A lot like Hull City’s form in March, shirt availability was hit and miss too! @MikeyCarter90 takes us through the Auction Action.
This 2006/07 Michael Bridges home shirt was listed as “believed to be player-issued”. It floated around at £90 for some time before selling during the last month.
Issued to and signed by Harry Maguire during his first season at Hull City (2014/15), this home shirt was listed as an auction with a start price of £99.99. The auction didn’t complete its full cycle though as an offer was made (and accepted) to stop the auction early, which means we can only speculate what that offer was. It’s easier to make a call on the player issue credentials of this shirt compared to the Bridges, as 2014/15 player shirts used larger sized sleeve patches and thicker numbers than those seen on replicas.
This next shirt was probably the bargain of the month. A player issue 2010/11 Mark Oxley goalkeeper jersey listed as a buy it now at just £36. Doesn’t matter that Oxley didn’t make a first team appearance for City in 2010/11, this is a snip.
A Jimmy Bullard 2009/10 home shirt listed as match worn finished at £51. A curious one, as the shirt has mud on it, but the Premier League sleeve patches are smaller than those used for player shirts. At the very least this is a shirt signed by a one time record signing for the club.
A pair of junior-sized shirts that were listed on eBay for some time recently sold. The price they sold for could have been as much as £100, which is a lot for a couple of small shirts. One of the shirts was from 1988/89 and the other 1995-97.
The next two sales are good ones to compare and analyse. They’re the same shirts from 1999/00 but sold at two very different end prices. The first is a size XL, a usually desirable size which sold for £52. This shirt was listed as an auction and attracted 6 bids from just 2 bidders.
The other is a medium and sold for £107.99. This was listed as a buy it now and I do feel the seller has got incredibly lucky on their sale. The shirt in my opinion was listed higher than its current market value.
This 2004/05 home shirt printed with Barmby 8 on the back sold for £47.99. That’s a very good price for the seller considering the size being on the small side.
And that, dear reader, is the pick of March’s Auction Action. Here’s hoping for an abundant April in comparison.