Lionel Messi's 2022 World Cup jerseys to be auctioned Valued price $10 Million

Sotheby's is preparing to auction off six shirts worn by Lionel Messi during Argentina's World Cup win in Qatar last year.

These shirts, worn during the first half of matches are expected to potentially surpass $10 million in value making them one of the most valuable collections of sports memorabilia.

The collection includes six out of the seven first-half jerseys worn by Messi during the World Cup including the one he wore in the final against France.

Messi often swaps shirts with opposing players after matches making his jerseys highly sought after.

Argentina secured their third World Cup by defeating France in a penalty shootout after a 3-3 draw at Lusail Stadium. Messi scored two of Argentina's goals in this historic match.

Sotheby's will conduct the auction in New York from Nov. 30 to Dec. 14. Prior to the bidding dates a free exhibition in Sotheby's New York headquarters will allow the public to view the shirts.

Sotheby's is working with AC Momento a U.S.-based tech startup that collaborates with high-profile athletes to manage their match-worn memorabilia.

The current record for sports memorabilia is held by Michael Jordan's 1998 NBA Finals jersey sold for $10.1 million in September 2022 at Sotheby's.

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