1957/58 Manchester United official blazer worn by Busby Babe Ken Morgans

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1957/58 Manchester United official blazer worn by Busby Babe Ken Morgans

Sold for £ 3,750 (US$ 5,153) inc. premium
1957/58 Manchester United official blazer worn by Busby Babe Ken Morgans
An official Manchester United players black blazer produced by 'Society Wear', embroidered with Manchester United club badge to left lapel. This blazer was issued by Manchester United and worn by Busby Babe Kenny Morgans throughout season 1957/58 including the Munich disaster and the other European ties that season. The lot includes a hand signed photograph of Kenny Morgans with the blazer and a letter of authenticity signed by Kenny Morgans. It is one of only two of the original blazers believed to be still in existence, the other being in the Manchester United museum.

Footnotes

  • Kenny Morgans, one of the Busby Babes, born Swansea March 16th 1939, had just broken into the team, and at the age of 18 was already staking his claim to be first choice for the coveted number 7 shirt after making his debut against Leicester on 21st December, he then put in some excellent performances and unexpectedly ousted Johnny Berry from the right wing position. He played in the European Cup at Old Trafford on January 14th against Red Star Belgrade and again on 5th February 1958 in the away fixture. He survived the tragic air disaster at Munich on 6th February and went on to play in both semi-final games against AC Milan. The air crash left its mark on this likeable 19 year old Welsh lad, who could not fulfil his early promise when he looked set to be a firm favourite for many years to come and secure a regular place in the team. He made a total of only 21 games for United four being in the European Cup 1958.
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