T-shirts that Messi wore in the World Cup are auctioned for $7.8 million

NEW YORK.- Six shirts worn by the superstar Lionel Messi on his way to winning the World Cup with Argentina Last year they were auctioned for $7.8 million, said the auction house Sotheby’s.

The final price of the shirts, which he wore in the first half of the matches of Argentina in it World Cup 2022 in Tasteis the largest amount that has been paid for sports memorabilia this year, the auction house said Thursday.

Argentina defeated France in the penalty round after drawing 3-3 in the final of the World Cup to lift his third trophy.

The victory, in which Messi scored two of Argentina’s three goals, It represented one of the peak moments for one of the best players in history.

“These historic jerseys are not only a tangible reminder of one of the most important moments in sports history, but they are a first-hand connection with a peak moment in the career of one of the most decorated footballers in history.“, he indicated in a statement Brahm Wachterhead of modern collectibles at Sotheby’s.

The shirts were displayed at Sotheby’s headquarters in New York during a two-week online auction and that concluded on Thursday.

No information was given about the winning bid.

Sotheby’s said a portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to UNICAS Project of the Sant Joan de Déu Children’s Hospital Barcelonawith the support of the foundation of Leo Messi, to help children suffering from rare diseases.

Messi, 36, who currently plays for Inter Miami in the MLSspent 17 years in Barcelona. He has a record of eight Ballon d’Or, that the best player of each year receives.

Messi fell short against Jordan:

Sotheby’s expected Messi’s jerseys to set a record for match memorabilia, but that didn’t happen.

That honor belongs to the jersey he wore Michael Jordan in the NBA Finals 1998, which Sotheby’s sold last year for $10.1 million.