Check your football memorabilia - it could be worth a fortune

Fans have always enjoyed collecting and investing in sporting memorabilia. From classic replica shirts to sticker albums and other football souvenirs, fans could be sitting on a goldmine without even knowing it.

Authentic and retro vintage shirts can sell for hundreds of pounds online and are particularly popular with footie fans who are eager to spend a small fortune to collect the memorabilia.

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If you manage to get your hands on the right item at the right time, you could find yourself sitting on a tidy profit.

Do you know what to look for and how much an item you already own in storage could be worth?Research has identified exactly which football-related keepsakes have the most value in 2020.

Football fans could be sitting on a secret treasure trove without even knowing it. Here’s the lowdown on the most popular football memorabilia, from retro shirts to sticker albums.

Authentic and vintage shirts can sell for hundreds of pounds online, with footie fans eager to spend a small fortune to collect the memorabilia.

A David Beckham Manchester United home shirt from their treble-winning 1999 season is worth £199.99.

Sporting memorabilia has always been a popular pastime for Brits to collect and invest in, with retro football shirts being particularly popular.

The 1979-80 season Liverpool home shirt fetches £499 online, and the Arsenal 1991-92 away shirt worth £425.

The prices of other rare items, including medals, sticker albums and programmes, have also shot up and they can sell for hundreds.

The complete Panini France ’98 World Cup sticker album is now worth well above its cost price at £200.

The prices of other rare items, including medals, sticker albums and programmes, have also shot up and they can sell for hundreds.

From footballs to training strips, you can see the full research with all the items and costs here.

If you are lucky to own any of these items, then congratulations you could sell for a nice profit, or keep as it may well provide sentimental value. Either way it’s a win-win.

If you have something you think is of value, or thinking of buying a collectable, these are the main things to look out for.

Age: anything more than 50 years old is most collectable. What’s in your grandad’s shed?Rarity: if there are many available, this will bring the value down.

Not everyone’s been to an FA Cup Final ... anything final related holds a lot of value. A cup final programmes are always of a high value

Popularity: programmes with an iconic footballer on the cover or detailing a famous match are the most prized and valuable. A footballer’s or manager’s last game for a club increases the match day programme’s value ... so it’s worth checking!

Condition: it goes without saying that creases, missing staples and water damage all harm the price of the memorabilia.

With Premier League season back on, now could be a great time to dust off any memorabilia you’ve had for the past few decades.

The research was carried out by NetVoucherCodes site.