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Sir Tom Finney: a blue England v Argentina international cap 1951, Inscribed v ARGENTINE, 1951, stuffed with soft padding with the idea to maintain a head shape.

This match was organised as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations on 9th May 1951 and, historically, Argentina became the first international team other than Scotland to play England at Wembley Stadium. In a compelling match, England came back from a 1-0 deficit at half-time to beat the Argentine team 2-1 with goals in the final 11 minutes from Stan Mortensen and Jackie Milburn

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Another significant aspect of the match is that England wore a red shirt for the very first time. The change of uniform came about as England's normal white shirt was too close in resemblance to the pale blue & white stripes of the visitors who had travelled with no alternative strip. England's change colour jersey at this time was blue, which presented a similar problem. Hence the red colour change shirt, most famously worn at Wembley 15 years later in the World Cup final, was seen for the first time by England fans during the Argentina game.

Sold for £3100


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