This West Ham shirt has been signed by the 12 players of the team that won the 1980 FA Cup, beating the mighty Arsenal 1-0. It was the last occasion on which a team from outside the top flight won the prestigious trophy. The Hammers triumphed thanks to a rare headed goal from Trevor Brooking. The 12 signees are Phil Parkes, Sir Trevor Brooking, Ray Stewart, Frank Lampard, Billy Bonds (captain), Alvin Martin, Alan Devonshire, Paul Allen, Stuart Pearson, David Cross, Geoff Pike and Paul Brush (substitute). Brooking signed on November 12, 2013, the remainder on November 16, 2013 in Milton Keynes.
All our signed memorabilia is supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by a company director. It features a numbered hologram that matches an identical hologram affixed to your product, and details of when and where the product was signed. Our company number and details are included on the certificate.
Each certificate includes, where possible and in the vast majority of cases, a photo of the sportspeople or celebrity signing one of the product line at the relevant signing session. For logistical reasons it is impossible to photograph every product being signed, but showing that the sportsperson or celebrity was present and signing items is, we believe, the best way to demonstrate the legitimacy of your products.
Numbered security hologram
Your certificate will come with a numbered security hologram, which will correspond to a matching, identically numbered hologram on your product. This ensures that the certificate can only be used to authenticate the item for which there is a corresponding number. If anyone attempts to remove either hologram it will destruct, so it is impossible to transfer the holograms to other items.