GLORY HUNTERS LIFTS LID ON WORLD OF SPORTS MEMORABILIA

GLORY HUNTERS LIFTS LID ON WORLD OF SPORTS MEMORABILIA

Glory Hunters takes viewers on a rare journey into the world of football memorabilia and the iconic moments recalled by shirts, boots and other more unusual items, while also exploring the business of the auctioneers who sell often coveted and valuable items.

The new documentary, produced by BT Sport with award-winning production company Noah Media Group, shines a light on the collectors who buy sports memorabilia and crave a connection to legends, as well as interviews with the players involved in creating the memories behind the legends.

Earlier this year, ahead of the Premier League’s 30-year anniversary next season, Graham Budd Auctions, one of the leading sports memorabilia auction houses in the world, ran a Premier League anniversary auction.

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Glory Hunters covers the entire process, from the call to arms for items, to valuation days at football clubs to encourage fans, current and former players and members of the public to part company with their unique Premier League objects. Glory Hunters follows the items from discovery to valuation, and into the dramatic auction itself, with iconic Premier League archive used to illustrate the moment each artefact is related to.

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Among those featured in Glory Hunters are Chris Sutton (Chris speaks about his Blackburn Rovers shirt from their season as champions), Danny Simpson (Danny auctions a Leicester shirt from his days playing for the 2015-16 title winners), Brian Deane (Brian talks about the shirt he wore when scoring the first ever Premier League goal in Sheffield United's game against Manchester United in 1992). The film also hears from the team behind Graham Budd Auctions including Tim Murphy, Adam Gascoigne and Graham Budd.

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The film tracks down items of memorabilia associated with both major moments and players in the history of the Premier League, including Patrick Viera's Arsenal shirt from his infamous tunnel spat with Roy Keane at Highbury, Wayne Rooney's boots from his first ever Premier League goal for Everton against Arsenal, one of the rare match-worn Manchester United 'grey kits', which Sir Alex Ferguson ordered his team to change out of at half-time when losing at Southampton, a pair of boots belonging to Eric Cantona, and, one of Arsene Wenger's signature long padded touchline coats.

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“Glory Hunters pays homage to the history of the Premier League with a colourful walk through the memorabilia associated with some of the most iconic moments and personalities of the past thirty years. Each item, buyer and seller has their own story to tell, all rooted in Premier League history. The film is a window into a world that's rarely been seen before and a truly unique way of celebrating the Premier League's anniversary.”

– Barry Andrews, head of programming, BT Sport

 

BT Sport will premiere Glory Hunters on Thursday 4 August at 8pm on BT Sport 2.

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