Messi’s 2022 World Cup Shirts Expected to Smash Auction Price Records

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, the match between Uruguay and Argentina took place at Estadio La Bombonera. After the game, Lionel Messi was seen looking dejected.

Sotheby’s has announced that six shirts worn by Lionel Messi during Argentina’s triumphant run at the 2022 World Cup will be auctioned off. The collection is expected to become the “most valuable collection of sports memorabilia.” One of the shirts included in this collection is the one Messi wore during the first half of the final in Qatar. The collection is estimated to sell for over $10 million, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the UNICAS Project, which helps children suffering from rare diseases.

Bidding for these shirts will be open from November 30th to December 14th and will coincide with a public exhibition to showcase the collection. The exact amount of donation from proceeds was not disclosed by Sotheby’s but it’s already known that Michael Jordan’s jersey from the opening game of the 1998 NBA Final holds current record for highest price paid for a game-worn sports memorabilia item, which sold for $10.1 million last year.

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