The year of the Tiger is underway and after the emotional roller-coaster that was January Hull City have new owners, returning fans and shirts sales to look back on!  Mike Carter (@MikeyCarter90) has tracked those sales so you don’t have to!

January was a strange month. I expected there to be a little more shirt sale activity. but it was fairly quiet albeit with a couple of standout listings.

The club sold unwashed, FA Cup sleeve-patched shirts which were worn at home in the televised Everton fixture to members via the Tiger Leisure website. Priced at £150 for worn shirts and £100 for issued but not worn sub shirts, these sold out fairly sharpish, within an hour of going live. Congratulations if you were able to add one of these into your collection!

Two further player issue shirts were sold via eBay. First up, what we believe to be an issued, but unworn 2012/13 away shirt featuring the name and number of young (at the time) Danny East. This was listed with a start price of £74.99 but was sold following an offer. It is likely that the offer which ended the listing early was close to the initial asking price.

The first time in recent memory that City sold match worn shirts on Tiger Leisure (as opposed to on eBay which they did for a while starting around 2005) was just over a year ago when 2020/21 home shirts featuring FA Cup sleeve patches were sold. This shirt issued to Festus Arthur was a part of that batch and now has a new owner after a final bid of £86.11.

Onto replicas and the oldest shirt to sell in January was this 1986-88 home shirt. The size of a shirt will hugely influence the value, as those who spend big tend to do so on a shirt they can wear. This size small shirt starting at £0.99, attracted seven bids and went for £77.11. There were two holes on the back under the collar, evidently from the removal of a name tag, that could also have affected the final price.

Some shirts are listed on eBay for so long they attract digital cobwebs, one such shirt was this 1990-92 home shirt signed by multiple players including Dean Windass and Alan Fettis, and oddly, by the former owner of the shirt (seriously!). Priced at £250 for a very long time, it seems an offer sealed the deal, removing this shirt from our daily searches. The silver lining.

We’ve now entered Tiger print territory… the latest 1992/93 home shirt in size XL sold for £409. Slightly below what we’ve seen them go for in the past year or so.

This 1997/98 home shirt sold for £89.99 or a best offer. The last one we covered was listed at £129.99 and sold for a best offer also in November 2021. Both were size large so the seller has possibly sold themselves a little bit short here.

From the following season, 1998/99, an away shirt in size small was listed with a buy it now price, it sold for £62.95 or a best offer. Looking back into our records the last ‘Great Escape’ year away we covered, size large, sold in October 2021 for £142. That price was at the high end, likely due to the popularity of the size and it being more wearable.

Goalkeeper jerseys tend not to be as popular as outfield shirts, but Hull City have used some fantastic designs over the years and I would include this one within that bracket. This purple 2018/19 alternative ‘keeper jersey was available for £34.95 in size large.

And lastly, we have this Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink replica shirt from 2009/10. It is printed up with the standard sized lettering meaning the name straddles the number in a full arc! It was priced at £129.99 which for what it is, is a lot, but I can understand the unique appeal to it.