Perry Groves: a yellow & blue Arsenal No.13 substitute's jersey circa 1989, long-sleeved. Sold for £460
The blue Cardiff City jersey worn by Len Davies in the F.A. Cup final v Arsenal at Wembley Stadium 23rd April 1927, by Bukta for Welsh Sports Ltd., Church St., Cardiff, the neck label inscribed in ink CARDIFF v ARSENAL 1927, long-sleeved, with embroidered silkwork badge bearing the Coat of Arms of Cardiff and the motto DEFFRO-MAE'N-DDYDD, Y-DDRAIG-GOCH-DDYRY-CYCHWYN.
Len Davies missed out on the opportunity of playing for Cardiff City in the 1925 F.A. Cup Final, but was part of the winning team in 1927 that historically took the trophy out of England for the only time in the history of the competition through a goal by the Scot Hughie Ferguson. Davies was one of only three Welshman in the Cardiff starting XI.
An Historic Football Jersey From The First F.A. Cup Final To Be Held At Wembley Stadium In 1923, Known As The "white Horse Final"
The white Bolton Wanderers jersey worn by Alex Finney at the F.A. Cup final v West Ham United at Wembley stadium 28th April 1923, maker unknown, long-sleeved, lace-up collar, embroidered silk work badge featuring the Coat of Arms of Bolton with the Latin motto SUPERA MORAS [OVERCOME DELAYS].
Arsenal captain Joe Mercer gold No.6 shirt from the F.A. Cup final v Liverpool at Wembley 29th April 1950, Hope Brothers Ltd/Solus Sports, long-sleeved, badge with cloth badge inscribed 1949-50.
Soon after joining Arsenal in late 1946, Joe Mercer became club captain. As captain, he led Arsenal through their period of success in the late 1940s and early 1950s, helping to haul his side from the lower end of the table to win a League Championship title in 1947-48 and to win an F.A. Cup in 1950, the year he was also voted FWA Footballer of the Year. Mercer led Arsenal to a Cup final in 1952, which they lost 1-0 to Newcastle United, but the following year the Gunners bounced back to win the 1952-53 Championship. A broken leg in two places after a collision with team-mate Joe Wade in a match against Liverpool on 10th April 1954 ended his playing career. He then embarked on a successful managerial career.
Joe Hulme's red Arsenal jersey from the F.A. Cup Final v Newcastle United at Wembley 23rd April 1932, by Bukta and with a label inscribed PRESENTED TO A GOOD SPORTSMAN BY TOM WEBSTER, long-sleeved, the badge with AFC crest and dated 1932.
Joe Hulme was born in Stafford 26th August 1904. He was a fine all-round sportsman who played 225 times for Middlesex County Cricket Club as well as being a top-flight footballer for Arsenal and England.