Emile Heskey’s No 9 shirt for £400, an 1936 England v Hungary international friendly programme for £500 and an Alan Shearer 1997 Upper Deck card is worth £100! England’s success at Euro 2020 has seen prices of football memorabilia sky-rocket
- England’s run to the semi-finals and chances of glory have the country excited
- With success in a major tournament, prices of Three Lions memorabilia will rise
- Now is the time to dig out your old trading cards and shirts and make a fortune
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here
Empty your drawers. Dust off those cardboard boxes. To the nation’s hoarders who for years have had to endure ridicule for compiling collectors’ items of dubious relevance, I have five words: No one is laughing now. Not as England approach the crest of a wave.
With Gareth Southgate and his players bidding to flood the nation’s memory bank with two more wins at Wembley, the coffers of fans around the country could be about to swell, too.
The funny thing? They might not even know it.
Three Lions fever is on full throttle as England charge into the semi-finals of Euro 2020
Still clinging on to that Emile Heskey shirt from a decade ago? Still flicking through that Panini sticker book from Euro 2000? Well, if you can wrench yourself free of the nostalgia, then a life of luxury* awaits.
The folks at NetVoucherCodes.co.uk compiled a study examining some of the most valuable items of English football memorabilia. Their findings are absolutely bonkers.
So before football comes home, before you put up the bunting and paint your face, have a dig around the loft. Check under the bed. Because England’s success at Euro 2020 has seen prices sky-rocket.
Perhaps it is no surprise that iconic programmes become more sought-after over time. Some are said to be worth £10,000, with the one from England v Hungary in 1936 worth a penny under £500.
Memorabilia prices are on the rise, with the likes of Emile Heskey’s 2009 shirt a high earner
But who knew people still want tradeable cards of yesteryear? Well, if you are sad enough to still have Harry Kane’s ‘Prizm’ card from Euro 2016, that is now worth £75.
Apparently, people will pay £90 for an England squad Panini set from Euro 2000 — yes, when we went out in the group stages.
As for Alan Shearer’s ‘Upper Deck’ card from 1997, that could fetch £100.
Even the rose-tinted world of retro shirts has gone crackers. Emile Heskey’s No 9 England shirt from 2009 could cost £399.99. And if anybody ever doubted that we as a nation are gluttons for punishment, then explain why someone would pay £100-plus for Frank Lampard’s red shirt from the 2010 World Cup — that’s right, the shirt he wore when he was denied a clear goal en route to a battering by Germany.
A Michael Owen shirt from the 2002 World Cup would fetch as much as £499.99 in a sale
Soon, those loyal enough to keep a Euro 2004 kit carrying the name of Darius Vassell will be having the last laugh.
And those who invested in the Southgate waistcoat from 2018? Well, it might just be time to put the champagne on ice and book that yacht on the Med.
*Don’t spend it all at once
so, have you got any of these?
NOSTALGIA GONE MAD
1. 1936 England v Hungary international friendly programme – £499.99
2. 2002 Michael Owen England home shirt- £499.99
3. Emile Heskey’s 2009 No 9 England home shirt- £399.99
4. Gareth Southgate 1995-97 England home shirt- £299.99
5. EURO 1996 England mini ball- £199.99
6. Adidas Predator David Beckham World Cup boots- £120
7. Alan Shearer 1997 Upper Deck card- £100
8. Adidas ADIPURE boots- £99.99
9. Euro 2000 Panini England squad sticker set- £89.99
10. Harry Kane Euro 2016 Prizm card- £75
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