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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.

CRISTIANO RONALDO 2014 PRIZM AUTO PANINI AUTOGRAPH FIFA WORLD CUP PORTUGAL RARE!
16 bids - Price: $530.23 - Watchers: 29
Item # 161417318985
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Lionel Messi Auto Autograph BGS 9.5
25 bids - Price: $405.00 - Watchers: 23
Item # 151411535375
Thomas Muller 2014 Panini FIFA World Cup Prizm Gold Refractor 10/10
12 bids - Price: $202.50 - Watchers: 22
Item # 321523557044
2014 Panini Prizm Thiago Silva Gold Power Refractor World Cup Star #8 /5 Brazil
6 bids - Price: $67.00 - Watchers: 20
Item # 291242235552
Philipp Lahm 2014 Panini FIFA World Cup Prizm Signature Auto
8 bids - Price: $31.00 - Watchers: 19
Item # 321523555833
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Radamel Falcao SP Autograph Card.#S-FA Colombia Auto
9 bids - Price: $46.05 - Watchers: 17
Item # 291242238409
JORGE CAMPOS SP 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP SIGNATURES AUTO MEXICO AUTOGRAPH
5 bids - Price: $12.50 - Watchers: 16
Item # 181525781085
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Signatures - FALCAO
14 bids - Price: $55.00 - Watchers: 15
Item # 221547032495
CLINT DEMPSEY SP 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP SIGNATURES AUTO TEAM USA AUTOGRAPH
9 bids - Price: $21.50 - Watchers: 15
Item # 171458607421
2014 Panini World Cup Prizm Soccer Marco Van Basten Autograph Auto Card
16 bids - Price: $152.50 - Watchers: 15
Item # 331319218838
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup LIONEL MESSI Green Crystal 17/25 Argentina
5 bids - Price: $22.50 - Watchers: 15
Item # 171463751114
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Tim Howard Autograph card USA.
7 bids - Price: $21.56 - Watchers: 15
Item # 191330416836
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup BRAZIL HOST CITY #7/10 GOLD PRIZM REFRACTOR !
15 bids - Price: $46.00 - Watchers: 14
Item # 371141134257
Italia 2014 Panini FIFA World Cup Prizm Green Refractor 16/25
7 bids - Price: $11.50 - Watchers: 14
Item # 221549612869
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup TEAM PHOTO 32 Card Set-Brazil,Argentina,Germany,USA+
13 bids - Price: $33.00 - Watchers: 13
Item # 390930283345
DIEGO COSTA SP 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP SIGNATURES AUTO TEAM SPAIN AUTOGRAPH
9 bids - Price: $42.00 - Watchers: 13
Item # 181525781153
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