ARSENAL F C

Home shirt 1967 - 1981
MANUFACTURER: Umbro

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THE HISTORY OF MY SHIRT
 

Here is a shirt I bought long before I started collecting football shirts for real. A secondary school classmate was a stamp collector. I bought his British stamps and used in reply postage on the letter I sent to English football clubs. Most often, I got back my envelope with a badge I asked for in. Sometimes the club sent a pricelist with the contents they had in their souvenir shop. To get this shirt I bought a postal check at my postoffice that was sent to Arsenal. I would guess that I bought this shirt about 1970.

At this time the model wasn´t changed as often as nowadays. 1967-1977 Arsenal's classic home shirt looked like this, with one exception. There was no Umbrobadge on the match shirt. This did not appear until the season 1977-1978. Though the shirt I bought was with an Umbrobadge.