In the ever-growing sports memorabilia market, there is an opportunity for collectors to enter at an affordable price point. And what better way to start than with a piece from one of the greatest tennis players of all time, Roger Federer. An online auction beginning this Wednesday offers fans the chance to own an outfit worn by Federer during his victorious campaign at the 2018 Australian Open, where he claimed his 20th and final Grand Slam title.
The ensemble, crafted by Nike, carries an estimated value of up to $35,000 according to Prestige Memorabilia. As an added bonus, both the shirt and shorts are autographed by the Swiss maestro himself, making them an invaluable addition to any collection. It is worth noting that Federer retired from professional tennis just one year ago, adding even more significance to this rare opportunity. Interested bidders have until October 8 to participate in the auction and potentially secure this prized possession.
The world of sports memorabilia has seen its fair share of record-breaking sales. In August 2022, a mint-condition Mickey Mantle baseball card fetched an astonishing $12.6 million, shattering the previous auction record. This incredible feat came after another historic sale a few months earlier, when Diego Maradona’s famous “Hand of God” goal shirt from the 1986 World Cup final against England was sold for $9.3 million. Such exorbitant prices highlight the immense value placed on these cherished items by collectors and enthusiasts worldwide.