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World Cup 1966 signed Bradford program in online auction

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A SELECTION of items from Bradford’s sporting past, including a match played in aid of the city’s fire disaster fund featuring England World Cup winners, is set to go under the hammer in an online auction.

Postal orders, booklets and matchday programs from football, cricket and motorsport are up for grabs on the Midland Sports Auctions website.

A program from Bradford (Park Avenue’s) Division Two 2-2 draw with Leicester City on August 24, 1949, is up for sale. The lot number is 437 and has an auctioneer’s estimate of between £10 and £15.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A Bradford (Park Avenue) v Leicester City program from 1949 up for auctionA Bradford (Park Avenue) v Leicester City program from 1949 up for auction (Image: Midland Sports Auctions)

Some of England’s 1966 World Cup heroes feature in two items up for grabs at the online auction, one with a Bradford link.

The program from a 1966 England World Cup charity match, which was played between the stars of the England and Germany teams from that day at Wembley in aid of the 1985 Bradford Fire Disaster Fund, is also available.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A program from a match signed by England 1966 World Cup heroes in aid of the Bradford City Fire Disaster FundA program from a match signed by England 1966 World Cup heroes in aid of the Bradford City Fire Disaster Fund (Image: Midland Sports Auctions)

The football match, which was played on July 28, 1985 at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium, featured stars of the England team who were victorious over West Germany.

The match’s program includes a cover photograph of Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters celebrating pitchside after winning the trophy. All three players have signed the auction lot too.

This item, lot number 2454, has an auctioneer’s estimate of £80 to £120.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A postal order signed by the 1966 World Cup-winning squad is up at auctionA postal order signed by the 1966 World Cup-winning squad is up at auction (Image: Midland Sports Auctions)

More signed England 1966 World Cup goods are up for grabs. A World Cup postal cover, signed by all of the squad and manager Sir Alf Ramsey, is also available. It is lot number 289 with an auctioneer’s estimate of £200 to £400.

Some of Bradford’s cricket history is also available at the online auction.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A centenary of Yorkshire County Cricket Club's matches at Bradford (Park Avenue) is celebrated in this bookletA centenary of Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s matches at Bradford (Park Avenue) is celebrated in this booklet (Image: Midland Sports Auctions)

A centenary of Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s games played at Bradford (Park Avenue) is celebrated in a booklet.

This features a black and white aerial photograph of the Avenue cricket ground. It is lot number 606 and has an auctioneer’s estimate of £3 to £4.

The Northern Cricket Society’s booklet – 1964 is also one of the online auction’s lots. The cover of the booklet features ‘Yorkshire’s Centenary Year’ written in the middle of the page and has an inset photograph of Yorkshire and England star Brian Close.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The Northern Cricket Society's booklet from 1963 will go under the hammerThe Northern Cricket Society’s booklet from 1963 will go under the hammer (Image: Midland Sports Auctions)

This booklet is lot number 1776 and has an auctioneer’s estimate of £8 to £10.

Meanwhile, motorsport fans are catered for with a program from a motorcycle grass track event held at Esholt Park, Apperley Bridge, Bradford, on Easter Monday 1963.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A motorcycle grass track race program from 1963A motorcycle grass track race program from 1963 (Image: Midland Sports Auctions)

Go to the salesroom section of midlandsportsauctions.co.uk or call 0121 421 7117 for more information.

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