A Football Association international debut medal awarded to Tom Grosvenor was sold for £10,200 at Fieldings (20% buyer’s premium) on July 21-23 as part of a lot also including various other items related to his career, estimated at £4000-6000.
Grosvenor, of Birmingham City, made that first appearance for the match England v Ireland played at Deepdale, Preston, on October 4, 1933.
In 14ct gold, it is inscribed The Football Association, FA International, and to the edge E v.I., 1933-34, T. Grosvenor.
It was offered with a 9ct Football League Medal relating to the same match, Grosvenor’s three England caps and his number 8 England football shirt, and further ephemera such as photographs, menus and press cuttings.
Grosvenor was born in Netherton and played for Stourbridge (where Fieldings is based) then Birmingham City. He was sold on to Sheffield Wednesday in 1936 for £2500 and finished his professional career playing for Bolton Wanderers. In his three appearances for England in 1933 he scored twice.