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Maradona shirt auction opens with bid of $5 million

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New York (AFP) – An auction of the jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored twice against England in the 1986 World Cup, including the infamous “hand of God” goal, kicked off Wednesday with a bid of over $5 million. Sotheby’s is selling the blue number 10 Argentina shirt in an online sale that runs until May 4. A few hours after bidding opened, the site showed that a first offer of £4 million ($5.2 million) — matching the low end of the auction house’s pre-sale estimate — had been registered. That would set a new record price for a football jersey at auction. The record for a game-worn s…

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