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From Maradona and Pelé to Jordan and Magic Johnson: the auction with more than 600 lots that drives sports fans crazy

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From Maradona and Pelé to Jordan and Magic Johnson: the auction with more than 600 lots that drives sports fans crazy

From Maradona and Pelé to Jordan and Magic Johnson: the auction with more than 600 lots that drives sports fans crazy

The Julien auction house has a collection of emblematic pieces of this sport. EFE / EPA / Etienne Laurent.

“I have decided to allow fans and collectors to own a piece of my history. I hope they will treasure these artifacts and share them with their children and generations to come.”Pele announced in a statement released in March 2016, after auctioning some 2,000 pieces on his career. “The money raised will go to a fund to help their families in the future and part of the proceeds will go to the Curitiba Children’s Hospital,” added José Fornos Rodríguez, who has been his personal advisor for more than 50 years.

The shirt he wore in the 1970 World Cup final, which sealed Brazil with a historic 4-1 against Italy, was sold for $ 224,000 to a private collector. Closer in time, in May of this year it was paid 9 million US dollars for the shirt with which Maradona took the field in the match against England in Mexico 1986.

Values ​​sound crazy, but that’s the way it is the true value is not economic, but historical, emotional, which leads to the numbers being so high. The games mentioned are among the most remembered in history: the first, for the defeat that Verdeamarela gave to Azzurra, the only one in a world final, while the second was a very particular game for the background of the then recent War of the Malvinas and the two goals with which Diego has definitely become a legend.

Pele and Maradona reappear at center stage. But they are not alone. There are also objects that belonged to other football glories such as Alfredo Di Stéfano, Daniel Passarella and Zico. They are part of a millionaire online auction house Julien’s Auctions which will be lowering the virtual hammers this Tuesday.

There are also memorabilia worn or autographed by Michael Jordan and Earvin Magic Johnson, as iconic in basketball as Maradona and Pelé were in football. Together they were part of the American Dream Team, the one who won the 1992 Barcelona Olympics by more than 30 points in all their games, and separately they were multiple NBA champions: Mike six times with the Chicago Bulls and Magic five with Los Angeles, Angeles Lakers.

On the Julien’s auction house website you can find a pair of shoes that Jordan used in the 1995-96 seasonwhen he recovered his best level after retiring and drove those driven by Phil Jackson in his second tri-championship. Also available to the general public is the shirt from his first season, 1984-85 as a Rookie. At that moment he was selected by the Bulls in the third position of the Draft and distinguished himself, immediately playing his first All-Star Game.

Also, a Lakers game shirt appears, white with the 32 of Magic Johnson and the signature who won the 1986-87 / 1987-88 championship twice for a total of five rings. There are also two balls that he signed with Larry Birdemblem of the Boston Celtics and another member of that mighty Dream Team.

Pair of sneakers used by Michael Jordan in the 1995-96 season.Photo: Julienslive.com

Pair of sneakers used by Michael Jordan in the 1995-96 season.Photo: Julienslive.com

Both auctions are available on the julienslive.com site, where the number of bids that have been made, the current value and the value at which each have started is shown, as well as a button to register and participate in the bidding for these iconic items of the sport.

Multiple objects appear that belonged to Maradona, Pele, Jordan and Magic Johnson. But for now the biggest offer has been received the gloves used by Muhammad Ali when he faced the Argentine Oscar “Ringo” Bonavena in December 1970 at Madison Square Garden. He is believed to be able to sell between $ 60,000 and $ 80,000, although these are only estimates. For now, there are two offers for 30,000 greens.

Then a muscular Walter Frazier of the New York Knicks appears, while he is in third place there is the one that Diego Armando Maradona wore in the 1986 world final, signed by Diez and with a dedication to the famous speaker José María Muñoz, to which it was then given. The current auction is for $ 15,000, although they indicate that this value could rise to $ 60,000.

The shirt that will be auctioned next Tuesday in the United States.  Photo: Julien's official website.

The shirt that will be auctioned next Tuesday in the United States. Photo: Julien’s official website.

In short, there are 650 lots to offer and keep a piece of the history of this sport. From a ticket to attend the Mexico 86 final at the Azteca stadium to the medal won by Oscar Garré after being crowned world champion in that match played in the Federal District. And if this does not satisfy, there is also the medal that Daniel Passarella received when eight years earlier he was world champion and great captain in Argentina 1978. Or the one that Alfredo Di Stéfano won for winning the European Cup with the Real Madrid in 1958.

Even with a timid offer of $ 2,750, you see a shirt and medal rumored to have been worn by Lionel Messi in the 2021 Copa América final.

As you can see there is something for all tastes …

Source: Clarin

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