49: BLACKPOOL FC: A printed 8vo menu for a Dinner at th
BLACKPOOL FC: A printed 8vo menu for a Dinner at the Cafe Royal, London, hosted by Blackpool Football Club following their FA Cup Final match against Bolton Wanderers, 2nd May 1953, individually signed by nineteen Blackpool footballers including Stanley Matthews, Stan Mortensen, George Farm, Eddie Shimwell, Tommy Garrett, Ewan Fenton, Harry Johnston, Cyril Robinson, Ernie Taylor, Jackie Mudie, Bill Perry, Joe Smith (manager) etc. Laid down above an original 8 x 6 photograph of the jubilant Blackpool team with the FA Cup trophy. Framed and glazed in the original black wooden frame to an overall size of 14 x 19. Some of the signatures are faded, although remain legible. Some overall foxing, FR
The 1953 FA Cup Final, also known as the Matthews Final was contested between Blackpool and Bolton Wanderers with Blackpool winning 4-3. The match became famous for the performance of Blackpool winger Stanley Matthews after whom it was nicknamed. It remains the only Wembley FA Cup Final to feature a hat trick, scored by Blackpool's Stan Mortensen. It was also the first football match attended by the reigning monarch, Elizabeth II, who would be crowned Queen at her coronation a month later.
|Estimate||£100 – £150|