Is there any piece of soccer memorabilia which is more personal and intimate than a match worn shirt?
To have and hold a shirt which has been worn by your favourite player or from the team you support is a feeling which cannot be replicated. As a Chelsea fan for example, can you imagine what it would be like to own a Chelsea shirt which was worn by frank Lampard in a game?.
Getting a player’s autograph is one thing but having the shirt off his back is something else. To have that in your home or office may seem like a dream but at worldsoccermemorabilia.com we make those dreams come true.
However, when buying an authentic match worn soccer shirt, you must be aware of exactly what you are buying.
For example, how do you know the shirt was worn by the player in question? If the shirt is on offer for sale as a Steven Gerrard match worn Liverpool shirt, what proof is there that this shirt was worn by the player?
You must check the details of the shirt and the match in which it is listed as being worn.
For example, any match worn shirt from the English Premier League or old First Division before the 1992/93 season, should not have a name on the back. So, if you see a Manchester United shirt from prior to this date and it has the number 10 and the name Hughes on the back, you know it cannot be match worn.
Also, check the details of the match in which the shirt was worn and look for photos of the player wearing the shirt during the game. If the shirt has not been washed, look for any markings from the grass or mud on the player in the photo and match that up to the match worn shirt being sold.
Some players like to moderate their shirt in some way, such as cutting the sleeves off so they are shorter or adding something to the front of the shirt to help with their breathing during the match. These are all signs of a match worn soccer shirts.
Finally, do not be afraid to ask questions about the match worn soccer shirt and trace back the history of the shirt. Did it come directly from the player or from a third party? Was it worn in both halves of the match or only one? Any small details you can find out will help when buying a match worn soccer shirt.
However, the only way you can buy an authentic match worn soccer shirt with confidence is from a reputable dealer and at worldsoccermemorabilia.com you are assured of the very best in match worn soccer shirt memorabilia.
So, whether you are looking for something for yourself to frame at home or for a special gift for that soccer fan in your life, you will not find a better selection of authentic match worn soccer shirts than what we offer at worldsoccermemorabilia.com.