Amidst the World Cup buzz, Australians vied for Lionel Messi’s jersey; Cameron Devlin cheekily secured it post-game. Now, Messi’s auctioning the shirt from the first half of the match, where he scored.
Lionel Messi’s historic World Cup Jersey
Five other shirts from Argentina’s World Cup wins are up too, possibly fetching a record-breaking $US10m. The current record is $US10.1m for Michael Jordan’s 1998 NBA Finals jersey.
Maradona’s 1986 shirt, selling for £7,142,500, holds football’s record. These Messi shirts go on auction from November 30 to December 14 in Sotheby’s New York branch, aiming to benefit UNICAS Project for children with rare diseases, backed by the Leo Messi Foundation.