Many six t-shirts were used by Lionel Messi during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, won by Argentina, and worth 9.15 million euros (10 million dollars) will be auctioned in December, as announced Monday by Sotheby’s auction house.
This is about T-shirts worn by the Albiceleste captain in the early group stage matches against Saudi Arabia and Mexico, and then used in consecutive knockouts against Australia, Holland, Croatia and France in the final.
If the estimate of 9.15 million of euros is correct, the lot could threaten the record for the most expensive sporting goods ever sold, according to Sotheby’s. Until now, the said ‘honor’ is equivalent to the shirt worn by the basketball legend Michael Jordan to the Chicago Bulls, in the 1998 NBA finals, acquired last year for $10.1 million.
An undisclosed portion of the proceeds from the sale of Leo Messi’s shirts will be donated to the project Uniquean initiative promoted by the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona that specializes in rare childhood diseases.
Source: La Verdad
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