November 21 – Six shirts worn by Lionel Messi during Argentina’s winning run at last year’s World Cup are to be sold at auction and could become the most valuable collection of sports memorabilia.
The shirts being auctioned by Sotheby’s will break the record if they sell for more than the $9.3 million price tag for Diego Maradona’s shirt that was worn during the 1986 quarter-final victory over England during which he scored his infamous ‘Hand of God’ goal.
Messi shared news of the auction on social media, announcing that a portion of the proceeds would be donated to a project for children suffering from rare diseases.
Sotheby’s will put Messi’s shirts up for auction between November 30 and December 14 and they will be on view at its headquarters in New York as part of a free public exhibition.
Messi, who now plays in the MLS in the US for Inter Miami, the club part-owned by David Beckham, spent 17 years at Barcelona and has won the Ballon d’Or a record eight times.
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Author : Paul Nicholson
Publish date : 2023-11-21 12:18:51
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