Sunday “only” 26 thousand dollars were raised. The object that has yielded the most? A painting that portrays the former Pibe de Oro. For this reason, the closure was postponed
A hole in the water, or almost. The international auction which put up for sale as many as 87 items that belonged to Maradona, including houses, luxury cars, clothing and various memorabilia, closed with a proceeds of just $ 26,000, a figure far beyond below what the organizers of the event expected.
The most valuable lots, starting with the Buenos Aires home that Diez donated to his parents after signing his first professional contract (with a starting price of $ 900,000), remained unsold due to lack of offers.
Nobody even came forward for the other house for sale, a villa in Mar del Plata with a starting price of 65,000 dollars. The same happened for the other two lots of greater value, two luxury cars worth $ 225,000 and $ 165,000. Of the 87 items at auction, only 29 were auctioned, the only ones for which bids were submitted. Among these, various caps, including the one donated to Maradona by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (sold for $ 520) and several T-shirts. The uniform that has yielded the most is that of Napoli, sold at auction for 1,500 dollars. A similar figure for the photograph depicting the former Pibe de Oro in the company of Fidel Castro, sold for 1,600 dollars. About 1,500 people attended and participated in the event, who had access to live streaming after paying a ticket of 10 dollars. The proceeds from the auction destined for the direct heirs of Diez, that is to say the five legitimate children, should have been used to settle debts and pending payments with the tax authorities for a value of several hundred thousand dollars. Money that, given the poor result of the auction, will be found in another way.
For this reason, the organizer of the auction, the company Adrian Mercado, announced in a press release that it has authorized “for the next ten working days that any subject, person, company that intends to bid for vacant lots can do so” .
December 20, 2021 (change December 20, 2021 | 22:15)
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