Cris card hits public sale bonanza
An ultra-rare Cristiano Ronaldo Panini card of the ahead making his debut for Sporting Lisbon has offered for a staggering £60,000 at an American public sale, in line with reviews, writes JUSTIN LAWRENCE.
The cardboard, which has been stored in mint situation since its inception within the 2002-03 season, depicts a fresh-faced younger Ronaldo armed with a stern expression forward of his debut for the Portuguese giants.
Panini – the Italian card collectable firm – initially produced an enormous variety of the playing cards marking Ronaldo’s first skilled run-out however lately solely round 200 are mentioned to nonetheless stay, in line with the Daily Mail.
And of these 200, solely 20 are in impeccable situation, the Mail reported.
The shortage of the playing cards is what is assumed to have pushed the worth as much as the mindblowing determine.
Sunsport revealed simply final 12 months that the identical card was price simply £4,000.
However collectors at Goldin auctioneers of New Jersey, US, weren’t bothered in regards to the staggering value hike – and one fortunate punter left with Ronaldo’s card in tow after a bidding frenzy on Sunday evening.
Another excuse why the American bidders have been so desirous to get their fingers on the coveted card – is that it was initially solely produced for the Portuguese market.
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