Without a doubt, the biggest name in both soccer and its corresponding sports card market is no other than Lionel Messi. The 34-year old Argentinian boasts a long list of accomplishments few have come close to reaching, such as winning the European Golden Shoe, Pichichi Trophy, and World Soccer Player of the Year awards multiple times, among others. His soccer cards, in particular, are also a proven winner, both in the hobby and in the market.


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In a video shared by Goldin on Instagram, Lionel Messi's 2014 Prizm Gold is placed in the spotlight for soccer card collectors to see. The card itself is the second in a print run of 10 copies and is encased in a PSA 10 slab, which further amplifies its value in the market. As a matter of fact, it's already worth $310,00o after reaching four bids on Goldin's official auction site. And while there's still more than a week left before the auction ends, one can't deny that its current price is already an impressive one.

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That's because this massive Lionel Messi pull is the best modern soccer card in the market right now. Much like Michael Jordan's Precious Metal Gems Green parallel from the 90s, this Gold Prizm is one of the few sports cards that define the soccer legend.

Another factor that makes it more valuable is the set this card comes from. Panini's 2014 World Cup, is the first major release of a soccer card product in the United States. Of course, among the best that can be pulled from it is this Lionel Messi Gold Prizm. Add the fact that the copy being auctioned off on Goldin is encased in a PSA 10 slab and you've got an absolute monster in your hands.

While its current bid of $310,000 is impressive enough, it can potentially go higher before the auction ends. If that happens, the soccer card market will become more visible than ever in the hobby.