Pelé’s 'Prime Icon Moments' Card Costs Double Cristiano Ronaldo’s Team Of The Year Card
Earlier this month, EA Sports dropped its 'Prime Icon Moments' as part of its winter refresh for FIFA 19's Ultimate Team.
According to the publisher, the new cards celebrated "a special moment in an icon's career, which propelled them to the top of the footballing world!"
In fact, EA Sports suggested that it represented the "highest-rated version of an icon in FUT 19, with ratings upgrades inspired by their Prime Icon moment."
In the case of Pelé, it meant that the Brazilian legend's latest Ultimate Card took him to a 99 rating.
While there are other cards that have the same rating, the Prime Icon has hit the top tier of pricing on the Ultimate Team market.
Players have shared images on the FIFA subreddit that shows the price of the card on the market, with its starting price at 14m coins and 15m for buy now.
However, it's unsurprising that FIFA players have expressed their annoyance at how high his price is, effectively locking the majority of players out from owning one.
"Man, this card looks insanely good," one player wrote on Futhead, before adding: "The sad part is I can't afford it."
Another wrote on Reddit: "It's like Pelé is pointing to the store. If you want me, you have to spend a lot of time and money up there, buddy."
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A third said: "In [before] EA increase [the] overall max price range to 20m."
As one Reddit user claimed, the card is 'extinct' on the PlayStation market.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who was dropped from the new cover of FIFA 19, has his own 99-rated Team of the Year card alongside Lionel Messi and Luka Modrić.
According to Futhead, the Juventus ace's TOTY card costs around 7m on PlayStation 4, with his price dropping since last month.
In fact, he is priced between 6m to 8m coins on the Xbox One, which still means that Pelé's Prime Icon trumps it in value.
While FIFA fans are annoyed with how overpriced the card is, it's hardly surprising that many consider FIFA 19 to be the worst instalment in the series to date.
FIFA 19 is now available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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