In preparation for his upcoming auction, Sotheby’s has listed six game-worn jerseys of Lionel Messi from the 2022 World Cup for sale, with expectations of bringing in $10 million. The jerseys are size medium and come from two of Argentina’s group stage matches, the Round of 16, quarterfinal, semifinal, and championship rounds.
The auction for Messi’s jerseys is set to begin later this month and is expected to attract a significant amount of attention from collectors around the world. These artifacts are being viewed as symbols of Messi’s incredible legacy and an embodiment of his unwavering passion for football.
Following his impressive performance in the World Cup tournament, Messi joined Inter Miami and quickly became one of the most influential players in Major League Soccer (MLS). Ticket prices for Inter Miami’s home and away games have skyrocketed since his arrival, reflecting the immense impact he has had on the league.
In addition to his impressive performance on the field, Messi was also awarded FIFA’s Ballon d’Or for the eighth time in 2021. This made him the first active player in a U.S. league to receive this prestigious title, solidifying his status as one of the greatest football players of all time. These achievements have further cemented Messi’s impact and influence on the world of football, making him a highly sought-after collector item among fans and collectors alike.