Join to get Daily Sports Collecting News in your inbox!

Robert Edward Auctions

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

20% Off at SteinerSport.com. Code: SPORTS20

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 PANINI PRIZM #S-CR FIFA WORLD CUP SOCCER AUTO SP Portugal
19 bids - Price: $947.90 - Watchers: 51
Item # 381053356586
LIONEL MESSI 2014 PANINI PRIZM WORLD CUP AUTOGRAPH SP AUTO PSA 10 GEM MINT $2000
29 bids - Price: $237.50 - Watchers: 37
Item # 390979180488
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto card Clint Dempsey
12 bids - Price: $16.50 - Watchers: 32
Item # 311177494135
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto card Roberto Baggio
25 bids - Price: $112.50 - Watchers: 29
Item # 121489853894
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto card : Luis Suarez
10 bids - Price: $36.00 - Watchers: 26
Item # 121489860997
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signatures Autograph Auto card : MESUT OZIL
28 bids - Price: $43.00 - Watchers: 26
Item # 141474596752
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Clint Dempsey Auto FIFA Autograph Soccer #S-CD S197
6 bids - Price: $10.49 - Watchers: 25
Item # 291298478190
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto card Radamel Falcao
9 bids - Price: $56.00 - Watchers: 25
Item # 311177498516
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signatures Autograph Auto card : Oscar
16 bids - Price: $36.00 - Watchers: 25
Item # 141474593017
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto card : MARIO KEMPES
16 bids - Price: $31.00 - Watchers: 25
Item # 141474594621
2014 PANINI PRIZM FIFA WORLD CUP DIEGO FORLAN "EL SAMBA" 1/1 AUTOGRAPH
19 bids - Price: $345.00 - Watchers: 25
Item # 321591763424
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signatures Autograph Auto : Roberto Baggio
14 bids - Price: $102.51 - Watchers: 23
Item # 121489854347
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer : Signatures Autograph Auto card Luis Suarez
13 bids - Price: $35.00 - Watchers: 23
Item # 141474596101
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Signature Autograph Auto card : Diego Costa
9 bids - Price: $29.00 - Watchers: 22
Item # 121489864830
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer : Signature Auto Autograph card Samir Nasri
14 bids - Price: $14.50 - Watchers: 21
Item # 121489857612
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer : Signature Autograph Auto card Philipp Lahm
13 bids - Price: $33.00 - Watchers: 21
Item # 121489862944
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Soccer Franz Beckenbauer Auto Autograph SP Germany
10 bids - Price: $115.50 - Watchers: 20
Item # 351229385751
Flash ad ID:22