Hurst's hat-trick shirt for sale

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The England shirt worn by Geoff Hurst when he scored his hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final is to be auctioned today. The red No 10 shirt worn by the striker against Germany is expected to fetch between £20,000 and £30,000.

The England shirt worn by Geoff Hurst when he scored his hat-trick in the 1966 World Cup final is to be auctioned today. The red No 10 shirt worn by the striker against Germany is expected to fetch between £20,000 and £30,000.

It is one of 129 lots put up for sale by Hurst himself, who said: "It was always my intention to leave the collection to my children, but I have three daughters so how do you split it up fairly? They have selected some special items they want to keep and we have also kept some pieces for the grandchildren.

"But I have already lost a significant proportion of the collection in two burglaries, so it is all kept locked away now and no one see it. I am as patriotic as the next man and will cherish my footballing days but at this stage in my life I would like to have some control over the distribution of the collection."

The sale is expected to raise around £180,000 in total. Other items up for sale include Hurst's blue 1966 World Cup International cap, which is expected to fetch between £15,000 and £20,000. A nine carat gold FA Cup winner's medal from 1964 and items from Hurst's West Ham days are also included in the sale.

Proceeds from 19 of the lots will be split between two charities, The Bobby Moore Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the Brain and Spine Foundation. David Convery, football specialist for Christie's, said: "I've been a football specialist for a number of years and this shirt is one of those dream items you hope to come up at auction."

The Sir Geoff Hurst Collection auction will be followed on Friday by a Football Memorabilia sale. Lots offered by Christie's in this auction include the first European Cup medal won by Phil Neal in 1977, which is expected to fetch between £10,000 and £15,000 and a pair of David Beckham's football boots, which he wore in a match against Italy in October 1997, are also up for grabs and are expected to fetch between £2,000 and £3,000.

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