Bobby Moore's 1970 England shirt fails to sell at Stacey's Auctioneers in Rayleigh

Auction blow – David Alexander with another Bobby Moore item, an England tracksuit top

Auction blow – David Alexander with another Bobby Moore item, an England tracksuit top

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A FOOTBALL shirt worn by England legend Bobby Moore has failed to sell at at an auction in Rayleigh.

The shirt, valued at £40,000, was worn by the then England captain at the Mexico World Cup in 1970 against Romania.

It was England’s first game of the tournament as they began their defence of the trophy, which they famously won at Wembley in 1966.

It had been put up for sale by its current owner via Basildon-based business Football Wanted with a reserve price of £30,000 at Stacey’s Auctioneers, but although it was expected to go for up to £10,000 more, bidding stalled at £24,000.

David Alexander, 45, who runs the Football Wanted website and has an office at the Battlesbridge Antiques Centre, said due to the present economic climate he gave the shirt a 50-50 chance of selling, but said it was still disappointing.

He said: “The customer paid a lot more for it than £24,000 and needed more money, so, unfortunately, it’s become one of the few that’s gone unsold.

Southend Standard:

The legendary shirt worn by Bobby Moore at Mexico 1970

“He had owned it for a few years and thought he might generate some money on the back of his investment, but it seems it wasn’t meant to be.

“It won’t be going back up for sale.”

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11:57am Wed 2 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

£24,000! Please! The only way you would get over that is if the auction was held late a night after a evening of free flowing booze.
The owner would be better off contacting west ham, FA or well know rich fans to see if they would be interested. @24k they is no resale value at all. It was not like they won the WC, a shirt from that tournament would have value.
£24,000! Please! The only way you would get over that is if the auction was held late a night after a evening of free flowing booze. The owner would be better off contacting west ham, FA or well know rich fans to see if they would be interested. @24k they is no resale value at all. It was not like they won the WC, a shirt from that tournament would have value. supermadmax
  • Score: 6

12:24pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Leighdweller says...

supermadmax wrote:
£24,000! Please! The only way you would get over that is if the auction was held late a night after a evening of free flowing booze.
The owner would be better off contacting west ham, FA or well know rich fans to see if they would be interested. @24k they is no resale value at all. It was not like they won the WC, a shirt from that tournament would have value.
Agreed. Perhaps it simply was just valued by the market...
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: £24,000! Please! The only way you would get over that is if the auction was held late a night after a evening of free flowing booze. The owner would be better off contacting west ham, FA or well know rich fans to see if they would be interested. @24k they is no resale value at all. It was not like they won the WC, a shirt from that tournament would have value.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Perhaps it simply was just valued by the market... Leighdweller
  • Score: 5

12:40pm Wed 2 Apr 14

emcee says...

A valuation is only an opinion. In reality, it is only worth what anyone is willing to pay for it. At the moment, nobody is willing to pay more than £24,000, so it is only worth £24,000.
In my opinion, it seems that Mr Alexander has made a poor investment.
A valuation is only an opinion. In reality, it is only worth what anyone is willing to pay for it. At the moment, nobody is willing to pay more than £24,000, so it is only worth £24,000. In my opinion, it seems that Mr Alexander has made a poor investment. emcee
  • Score: 6

2:14pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Realworld says...

.....and this is news..... why exactly?
Someone tries to sell something and it doesnt sell? Awesome reporting!
.....and this is news..... why exactly? Someone tries to sell something and it doesnt sell? Awesome reporting! Realworld
  • Score: 0

2:37pm Wed 2 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

It's not the same shirt, as seen in the photo, look at the dimensions of the badge, totally different from the one in the Pic...
It's not the same shirt, as seen in the photo, look at the dimensions of the badge, totally different from the one in the Pic... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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