After last week’s deluge of the old faithful orange and black Wembley Trophy balls we now focus on the player endorsed models…
This Jimmy Greaves approved “perfect training ball” was another in the Mettoy Wembley range, the ‘Official’.
It belongs to Neville Evans and is part of the vast Spurs collection he kindly let us photograph for ‘Got, Not Got: The Lost World of Tottenham Hotspur’.
But it seems that Mettoy had a rival, as Rob Stokes pointed out to us… this Denis Law ball was “manufactured in Great Britain by Peter Raphael of Hempshaw Lane Stockport”.
It is currently on eBay with a starting price of just under a ton.
Never removed from its poly bag, never bounced over the road being narrowly missed by cars, never garden forked by a belligerent neighbour… and never (as Sean Wallis told us on the GNG Facebook site) “booted by my cousin out of the park onto the London to Brighton mainline…”
Send us your balls…