Messi’s 2022 World Cup shirts could sell for record prices.

Soccer Football - World Cup - South American Qualifiers - Argentina v Uruguay - Estadio La Bombonera, Buenos Aires, Argentina - November 16, 2023 Argentina's Lionel Messi looks dejected after the match REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian/ File photo

According to auction house Sotheby’s, six shirts worn by Lionel Messi during Argentina’s successful run at the 2022 World Cup are likely to become the “most valuable collection of sports memorabilia” when bidding commences later this month.

The set has a shirt that he wore while playing in Qatar during the first half of the championship match.

“The extraordinary collection is estimated in excess of $10 million, with the sale poised to become the most valuable collection of sports memorabilia at auction,” Sotheby’s stated in a prepared statement.

“A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the UNICAS Project, led by Sant Joan de Déu (SJD) BarcelChildren’s Hospital with the support of the Leo Messi Foundation, to meet the needs of children suffering from rare diseases,” according to the press release.

When approached by RSotheby’s, it did not provide any information regarding the percentage of the revenues that would be donated to charity.

The pub can view and bid on the collection from the 30th of November to the 14th of December as part of an exhibition highlighting the collection.

“The extraordinary collection is estimated in excess of $10 million, with the sale poised to become the most valuable collection of sports memorabilia at “Sotheby’s stated in a prepared statement.

The jersey Michael Jordan wore in the opening game of the 1998 NBA Final set a record for the highest price paid for a game-worn piece of sports memorabilia when it sold at auction for $10.1 million in the previous year.

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