2004 Panini Sports Mega Cracks Lionel Messi ROOKIE RC #71 PSA 10 GEM MINT
Lot #:
18588
Final Bid:
SOLD
Sep 27, 2020
# Bids:
45

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Special Bidding Rules: This auction will remain open to public bidding until the final 24 hours. After that time, only bidders who have previously bid and been approved or have requested prior approval will be permitted to bid. Please contact us to be added to the approved list or place a bid and we will review and add your ID if approved. Special Financing Offer: PWCC Marketplace is offering the high bidder 90 days free financing, if desired. This requires a 25% down payment with the balance due at the close of 90 days. Additional time is available through our standard PWCC Payment Plan service, and this could be engaged at the close of the first 90 days. Please contact PWCC Staff for more details. Description: For those of you living under a rock for the past year, offered here is unquestionably the most important modern Soccer/Futbol rookie card in existence, held firmly within a very rare PSA 10 holder. Only twenty have managed to earn the elite assessment; this is largely due to limited production and condition sensitivity. Often plagued by a slew of issues, the offered offered specimen is virtually uncirculated, boasting undeniable GEM MINT presentation. Free of typical edge imperfections with incredibly clean and pristine surfaces. The fragile corners are pin-point sharp and the centering is 50-50 to boot. The few intelligent collectors who are lucky enough to own one of these twenty are reluctant to sell as it's widely speculated that this could very well be a $250,000+ card in the very near future. Lionel Messi is the GOAT in the eyes of most who watch and understand the 'beautiful game'. Taking advantage of his smaller size, Messi is able to dice through defences with incredible ease having scored a total of 704 goals at this point in his career, many of which have been finished in spectacular fashion. Another Messi stat which we absolutely love is that he's won a total of six Ballon d'Or awards, six! An absolutely mind-blowing stat considering some of the all-time greats have only won two or three. Messi is not a pre-Madonna and plays the game with love and passion which is why so many adore the 'Atomic Flea'. This card, in many ways, compares to Tom Brady's 2000 Championship Ticket Rookie Auto in terms of desirability, scarcity and future investment potential. There are simply not enough of these assets to be shared among investors, and as the trading card market continues to mature, assets of this caliber are expected to continue their rise towards a never ending upward trajectory. A heroic quality offering of a living immortal, exceptionally impactful to world-wide culture. Good luck to all the bidders. Please see the video highlight for more details. One of over 27,000 cards, lots and sets up for bid in our 9th Auction of 2020. Click on the link above to view the other PWCC auction lots.

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