Pelé Puts Trophy Case Up for Auction
Takes place June 7–9 in London
This June, Julien’s Auctions is putting up for auction a range of memorabilia from soccer superstar Pelé’s career. For the first time ever, sports enthusiasts will have the opportunity to own items like his 1958 World Cup winner’s medal or a game-worn 1976 Cosmos jersey. Listed below are some of the auction’s key items and their pre-auction estimates. For more information on the Pele auction catalog, click here.
1. Personal Jules Rimet Trophy
Only one of these trophies exist. It was presented to Pelé after he became the only three-time World Cup winning player in soccer history in 1970 (he also won it in ’58 and ’62).
Pre-auction estimate: $400,000-$600,000
2. 1958 Fifa World Cup Winner’s Medal
This gold medal was presented to Pelé for being part of the 1958 World Cup Champion Brazil national football team. It was the year he made his World Cup debut.
Pre-auction estimate: $100,000-$200,000
3. 1976 New York Cosmos Game Worn Soccer Jersey
This is an actual jersey Pelé wore in game-play during the 1976 North American Soccer League (NASL) season.
Pre-auction estimate: $8,000-$10,000
4. 1977 New York Cosmos Championship Ring
Presented to Pelé for being a member of the 1977 championship Cosmos team, the ring is 10-karat gold with an emerald at its center.
Pre-auction estimate: $30,000-$40,000
5. 1,000th Goal Tribute Crown
This commemorates Pelé’s 1,000th career goal. (If you’re wondering, the “M” at the top of the crown stands for “Milesmo,” the Portuguese word for “thousandth.”)
Pre-auction estimate: $20,000-$30,000