Most expensive World Cup memorabilia, from Nike Mercurial boots worth £3,500 to an official France '98 ball costing £500 | The Sun

PEOPLE remember different World Cups for different reasons.

They can be the boots players wear, the match balls, famous kits or even completing sticker albums.


And some will collect those items as memorabilia through the years, which – over time – will hopefully gain some value.

But what are the most expensive pieces of World Cup memorabilia out there?

Let SunSport give you a rough guide to some collectibles that could net you a fortune.

Nike Mercurial R9 1998 boots, £3,500

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As worn by former Brazilian superstar Ronaldo, these Nike Mercurial boots spawned a generation.

Today, they are modelled by Cristiano Ronaldo – although they are a more lightweight boot nowadays.

It's fair to say, they are the most iconic football boot in the history of the game.

While the colour scheme of silver, yellow and blue still lives in the memory.

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Mexico ‘86 Adidas official ball, £2,600

The awesome Azteca ball was the first football to be made of fully synthetic material.

And it revolutionised the design of balls moving forward – with 32 hand sewn panels.

Of course, the pattern is iconic.

As is the greatest goal scored with it – Diego Maradona's famous strike against England, as well as his Hand of God effort.

Nike Laser III T90 World Cup boots, £700

Wayne Rooney swore by these boots – and back in 2017 was seen going retro in a pair while training for Everton.

Incredibly, private boot sellers will sell these for £700 in today's market.

The most popular colour was white and gold – which were also sported by Luis Figo.


2006 Adidas Predator football boots, £600

David Beckham made Adidas Predator boots massive in the Noughties.

And the Absolute range were absolutely huge, also modelled by Zinedine Zidane.

A pristine pair could fetch up to £600.

1994 Adidas Predator football boots, £550

It was 28 years ago that Adidas revolutionised the world of footy boots with the Predators.

They added rubber parts to the uppers to improve power and skill for wearers.

Paul Gascoigne was one of the early users, and if you still have a pair they're worth £550.

France ‘98 Official Ball, Adidas, £500

Another tournament, another ball.

Not worth as much as the more iconic Mexico '86 football, the France '98 was called the Tricolore.

It featured a pattern not too dissimilar to the Azteca, although it was blue.

Interesting fact; it was the first coloured ball in World Cup history.

1994 USA football shirt, £500

In 1994, the USA hosted the World Cup.

That meant 'soccer' fever had caught on in the US – with shirt sales on the increase.

Adidas designed an epic shirt for the occasion that featured white stars on a blue backdrop.

Alexi Lalas sported it well.

1990 Soviet Union football shirt, £450

Retro shirts do not get more interesting than this one.

When the Soviet Union existed, they had a very decent team that got to the final of Euro '88 but surprisingly flopped at the World Cup in Italy in 1990.

But their kits were ace – including CCCP emblazoned on the front.

Panini ‘02 completed world sticker book, £400

Got, got, need.

Panini sticker albums resonate with ALL football fans – young and old.

Whether that's swapping stickers with your mates, or getting pleasure at unveiling a 'shiny' from a freshly opened packet.

If you have a completed Panini album from the 2002 World cup, that could fetch up to £400.


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