Six Argentinean jerseys Lionel Messiin which he played in the 2022 World Cup matches, including the final against France, will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York.
According to Dailymail, the auction organizers intend to earn more than 8 million pounds sterling (more than $10 million) for the equipment of the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner. This would be the most ever paid for a sports memorabilia, following Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls jersey from Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals, which fetched £8.1 million (£10.15 million) last September. dollars).
We add that six Messi T-shirts will be sold as a single lot, in which the Argentine played in two group stage matches, the 1/8 finals against Australia, the quarter-finals against the Netherlands, the semi-finals against Croatia and the final against France.
“The sale of these six shirts is a monumental event in the history of auctions, offering fans and collectors a link to Messi’s supreme achievement,” the auction organizers said in a statement. “Sotheby’s is honored to present and exhibit to the public these priceless collectibles that embody the sheer brilliance of a player who redefined the boundaries of football excellence.”
It should be noted that part of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the UNICAS project, which patronizes the Sant Joan de Déu (SJD) Children’s Hospital of Barcelona with the support of the Leo Messi Foundation, to meet the needs of children suffering from rare diseases.
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