All-stars celebrate the ‘Pelegacy’ of Pele at Sept. 22 auction

18K gold-plated bronze foot of Pele, sculpted by Dante Mortet, est. $4,000-$6,000

18K gold-plated bronze foot of Pele, sculpted by Dante Mortet, est. $4,000-$6,000

LOS ANGELES – Julien’s Auctions announced that Pelegacy: An Auction Benefiting the Pele Foundation, will take place September 22 at Mall Galleries in London.

All proceeds will go towards The Pele Foundation, a new charitable endeavor that will benefit organizations around the world and their dedicated efforts to empower children, specifically around poverty alleviation, access to education and aid with refugee crisis, and the Pelegacy movement to help Brazil’s fight against and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

A sensational collection of nearly 300 sports artifacts and iconic memorabilia will be presented, featuring signed and inscribed jerseys and photographs, team shirts, items from his personal wardrobe and more offered directly from the legendary Brazilian footballer hailed by FIFA as “the greatest” of the game.

To launch this initiative, superstars and public figures from the worlds of sports and entertainment gave items to Pele for the auction, some of which were originally donated in his honor via Pelegacy, a movement launched to commemorate both the 50th anniversary of the 1970 World Cup and Pele’s 80th birthday. Franz Beckenbauer, David Beckham, Channing Frye, Franco Harris, Derek Jeter, Cristiano Ronaldo, Maria Sharapova, Jairzinho, Justin Timberlake, Kenyon Martin, Rafael Marquez, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric, Doug Flutie and Gerard Phelan, Yao Ming, Mark Wahlberg, Rick Rubio, Neymar, Lorena Ochoa, Mario Zagallo and Thiago Silva are just some of the all-stars who have contributed.

Signed, fingerprinted photograph of Pele’s infamous leap into the air at the Brasil 1970 World Cup Champions, est. $200-$300

Signed, fingerprinted stamp depicting Pele’s infamous leap into the air at the Brasil 1970 World Cup Champions, est. $200-$300

Highlights include Pele’s personally-commissioned 18K gold-plated bronze foot, estimated at $4,000-$6,000. It was created by Roman sculptor Dante Mortet of the renowned Mortet family of sculptors, who began making chalices for the Pope 120 years ago. Also on offer is a Brazilian postage stamp, signed and fingerprinted by Pele, showing his infamous leap into the air with teammates at the Brasil 1970 World Cup Champions, estimated at $200-$300; two of Pele’s signed and inscribed Santos F.C. #1 goalkeeper shirts, each estimated at $400-$600.

Pele-signed and inscribed Santos F.C. #1 goalkeeper shirt, est. $400-$600

Pele-signed and inscribed Santos F.C. #1 goalkeeper shirt, est. $400-$600

Other standouts include a Kylian Mbappe game-prepared and signed Euro Qualifier France football national team shirt, inscribed on the back, “Happy 50th 3X World Champ King” and estimated at $2,000-$3,000; Mark Wahlberg-signed Everlast boxing glove used in the film The Fighter, estimated at $300-$600; Ricky Rubio’s NBA game-worn signed Adidas D.O.N. Issue 2 Crayola Blue sneakers, estimated at $1,000-$2,000.

 Kylian Mbappe-signed and inscribed Euro Qualifier France football national team shirt, est. $2,000-$3,000


Kylian Mbappe-signed and inscribed Euro Qualifier France football national team shirt, est. $2,000-$3,000

Also on offer are a David Guetta signed black T-shirt, a Derek Jeter-signed photograph, a Neymar Jr. match-worn Brazil Nike team shirt, a Maria Sharapova-signed concert poster, a Lorena Ochoa-inscribed Lacoste golf polo shirt and an array of team shirts, and match worn jerseys and memorabilia from football greats such as Gianfranco Angelini, Richarlison de Andrade, Gustavo Henrique, Jairzinho, Roberto Miranda, and more.

Mark Wahlberg-signed Everlast boxing glove from ‘The Fighter,’ est. $300-$600

Mark Wahlberg-signed Everlast boxing glove from ‘The Fighter,’ est. $300-$600

“Julien’s Auctions is honored to partner with the legendary Pele, who is revered not only as an international sports hero and icon but a cultural figure for his activism and aid for the disenfranchised and poor around the world,” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions. “In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are proud to announce that all proceeds of this charity auction will go towards The Pele Foundation, whose mission is to help the hardest hit and most underserved communities particularly in Pele’s native homeland of Brazil. We are most grateful to Pele and all of the athletes and stars who have generously contributed nearly 300 spectacular items, many of which represent the biggest moments of their careers and championship seasons, to this most urgent endeavor.”

Ricky Rubio game-worn, signed Adidas D.O.N. Issue 2 Crayola Blue sneakers, est. $1,000-$2,000

Ricky Rubio NBA game-worn and signed Adidas D.O.N. Issue 2 Crayola Blue sneakers, est. $1,000-$2,000

For more information on the Pele Foundation, visit www.pele10.org.