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Duncan Edwards & Jackie Blanchflower Signed Clipping [4594171]

A vintage clipping taken from a the 1955/56 Charles Buchan's Soccer Gift Book that has been hand signed in blue ink by Jackie Blanchflower (died 1998) and in red ink by the tragic, yet iconic Duncan Edwards (died 1958). Both part of the legendary group of players dubbed 'The Busby Babes' and whom careers were ended by the horrific Munich Air Disaster in 1958. Jackie Blanchflower's career ended due to the life threatening injuries sustained in the disaster though living until 1998 whilst Duncan Edwards died in hospital after a heroic fight for his life ended on the 21st Feb 1958 two weeks after the devastating plane crash. Duncan Edwards was just 21 and had already represented England 18 times up to this point. Many believed he had the talent and potential greatness to become England's greatest ever player. The Legendary Sir Bobby Charlton once said that Duncan was the greatest player he ever played with. A quote from Bobby Robson reads 'Physically, he was enormous. He was strong and had a fantastic football brain. His ability was complete right foot, left foot, long passing, short passing. He did everything instinctively.' Duncan Edwards is one of the most sought after, collectable and investment worthy autographs in the memorabilia industry - classified extremely rare. The autographed clipping has been professionally framed and mounted to museum standard. The wording 'Busby Babes' has been electronically cut into the top of the red velvet mount. Framed with a picture of the Busby Babes lined up before the European Cup game vs Red Star Belgrade which was to become the last ever game they played before the Munich Air Disaster. Also framed with a 16x12 photo of Duncan Edwards signing an autograph for a fan on Arsenal's Highbury pitch, which was the last domestic game Manchester Utd played before traveling to play their European Cup game vs Red Star Belgrade. A plaque with the relevant details engraved has been added to the presentation making the overall size 25x27 inches.