Lionel Messi’s shirt at the 2022 World Cup is set to become the most expensive football memorabilia of all-time, with an eye-watering price of £8 million to be bid for at an auction.
Before Messi, “Diego Maradona’s ‘The Hand of God’ & ‘Goal of the Century’ World Cup Match Worn Shirt” held two Guinness World Records after managing the auction price of £7,142,500 ($8,958,124). Here we are talking about some of the all-time top most expensive items of football and sporting memorabilia.
Sporting memorabilia is one of the favourite collections for sports fans. Many sporting fans are ready to spend huge lucrative amounts to get their favourite sporting memorabilia, even without worrying about the present condition of those.
Recently, legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona’s no.10 national team shirt during a quarter-final of the 1986 World Cup was sold for the record price of £7,142,500 ($8,958,124). After that online auction, that shirt became the most expensive football (soccer) shirt sold at auction as well as the most expensive sports memorabilia sold at auction.
It was a famous game for Maradona in their 2-1 victory against England. While he produced the controversial ‘The Hand of God’ goal in the 51st minute of that game, he also scored ‘Goal of the Century’ just four minutes later.
Now, we are bringing the list of the top 10 most expensive items of football memorabilia of all time.
List of top 10 most expensive items of football memorabilia of all time
|Lionel Messi’s 2022 World Cup Argentina shirt||Shirt||$10 million|
|Diego Maradona ‘The Hand of God’ & ‘Goal of the Century’ World Cup Match Worn Shirt||Shirt||$8.95 million|
|Sheffield Football Club Rules, Regulations & Laws||Rulebook||$1.24 million|
|FA Cup||Trophy||$0.96 million|
|Jules Rimet Trophy Replica||Trophy||$0.35 million|
|Nobby Stiles’ 1996 World Cup Medal||Medal||$0.26 million|
|Alan Ball’s 1966 World Cup Medal||Medal||$0.23 million|
|Pele’s 1970 Second-Half World Cup Final Shirt||Shirt||$0.22 million|
|George Best‘s 1968 European Cup Medal||Medal||$0.22 million|
|Gordon Banks’ 1966 World Cup Medal||Medal||$0.17 million|
Here, we are showing the list of the top 10 most expensive items of sporting memorabilia of all time.
List of top 10 most expensive items of sporting memorabilia of all time
|Lionel Messi’s 2022 World Cup Argentina shirt||Soccer||Shirt||$10 million|
|Diego Maradona ‘The Hand of God’ & ‘Goal of the Century’ World Cup Match Worn Shirt||Soccer||Shirt||$8.9 million|
|Original Olympic Games Manifesto||Athletics||Text||$8.8 million|
|T206 Honus Wagner 1909 Baseball Card||Baseball||Card||$6.6 million|
|Babe Ruth 1928-1930 Jersey||Baseball||Jersey||$5.6 million|
|Topps Mickey Mantle 1952 Baseball Card||Baseball||Card||$5.2 million|
|2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Rookie Parallel LeBron James||Baseball||Card||$5.2 million|
|1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner Baseball Card (Half portion)||Baseball||Card||$4.7 million|
|Babe Ruth 1920 Jersey||Baseball||Jersey||$4.4 million|
|James Naismith’s 1891 Rules of Basketball||Basketball||Text||$4.3 million|