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Similar to NFTs, Trading Cards hold value to society even now. Various celebrity cards go for a high price, as people want to keep hold of them. Hence, legendary tennis player Serena Williams once sold an iconic rookie card for a hefty price. And now, her husband Alexis Ohanian endorses a special trading card featuring Lionel Messi. The soccer star continues to raise eyebrows by displaying his talents on the pitch for Inter Miami.

The player is scoring goals for fun while Ohanian endorsed his autographed trading card to fans who want to own it. Looking at the current state of things, it can go above his wife’s trading card price. Thus, what’s the starting price like?

Serena Williams’ husband endorses Messi’s trading card


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In his latest Instagram story, Ohanian posted a picture of the trading card of Lionel Messi and captioned it, “Great looking @leomessi.” The 2018 National Treasures Century Collection Material Patch Autograph Lionel Messi #2 bidding starts at $18,000. Therefore, the price can inflate in the upcoming days following the performances he showcased on the pitch. He has been instrumental to Inter Miami’s success in recent games, as they have not lost a game upon his arrival.

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Thus, things look attractive for the PSA 10 Pop 1 Messi trading card, seeking to fetch a handsome price in the auction. Boasting a career like no other, Ohanian’s wife, Serena, also had a legendary career to date. No wonder her trading card went for a sensational price. A Serena Williams 2003 NetPro signed patch rookie card fetched $266,400, according to the Athletic. She doubled the record for the most price received for a female athlete card, which was graded a PSA 8 AUTO 10.


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Similarly to Messi, it featured a match-worn dress from the icon as the signed card broke all the records. Previously, Williams held the record for a 1999 SI For Kids Serena Williams rookie card as she sold that for $117,000. The record for a men’s card is for the T206 Honus Wagner card, which fetched around $6.6 million. Possibly, that record might be in jeopardy.


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Lionel Messi has fans all across the world!

The sensational soccer star is one of the best players in the world. Arriving in the MLS after winning the 2022 World Cup, fans can’t get enough of the Argentinean legend in action. He has been in exceptional form this season, having utterly crushed his adversaries. Therefore, the sensational Argentinean looks to create history by fetching the highest trading card price. 

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Whatever has transpired in Miami, Lionel Messi is the man of the moment. Everything he touches turns to gold. So do you think his trading card will fetch a profitable price?


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Jacob Gijy


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Jacob Gijy is a senior sports writer at EssentiallySports, with a passion for writing about soccer, NBA, and other American sports. He has published over 1500 articles to date, showcasing his creativity and engaging writing style that captivates his audience. As an ardent admirer of Arsenal, Jacob's soccer roots can be traced back to the legendary Thierry Henry.
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