Feature by Ed_ScottishFitba
Updated Wednesday, 4th September 2002
Walking down memory lane with a strip that has actually tormented the English may be possible.
A memento from the famous game of yesteryear, when Scotland became unofficial World Champions, could be yours - if you have enough cash. The number 5 strip worn by Rangers' Ronnie MacKinnon back in 1967 is up for grabs and is expected to realise over £1,000 when it goes under the hammer in London on 24th September. This is just part of his collection of strips, medals and caps from his domestic and international career. There is more where that came from as there is also memorabilia previously owned by pre-war Celtic and Scotland star James Delaney on sale. Some of you may know that Delaney scored 160 goals in 305 appearances for the Celtic, before going on to play for Manchester United, Derry City and Cork Athletic. Delaney is unique as is the only player to play in four major domestic cup finals in the UK and Ireland. Part of Delaney's collection is a gold and enamel Scottish Cup medal won in April 1937, which is valued at £4,000. Not many of them going around these days.
The fans get closer to Jim Baxter than the English did
Another one for the Celtic fans here - an unused ticket for the European Cup Final in Lisbon in 1967 when Celtic beat Inter Milan 2-1 to become the first British team to win the trophy. The ticket has been put up for sale by the family of a supporter who had planned to go to the match. It is unused as he had to had to cancel going to the game at the last minute. The slightly rough at the edges ticket is expected to sell for around £300.
It is not just historic items that are for sale. One lot is from the modern day game. A signed pair of Henrik Larsson's size nine-and-a-half Umbro boots are expected to sell for more than £500. The auction house, Christies, expect the auction to attract interest from all over the UK. Their football memorabilia specialist, David Convery, said: "This really is a fascinating collection and the quality of some of the items is just incredible. Items like these rarely come up and it is wonderful to see the amount of interest they have generated".
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