The past few months have been very hit and miss for match-worn Hull City shirts. After keeping a close eye once again, it’s fair to say that October’s availability was certainly a hit. No fewer than seven shirts sold and we’ll take a look at all of them.
The first match shirt available this month was this match-issue Jordy De Wijs shirt from our 2019/20 remembrance fixture against Fulham. Jordy wore long sleeves that day so this shirt certainly isn’t worn, but still fetched £200 on resale, a £30 increase on the original sale value 12 months ago.
The next shirt takes us back to 2010/11 and was once donned by James Harper. It was listed at a reasonable £80 but the seller still accepted a ‘best offer’ for their polyester. Bargain.
This Junior Lewis shirt from our Centenary season sold for just shy of £100. It was listed as potentially being a match-worn. Take a look at the number 9, if an action shot can be found, it will certainly be an easy one to photo match for its new owner.
A pair of 2016/17 pre-season Tiger Trust sponsored away shirts surfaced online in October. The Tiger Trust shirts were used against North Ferriby, Scunthorpe and Macclesfield in the build-up for our return to the Premier League. These shirts have squad numbers 11 (eleven) and 22 (twenty-two) on them. They were both listed at £79.99 and sold within the first day of listing.
Continuing in the match-worn market, this Mark Greaves shirt from 2002/03 was listed at auction and finished for £113. In my opinion, it has a few too many signatures on the front, but this shirt worn by Greaves will have certainly made one kit geek very happy.
The oldest match-worn shirt that’s been available for some time, this 1998/99 home shirt sold for £304. Likely worn by the starting right-back this number 2 shirt was the most expensive shirt to sell in October. Match-worn shirts from 20+ years ago don’t crop up every day so it’s not surprising to learn 9 bidders placed 31 bids to try and secure it.
That is the match-worn shirts all tied up for October, so let’s take a look at a small selection of replica items the online hammer dropped down on.
If you’re a fan of the 1990/92 home shirt, you could have added one into your collection for £100. We’ve seen a few of these sell in recent months and they’ve all been for a similar amount. This one looked in good condition too, something that isn’t always the case.
This 2000/01 away shirt was listed at £70 with a ‘best offer’ and sold on the day it was listed. You don’t see many of these about, let alone one in this good of a condition. It will have made a great addition to someone’s collection.
The last replica shirt to get a mention this month is this 1998/99 away shirt which sold for up to £85. Replica shirts from the 90s are selling well at the moment, as we’ve been documenting during our monthly Auction Action. Time to sell?
To finish I’ve picked out this Matchwinner Jacket that sold for an absolute bargain price of less than £30. It screams out 90s football to me, and if it was a larger size I’d have snapped it up for myself.
That’s everything for October. We’ll be back in November when Lockdown 2.0 will be well underway. Will that bring out some hidden gems in the form of Hull City memorabilia? We’ll have to wait and see.