Six shirts worn by Lionel Messi during Argentina’s successful campaign at the 2022 World Cup were auctioned for $7.8 million in New York, setting a new record for the sale of items associated with the player. The collection included the shirt Messi wore in the first half of the final against France in Qatar. Sotheby’s auction house deemed it the most valuable sporting memorabilia auctioned in the current year, surpassing the previous record for Messi-related items. The shirts represent a historic moment in sports and are connected to the peak of the most decorated football player’s career, according to Sotheby’s Head of Modern Collectables Brahm Wachter. The auctioned price is notable, although it falls short of the record set by Michael Jordan’s jersey from the 1998 NBA Final, which sold for $10.1 million last year.
Source – CGTN