17
Item # 351231399189
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Franz Beckenbauer auto "Der Kaiser" Germany
25 bids - Price: $177.51 - Watchers: 17
Item # 161493385290
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup #118 Luka Modric 3/5 GOLD REFRACTOR
9 bids - Price: $107.50 - Watchers: 17
Item # 141481640561
2014 Panini Prizm FIFA Soccer World Cup Andrea PIRLO Autograph S-AP ITALY
5 bids - Price: $15.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 291305397368
SAMIR NASRI France 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Brazil Auto /Autograph SP
6 bids - Price: $11.50 - Watchers: 15
Item # 351231406493
LUIS SUAREZ Uruguay 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Brazil Auto /Autograph SP
14 bids - Price: $39.00 - Watchers: 15
Item # 351231410548
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Fabio Cannavaro SP Auto Card #S-FC Autograph Italia
9 bids - Price: $20.50 - Watchers: 15
Item # 161495245582
JURGEN KLINSMANN 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP SOCCER FIFA AUTOGRAPH GERMANY AUTO
6 bids - Price: $33.23 - Watchers: 15
Item # 201226145604
2014 Panini Prizm FIFA World Cup Andrea Pirlo Auto Autograph #S-AP in MT-NM
4 bids - Price: $10.50 - Watchers: 14
Item # 231400871508
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Autograph Auto Steven Gerrard England
3 bids - Price: $3.25 - Watchers: 14
Item # 151490793340
ANDREA PIRLO 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP SOCCER FIFA AUTOGRAPH ITALY AUTO !
6 bids - Price: $12.00 - Watchers: 14
Item # 201226146684
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup #35 Robin van Persie green #ed 10 / 25 NETHERLAND
15 bids - Price: $46.12 - Watchers: 13
Item # 371197049281
LUIS FIGO 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP SOCCER FIFA AUTOGRAPH PORTUGAL AUTO
5 bids - Price: $12.50 - Watchers: 13
Item # 191425461376
LUIS FIGO 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP SOCCER FIFA AUTOGRAPH PORTUGAL AUTO!
7 bids - Price: $13.50 - Watchers: 13
Item # 191425462160
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