Pele is auctioning off all his World Cup medals, one of a kind trophy

Pele has decided to auction off thousands of items from his personal collection of memorabilia, including his three World Cup medals and a personalized replica of the long lost Jules Rimet trophy.

According to Reuters, a portion of the money raised by the auction will go to a children’s hospital in Brazil. The rest will presumably go towards ensuring that Pele can keep belittling the accomplishments of all footballers who are not Pele for years to come.

The Rimet trophy is likely to bring in the biggest money. Julien’s Auctions, the firm handling the sale of these items, estimates a price of $400,000 to $600,000 for it, though they think bids could top out at $1 million. In 1997 a different replica of the Rimet Trophy went for $360,000 at auction. The winning bidder turned out to be FIFA.

Pele's World Cup medals, expected to sell for up to $200,000.
Pele’s World Cup medals (expected to sell for up to $200,000)
The ball Pele used to score his 1,000th career goal (expected to sell for $40,000-$60,000)
The ball Pele used to score his 1,000th career goal (expected to sell for $40,000-$60,000)
Pele's 1977 NASL championship ring
Pele’s 1977 NASL championship ring

Assuming he has the money to do so, there’s a good chance Maradona will buy all of these items just so he can melt them down and laugh.

One comment

  1. Gold, gold, GOLD!!! says:

    Assuming he has the money to do so, there’s a good chance Cristiano Ronaldo will buy all of these items just so he can melt them down and laugh.

    Because Messi will receive his own collection in due time, and Ronaldo never will.

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