Remembering Diego Maradona: 1978 Argentina Match-Worn Boots (MEARS) Up for Auction
Arguably one of the greatest footballers to grace the pitch, Diego Maradona, is not only celebrated for his skill and influence but also for the tangible relics he left behind. Currently, a pair of match-worn boots from the 1978-79 Argentina First Division season is making waves in the auction space. The opening bid? A cool $900.
These Adidas brand boots are no ordinary footwear. They carry the legacy of Maradona's time playing for Argentinos Juniors. The interior bears a unique stamp, the initials of Maradona himself, a testament to their authenticity. A piece of history in itself, these boots represent the era where Maradona began to etch his name in the annals of football.
During his time with the Argentinos Juniors from 1976-81, Maradona found the net a staggering 116 times across 166 appearances. And that was just the beginning. Over his illustrious career, he would go on to score a total of 259 goals with the Argentinos Juniors, Barcelona, Boca Juniors, Napoli, Newell's Old Boys, and Sevilla.
The size 8 boots come with a Letter of Authenticity from MEARS, a reputable name in the game-used memorabilia evaluation industry. This authentication letter is an assurance to the potential buyer of the boots' genuine lineage, connecting them directly to the legendary Argentine footballer.
These boots are from the collection of Juan Carlos Marenda. A name well-known among the football collectibles circuit, Marenda's collection is a treasure trove of historically significant items that reflect the rich heritage of football.
In conclusion, this auction is not just a transaction. It's an opportunity to own a piece of history, to possess an artifact that Diego Maradona himself wore and played in. Whether you're a football enthusiast, a collector of sports memorabilia, or a die-hard Maradona fan, this is a chance that doesn't come often. So, as the gavel prepares to strike, prepare yourself for a thrilling bid on these iconic boots.