April 2019 Spring Premium Auction - Rare & High-Grade Cards You Won't Find Anywhere Else
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/5/2019
With Lionel Messi's 2004 Panini Mega Cracks rookie card recently fetching prices in the $15,000 range on eBay, perhaps a better buy for our soccer enthusiasts is the preceding year's Christiano Ronaldo rookie card, an example of which is offered here in virtually perfect PSA 10 Gem Mint condition. While not quite as difficult to find in top tier grades—compare 35 Ronaldo PSA 10s on record to Messi's 17—the card is nevertheless extremely challenging and can still be acquired for a fraction of the Messi price, at least until others in the hobby realize just how difficult it is. Both Ronaldo and Messi are widely considered to be the best players in the world and among the greatest of all-time. Both players have won the prestigious Ballon d'Or award a record five times, while Ronaldo has collected four European Golden Shoes awards to Messi's record five. Messi may be regarded as the better player—indeed, many consider him to be the greatest of all time—but his contemporary Christiano Ronaldo is certainly in the conversation. Both are among the most prolific scorers in the history of the beautiful game, with Ronaldo's 702 goals for club and country currently edging out Messi's 689. If both players manage to stay healthy and remain productive until the end of their playing careers, both have the chance to become the top scorer of all-time, at which point the prices for PSA 10 copies of their key Panini Mega Cracks rookie cards might not be so far off. One thing is for certain, however: those future prices won't be anything near what they are today. Soccer is the world's most popular sport, and Cristiano Ronaldo is the face of today's game. Add this card to your collection today.
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Minimum Bid: $500
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,327
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
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