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

PSA Collectors Club

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 Signatures Autograph Auto card BOBBY CHARLTON
23 bids - Price: $147.50 - Watchers: 35
Item # 121582298180
Messi / Ronaldo 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Matchups Gold 06/10 Refractor
25 bids - Price: $164.50 - Watchers: 34
Item # 201297774217
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signatures Autograph Auto card : Andrea Pirlo
22 bids - Price: $49.00 - Watchers: 32
Item # 311304968675
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Sign Autograph Auto card : Marco Van Basten
15 bids - Price: $190.00 - Watchers: 32
Item # 141588515322
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signatures Autograph Auto card of Luis Suarez
14 bids - Price: $21.31 - Watchers: 30
Item # 141588501695
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto card : Luis Suarez
14 bids - Price: $25.00 - Watchers: 30
Item # 311304959336
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Sign Autograph Auto card : Luis Suarez
17 bids - Price: $30.00 - Watchers: 30
Item # 311304960186
Panini Prizm World Cup 2014 PER MERTESACKER Germany BLACK 1/1 one of one
9 bids - Price: $251.00 - Watchers: 27
Item # 231495582679
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signatures Autograph Auto card : ARJEN ROBBEN
15 bids - Price: $50.00 - Watchers: 26
Item # 311304964680
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signatures Autograph Auto card Radamel Falcao
22 bids - Price: $32.11 - Watchers: 24
Item # 311304967667
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Sign Autograph Auto card : Steven Gerrard
15 bids - Price: $61.69 - Watchers: 24
Item # 121582304723
Manuel Neuer 2014 GREEN CRYSTAL PRIZM # 2/25 Panini World Cup Prizm Soccer FIFA
20 bids - Price: $67.00 - Watchers: 23
Item # 271792091011
2014 PANINI WORLD CUP PRIZM LIONEL MESSI Autograph ! BARCELONA/ARGENTINA Great !
13 bids - Price: $227.50 - Watchers: 21
Item # 201298708034
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