As Brazilians search for Neymar’s rare World Cup album sticker, which is worth up to US$9,000 on auction sites, a 1952 card of the baseball player Mickey rig set a new record.
The card sold at auction yesterday for $12.6 million, becoming the most expensive sports item ever sold, according to the auction house. legacy.
The value exceeded 9.3 million dollars (about R$44.2 million) paid in May for the shirt worn by Diego Armando Maradona in the fateful “Mano de Dios” match against England in the quarter-finals of the 1986 World Cup.
Mantle, New York actor Yankees In the 1950s and 1960s, he is one of the most important names in sports in the United States and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
The auctioned card was purchased by fan Anthony Giordano in 1991. At the time, he paid $50,000 for the item, according to Sports Collectors Digest.
“We always knew this card would break records and expectations,” said Sports Heritage Auctions Director Chris Ivey. “But that doesn’t make it any less exciting to be part of an auction where a single item breaks the eight-figure mark for the first time.”
A young man does not know what to do with the rare figurine of Neymar
Even away from the millionaire figures of the baseball card, the rare figurine of Neymar is also causing a stir among Brazilian fans and collectors.
Bernardo Roncati Marquez, 21, from Mato Grosso do Sul, was lucky enough to take the gold color from the number 10 shirt of the Brazilian legends team, but he is still wondering what to do after receiving an offer to exchange the item for a purebred dog.
“What I really wanted was a ‘princess’ day at Allianz Parka, as we say here, to meet the players, or to go to the final of the Libertadores [caso o Palmeiras se classifique]. This for me would be the most, if I had something like that, I would trade it very well,” said Bernardo Roncati to UOL Esporte.
While he’s bombarded on social media and dreaming of something that includes a trip to watch his favorite team, the architecture student at least knows what he doesn’t want. He rejected an offer of three items: a watch, collector’s coins or a border collie dog.
“The woman saw the interview [dada para uma TV de Campo Grande], took my number and sent a message saying her son was a big Neymar fan and had collected some things. And that he wanted this figurine. So she said she could trade it for that. I asked for money, but it was in euphoria, not knowing how much I was selling this figurine,” he said.
(*with information from Thiago Tassi, of UOL Esporte)