Match Worn Shirts
Rick Holden had an illustrious playing career with Burnley, Halifax Town, Watford, Oldham Athletic, Manchester City and Blackpool and competed at the highest level of the Football League, including the old First Division and the Premier League. He is now planning for his retirement and is therefore selling his personal collection of match worn shirts - Rick would like to add that he's not destitute but he would like the shirts to go to good homes where they can be displayed and enjoyed. All shirts come with a certificate authenticated by Rick Holden and can also be signed if the buyer so wishes. All reserve prices must be met to complete the sale and £10 will be added for UK postage - worldwide postage at cost.
Bovis Green 'Blood' Shirt
This shirt is authentic but not in the usual sense. It is a blood shirt without a name or number and comes from the 1991/92 season, the first season the Latics were back in the old First Division. Blood shirts are spares which may or may not have been used. They are literally to put on if there is a blood spill. Often they didn’t have a number on (like this one) as no-one knew who was going to get injured! The referee would just make a note of the number of the shirt which was replaced and knew that the blank represented that (eg. number 6). This is Rick’s least favourite shirt and he calls it a green monstrosity. He said, “These are the shirts we turned up to Anfield in for our first game. No wonder we lost!”
Auction NOW Finished.
Winning Bid £170 - Stuart Hurst
Shirts sold include:
The remaining shirts on offer include:
- The 1990 Football League Cup Final (Littlewoods Cup) shirt as worn against Brian Clough's Nottingham Forest
- Manchester City - Purple striped shirt
- Blue Bovis ‘blood shirt’
- Watford - Yellow shirt
- JD shirt in green
- Green Bovis ‘blood shirt'
- Oldham - Bovis shirts in blue (x2), red and white
- Oldham - JD shirts in blue and red
- Manchester City - Sky Blue shirt
- Blackpool - Orange shirt
- Argentina shirt from Rick's collection
- Various track tops from different teams