Liverpool FC Collectibles And Memorabilia
Liverpool FC Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the English football team Liverpool FC.
The Liverpool Football Club is a professional English Premier League club based in Liverpool, Merseyside and has won the second most League titles in English football as well as more European titles than any other club in England. (Liverpool has won eighteen League titles in total as well as seven League Cups, five European Cups/UEFA Championship Leagues, three UEFA Cups and three UEFA Super Cups).
The club was founded in 1892 but admitted into the Football League in 1893, and is considered to have its most successful period during the 1970s and 1980s.
The most notable and successful athletes who have played for Liverpool include:
- Ian Rush (who played for Liverpool from 1980 to 1987 and 1988 to 1996)
- Roger Hunt (who played for the team from 1958 to 1969)
- Gordon Hodgson (who played for the team from 1925 to 1936)
- Billy Liddell (who played for the team from 1938 to 1961)
- Robbie Fowler (who played for the team from 1993 to 2001 and 2006 to 2007)
- Kenny Dalgish (who played for the team from 1977 to 1990)
- Michael Owen (who played for the team from 1996 to 2004)
- Harry Chambers (who played for the team from 1915 to 1928)
- Steven Gerrard (who played for the team from 1998 to present)
- Jack Parkinson (who played for the team from 1903 to 1914)
The anthem for the club is "You'll Never Walk Alone" and its team home colours are red, while the away colours are black, red and white. The club badge is based off of the city's liver bird.
Types of memorabilia
Graham Budd Auctions in London sold Ray Clemence's signed yellow and blue Liverpool FC jersey during a European Cup v. St Etienne match in 1977 for £1,300 in May of 2008.
Sotheby's in London sold 25 Liverpool FC official match pennants for £3,360 in July of 2000.
Graham Budd Auctions in London sold a Liverpool v. Nelson programme (circa March 4th, 1893) which are from Liverpool FC's first season for £700 in May of 2007, and a rare and historic match programme from Liverpool FC's first season in 1892-1893 for £550 in May of 2008.
Graham Budd Auctions in London sold a 1904-1905 League Division Two Liverpool FC Championship winner
s medal which was given to the Liverpool FCs board member John Asbury for £850 in May of 2007.
Sotheby's in London sold four miniature silver replicas of the Charity Shield (for 1976, 1977, 1979 and 1980) as well as a trophy presented to Peter Robinson, the Liverpool FC Club Secretary for £1,292 in September of 2001.
Graham Budd Auctions in London sold a collection of Liverpool FC press clippings during the team's tour of the United States and Canada (circa May to June, 1948) for £550 in November of 2006.
Guide for collectors
Memorabilia that was once used, signed or owned by a Liverpool FC player during the team's first season (1892 to 1893) is considered to be the most rare and valuable among collectors.
Restoration of a Liverpool FC trophy, medal, outfit or programme is not recommended.
For more information regarding where to find Liverpool FC memorabilia, visit www.liverpoolfc.tv.
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