Lionel Messi’s World Cup jerseys to be sold at auction for over $10 million
On Monday, Sotheby’s auction house announced that they will be selling a set of six jerseys worn by Lionel Messi during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The jerseys are estimated to be worth more than $10 million and will be sold online from November 30 to December 14. In addition to being sold online, the jerseys will also be displayed to the public at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York.
Messi wore the stripes in the 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 not able to play in all of Argentina’s matches due to injury. Despite this setback, Messi’s team was able to win the tournament and claim victory over France.
This collection of sports memorabilia is expected to be one of the most valuable ever sold at auction. To compare, the most expensive jersey currently sold at auction is that worn by Michael Jordan during his final NBA Finals game between the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz. That jersey was sold for a record-breaking $10.1 million dollars. With Messi’s collection estimated at over $10 million, it has already surpassed this record and is sure to break many more when it hits the block later this year.
As part of their partnership with Sotheby’s, Leo Messi Foundation has committed