Going, Going, Gone - Mario Kempes' 1978 Argentina Match Worn Shirt

Mario Kempes' 1978 Argentina Match Worn Shirt
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When it comes to the pantheon of Argentina’s star players, debate rages on regarding whether Diego Maradona or Lionel Messi is number one, but when it comes to World Cup-winning legends, number three is certainly Mario Kempes.

Accordingly, a World Cup 1978 Argentina Home shirt, match-worn by Kempes - and complete with that famous number 10 on the back - was always going to be hugely desirable, and this example sold at auction for an eye-watering £14,000.

If the significance of the article wasn’t enough - being worn on the way to home glory in a group game against Hungary - it is a classic adidas design, in long-sleeved, with the recognisable Asociación del Fútbol Argentino (AFA) crest of the time and the German supplier’s immortal Trefoil, all adding to the value that was vindicated by the final price.

This item was sold by Graham Budd Auctions, a specialist in sporting memorabilia.

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