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

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 Mesut Ozil & Xavi Hernandez Auto 10/10 JSY NO.# 1/1
36 bids - Price: $492.00 - Watchers: 37
Item # 301572412844
Leo Messi Panini Prizm Autograph Card Messi Auto Card 2014 World Cup RARE
9 bids - Price: $126.50 - Watchers: 26
Item # 151632852101
ROBERTO BAGGIO 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP AUTOGRAPH ITALY AUTO SP RARE $400
85 bids - Price: $157.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 391093024778
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Green matchup Schweinsteiger Nani 4/25 GERMANY
13 bids - Price: $8.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 111630698262
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Gianluigi Buffon Autograph Italy / Juventus AUTO G2
8 bids - Price: $4.25 - Watchers: 16
Item # 131470700969
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup THIAGO SILVA Gold Refractor 03/10 JSY NO.# 1/1
14 bids - Price: $56.01 - Watchers: 12
Item # 301572412898
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Signatures Alexi Lalas AUTO AUTOGRAPHS AB
10 bids - Price: $9.50 - Watchers: 12
Item # 221724174727
CLINT DEMPSEY 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP SIGNATURES AUTOGRAPH USA AUTO SP $80
7 bids - Price: $9.50 - Watchers: 12
Item # 291416990424
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Stars Prizms Purple Refractors Mario Kempes /99 AB
5 bids - Price: $7.50 - Watchers: 11
Item # 221724175505
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Red Parallel 131/149 Non Auto
2 bids - Price: $2.25 - Watchers: 11
Item # 181702780761
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Signature Tim Howard USA Legend Auto
8 bids - Price: $11.71 - Watchers: 10
Item # 301572412858
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