The news that Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God“ shirt sold for an astonishing £7.1m probably sent several ex-footballers frantically searching for any memorabilia they may have picked up if they ever shared a field with the great Argentinian.
The price paid out to former England midfielder Steve Hodge – who swapped shirts with Maradona after the famous 1986 World Cup quarter-final – confirms the strength of the sports collectables market, auctioneer, Antiques Road Trip regular and Derby County fan Charles Hanson tells The Independent.
“We are seeing vast sums for football memorabilia,” says Mr Hanson, comparing it even to the market paid out for more traditional art works.
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