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Diego Maradona’s historic ‘Hand of God’ ball up for bid at Goldin

The ball soccer legend Diego Maradona used to score the famous “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 World Cup is up for bid at Goldin Co.

The jersey that soccer legend Diego Maradona wore when he scored his famous “Hand of God” goal during the 1986 World Cup sold for a record $9.3 million last year.

Now the ball from the infamous moment is up for bid, highlighting Goldin’s January Sports Elite auction.

The ball Diego Maradona kicked to score the famous “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 World Cup.

The ball Diego Maradona kicked to score the famous “Hand of God” goal in the 1986 World Cup.

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Maradona, who died in 2020, scored both goals in Argentina’s 1986 World Cup quarterfinal victory over England. On the first goal, he palmed the ball past England goalkeeper Peter Shilton and later said the goal was “a little from the head of Maradona, and a little with the hand of God.”

The famous ball had an opening bid of $500,000 and has a current bid of $700,000 in the auction that runs through Feb. 8.

“Our New Year's resolution at Goldin is to offer collectors more exceptional items than ever before,” Goldin Executive Chairman and Founder Ken Goldin said. “Whether you’ve been collecting your whole life or you’re buying your first trading card this is the year to get involved in the hobby. We’re thrilled to be offering the ‘Hand of God’ ball for auction.”

Goldin’s January Sports Elite auction features more than 620 items. Other top items include:

• A 2002-03 Kobe Bryant Upper Deck NBA Logo Mania card, the first Logoman game-used patch card of Bryant.

A 2002-03 Kobe Bryant Upper Deck NBA Logo Mania card.

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• A 2003-04 LeBron James Topps Chrome Gold Refractor Rookie Card (#02/50) PSA GEM MT 10, one of only nine copies graded a 10.

• A Dec. 5, 2022 Tom Brady game-used, photo-matched, signed, inscribed Buccaneers jersey.

A Dec. 5, 2022 Tom Brady game-used, photo-matched, signed and inscribed Buccaneers jersey.

A Dec. 5, 2022 Tom Brady game-used, photo-matched, signed and inscribed Buccaneers jersey.

• A 1980-81 Topps Larry Bird/Magic Johnson Rookie Card.

• A 2011-12 Stephen Curry game-used, photo-matched Golden State Warriors home jersey with 50 season patches.

A 2011-12 Stephen Curry game-usedGolden State Warriors home Jersey.

A 2011-12 Stephen Curry game-usedGolden State Warriors home Jersey.

1999-00 Michael Jordan Upper Deck Retro signed card (#15/20) PSA GEM MT 10, one of just two graded a 10.

1999-00 Michael Jordan Upper Deck Retro signed card.

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• A 2008 Ray Allen game-used, photo-matched NBA Finals Game 3 Celtics jersey Allen wore when he scored a team-high of 25 points.

• A 2014 LeBron James game-used, photo-matched “KING JAMES” Miami Heat jersey, when James scored a game-high 36 points against the Nets.