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United - Legend Sells His Memorabilia!

Anyone who knows anything about football would surely be able to recognize the famous gap-tooth photos of Nobby Stiles.

Nobby was a United legend who captivated the hearts of the nation, back in 1966, when he produced a celebratory jig after England had beaten West Germany in the 1966 World Cup Final.

It might be worth mentioning that the financial reward for becoming the first England side win the Jules Rimet trophy (and the only still) was a mere £600 per player, a far cry from the huge pay-packets the stars of the modern era get today.

Nobby had a fantastic playing career, adding a European Cup Final winners` medal (1968) to his World Cup medal, only one of three Englishman who has achieved this feat.

However, approaching his twilight years and having recently had a stroke, Nobby has made the monumental decision to sell his wonderful collection of memorabilia.

It will be sold at an auction, next month, held in Edinburgh. Speaking about the forthcoming sale, Nobby had this to say about selling his collection of some 45 items to raise money for his beloved family,

"I want to leave them something. It`s money for the family. I`d just love for them to go where people will cherish them."

"It was always my intention to leave the entire collection to my children."

"But how do you fairly divide up this sort of collection between them? They have each selected some pieces they would like to keep for themselves."

"I`m as patriotic as the next Englishman and will always cherish my memories and my friendships I made in my playing days."

"But I would rather have some control over my memorabilia and know my family will benefit."

The items going up for auction are expected to raise anything between £300,000 and £450,000, a tidy sum by anyone`s standards.

Interestingly, if you live within striking distance of Salford, the items, pre-auction, will be n display at the Salford Quays Premium Inn on October 19th and 20th. We`d advise you to get along and view a unique collection before it is scattered across the globe at the impending auction.

I suppose it`s too much for an organization in this country to purchase the lot and have them displayed either at Old Trafford or in the Football Museum at Preston, isn`t it?

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Writer:Red Boy
Date:Wednesday September 15 2010
Time: 4:49PM

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would be a good investment for your club, to have his medals on show would surely pull in a few more tourists/cash cows
ten men
15/09/2010 17:51:00
haven't you heard - they're skint!
15/09/2010 19:05:00
Pity it has to come to this, but nowadays i suspect even average players earn more in a year than Nobby and his contemporaries earned their entire careers.
15/09/2010 20:47:00
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