SANTA CLARA, CA – JUNE 03: The 2016 Copa America Centenario trophy sits on the field before the United States and Colombia at Levi’s Stadium on June 3, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Many people are coming together to do all they can for those who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, Hurricane Irma in Florida, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the earthquakes in Mexico which have killed hundreds of people. Univision is having an eBay auction to raise money for the Red Cross and have some very sweet things to bid on, including a very rare piece of soccer history.

On eBay, you can bid on an official Copa America Centenario trophy. The bidding starts at $75,000 so it’s a sizable amount but if you want something unique that hardly any other person will own, this is a once in a lifetime chance.

The Copa America Centenario, the special tournament celebrating the 100th anniversary of the formation of CONMEBOL, combined the best teams in CONCACAF with CONMEBOL for a 16 team tournament in the United States in 2016. Chile defeated Argentina in penalties at the Final at MetLife Stadium. Univision explains that there are only four Copa America Centenario trophies in existence. One is with the Chilean Football Federation and two others are with CONCACAF and CONMEBOL respectively. The fourth one is what is being bid on here. Despite it looking like an urn, it’s a great looking trophy that carries history.

This was all part of Unidos Por Los Nuestros (United for Us), where ESPN, Fox, beIN Sport, Fusion and Univision simulcast Liga MX matches Tuesday night to raise money for those affected in natural disasters.

If the Copa America trophy isn’t your style or is a bit out of your price range, there are other things up for bid. From a team signed Barcelona kit to Giovani dos Santos signed LA Galaxy kit or a Shakira signed electric guitar to a 20 ticket suite with backstage passes to meet Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull in concert, there is a variety of items there.


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