Cash in on Euro 2024 by selling old football souvenirs that could be worth hundreds of pounds

SCOUR your attic for old football items and you could score some cash.

The global market for sports memorabilia is worth £21billion a year, and with the Euros in progress in Germany, now is a great time to sell your soccer collectibles.

Getting your hands on a genuine match worn shirt can be big businessAFP

A signed Manchester United shirt worn by David Beckham recently sold for £4,995

Here, Jane Hamilton brings you some of the top items that could net you a nice little windfall.

Match worn shirts

TOPS worn by leading players can be worth up to £5,000 – but you will need to prove the item is genuine.

Auction houses have rigorous verification processes, so gather proof such as photos of the game with the shirt’s identifying marks clearly shown.

A David Beckham No 7 Man Utd shirt recently sold for £4,995.

Stickers and cards

A Pele football card once sold for £1 million2020 Heritage Auctions

THIS is the most popular form of footie merchandise, so there is a huge market.

But prices can fluctuate wildly, according to demand and the item’s condition.

The most expensive card ever sold is the 1958 Alifabolaget Pele Rookie #635, which fetched more than £1million at auction in February 2022.

Completed tournament sticker books are highly sought-after.

You can check prices on get-collectables.

Programmes and tickets

A match programme from the 1966 World Cup final sold for £169.99

PROGRAMMES from before the Sixties are the most pricey, with some in good condition fetching thousands of pounds.

Ticket stubs and programmes from modern games are worth less.

Find out what yours could sell for at oldfootball

An original 1966 World Cup Final England vs West Germany programme sold for £169.99.

Team scarves

Even old scarves can fetch a price, one recently sold for £299

WHILE not as valuable as shirts, old supporter scarves can sell for three to four times their original value.

Try eBay as a good way to sell. A Leeds United 1974 League Champions scarf is on sale on there for £299.

Replica shirts

Classic replica shirts can still sell for hundreds

RETRO replica kits from the ’80s and ’90s are making a comeback, so prices are rising too.

Look at for an idea of value and then you can sell to them too.

A 1988 Netherlands home kit recently sold for £310 on the site.

Rare footie boots

A rare set of football boots can sell for thousandsbootsfinder

UNWORN retro footie boots can go for £1,500 – and more.

Adidas Predator Accelerators and Nike Mercurial Superfly VI Elite are among the most wanted.

Look on Only 100 pairs of mango Nike Mercurial Vapor IX CR SE FG were ever made.

And a pair recently sold for £5,000.

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