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Football: Pele memorabilia up for pre-Cup auction

Published on Mar 20, 2014 6:26 AM
 
Brazil's football legend Pele at the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or award ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on Jan 13, 2014. A Brazilian football fan hopes to net thousands of dollars from the auction of Pele memorabilia. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - A Brazilian football fan hopes to net thousands of dollars from the auction of Pele memorabilia, including the shirt the legend wore for his last appearance in a Brazil shirt, media reported on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

The fan, 38-year-old Marcos Batista, is selling off around 100 items he has collected over 30 years, including stamps commemorating Pele's 1,000th goal, figurines, picture albums and comics.

The shirt's list price is 4,000 reais (S$2,170) with the next most expensive lot a poster in Spanish promoting a 1962 documentary on the star, who won his first World Cup aged 17 four years earlier.

The asking price for the King Pele poster is 3,000 reais, Folha de Sao Paulo reported.