Lionel Messi’s Six World Cup Jerseys to be Sold at Auction in December
Sotheby’s auction house has announced that the six jerseys worn by Lionel Messi during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be sold at auction in December. The company estimates the value of this “priceless” collection to be more than $10 million.
Messi wore these stripes in group matches against Saudi Arabia and Mexico, then in the round of 16 against Australia, in the quarter-finals against the Netherlands, in the semi-finals against Croatia, and in the final against France. Unfortunately, he was missing for one match.
This collection is expected to generate an amount “in excess of $10 million” and will be sold online from November 30 to December 14. In addition, it will also be displayed to the public at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York. This makes it “the most valuable collection of sports memorabilia ever sold at auction.”
For comparison, the most expensive jersey currently sold at auction is Michael Jordan’s from the 1998 NBA Finals between Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz. It was sold for $10.1 million dollars. The proceeds from this sale will go towards supporting UNICAS project run by Children’s Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (SJD) in Barcelona with Leo Messi Foundation support aiming to respond to rare disease needs of children