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Discover the highlight lots from our upcoming Sports Memorabilia Auction

We can’t wait for our Sports Memorabilia Auction on the 5th & 6th of December. Here are just some of the incredible highlight lots that we will be auctioning across the two days:

Lot 688: A rare and unique silver salver presented to Billy Wright to mark 100 International appearances

Silver Salver presented to Billy Wright

For the first time, a rare silver salver presented to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ legend Billy Wright CBE in 1959, for becoming the first-ever footballer to make 100 international appearances is going under the hammer for an estimated £30,000-50,000. The full Billy Wright collection is valued between £40,000-60,000.

David Convery, head of sporting memorabilia at Graham Budd Auctions, commented:

“This is a unique piece of sports memorabilia from a Wolverhampton Wanderers’ legend. Billy Wright had a sensational career- he was never booked or sent off, he held the record for the longest unbroken run in competitive international football and made a total of 105 appearances for England. This salver is a testament to Billy Wright’s career and is a rare piece for any sports memorabilia collector.”

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Lot 801: Duncan Edwards white No.6 England match worn short-sleeved shirt, 1955

Duncan Edwards white No.6 England match worn short-sleeved shirt, 1955

A match-worn shirt from the original ‘footballers’ footballer’, Duncan Edwards - one of the eight Manchester United players that died after the Munich Air Disaster in 1958 - is going under the hammer at Graham Budd Auctions for an estimated £10,000-15,000. The shirt was worn by Edwards in the second half of the Continental Tour match against France, played on 15th May 1951 and was swapped with Jean Vincent after the match.

A letter of provenance written in French by Jean Vincent comes with the shirt, which translated reads: ‘France v. England 1-0 15th May 1955 Duncan Edwards – After the match we exchanged our jerseys as a reminder of a magnificent game. I congratulated him and gave him my best wishes on his performance which was extraordinary for an 18 year old.’

David Convery commented:

“This shirt is an intriguing piece for sports memorabilia collectors, as it is an unbadged, England training shirt that was match-worn in the second half of the game. For fans, Duncan Edwards was one of the most respected Busby Babes and, indeed, footballers of that era - who knows what else he could have achieved had it not been for the tragic Munich Air Disaster.”

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Lots 621 – 623: Raymond Kopa Medals

Raymond Kopa continental gold and enamel 1957 European Cup Winners medal

Three European Cup Winners Medals from Raymond Kopa, an integral part of the legendary Real Madrid team in the 1950s, are going under the hammer for an estimated £15,000-20,000 each.

David Convery commented:

“Raymond Kopa was agile, quick, and well-known for his dribbling, play-making and prolific scoring. Kopa played and won the European Cup three years in a row and is often considered one of the best players of his generation - these medals represent a significant period of Real Madrid’s legacy as one of the top European clubs of all time.”

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Lot 467: Official 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final match ball

Women's 2023 World Cup Final match used ball

The ball used in the Spain vs. England 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup final is going under the hammer for an estimated £20,000-30,000 - one of the highest valuations of women’s football memorabilia to date. Won in a ‘Coca-Cola – Win The Match Ball Competition’ by an overseas football fan, the winner has since decided to sell it on in our highly anticipated sports memorabilia auction.

David Convery commented:

“This football is an intriguing, controversial and significant piece of recent football history for both Spain and England. The popularity of women’s football is skyrocketing and this is a great time to invest in memorabilia from the women's game, the value of which will rise sharply in the next few years.”

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Lots 328 - 354: David Dein Collection

David Dein Collection

A collection of memorabilia from David Dein MBE, estimated at £13,000 - 18,000, is going under the hammer at Graham Budd Auctions to support the Twinning Project. David Dein MBE, former co-owner and vice-chairman of Arsenal FC and former vice-chairman of the F.A., is selling a collection of memorabilia, including a UEFA European Cup Winners Medal from 1995 (estimated £2,000-3,000), from his time at Arsenal to support the Twinning Project, which he set-up to connect football clubs and prisons to help rehabilitate prisoners.

David Convery commented:

“Not only was David Dein a significant part of Arsenal’s history but he was instrumental in the

formation of the Premier League. There are some amazing accolades from David Dein’s career in this collection and we hope that they sell above their estimates to support the amazing work done by the Twinning Project.”

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Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to bid on multiple pieces of sporting history. Browse the auction catalogue now:

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