cigars, cars and a photo with Castro

Cuban cigars, luxury cars and properties owned by the late Diego Maradona will go under the hammer on Sunday.

A total of 84 lots are up for grabs at an international auction taking place in Buenos Aires. The sale was mandated by the Argentine authorities in agreement with the heirs of the succession of the 1986 world football champion.

A photo of the soccer star with the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, sports equipment, six televisions, furniture, gym equipment, paintings and photos are among the items auctioned by order of Judge Luciana Tedesco .

“The kids made a great selection of his stuff,” says Adrian Mercado, the auction’s organizer. “The most moving objects, with great memories, of great passion, will be kept by the family. “

The 10 auction, a reference to Maradona’s Argentina jersey number, is being held by his family to raise funds while legal issues over the distribution of the player’s assets are resolved. The proceeds will be used to pay the debts and expenses of the estate, but not to the heirs of Maradona. The courts will decide how to dispose of unsold items.

Lots range in value from $ 50 to $ 900,000 – hats and T-shirts at a property on Cantilo Street in the Villa Devoto neighborhood of Buenos Aires that Maradona gave to her parents in the 1980s.

“Diego moved into this house with his parents, to whom he gifted the property, and where Dona Tota and Don Diego lived until the last days of their lives,” the description of the lot reads.

“The purchase was made by himself, who decided that Villa Devoto would be his place in the world. When Diego made the decision to move to the neighborhood, he was a Xeneize player. This place has been recorded as “the home of 10”, where Dona Tota and Don Diego spent their days walking around the neighborhood and making friends at nearby bars and businesses.

Also on offer are two BMW cars, with respective minimum bids of $ 225,000 and $ 165,000, a Hyundai minivan with a minimum bid of $ 38,000 and a two-bedroom apartment in the Argentinian resort town of Mar del Plata, with a base price of $ 65,000.

UAE fans might be interested in a treadmill that Maradona used when he lived in Dubai, which has a minimum auction price of $ 3,500.

Update: December 19, 2021, 6:36 a.m.

Jack C. Nugent