Eton College is now the new home of the world’s most expensive football programme.
The record programme that took a winning
£30,000 bid at Graham Budd's
sale in May and shattered the previous auction high of £20,000,
has now been handed over to the College which was able to bid at
the auction through pledged donations by 25 members of the Old
Etonians Association Football Club.
The lot itself was the 1882 FA Cup final
programme for Old Etonians v Blackburn Rovers. Old Etonians won the
game 1-0 - the last 'gentlemen amateur' side to clinch the
Mr Budd said: "The programme will be housed in the Museum of
Eton Life, which is open to the general public and local community
as well as the boys. It will join an existing exhibit, which is the
gold winner's medal awarded to the Old Etonian goalscorer in this
very match, Reginald Macaulay."
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