Brazil legend Pele to auction off more than 2,000 items of memorabilia

BY foxsports • March 11, 2016

Get your checkbooks out!

From individual to team awards, Pele has won just about every accolade a player could ever dream of. And after a long and largely healthy career, the 75-year-old icon is offering up some of his most cherished mementos to the public. 

The Brazil legend is set to auction off more than 2,000 items of memorabilia in a three-day event in London from June 7-9.

"Having donated a significant portion of my collection to the City of Santos, I have decided to allow fans and collectors to own a piece of my history as well," Pele said in a statement, per Sky Sports. "I hope they treasure these artifacts and share my story with their children and generations to come." 

Among the laundry list of items include three World Cup winners' medals (1958, 1962, 1970), estimated to rake in anywhere from $99,000 to $198,000 and the one-of-a-kind Jules Rimet trophy, valued at $396,000 to $594,000. 

Other keepsakes comprise of a championship ring and jersey from Pele's NASL days with the New York Cosmos, the ball he used when he scored his unprecedented 1,000th career goal AND even the boots he wore during the filming of 'Escape to Victory.'

H/t WAATP



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