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Lionel Messi Set to Overtake Michael Jordan’s $10.1 Million Bulls Jersey Auction Record With His World Cup Memorabilia

Published 11/20/2023, 8:47 AM EST

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Lionel Messi is no stranger when it comes to making records on the field. La Pulga made history last year as he clinched the World Cup title for the first time in his career. Months after his titanic triumph the Argentine looks set to once again etch his name in history books. According to reports, Lionel Messi’s World Cup-winning jersey will overtake Michael Jordan‘s $10.1 million Chicago Bulls jersey, as the most expensive sports memorabilia.

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Messi took to his Instagram to announce just minutes ago that Athletic Club Momento will be hosting an auction at Sotheby’s in New York later this year, with six of La Pulga’s World Cup-winning jerseys serving as the key attraction. The player also stated that he’d be donating a proceeding of the amount from the auction to charity.

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NBA legend Michael Jordan will undoubtedly go down in history as the greatest basketball player of all time. The Chicago Bulls icon had a decorated NBA career winning 6 titles to his name. Jordan’s Bulls jersey from the 1998 NBA Finals Game 1 sold for a record $10 million last year in September becoming the most expensive sports memorabilia.

However, it seems like Lionel Messi is set to overtake the record this year. The player has partnered with Athletic Club Momento, who will be hosting an auction at Sotheby’s in New York later this year.


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La Pulga also took to his social media to announce his partnership for the auction. The Argentine made history later this year when he bagged his record 8th Ballon d’Or title. The new milestone is really special for Messi’s fans around the world, as the star bagged the World title last year, lifting the only title that eluded him throughout his career.

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Albiceleste icon Lionel Messi took to his Instagram handle earlier today as he made a massive announcement to his fans. The star has stated that he will auction six of his World Cup-winning jerseys later this year. The Inter Miami star also stated that a portion of the funds from the auction will be donated to charity.


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Messi in his post wrote, “Six World Cup shirts. One auction. Today, my friends at @acmomento are announcing an auction at @sothebys for the six shirts I wore during the World Cup in Qatar, including my shirt from the Final. Place your bids online at Sotheby’s from 30 November – 14 December. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to UNICAS Project, led by Sant Joan de Déu (SJD) Barcelona Children’s Hospital to meet the needs of children suffering from rare diseases.”


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With the bids starting at $9.9 million, Lionel Messi looks set to make history and overtake MJ to register the highest-selling sports memorabilia. Fans around the world will hope to get their hands on one of the six jerseys. After all who doesn’t want a piece of history in their possession?

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Written by:

Saurabh Saket


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While soccer was never my first love, I never realized when I turned into an avid fan who jumps at every missed goal-scoring opportunity. I'm a passionate Borussia Dortmund fan despite my side not lifting the league title in the last twelve years. I love to talk about tiny aspects of the game, discussing every little detail.
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