In a first-of-its-kind fundraising activity, Collectabillia along with Random House is offering an exclusive opportunity for sports fans to own the autographed copy of Yuvaj Singh’s memoir, long before it’s available on stands.
The first 20 leather-bound luxe copies of the personal account The Test of My Life, which chronicles Yuvraj’s trials and tribulations as he successfully battled cancer following the euphoria of the 2011 World Cup win, will go up for bid on Collectabillia.com’s newly launched auction portal on March 9th at 9:00 am.
Collectabillia.com’s online auction platform, the first and only platform for sports memorabilia in India, is set to go live with Yuvraj Singh’s memoir going under the hammer. In this exclusive offer, bids open at a base price of Rs. 5000 and the 20 highest bidders will each win a copy of the book, personally dedicated and autographed by Yuvraj Singh. The limited edition books will also include a handwritten letter by Yuvraj, and all proceeds raised from the week-long auction will be donated to the YouWeCan Foundation.
Sharing an insight on the book, Yuvraj Singh said, “I have always believed in fighting hard, and not giving up and through this book, I hope to encourage the thousands of others, who are facing similar challenges, to not give up! I also want them to know they are not alone in their fight.
“All the money raised from this auction goes to YouWeCan, a small first step in meeting our aim of the foundation — which will start with the opening of more cancer detection centres, making them easily accessible to people, since early detection of the disease, is a battle half won.”
Speaking about the auction, Anjana Reddy, Managing Director Collectabillia, while commenting on Yuvraj’s journey, said, “For a whole generation of youngsters in the country, Yuvraj has embodied the ‘never say die’ spirit on and off the field. I believe that his memoir is a priceless piece of work.”