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Lionel Messi is arguably the best to play soccer (or football depending on where you’re from) in the world – past and present.
Now that’s not to say there aren’t any other players close to his skill level, but Messi should be in anyone’s top 3.
As the “beautiful game” becomes even more popular across the world, Messi’s soccer cards could get a significant boost in value.
Here are the ones we like best that’s currently listed on eBay for sale below.
1. 2004-05 Panini Mega Cracks #71
This could be the most sought after Lionel Messi rookie card for soccer/football card collectors.
Current listings of this rookie card graded well will set you back several thousand dollars. Even ungraded ones are valued at a few thousand.
It features Messi in his Barcelona FC uniform dribbling the ball.
2. 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Autograph Card
For those looking for a nice autograph card, you can find one in the 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup set.
There are parallels in this set as well with the rare ones valued in the thousands.
3. 2004 Panini Stickers Colecciones Este Rookie Card
One of the earlier rookie card releases is found in the 2004 Panini Stickers Colecciones Este set.
The horizontal layout with both a action and profile shot makes this one distinct.
The prices will vary widely depending on the condition of the card with the mint cards going for thousands.
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