A collection of shirts, gathered by an anonymous former England footballer in the course of the 1990 Planet Cup, is set to be sold by Derbyshire-primarily based auction home, Hansons Auctioneers. This assortment of eight shirts was obtained all through England’s seven matches in the tournament, which ended with a loss to West Germany in the semi-finals. Amongst the shirts accessible for obtain is a signed yellow shirt worn by goalkeeper Peter Shilton in the course of the penalty shootout defeat. The collection could potentially earn a total of £300,000 in sales.
The owner of Hansons Auctioneers, Charles Hanson, has stated that he is unable to disclose the identity of the ex-England star promoting the shirts due to client confidentiality. Even so, he did mention that this person played a essential part in the 1990 Planet Cup and had an illustrious profession in football.
Hansons Auctioneers revealed that seven of the shirts had been exchanged with opposition players who competed against England in the course of the tournament. These shirts, identified as the “magnificent seven,” are anticipated to be sold for a guide value ranging from £150,000 to £250,000. These shirts had been initially issued to players such as Andy Townsend from the Republic of Ireland, Johannes van’t Schip from the Netherlands, Sader Eid from Egypt, Marc van der Linden from Belgium, Emmanuel Kunde from Cameroon, Klaus Augenthaler from West Germany, and Giuseppe Giannini from Italy.
Peter Shilton’s shirt, signed by the England squad, has been provided a value estimate of £40,000 to £50,000. Hanson described that the former goalkeeper gave the shirt away to the existing vendor in the dressing space just after experiencing the disappointment of the penalty shootout defeat against West Germany. He added that this exceptional collection of retro shirts makes it possible for us to reflect on a tournament that will forever stay in the memories of millions.
Bids for the shirts are becoming accepted via private tender.