Leather football (never inflated) signed by many of the Manchester United team that won the 1968 European Cup. Ball was sent back to Ireland by player Pat Crerand and raffled in a church bazaar. It was won by my father. It’s not one of the souvenir balls that were produced after the win. 12 Signatures include: George Best: Brian Kidd: John Fitzpatrick: Nobby Stiles: Pat Crerand etc.
Won by my father. Sent back to Ireland by Pat Crerand who was from Donegal and played for Manchester United.
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. Based on the photographs and description provided, this item is a leather Mitrox football autographed by twelve members of the Manchester United squad circa late 1960s. The 1968 team was the winner of the European Cup final. Identifiable player signatures on the piece based on examination of the photos include:
Condition of the ball is fair, with some cracking noted. The signatures, in marker, have faded but are legible. Based on recorded sales of pieces from this team in online auction settings and similar pieces available on the secondary market, the Fair Market Value (a pre-auction estimate) of the piece would be estimated at €500 to €1000.