A pack of six shirts that Argentine star Lionel Messi wore during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar It will be auctioned in December, announced the Sotheby's auction house this Monday, estimating its value in more than 10 million of dollars.
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The Argentine soccer star wore these jerseys during the early days of the parties of the group stage against Saudi Arabia and Mexicoas well as in matches in later stages of the tournament against Australia, Holland and Croatiaand in the final against France.
Argentina won the World Cup in Qatar under the leadership of Messi, who had participated in all four world cups previous.
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If the T-shirts really exceed 10 million dollarsthat could convert the sale in the most valuable collection of sports memorabilia ever auctionedSotheby's highlighted.
The Most expensive jersey ever sold at auction was the one worn by basketball legend Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls during the NBA league final in 1998. It was finished off by 10.1 million dollars last year.
In recent years, the auction houses have paid more and more attention to sportswear. Messi's shirts will be auctioned by the 'startup' American technology company AC Momento, which helps athletes manage collections of memories.
A Part of the proceeds will be donated to the UNICAS Projectan initiative with a Barcelona children's hospital that helps children with rare diseases.
The T-shirts will be displayed to the public when they go up for auction, November 30 to December 14.
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