- Jan 19, 2021
- Business Update
JD to Auction Autographed Collectables of Messi and Yao Ming
by Vivian Yang
JD Auction is offering exclusive collectables autographed by the soccer superstar Lionel Messi and former NBA superstar Yao Ming for public bidding on Jan. 19.
Messi’s items are 3 jerseys and a soccer ball, all signed by the captain of both the Argentina national team and Barcelona football club. The three different jerseys, with a starting bidding price of RMB 9,900 yuan each, include two Argentina national team’s uniforms for home and away matches, and a Barcelona FC shirt. The soccer ball, with a starting price of RMB 6,600 yuan, was previously for the club’s match use.
Approaching the age of 34, the soccor player has created a lot of beautiful memories for people around the world. For his fans in China, his memorabilia would be a perfect gift for the upcoming Chinese New Year.
Another collectable item that will be offered on JD Auction at the same time is a signed basketball by Yao Ming, the legendary player, starting at a price of RMB 6,600 yuan.
As Chinese people are encouraged to stay where they work for Spring Festival holidays from Feb. 11 to 17 to reduce the possibility of being infected with the coronavirus, many fans in China will likely watch the 2021 NBA all-star game at home. The game will be held Feb. 13 to 15.
“We hope to add some color to the home life of those sports fans during this year’s holiday,” said a spokesperson of JD Auction. “These collectables are very special and rare gifts for the new year.”