Welcome to the West Ham United Memorabilia Collection featuring everything Claret and Blue
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The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 July to 30 July. England was chosen as hosts by FIFA in August 1960 to celebrate the centenary of the standardisation of football in England. London's Wembley Stadium provided the venue for the final, and 98,000 people crammed inside to watch. After 12 minutes 32 seconds Helmut Haller had put West Germany ahead, but the score was levelled by Geoff Hurst four minutes later. Martin Peters put England in the lead in the 78th minute; England looked set to claim the title when the referee awarded a free kick to West Germany with one minute left.
The ball was launched goalward and Wolfgang Weber managed to poke it across the line, with England appealing in vain for handball as the ball came through the crowded penalty area. With the score level at 2–2 at the end of 90 minutes, the game went to extra time. In the 98th minute Hurst found himself on the score sheet again; his shot hit the crossbar, and bounced down and hit the ground either onto or just over the goal line. Whether the ball actually crossed the goal line or not has been a matter of discussion for decades. England's final goal was scored by Hurst again, during a pitch invasion and the goal should therefore not have stood. This made Geoff Hurst the only player ever to have scored three times in a World Cup final. However, the fact of the illegality of the goal is illustrated by BBC commentator Kenneth Wolstenholme, whose description of the match's closing moments has gone down in history: "Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over ... [Hurst scores] It is now!".
Aral Fussball Album
World Cup Special Commemorative First Day Cover
First Day of Issue Commemorative Cover signed by Bobby Moore
PRICE GUIDE: £400.00
Coloured postcard with "England Winners commemorative World Cup stamp. Cancelled with the First Day of Issue postmark. Published by "The Photographic Greeting Card Co Ltd"
PRICE GUIDE: £150.00 - £200.00
Autographed Moore, Hurst & Peters
Date: 11 July 1966 to 30 July 1966
Final: 30 July 1966
Goals Scored: 89 (average 2.8 per match)
Attendance: 1,635,000 (average 51,093)
Runners-Up: West Germany
Fourth: Soviet Union
Golden Shoe: EUSEBIO (Eusebio da Silva Ferreira) Portugal
Image courtesy of Russ Rimington
Bobby Moore text on Album page
A Full Colour Picture Gallery of World Cup Stars
FKS Publishers Ltd
Anonymous album, unnumbered series of 330 coloured player portraits printed on team pages, these are not stickers as they were printed within the album pages. The album is not marked as FKS but is attributed to them and was clearly the forerunner to the FKS sticker sets that followed. The Brazilian footballer on the front of the album was used for both the 1974 and 1978 World Cup albums.
Bobby Moore - England
Printed in Spain, but published in England
by World Distributors of Manchester.
World Cup : Footballer Stickers
A&BC Chewing Gum Co Ltd.
1966 was the pinnacle of English football, but surprisingly few cards were produced for the tournament which makes these 'World Cup Footballer Stickers', also known as World Cup stamps amongst the rarest sought after item from the period. The A&BC stickers can cause confusion as they look like stamps with their perforated edges, and sometimes listed and sold as stamps rather than stickers and cards in dealers catalogues.
For the price of 1d. you received a piece of bubble gum, plus one sticker with 50 in the series to collect, 35 player portraits in vertical format including world stars Uwe Seeler (West Germany), Pele (Brazil), Gianni Rivera (Italy) and Bobby Moore who was also depicted as one of the 15 horizontal stickers showing both player and national flag, though most collectors today would be happy to own just one or two from this series.
Their rarity is due to the fact that they had sticky backs, mine ended up on my bedroom door with my football posters, those that do turn up are often found stuck to school books and scrapbooks which were the most common items.
Do you have one of these relics from your childhood, a stuck down version would put a smile on your face at £15, an unwrapped stamp would widen your grin at a whopping £50.
Unnumbered series of 50 stickers. Anonymous plain gummed backs. Issued as 35 vertical format and 15 horizontal national flags and players.
PRICE GUIDE: £50.00
1966 WORLD CUP FINAL TICKET
Autographed by hat-trick hero Geoff Hurst
Vize-Fubball Weltmister Deutschland 1966
German Federal Post Office
SEAT Cars (Spain)
Co-sponsored by Cibels Chocolates & Seat Cars
World Cup 1966
World Cup 1966