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West Ham legend cap sold for £5,000

CapThe first England cap won by 1966 England and West Ham legend Sir Geoff Hurst was snapped up for £5,000 by a mystery bidder at Graham Budd Auctions.

The West Ham striker was a key part of England’s winning side, alongside Barking-born captain Sir Bobby Moore and midfielder Martin Peters, who grew up in Dagenham.

Hurst, now 74, originally sold the cap for £3,290 at Christie’s on September 28th, 2000.

The striker was 24 when he was awarded the cap for his debut against West Germany at Wembley on February 22nd, 1966 – five months before scoring three against the same opponents to win the Jules Rimet trophy.

 

 

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

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