Pele has openly sold World Cup medals on the Julien’s auctions site.
The Brazilian legend sold a variety of items on the site back in 2016 in an event titled ‘Pele: The Collection’.
Among the items listed were World Cup winners medals from 1958 and 1962, as well as the actual ball Pele used to score his 1,000th career goal.
The two medals sold for $231,481 and $173,827 respectively while the match ball earned $100,308.
Julien’s Auctions: Pelé: The Collection
Pele explained : “Having donated a significant portion of my collection to the City of Santos, I have decided to allow fans and collectors to own a piece of my history as well”.
“I hope they treasure these artifacts and share my story with their children and generations to come. I will also be donating a portion of the proceeds from the auction to Pequeno Principe, the largest pediatric hospital in Brazil.”