The jerseys will go on sale in December, and their value is estimated at 10 million dollars (9.2 million euros).
These are the jerseys that Messi wore in both first halves of the group stage matches against Saudi Arabia and Mexico, as well as in later matches against Australia, the Netherlands and Croatia and in the final against France.
If the jerseys do fetch more than $10 million, it could make it the most valuable collection of sports memorabilia ever sold at auction, Sotheby’s said.
The most expensive individual jersey ever sold at auction was the one worn by the basketball legend Michael Jordan worn during the NBA Finals with the Chicago Bulls in 1998. This one sold for $10.1 million last year.
The jerseys are being auctioned by American technology company AC Momento, which helps athletes manage their memorabilia collections. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the UNICAS project, an initiative with the Barcelona Children’s Hospital to help children with rare diseases.
The auctioned jerseys will be available for free viewing from November 30th to December 14th.