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Grind

Shirts?

I'm guessing none of you are probably interested, but a bloke I know off t'interweb (not me!) is selling about fifty or so match worn/issued Leeds shirts of various vintages (most are tangibly different to the replicas), so if there's a style (or player) you fancy, let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.

I might even get a couple of them myself.
bearing

Re: Shirts?

Grind wrote:
I'm guessing none of you are probably interested, but a bloke I know off t'interweb (not me!) is selling about fifty or so match worn/issued Leeds shirts of various vintages (most are tangibly different to the replicas), so if there's a style (or player) you fancy, let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.

I might even get a couple of them myself.


How much do they go for then?

Give me a range of prices matched to players.
Grind

Re: Shirts?

bearing wrote:
Grind wrote:
I'm guessing none of you are probably interested, but a bloke I know off t'interweb (not me!) is selling about fifty or so match worn/issued Leeds shirts of various vintages (most are tangibly different to the replicas), so if there's a style (or player) you fancy, let me know and I'll put you in touch with him.

I might even get a couple of them myself.


How much do they go for then?

Give me a range of prices matched to players.


Crikey - pick a number!

"Current" players seem to lie between GBP75 to maybe GBP200 (perhaps even a little higher, if the shirt's a one-off for whatever reason - e.g. Marie Curie or a goalscorer in an important game - not that we've really had any lately).

Providing you're not after a Batty or a Yeboah, I suppose older shirts might be more in the GBP125 to GBP300 range?

Some of the shirts have less identifying features than others, with the older ones having quite neat things like embroidered (rather than embossed) club badges.

He's sent me three emails with pictures if you want a looksee?



I think he's relatively motivated to sell
Grind

Home shirts tend to be cheaper.
Nyles O Cranium

Ah I saw a Wetherall one, away strip, nice shirt actually, on ebay for £100+ so far, it's gotta be the same fella seller fella.
Grind

Interesting - I don't see that shirt through ebay.com.

There are a fair few on at the moment - the UEFA cup ones are hideously overpriced.
Heyho

Have they been washed and ironed?
Frazier Cranium

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/leeds-u...tDomain_3&hash=item3a7fd6c255

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEEDS-U...tDomain_3&hash=item19da7fdf0f
Grind

The second seller is the same guy I'm speaking with.

The first shirt didn't get picked up by my filter because they don't post to the US.
Grind

That Wetherall shirt shouldn't go cheaply - it was essentially a one-off for an FA Cup game (Port Vale) that was worn only once and wasn't available as a replica.

I've got one somewhere in the house.
Grind

Heyho wrote:
Have they been washed and ironed?


I know that's meant to be flippant, but the "purists" prefer their shirts to be dirty and, heaven forbid, smelly.

I can sort of understand the dirty bit as you can, at least in principle, match up any marks from images taken at the game (or even do some CSI stuff for DNA testing?!), but I definitely prefer mine to be thoroughly washed.  
Grind

Just been (finally) going through them all.

It turns out I've got more than sixty of the buggers.  
Heyho

I used to have one of those 'infanous' red shirts Leeds wore on their European travels in the early 70's. It had been worn by one of the players (might have had 7 on it). My old man chucked it away!!!

Even worse he got rid of his genuine 1974 Division 1 Championship Winners medal (well it was more of a small plaque).

And he also got rid of an original characature painting of the Revie team commissioned by (and shown in) Men Only. It used to hang on the wall of Flying Pizza for years then my old man sold it for a pittance.
Grind

Aaaaaaaagh!
sheeps

I had a Juventus match worn shirt from the FC Final, lost, in the mists of time.
Grind

My gast is well and truly flabbered.
sheeps

The things lost to me I truly miss are two letters from LU, headed velum n'all that, one inviting me for a trial and one telling me to fuck off.

I loved them letters, my little piece of LU, left them when I moved out at 20, never saw em again, lost.

Or chucked out wi mi Razzle's.
Dock

sheeps wrote:
The things lost to me I truly miss are two letters from LU, headed velum n'all that, one inviting me for a trial and one telling me to fuck off.

I loved them letters, my little piece of LU, left them when I moved out at 20, never saw em again, lost.

Or chucked out wi mi Razzle's.


Another golden droplet of memory from a Pontefract boyhood.

Don't know much about this strip collecting. Is the value just self perpetuated by other collectors? For what it's worth I think collecting other people's old clothes is a bit weird. Yer big weirdo! Seriously though, each to their own like. What's the rarest/most valuable (financially or sentimentally) one you own Grind?
sheeps

Don't fucking tell the Leeds hater!





Tell me.
Grind

Dock wrote:
sheeps wrote:
The things lost to me I truly miss are two letters from LU, headed velum n'all that, one inviting me for a trial and one telling me to fuck off.

I loved them letters, my little piece of LU, left them when I moved out at 20, never saw em again, lost.

Or chucked out wi mi Razzle's.


Another golden droplet of memory from a Pontefract boyhood.

Don't know much about this strip collecting. Is the value just self perpetuated by other collectors? For what it's worth I think collecting other people's old clothes is a bit weird. Yer big weirdo! Seriously though, each to their own like. What's the rarest/most valuable (financially or sentimentally) one you own Grind?


I'm now convinced that I must be some sort of freaky footie hoarder - I've found so many shirts I didn't know I have it's truly embarrassing (why the feck have I got some random shirts from other teams like SWFC, PNE and a fully signed Yorkshire RL shirt?). Bonkers.

Value is a bit of a debatable thing, but I guess the shirts I have most affection (if that's the right word) for are:-

Trevor Cherry's from my first away game at QPR in 1974
A Cantona away shirt from our 1991/2 championship season
A signed Speed shirt from the 1994/5 season
Figo's swapped shirt from our away CL game in Madrid in 2000/2001

Other shirts include a fair few from players who aren't all fondly remembered (Kewell, Bowyer, Smith) as well as a few of legendary or "not entirely despised" status (e.g. Radebe, Shutty, Wallace, Chapman, Batty, Beckford, Becchio, Howson, Viduka, Fairclough, McAllister).

I've done a piss-poor job of keeping track where some of them have come from though. Obviously the more recent shirts have names and squad numbers on the back, but some of the older shirts (pre 1993) it's almost anyone's guess which player (or game) I got them from. Dopey twat.

I've been trying to collect them all together so that they're at least stored properly and I've been getting pangs of nostalgia for games I've been to and mates I no longer get to see. A bit like reading Codge's stuff.

We used to be good, even when we were bad.
Grind

I've got two England shirts that I've no bloody idea about other than they are quite tightly tied in terms of when they could have been used.

I'm pretty sure they must have Leeds connections - and I have double-checked that they aren't replicas.

Twatty twat twat.  
Nyles O Cranium

Should be easy enough to trace info, give us the shirt numbers and description if not a scan...

I've a very few items like shjirts and trackie tops from the Wilko era, not selling them and I'm not even sure which player wore them, but they're nice.

Also got one of those orrible purple training tops with two yellow stripes down the arms, with Frank Gray's name stitched in yellow on the back.
Grind

Nyles O Cranium wrote:
Should be easy enough to trace info, give us the shirt numbers and description if not a scan...

I've a very few items like shjirts and trackie tops from the Wilko era, not selling them and I'm not even sure which player wore them, but they're nice.

Also got one of those orrible purple training tops with two yellow stripes down the arms, with Frank Gray's name stitched in yellow on the back.


True, I could just trawl through the England websites to get the squad numbers for each game.

The Batty shirt is from a 1998 WC qualifier (it's almost certainly one of his "spare" shirts for the game). I do have some supporting documentation for my *cough* Ferdinand shirt (it's the away play-off against the Jocks for the Euros).

The number 17 shirt I have is the mystery of the bunch, but it'll give me something to do when I'm not posting tripe.

As a guide, I wouldn't get too excited about buying "player" shirts unless you're sure of their provenance (or differences in construction) since, say, 1995 - I think that's about the time they started to realise there was money to be made and multiple shirts started to be issued.

Before then, the kitman rounded them up after the games to be washed and reused, so there aren't as many to be had.
Grind

England shirt is Umbro (Feb 1993 to Nov 1994) and the number isn't even 17, it's 15.

I guess Batty might not be the absolute worst guess as a first start then, but I'll check later.

Just found a Huckerby CL shirt. I'd forgotten all about him.

Ooh, and a Viduka CL too. Sweeeeeet!
Dock

sheeps wrote:
Don't fucking tell the Leeds hater!





Tell me.


I don't hate LU me old pal. I used to have a season ticket. I no longer support them because they aren't worthy of my support. It's a merry-go-round of players and managers and owners who aren't interested in the club or its future. Until that changes I have no interest in them and I question the mental capacity of those that still do have an interest in them.

Back on topic:

Any chance of a pic of the Trevor Cherry shirt Grind? That shirt does sound interesting.
Grind

Just been imaging a few to show to another collector-type.

Here's my first ever m/w shirt:-



* Not a bad start, eh?
Grind

Nyles O Cranium

Lovely.
Grind

Obviously not in the same league as a player, but the shirt is ace!

Kevin Sharp

Grind

Grind

I've one of Carl Shutt's in short sleeves too.



* I like Shutty. He made my trip to Barcelona!
Late Doors

You went to Barcelona for the replay?

respect  
Grind

Late Doors wrote:
You went to Barcelona for the replay?

respect


Yep - I was the solo "advance" party too - I ended up locating base camp alpha at a sleepy hotel on the beach in Sitges, just down the coast where the locals spent all the time berating the Hun and buying me beer. And then they bought all of us (four) beer.

Even took in a reserve game at their 'ickle (25,000?) stadium next door.

Totally ace trip.  
Grind

I managed to get to all of the European games that season (it helped that I was "working" at a University at the time) and even got a letter from Leeds giving me a rocket when the Rangers fans we'd exchanged tickets with managed to get themselves summarily ejected out of Elland Road when Hateley scored.

Those were the days. †
sheeps

Grind wrote:
I managed to get to all of the European games that season (it helped that I was "working" at a University at the time) and even got a letter from Leeds giving me a rocket when the Rangers fans we'd exchanged tickets with managed to get themselves summarily ejected out of Elland Road when Hateley scored.

Those were the days. †


We were in the captains bar that night, kicked off a bit when Rangers scored and several were ejected.
Frazier Cranium

Is the 'Hun' mentioned above meant to describe Germans or Rangers fans?
Grind

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Is the 'Hun' mentioned above meant to describe Germans or Rangers fans?


Good point - those Huns were the Germans (who actually seemed alright).  
sheeps

Can we have an image of your match trod on door mat please?
Grind

sheeps wrote:
Can we have an image of your match trod on door mat please?


Busted. There are a couple of footy-related door mat things that go in and out of my "office."  

I swapped three of my surplus shirts for five others (obviously equally surplus in the grand scheme of things!) yesterday - hopefully they'll arrive in a couple of weeks.
Grind

This should be on its way......



Sweeeeeeet!
Heyho

Grind wrote:
This should be on its way......



Sweeeeeeet!


Don't remember that shirt - what year was it?

However I do remember one of our goalies (was it Dave Stewart) wearing a yellow jersey very similar to that
Frazier Cranium

Sweet indeed. †Our 3rd kit early 90s? †I seem to remember we hardly won in it but am probs wrong again.
Grind

It was the 92/3 third strip - the one we first wore in that 2-1 win against Stuttgart in Barcelona (and Rangers afterwards). That's pretty much the reason why I'm keen on getting it.

It's entirely possible we didn't win another away game in it as we were dire on the road that season.

I'm getting a #2, which means it was either worn by Wetherall or, less likely, Ray Wallace.
Grind

Arrived today. Hurrah!
Nyles O Cranium

Well done.  Ray Wallace defo wasn't honoured to have a single digit squad number,  I saw his 'debut', against Shelbourne in Dublin, pre season to winning the title.  I said at the very time I first saw him touch the ball, words very similar to 'Ray Wallace cannot play football!'... I was quite emotional about it too

I was right, I should have got a job on the coaching staff.
Grind

Also picked up this weird little number - an (obviously never worn in anger) outfield shirt for Lukic back in the days of limited substitutions.



Grind

Swiped from the seller's site:

During the 1995/1996 season Premier League sides could name, and use, 3 substitutes. This meant that, in an emergency, a substitute goalkeeper could be brought on as an outfield player. This rare, one-off, shirt was issued to first choice goalkeeper, John Lukic.
fartcatcher

I still have my Thistle Hotels key fob. Probably worth a fortune now.

I think Ray Wallace was bought on a '2 for the price of 1' deal NOC.
Nyles O Cranium

Damn right he was, we should have demanded our money back
Dock

Grind wrote:
This should be on its way......



Sweeeeeeet!


I had the bog standard shop-bought short sleeved version of that without the Prem badges on the sleeve. When I see it I always remember David Weatherall (anyone remember him?). I always thought he had a look about him similar to the nutter in Dirty Harry.
Grind

It's his shirt - the long sleeved embroidered badge version was never for sale.
Grind

Quite why I feel the need to collect such things is another matter entirely.  
Grind

New puppy (worn by Cantona, Strachan & Wallace)!





I've checked what I have here and it seems as if I have every squad number covered from 1 to 37 bar 24, 30, 33 and 34.

* This might be getting out of hand *
Nyles O Cranium

It definitely Is getting out of hand but as a lifelong friend, I'd be willing to help you out.  Just send 50% of your collection to Codger Towers, Beeston, Leeds 11.  I'm even prepared to sign for them.
Grind

Nyles O Cranium wrote:
It definitely Is getting out of hand but as a lifelong friend, I'd be willing to help you out. †Just send 50% of your collection to Codger Towers, Beeston, Leeds 11. †I'm even prepared to sign for them.


Do you want the fronts or the backs?
bearing

Grind wrote:
New puppy (worn by Cantona, Strachan & Wallace)!





I've checked what I have here and it seems as if I have every squad number covered from 1 to 37 bar 24, 30, 33 and 34.

* This might be getting out of hand *


They all wore it? Bloody club were right cheapskates!
Grind

Back then they were. It was also worn in cup and european games.

The kitman was responsible for rounding the kit up, getting it laundered and then assigning it to the next player to wear it again.

All changed in the last ten years or so, with many shirts often only being worn in one game.
Grind

Obviously the assignment of squad numbers makes some sense - there could be some serious size differences!
Frazier Cranium

Grind wrote:
Nyles O Cranium wrote:
It definitely Is getting out of hand but as a lifelong friend, I'd be willing to help you out. †Just send 50% of your collection to Codger Towers, Beeston, Leeds 11. †I'm even prepared to sign for them.


Do you want the fronts or the backs?


I beg your pardon?
bearing

Frazier Cranium wrote:
Grind wrote:
Nyles O Cranium wrote:
It definitely Is getting out of hand but as a lifelong friend, I'd be willing to help you out. †Just send 50% of your collection to Codger Towers, Beeston, Leeds 11. †I'm even prepared to sign for them.


Do you want the fronts or the backs?


I beg your pardon?


HE SAID, DO YOU WANT THE FRONTS OR THE BACKS?
Nyles O Cranium

I was begging his pardon, not asking you to put your oar in, Droopydrawers.
Grind

Squad numbers/names were introduced in the 93/4 season, so that would've supposedly been the last extensively "shared" shirt style.

There are a few known where the club removed/replaced names of players who left or joined during the season. An example I know of (and am trying to prise out of the current owner's clutches) involves David White and Rocky Rocastle.

This shirt collecting malarkey is almost interesting.
Grind

Catchy fecker?!

http://sabotagetimes.com/reportag...n-rappers-tribute-to-gary-speed/?

Just acquired his away Top Man shirt from the 1990/1 season.
sheeps

I only understood two words.

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