Memorabilia fans are set to grab a piece of history with four key collectible items from the worlds of sport, film and music going on sale in Sheffield.
Derbyshire-based company Redtooth Memorabilia has purchased a shirt previously worn by one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali, and a cheque signed by film star, Marilyn Monroe. In addition, the football that was used to score the first ever goal in the Premier League as well as an autographed display of iconic rock band, The Beatles.
All pieces will be displayed at Redtooth’s Meadowhall Shopping Centre store, The Fan Cave, throughout August and September.
Muhammad Ali was presented with the shirt from the President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, prior to the historic 1975 ‘Thrilla in Manila’ fight. Coming directly from the Ali estate, the famous worn shirt is accompanied by a letter from Veronica Ali, the former wife of the professional boxer.
The cheque, written for the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, was signed by Marilyn Monroe for $4,188.53 in 1960 and was obtained from a well-known authenticator.
Formed in 1992, the Premier League is one of the best football leagues in the world. Previously on display at the Sheffield United museum, the football used to score the first ever goal in the top tier is now available to purchase by football fanatics at The Fan Cave.
The 1965 autographed display of the band, The Beatles, was acquired through a leading Beatles collectibles company and is signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Beatles and Marilyn Monroe enthusiasts can purchase these notable items through The Fan Cave shop or via the website www.thefancavememorabilia.co.uk.
Dan Hoyland, Owner and Managing Director of Redtooth Memorabilia said: “We proudly display authentic pieces of memorabilia at The Fan Cave for collectors of all ages with a variety of interests.
“We have once again worked with the world’s leading authenticators to offer sports fanatics a piece of sporting history, and film and music fans of the 50s and 60s, the chance to purchase genuine autographed memorabilia from this era.
“This is a great investment opportunity for collectors, so we are expecting a large amount of interest and are looking forward to selling these genuine items to fanatics.”
Redtooth Memorabilia, which is based in Barlborough, provide and sell authentic memorabilia from stage, screen and sports as well as supplying live or silent auctions for all size of events. The business also incorporates a framing company.