Jim Baxter's 1967 Scotland v England shirt to auction for £60,000

Jim Baxter's match worn shirt from the famous Scottish victory over the England football team, is to sell at McTear's 'Important Sporting Medals and Shirts' Auction on 3rd February, with a £40,000 - £60,000 estimate.

Jim Baxter Scotland match worn shirt to auction at McTear's
Image: McTear's


The match was played on 15th April 1967, with Scotland beating 'The Auld Enemy' 3-2 at a sold out Wembley stadium.

In beating the World Cup Winners, Scotland quickly, and cheekily, proclaimed themselves to be the new World Champions, although to be fair to England they finished the match with just 8 fit players on the pitch.

The match, refered to by The Scot's as 'that game' is considered to be of great significance in Scottish sports history, and Jim Baxter is widely acknowledged to be among the best players to pull on a Scottish shirt.

During the match Baxter famously played a series of keepie-uppies on the left byline to rub salt into English wounds.

Baxter's Scottish blue shirt is embroidered with the Scottish Football Association crest with his famous Number 6, on the reverse. 

The provenance states that Baxter swapped his shirt with the England player Alan Ball at the end of the match, with Ball then gifting to the shirt to fellow England player Alan Hudson.

The shirt has later been displayed at Rangers FC from 2012 until 2022, and a copy of the loan agreement accompanies the shirt.

Baxter had played for Rangers between 1960 and 1965, winning 10 trophies in the process, before being sold to Sunderland for a record £72,500.

When he died in 2001 his ashes were buried at Ibrox Stadium.

Held in the highest esteem in Scottish football Jim Baxter is in the Rangers Hall of Fame, the Scottish Football Hall of Fame, and the Scottish Sporting Hall of Fame.

A fabulous piece of Scottish football memorabilia and one which will no doubt end up back on display at Ibrox at some point.

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Alan Ball's World Cup Winning shirt, cap and medal were sold by Tennent's Auctioneers in December 2022, with his 1966 winners medal going for £250,000.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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