Six of the best Newcastle United retro football shirts reviewed
“You bought another one old shirt!?” I hear that phrase a lot around my house. Usually as I’m standing clutching a sealed plastic bag fresh from the mailman containing, yes, another old shirt I bought in line.
The worst was when I was beaten at the door by my fiancé and She is accepted delivery before I had a chance to intercept the postman and discreetly hide my new acquisition among the dozens of other old shirts in my collection.
“My name is Matthew and I’m a football shirt obsessive.”
So it only makes sense that I’m involved in curating a brand new free newsletter entirely dedicated to the world of shirts. It’s called “Football Shirt Obsessions”. You can register HERE to receive our weekly dispatch for the chance to win a set of football shirts for you and your family.
Think of the newsletter as a digital refuge from people who don’t appreciate the design, culture, nostalgia and value that a football shirt can convey. Join us every week as we go through classic shirts and future classic shirts and bring together all the interesting news and stories from this increasingly popular and lucrative world.
Yes, lucrative. The shirts have a significant sales premium, as well as obvious emotional value. How many other products increase in value so consistently from year to year? An original shirt is a real treasure, they only made a certain number of them, so if you are lucky enough to have one, keep it or sell it for its true value which could be significant.
To celebrate the launch of Football Shirt Obsessions, I’ve shortlisted six classic Newcastle United shirts for a survey to see which fans say are the best. Naturally, the 1995/97 Adidas home jersey will win, but the race for 2nd place will be interesting.
In an effort to assuage my fiancé’s complaints and focus on the soccer jersey market as an “investment opportunity”, I have asked nufcmemorabilia.com to provide the current market value of each of the six pre-selected jerseys if available in short sleeves, size large and in good condition with no name or number on the back.
“These shirts will get our kids through college,” is a response I often use with my fiancé. The problem is that I will never sell.
99/00 Adidas home: £100
95/97 Adidas home: £110
93/95 Asics home: £120
95/96 Adidas away: £140
78/80 Bukta house £350
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