The jersey sold for millions earlier this year. Now, the ball that was used to score two of the most famous goals in soccer history is going under the hammer in the UK.
Ali Bin Nasser, the Tunisian referee who famously allowed the “hand of God” goal by Diego Maradona in the 1986 World Cup, has consigned the ball from the match to Graham Budd Auctions, which is putting it up later this month. The ball was used throughout the contentious quarterfinal between Argentina and England.
Maradona, the Argentine football hero, later claimed the goal was scored “a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God”.
The ball is expected to sell for around $3 million.
“2022 has been an amazing year in the sports memorabilia market with records broken on three occasions. It’s an exciting time in the market and we’re wondering whether this famous football will break records as well,” stated auctioneer Graham Budd.
The ball is the same one used for Maradona’s second goal that day, one that has become known as the ‘goal of the century’, where he dribbled spectacularly past five England players and goalkeeper Peter Shilton to score what turned out to be the game winner.
England fought back with an 81st minute goal from Gary Lineker but ultimately, Argentina took the match 2-1, shattering England’s World Cup dreams, before going on to win the tournament.
“This ball is part of international football history – it feels like the right time to be sharing it with the world,” said Ali Bin Nasser.
The auction will open October 28 and close Nov. 16 with the final minutes streamed online.
A rare 15-year-old Michael Jordan autograph card is coming to auction for the first time.
SCP Auctions says it’ll offer one of six copies of the 2007-08 Upper Deck Black Trophy Autographs Jordan in its Fall Premier Auction. None have ever sold publicly before.
The card carries an on-card autograph a championship trophy patch and is graded 7.5 by BGS with a 9 auto.
It’s expected to sell for $50,000-$75,000.
SCP will also offer a 2004 SP Signature Edition Quadruple Signatures card with autographs of Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
Graded BGS 9.5 with a 9 auto, it’s among the highest graded examples and is expected to bring a six-figure price.
Topps has partnered with Steve Aoki on a new 2022 baseball card product that’s being sold as an online exclusive.
Wave 1 boxes are available for a week.
Full details on the cards and boxes are here.
Fanatics has launched its Fall Heritage Auction with game-used memorabilia, autographs and cards among the 324 lots.
- 2018 NBA All-Star Game-Used Three-Point Contest Spalding Money Basketball
- Jalen Hurts Philadelphia Eagles Autographed 2020 Panini Rookies & Stars Gold Parallel #106 Card (BGS 9/10) – #4/10
- Mickey Mantle Autographed & Inscribed 10″ x 19″ 1968 Topps Poster
- Bryce Harper Washington Nationals Autographed First Career Four-Hit Game Ticket from September 11, 2012 (BGS 10)
- Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals Game-Used CCM Gloves from 779th Career Goal vs. Vegas Golden Knights on April 20, 2022
- Tyrese Maxey Philadelphia 76ers Game-Used Nike Icon Jersey vs. Toronto Raptors on April 25, 2022
- CC Sabathia New York Yankees Autographed & Inscribed Game-Used Jordan 11 Cleats from 2017 MLB Playoff
The auction is scheduled to run through October 26.