Nearly 9 billion pesos: the historic figure at which the jerseys worn by Lionel Messi in Qatar 2022 will be sold at auction

In total there are six teams, including the one he started playing in the iconic final against France, in which Argentina won on penalties.

There is no doubt that the Qatar 2022 World Cup is the most important trophy of Lionel Messi’s career. In one of the best finals in the history of the World Cup, Argentina, after a thrilling 3-3 in 120 minutes, won on penalties and La Pulga was the hero of the third World Cup. ‘Albiceleste. With all this context on the table, Sotheby’s will hold a million-dollar auction in New York that is already attracting worldwide attention.

Six jerseys that Messi wore during Qatar 2022 will be auctioned. Among them, two that he wore in the group stage, added to those he wore in the round of 16 against Australia, in the quarter-finals against the Countries -Bottom, in the semi-final against Croatia and the one he wore during the first part of the aforementioned final against Kylian Mbappé’s team.

Messi and a new record

This activity could see record numbers in the “sports memorabilia collection” category. For these items, an estimated price of at least 8 million pounds sterling (nearly 9 billion Chilean pesos) is expected. which will be intended for charitable organizations.

Lionel Messi celebrates his goal in front of Louis van Gaal in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands. Photo: Getty Images

The item currently holding the top spot in this category is Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls jersey from Game 1 of the 1998 NBA Finals. , during the iconic season of Last Dance. On this occasion, the amount paid amounted to £8.1 million, in September 2022.

Furthermore, it should be noted that, until now, The highest amount for a football jersey at auction is £7.1 million (nearly 8 billion Chilean pesos). And it also comes from an Argentinian: it’s Diego Maradona’s jersey in the quarterfinals of Mexico 1986, in the Hand of God Recalled match. The item of clothing was in the possession of former England midfielder Steve Hodge, who asked Pelusa for the jersey in the stadium tunnel.

Brahm Wachter, Director of Sotheby’s, highlighted an auction that will be historic: “The sale of these six jerseys constitutes a monumental event in the history of auctions and offers fans and collectors a link to the greatest achievement of Messi”.

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