Lionel Messi's Match Worn PSG Fourth Kit Sells for $59,573 at an Auction
Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi sees his match-worn PSG fourth kit get sold off for $59,573 at an auction arranged by the MatchWornShirt website.
The shirt that was auctioned was from Les Parisiens’ Ligue 1 encounter against Stade de Reims back on January 29, this year.
Messi’s Auctioned PSG Kit Has Mandarin Name Lettering
The league game against Reims was the first official match that Messi and PSG played wearing that Jordan brand fourth kit, although they did debut that jersey in a friendly against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr. Making things more special, the shirt for that particular Ligue 1 clash was also being tweaked as the club changed the name lettering in mandarin to celebrate the Chinese new year.
Unfortunately, the special occasion and jersey didn’t give much luck for Messi and PSG as they only managed to pick up a 1-1 draw in that game. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop football fans and collectors to hunt the Argentinian’s match-worn kit as the first bid arrived on January 30.
PSG 22-23 Fourth Kit
The Jordan Paris SG 22-23 4th football shirt has a different color combo than all previous Jordan x PSG jerseys. It is mainly black, combined with yellow for logos. Officially, the colors are "Black/Tour Yellow/Tour Yellow". There is no third color.
Messi’s PSG Match Worn Fourth Kit Heading to China
The bidding war at MatchWornShirt was finally closed on February 4 and the shirt got sold to a bidder from China for $59,573. Considering the shirt has that special mandarin name lettering, it’s not a surprise that many people from the country were keen on bidding.
Part of the profit from the Jersey auction will go to charity via Foundation PSG. Despite being sold for quite a fortune, Messi's auctioned PSG kit won't have his signature on it.
It’s not the first time though that Messi’s football-related item went for big money as recently his first match shirt with PSG after the player's World Cup glory was sold for $47,215. The 36-year-old wore that kit in the league game against Angers, in which he scored one goal.
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