Six shirts that Lionel Messi wore during Argentina’s great run in the 2022 World Cup were put up for sale by Sotheby’s on Monday. The auction will take place in December. People think they’re worth $10 million.
The football star wore these shirts in the first halves of the group stage games against Saudi Arabia and Mexico. After that, they were worn in games against Australia, the Netherlands, and Croatia, as well as the final against France.
The last thing the forward could brag about was Argentina’s run of wins in Qatar last year. Argentina had only won one World Cup in the four before this one.
As they put it, if the shirts do fetch more than $10 million, it could be the most valuable set of sports memorabilia ever sold at auction.
It was the most expensive shirt ever sold at auction. It was from when Michael Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA playoffs in 1998.
It sold for $10.1 million last year.
More and more sports things are being sold at auctions these days, which is seen as a good sign for the business.
The shirts are being sold by AC Momento, a tech company in the US that helps players keep track of the mementos they own.
There will be a UNICAS Project with a school in Barcelona that helps kids with rare illnesses. Some of the money that is raised will go to this project.
Anyone can look at the clothes for free from November 30 to December 14, when they go on sale.