I scour charity shops and car boot sales for retro football shirts – found £150 ‘holy grail’
A THRIFTY soccer fan has gone out of their way to make sure no retro t-shirts go to waste!
Retro football kits have become a craze in their own right, with several websites and pop-up stores offering remakes of some classic kits.
But one passionate fan, who runs the TikTok Saving Football Shirts account, is making sure the original shirts are given new life.
He scours charity shops and garage sales across the country to find the vintage tops.
After that, the tops shine before being sold to new homes via pop-up events, marketplaces, and an online store.
A recent trip to Edinburgh was documented on TikTok with all sorts of peaks being discovered.
An old yellow Chelsea away top, a Benfica jacket from the 90s, a Liverpool track top and a fairly recent Manchester United shirt have all been discovered in the Scottish capital!
As the Saving Football Shirts online store page says, the goal is to “save the destruction of retro shirts”.
While it has its durability benefits, it also means the ability to unearth some incredible peaks from years gone by!
These incredible discoveries are featured in special videos on TikTok titled “in search of the Holy Grail”.
In one of the recent “Holy Grail” videos, a vintage Rangers shirt can be spotted.
It’s the iconic blue home shirt worn between 1994 and 1996, when Walter Smith’s men won titles seven and eight of their famous nine championships in a row.
Manufactured by Adidas and branded McEwan’s Lager, it remains a staple among Gers supporters.
Elsewhere, a Celtic shirt can be seen in YORKSHIRE of all places.
Some of the tops sell for huge prices!
A 1995/96 Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper shirt is currently on sale for £149.99, with a 90s Barcelona shirt available for £129.99.
It’s not just expensive kits – there are plenty available for under £20 or less than a ten.
After being “saved” from destruction, some of the kits are revamped.
Any printing of personal names or worn text is removed, with tops processed to pristine condition before resale.
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