Alex James Club Junior Football Boots

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Object Description

Vintage Pair of Child’s Leather Football Boots.
A pair of size 11 unused junior leather football boots. Stamped on the sole with size 11 ‘The Alex James’ with ‘Alex James Club Junior’ paper label. The toe area on the boots are made of hardened leather with an extra leather strap behind. The six studs on each sole are formed by layers of cylindrical leather discs fastened by three nails. The boots have never been worn and come in original cardboard box, although dusty.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia
Alexander Wilson James (14 September 1901 – 1 June 1953) was a Scottish international footballer. He is mostly noted as a playmaking lynchpin at Arsenal with whom he won six trophies from 1930 to the 1936 season. James featured as a deep lying creative midfielder who provided a link between defence and attack. He was famed for his high level of footballing intelligence, outstanding ball control and supreme passing. James was described by Tom Finney as “an inspiration” and “pure magic” with his style of play eventually leading to comparisons with Dennis Bergkamp. His rheumatism meant he wore “baggy” shorts so as to conceal the long johns he put on for warmth. As so his baggy attire became his own trademark look displayed upon the field of play.

Object Condition

Very good and original

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:20.5 x H:11.5 centimeters
  • country
  • year
    C. 1930
  • diameter
    7 centimeters

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