With two more goals Wednesday in Argentina’s 3-2 victory over Nigeria during the team’s final game of group play, international superstar Lionel Messi inched his way past Neymar and into the lead for the prestigious 2014 FIFA World Cup™ adidas Golden Boot Award. But just two days earlier, Messi claimed card collecting’s version of the Golden Loot Award — by a landslide.
A one-of-a-kind Messi autograph trading card from Panini America’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm trading card set sold on eBay for an astounding $13,899. The realized price for the rare Black Prizm version of Messi’s autograph in the set — numbered 1/1 on the back — is believed to be the most ever paid for a modern-era soccer trading card.
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