The one player that Sir Alex Ferguson admits to regretting not signing speaks volumes about the talent that Paul Gascoigne possessed. Without doubt – one of the finest talents England has ever produced and the greatest English player of his generation.
Impressive performances as a teenager for hometown club Newcastle United in the mid 1980s attracted the attention of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Gascoigne promised Ferguson he would be going to Old Trafford but changed his mind after Spurs offered to buy his parents a house and the 21-year-old signed for Tottenham in the summer of 1988 for a British record £2.2 miliion.
He won the FA Cup in 1991 with Terry Venables’ side winning 2-1 after extra time, however he was stretchered off after 15 minutes following a dangerous high challenge on Nottingham Forest’s Gary Charles in which he ruptured the cruciate ligaments in his right knee. He missed the entire 1991/92 season and a big money move to Lazio collapsed as a result.
Gascoigne eventually moved to Lazio in 1992 and spent three years in Italy before returning to Britain with Rangers where he won two Scottish league titles, one Scottish Cup and one Scottish League Cup. He also had spells at Middlesbrough and Everton and retired in 2004.
Certificate of Authenticity
Every signed product is issued with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by our Managing Director, which guarantees that every item has been hand-signed. The certificate includes many security features to avoid duplication and protect your investment.
1. Quality of printing & paper
The printed lines and colours of the many intricate patterns on our Certificate of Authenticity are sharp, clear and free of smudges or blurred edges. The paper is high quality, textured and of a heavier weight than normal paper.
2. Integrated image
Each Certificate of Authenticity also includes either an example image of the product or a small photo of the individual signing the product.
*Images are for illustration purposes only and the product/signature location & size my differ slightly.
3. Hologram seal
A security bespoke A1 Sporting Memorabilia hologram seal that shimmers and animates when tilted is included on every Certificate of Authenticity.
4. Online verification
The name and authentication code of every item is printed onto every Certificate of Authenticity. By entering the authentication code into the A1 Sporting Memorabilia website you will be able to view more detailed images of the signed item, a detailed description and if available photos of the individual signing the item.
5. Verified by our CEO
Every single Certificate of Authenticity is also verified by our chief executive officer - to guarantee that the item is genuine and hand signed.
Standard UK Delivery - £5.99 (small items)
Orders sent via our standard delivery service are sent via Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded Delivery. We aim to dispatch all UK orders within 1-2 working days.
We require a signature for all packages that we send out. If you are not at home in the day, we recommend getting your order delivered to a work address. If you are not in when a delivery is attempted, the parcel will be taken to your nearest postal sorting depot. A card will be left with instructions on how to retrieve it.
Standard UK Delivery - £14.99 (large items)
Some of our larger items are dispatched using a courier service due to their size, weight and value. All items sent via courier will require a signature and cannot be left in a safe place or with neighbours.
Additional delivery charges may apply for an address in the Scottish Highlands, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
All international items are dispatched using either a international courier or Royal Mail International Signed For. You will usually receive your item within 10 working days. Shipping fees are calculated at the checkout dependant on size, weight and destination.
We are not responsible for any customs duties, taxes or levies on international orders. We recommend that you check with your local customs officials or post office for further information.