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Colin Bell's England Caps

Auctioneers 'Sportingold,' based in Northampton, who specialise in auctioning sporting memorabilia, today handled the sale of ten of Colin Bell's England caps amongst other classic memorabilia.

A footballing treasure chest that would form only part of a truly great career. I understand that the auction generated massive interest.

The items went under the hammer at Northampton Rugby Club`s Franklin`s Gardens ground.

The King's caps went for between £1050-1300. Total receipts were estimated at around £25k.

It's sad and equally poignant to note at the same time that that total is far less than what the majority of young England players earn in a week. When you consider Micah Richard's protracted contract negotiations it's a head shaker.

City's Official site ran a news article advertising the auction earlier this week but gave no background as to what had prompted the sale.

All together now..'Number One is Colin Bell, Number Two is Colin Bell...'

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 25 2008

Time: 3:38PM

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I wonder if he kept the first one he got, There is no point in keeping stuff, when it can make you money and it can make other people happy. It would appear to just be his England memorabilia. He is my favourite player and if only his career had not been cut short he would have won us many more trophies. I just cannot remember him having a bad game.
Buzz Lightyear
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25/01/2008 20:23:00

What we could do with him in our side now eh? This story doesn't half put in perspective the wages earned these days by players with less than half his talent in many cases.
Johnny Baguette
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26/01/2008 08:18:00

it's madness that ex-heroes are having to do such a thing!
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26/01/2008 11:34:00


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