Busby Babes souvenir booklet brings $2,500 to sports auction

A Bubsy Babes souvenir booklet, signed by all members of the football team and its officials, has sold as part of Bonhams' Sports Memorabilia auction, which is currently being held (February 20) in Chester, UK.

Busby Babes souvenir book
Fondly remembered: the promising young team's memorabilia always sells well at auction


The booklet sold for £1,750 ($2,677), making a 75% increase on its £1,000 high estimate. The tragic team, many of who were killed in the Munich air disaster of 1958, have signed their names over their portrait in the centre-page team picture, as well as on individual pages.

Also included in the lot was a 1956-1957 training rules and players' instruction handbook.

PFC Auctions is currently offering an autograph book featuring 27 autographs from the Busby Babes. Also starring is a menu signed by the 1966 World Cup-winning England team.

Today's sale also featured two British Heavyweight Championship belts won by boxer Henry Cooper.

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