On december 17th 2006 a collection of 12 rare Liverpool football shirts failed to sell at auction on Ebay. The reserve price was £60,000.00
The seller added the following information:
This is a one off opportunity to invest into a cherished private collection of twelve individual unique Liverpool Football Club match prepared Cup Final shirts, from the memorable trophy-winning era of 2001 – 2006.
Each shirt within the collection was commissioned and manufactured exclusively for the club prior to each final, and was not made available to the general public.
The shirts have been framed with no expense spared into individual patented body form frames, which not only allows the shirt to be shown off to its maximum, but also appears to bring the shirt to life.
Each frame is enhanced with a uniformed engraving plate which gives the key details of each of the finals i.e. the opponent, date, score, venue and attendance.
This was purposely done by the owner to stir the memories of any genuine Liverpool supporter, because he or she could probably tell you exactly where they were on those special cup final occasions, and even their reaction to key moments in each game. Perhaps it was Michael Owens winner against Arsenal in the 2001 FA Cup Final, or Jerzey Dudeks final penalty save on the auspicious night in Istanbul, or maybe Steven Gerrards equaliser in what was the probably the greatest ever FA Cup Final last in May 2005.
Each one of the frames tells its own story, and the history of these memorable games can never be repeated, this is what makes this collection so unique.
The shirts have purposely not been signed with illegible signatures so that each shirt was kept in pristine condition and was immediately framed.
A list of the jerseys to be offered is as follows;
1. The 2001 Worthington Cup Final shirt The First Millennium Stadium Final
2. The 2001 FA Cup Final shirt
3. The 2001 UEFA Cup Final shirt
4. The 2001 Super Cup Final shirt
5. The 2001 Charity Shield shirt
Completing The Famous Five Trophies in One Season.
6. The 2003 Worthington Cup Final shirt
7. The 2005 Carling Cup Final shirt
8. The 2005 European Cup Final shirt
9. The 2005 Super Cup Final shirt
10. The 2005 World Club Championship shirt Red Shirt Played in
11. The 2005 World Club Championship shirt White Shirt Taken But Not Used
12. The 2006 FA Cup Final shirt The Last FA Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium Final
Wherever the new owner displays the collection in the future, whether it is a hotel, sports bar, boardroom, reception or simply at home, it will certainly be a massive talking point of interest and will give anybody viewing it a real sense of team success and achievement.
This is a 100% genuine auction, all 12 shirts in this collection are 100% authentic Reebok manufactured commissioned shirts.
What size are the frames?
The frames are 47"H x 36"W x 4"D
Can they be shipped?
Shipping & Air Freight including insurance costs are available to all countries and will be provided on the purchaser’s request.
What is the weight of each frame?
Each frame weighs approx 7kg
Have the jerseys been worn?
No, each jersey was part of the commissioned squad kit available for use on the day of each game.
What does match prepared mean?
It means that these jerseys were ready to be used and part of the squad requirements as needed on the match day.
What condition are the jerseys in?
Each jersey is in pristine condition.
Are they signed?
No, this was the choice of the owner in order that the jerseys remain in pristine condition and suitable for framing.
Are they named and numbered?
No, again this was purely down to owner preference as the reverse of the jersey is not seen in the frame.
Is there a Certificate of Authenticity?
Yes available from the owner and can be made available to the buyer.
Can I view the Certificate of Authenticity?
The COA can be made available to the buyer prior to shipment.
Can the jerseys be sold individually?
No, the jerseys should be viewed as a unique collection, assembled to provide an outstanding memory of this highly successful era in the history of Liverpool Football Club
Why is there a high reserve price on the collection?
This is a unique collection, and has attracted significant global interest already.
What colour are the frames
They are in a black ash surround with an off white surrounding mount and red trim.
What details are on the engraving plates?
Each plate shows the details of opponents, score, venue and capacity.
Can they be added to?
Now that Liverpool has changed their sponsors to Adidas, it ends Reeboks partnership which is why this collection is so unique and encapsulates the 2001 – 2006 Era.
*What are body form frames?
Body form frames are a patented unique frame that appears to give life and maximum impact.
to the jersey.
**What is the white shirt in connection with the collection?
The white shirt was produced for the club to be taken to the World Club Championships in Japan 2005 as an alternative shirt in case Liverpool lost the chance to wear home colours. This makes the this shirt even more unique and collectable.