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Soccer Memorabilia

Also known as “football” and “association football,” soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world—played in over 200 countries. Historians aren’t certain as to where it originated, but evidence exists of ancient soccer games in China, Rome, Greece, Mexico, and other countries.

Modern soccer began in medieval England and Scotland, and was considered rough—even dangerous—until the Cambridge Rules refined game play in the 1800s. By 1904, representatives from France, Belgium, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Denmark founded the Federation Internationale do Football Association (FIFA), which has 209 member countries today and oversees the sport’s most prestigious game—the World Cup. Although U.S. soccer’s history has been volatile at best, the formation of Major League Soccer (MLS) in 1993 helped U.S. men’s soccer and U.S. women’s soccer become high contending sports.

Early soccer memorabilia dates back to the 1800s, when organized matches began. Event-based items such as match cards, programs, and awards are considered quite rare. Anything from this era has typically gathered a good sale price. Besides early memorabilia, the markets are filled with photos, jerseys, trading cards, programs, gear, and soccer balls. Authentic, signed items and game-used gear will hold more value than their replicated counterparts.


Quick Facts

  • The world’s oldest soccer club, the Sheffield FC, sold its only paper copy of the 1858 “Rules, Regulations, & Laws of the Sheffield Foot-Ball Club” for $1.4 million in 2011. The proceeds were to help the club raise capital for future development
  • Soccer superstar Pele has multiple trading cards from his rookie year in 1958, and a couple often looked for include the 1958 Alifabolaget #635 and the 1958-59 Tupinamba Ltda. Ouigol #109
  • World Cup titles have been held amongst only eight countries since the first game in 1930

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Harold Goodwin, a signed letter with small unsigned photo attached. Good content. Actor who appeared
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Est: £10- £14
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Michael Caine signed BAFTA 1983 programme and menu taken from well-known tv newsreader Jan Leeming
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Oct 29, 10:00 AM BST
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Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein signed Royal Tournament
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1972 Goodwood Airshow Souvenir Programme. Good condition Est.
Oct 27, 10:00 AM BST
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Sport Poster FIFA Football Cup 1982 Valladolid Spain
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Nov 13, 2:00 PM GMT
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Richard Vernon 13x10 matted signature piece includes signed album page and black and white photo.
Nov 05, 6:00 PM GMT
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Est: £14- £18
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10 Unopened Soccer Shots Wax Packs
Nov 01, 5:00 PM EDT
10 Unopened Soccer Shots Wax Packs
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Est: $30- $40
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Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters Handsigned 16x12 inch black and white plus colour photo. Photo shows
Nov 03, 6:00 PM GMT
Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters Handsigned 16x12 inch black and white plus colour photo. Photo shows
by Chaucer Covers & Auctions
Est: £20- £24
£200 Bids
Miscellaneous Programmes
Nov 13, 2:00 PM AEDT
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Est: AUD40- AUD80
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Nov 09, 2:30 PM GMT
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Est: £150- £200
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Est: £120- £180
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Lot 41: Framed Print showing Eric Cantona's scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final against Liverpool
Nov 30, 10:00 PM GMT
Lot 41: Framed Print showing Eric Cantona's scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup Final against Liverpool
by Authenticautographsjust4u
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Lot 197: 2001 Manchester United League winners picture and comes framed as in the pictures
Nov 30, 10:00 PM GMT
Lot 197: 2001 Manchester United League winners picture and comes framed as in the pictures
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Lot 111 - George Best framed programme (orange border) - when George Best played for Motherwell FC
Nov 30, 10:00 PM GMT
Lot 111 - George Best framed programme (orange border) - when George Best played for Motherwell FC
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Est: £125- £200
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