This is a Netherlands shirt issued to Dutch footballing legend Johnny Rep for the 1978 World Cup in Argentina and recently sold at auction for £3400.

The classically styled adidas design is from one of the Oranje’s black-trimmed eras and is most associated with the run to the World Cup Final in South America, where Rep and co eventually came up short against the hosts.

Essentially a collection of iconic features - such as the flock crest and wonderfully of-its-time number on the reverse - it’s perhaps unsurprising that the artefact of a bittersweet time for the Dutch far exceeded its £1000-1500 estimate.

This item was sold by Graham Budd Auctions, a specialist in sporting memorabilia.

 


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