Some headlines were made this week by the news that England ‘match shirts’, identical to the ones the players will wear at the World Cup, will go on sale at the eye-watering price of £90. However, on eBay yesterday, a Brighton & Hove Albion shirt was sold for almost ten times that figure!
Here is the 1986/87 Seagulls shirt in all its long-sleeved glory:
The seller, johnnyaxcell from Scarborough, described the item as:
Very rare Brighton shirt. Number 3 on back. Long sleeves. 1986. From very good source that shirt is match worn. Can’t prove it tho. Although replica shirts in 80s didn’t have numbers on back so no reason to think not match worn. Large size. Shirt in good condition for age. Great memorabilia piece.
He also later added:
Adidas logos are embroided on shirt. I have been told this is a good sign they are match worn originals.
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