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Owners of original leather footballs to score £19.66 in World Cup offer

Owners of original leather footballs to score £19.66 in World Cup offer
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Leeds, UK 26th June 2018 - Vintage Cash Cow, the first online platform that allows you to sell your vintage items for cash, is offering £19.66 for original vintage leather footballs to celebrate England making it through to the last 16 of the World Cup.

Those who own an original stitched leather football, whatever the condition, should visit and download their free post labels to send along with any other vintage items and claim their winnings.

Vintage Cash Cow also offers cash for other vintage items, such as costume jewellery, old currency and gold, lying around the home or tucked away in attics. The average box value received by Vintage Cash Cow is £70, any boxes sent in that contain the original football and are valued at £50 or over will qualify for the World Cup offer.

The History of the leather footballs

The original animal bladder footballs were replaced by inflated leather balls – standardised by the Football Association in 1872.

This ball was 68 centimetres in circumference and made from eight brown, leather panels stitched together.

However, these balls were banned in 1970 due to a major flaw with using leather - on wet days, the leather soaked up liquid making heading the ball painful to kick and dangerous to head. These were replaced by the polyurethane coated balls that are used today.

Antony Charman, Head Valuer and Co-founder of Vintage Cash Cow commented; “Our old eight panel leather footballs are a piece of England’s sporting legacy that many have forgotten about, and very few think is worth anything! We’re holding this offer to celebrate England advancing to the next round of the World Cup and to remind people to have a look at the vintage items around their homes. The old coins, foreign currency and costume jewellery that we all have stashed in our attics or under our beds is actually worth quite a bit. Send a box into us and hopefully you’ll be able to fund a round or two cheering England to victory this year!”

Vintage Leather Football

Most Expensive World Cup Memorabilia

  1. Geoff Hurst’s 1966 World Cup Winning Jersey 

Sold For - £90,000 (Year 2000) / Sold For - £2.3M (Year 2010)

  1. Pele’s 1970 World Cup Winners Medal 

Sold For - £280,000

  1. Jules Rimet Trophy replica (World Cup Trophy) 

Sold For - £254,500

  1. Pele’s 1958 World Cup Winners Medal 

Sold For - £200,000

  1. Nobby Stiles’ 1966 World Cup medal

Sold For - £188,200

  1. Alan Ball’s 1966 World Cup medal

Sold For - £164,000

  1. Pele’s 1962 World Cup Winners Medal 

Sold For - £140,800

  1. Ray Wilsons’ 1966 World Cup medal

Sold For £136,000

  1. Gordon Banks’ 1966 World Cup medal

Sold For - £124,750

  1. Pele’s 1970 first-half World Cup final shirt

Sold For - £66,000

  1. Pele’s 1970 second-half World Cup final shirt

Sold For £15,750

Media contacts: Will Booth / Hannah Shields, [email protected] / +44 (0) 20 7924 5656

About Vintage Cash Cow

Vintage Cash Cow is the first online platform to make selling vintage items easy and free. A national decluttering service helping make people make money from old and used items. With over £1,000,000 already paid out.

We have no commission or charges. You send us your vintage items, including: costume jewellery, old currency, vintage watches, medals and vintage toys.

We cover the cost of postage or doorstep collection and then assess the box of items when it arrives at our facility in Leeds. An offer is made for the box, allowing you to simply choose from an immediate payment or decide to have your items returned for free.

We’re hassle and haggle free; a new alternative to traditional auction platforms, which require you to list all your items one by one, take photos, and deal with questions and non-paying buyers. We’re extremely proud of over 2,000 five star reviews we’ve received on TrustPilot.

We already have over 50 employees, including a team of experts with vast knowledge in all things vintage to carefully assess the products that arrive.

Our investor team includes Laurens Groenendijk, Founder of and the Founder of, Bas Beerens Founder and Chairman of WeTransfer, Daan Donders Founder of SoWifi and 4 others.

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