Joining the league of noble citizens doing their part in the midst of Australia’s dark hour is none other than Shane Warne. The cricketing legend has just offered his iconic baggy green for auction – which has already garnered bids well over $300,000.
This cap shares a rich and storied history with Warnie himself. Worn throughout his 145-Test career, it was present for when he made his mark on the international stage. As well as his domestic record of taking 708 wickets.
But just to solidify the authenticity, the cap will also come with an autographed certificate verifying that it is a bona fide piece of apparel worn by the King of Spin himself.
“Everyone is in this together and we continue to find ways to contribute and help on a daily basis,” Warne wrote in an Instagram post.
“I hope my baggy green can raise some significant funds to help all those people that are in desperate need.”
The cap will go to the highest bid with the auction officially closing on Friday the 10th of January, 10:00AM AEDT. All proceeds will go towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. You can see the goods for yourself (and maybe even place a bid) at pickles.com.au.
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The horrific bushfires in Australia have left us all in disbelief. The impact these devastating fires are having on so many people is unthinkable and has touched us all. Lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed and over 500 million animals have died too. Everyone is in this together and we continue to find ways to contribute and help on a daily basis. This has lead me to auction of my beloved baggy green cap (350) that I wore throughout my test career (when I wasn’t wearing my white floppy hat). I hope my baggy green can raise some significant funds to help all those people that are in desperate need. Please go to the link in my bio and make a bid & help me to donate a big cheque ! Thankyou so much ❤️ #australianbushfires
And for those of you who want to contribute in a smaller yet equally significant way, hit the links below to help out our firefighters doing it tough on our behalf: