From 12-3pm, visitors were encouraged to bring along any exciting football memorabilia in their possession, to see if they’d been sitting on a goldmine! Bargain Hunt’s David Harper was on hand for valuations, alongside William Andrews, a football memorabilia expert from the National Football Collection.
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In fact, there were many exciting pieces of memorabilia unearthed at the event. One visitor even brought in what was believed to be the oldest Wolves football shirt. Dating back to before World War One, the owner had sourced it all the way from Canada. At a valuation of £3,000-£5,000, it certainly wasn’t a bad price for a football shirt!
Lifelong Wolves fans Pat and Foz were also present throughout the day, sharing their expert knowledge on the football club with visitors.
Alongside many Wolves FC memorabilia, other prized football pieces were on display for visitors to see. This included a pair of Carlos Tevez’ football boots, a football shirt worn by Freddie Ljungberg in the Champions League, and George Cohen’s tracksuit top worn during the 1966 world championship.
Even ex-Wolves player, Steve Bull turned up to chat to fans and take a look at some of the exciting memorabilia that was brought along.
If visitors wanted to immerse themselves even more into the history of football – and more specifically Wolverhampton Wanderers – they could visit the museum free of charge.
Whilst the event was free, donations were being collected for Acorns Hospice throughout the day. A charity local to Wolves, they provide a network of care for life-limited and life-threatened babies, children, young people and their families across the West Midlands.
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who managed to come down to Molineux on Friday, and make the event as big a success as it was. We hope you had as great a time as we did!
Keep checking back as we release footage of the event!