Lionel Messi’s shirt collection from the 2022 World Cup is making waves as it heads to auction at Sotheby’s New York later this month, with expectations to shatter world records. According to reports from Daily Mail, the Argentina captain’s stellar performance played a pivotal role in his country’s triumphant victory in Qatar.
Messi’s exceptional contribution saw him score five goals and provide two assists during the tournament, ultimately securing his eighth Ballon d’Or, a record in itself. The upcoming auction is predicted to fetch a staggering £8 million, surpassing the existing world record held by Steve Hodge. Hodge set the benchmark with the sale of Diego Maradona’s iconic ‘Hand of God’ jersey from the 1986 World Cup quarter-final, achieving a record-breaking £7.1 million last year.
As football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate this historic auction, the market for football memorabilia reaches new heights, emphasizing the enduring allure of iconic sporting moments captured in these coveted artifacts.