– Icons Shop Limited are the exclusive contracted memorabilia partner of the late football icon Diego Maradona and are now launching the ultimate collection of his signed memorabilia.
LONDON, Feb. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Icons Shop Limited, the UK-based signed sports memorabilia company, today launches the last memorabilia collection ever signed by Diego Maradona, arguably the greatest footballer ever to play the game.
Icons worked with Maradona for over a decade and re-signed an exclusive worldwide contract with him in July 2020. He completed the first part of the two-signing deal in September 2020 to the delight of fans around the world. Upon the news of his untimely death in November, Icons sold out of the remaining items in just 29 minutes.
Unbeknown to the public, Maradona had completed his contractual obligations to Icons the week he died by signing the remainder of Icons’ items – classic 1986 Argentina shirts, Puma King boots, retro FC Barcelona shirts and photos of his career’s most iconic moments.
These items form the core of the collection launched today that also includes signed reprints of «The Maradona Opus», created by luxury publisher Opus, as well as unsigned photos and commissioned artwork sketched by Icons partner Del Llewellyn.
Icons are the world’s leading signed football memorabilia company and was awarded the first ever football memorabilia licence by FIFA in 2010. In July 2012, Icons was awarded the first ever licence for the UEFA Champions League and in 2016 the first ever license for the UEFA European Championships. All three deals have since been renewed.
Icons have now added a three-year worldwide exclusive memorabilia licence with FC Barcelona.
Dan Jamieson, CEO of Icons said: «Icons is the world’s leading football memorabilia company and we worked closely with Diego and his team over the past year.
«We were deeply saddened by the news of his death. He was the greatest footballer of my lifetime and it was an honour to meet and work with him over the years.
«We thank Diego, his team and our agents Sport & Life for bringing this unique collection together. It was the last commercial project Diego ever completed so we are proud to honour his status in this way.»
About Icons Shop Limited
Icons has been in business since 1999, the full range is available on www.icons.com
Icons Shop Limited owns A1 Sporting Memorabilia, the UK’s largest signed sports memorabilia brand – www.a1sportingmemorabilia.co.uk
Icons hold the exclusive worldwide licenses for:
- UEFA Champions League from 2012 onwards
- FIFA World Cup from 2010 onwards
- UEFA EURO 2020
Icons exclusively produce the official Leo Messi Signed Merchandise range, developed over many years with the world’s best player.
Icons produce official FC Barcelona memorabilia, as their exclusive worldwide licensee.
Instagram – instagram.com/icons_memorabilia
Instagram – instagram.com/a1sportingmemorabilia
Sport & Life Agency – sportsandlife.com
Opus – store.thisisopus.com
Llewellyn Illustrations – instagram.com/llewellynillustrations