Panini America Studies Staggering Prices of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Prizm’s Best Cards
There’s anecdotal evidence all around us that speaks eloquent volumes about the surging phenomenon that is Panini America’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm trading card set. After just six days on the U.S. market, the product already ranks as perhaps the most successful release of the year. But when you get past all the feel-good social media buzz and start exploring cold, hard sales numbers, you realize something quite extraordinary: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm is not as hot as we think it is. It’s hotter. Way, way hotter.
In the last few days, four key autographed cards from the set have sold on eBay for $1,000 or more. Those are landmark cards, mind you, that began as random inserts inside $5 packs. Four more autographed cards from the product have sold for $720 or more. In fact, after spending some quality time this morning on eBay and Terapeak.com researching seemingly every last realized sale price so far — and we were absolutely blown away by what we learned.
In all, we tracked 26 cards that have sold for $500 or more since May 6. Perhaps none, however, are more impressive than the Cristiano Ronaldo/Pepe dual-autograph #’d 1/10 that closed two days ago for a staggering $1,450. Other four-digit dynamos include a Roberto Baggio Prizm autograph (#’d 1/25) that sold for $1,199.99, a Lionel Messi Prizm autograph (#’d 6/25) that went off at $1,012.29 and a Clint Dempsey/Tim Howard dual autograph (#’d 4/10) that sold for a nice, even $1,000.
Other impressive first-week sales include a Ronaldo autograph that closed for $835, a Neymar Prizm autograph (#’d 1/25) that changed hands for $745, a Messi autograph that sold for $740.66 and a Pele autograph that closed for $720 after a whopping 69 bids.
Heck, even the non-autographed stunners from 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm are commanding big bucks. A Neymar World Cup Stars Gold Power Prizm parallel (#’d 5/5) sold for $500.
In the gallery that follows, we offer a visual price check on 24 cards from the set that have sold for $500 or more. Enjoy, and be sure to get your own box of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm now at iCollectPanini.com.