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Wales Match Shirts

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Home versus England 1978

Joey Jones home match worn shirt from the Wales Home International Championship game against England, 3rd May 1978. The classic Welsh Admiral tramlines shirt, displays all the differences from the horrible nylon replica's of the same style. Made from cotton, it has the yellow and green tramlines applied onto the shirt -not incorporated into the material like the replica's- has the cloth stitch applied national Crest, to the centre of the chest and Admiral logo's to the fashionable wing collars!! plus of course the cloth yellow number stitched to the reverse of the shirt.

Surely one of the most skillfully undervalued, but passionate and proud Welshmen ever to pull on the red shirt of his country of birth, Joey Jones went onto play 72 times for Wales. Coming out of international retirement to help out his old manager Mike England, who gave him one of his most proud moments in a Welsh shirt, when he made him captain on the evening he broke Ivor Allchurch's long standing Welsh appearance record. This particular shirt comes from the personal collection of an English international ex-club team mate of Joey's, obtained as a post match swap at the end of the 1978 tournament game. I have a letter of provenance signed, by the ex-team mate of Joey's, to confirm this information. A great shirt from a Welsh footballing hero, with exceptional provenance, a player who is another of the 28 players who have made over 50 appearances for Wales. Again another one to tick off my list, in my attempt to obtain a shirt of each one of these gold cap players.

The action picture is of Joey playing against England but in the 1979 Wembley match and is copyright of Action Images.