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Price Ranges of Collectible Football Programmes

Just like other collectibles, collectible football programmes can be very valuable. Some of the most desirable ones are therefore often sold at respectable auction houses with a lot of publicity. Generally, older programmes are more valuable because they are rarer but just because a programme is old that doesn’t necessarily mean it is worth thousands of pounds. In fact, there several post-1950s programmes which are worth more than those from the turn of the century. Then, there is the condition factor which plays a major role in the price as well. Its impact on the price depends on several factors such as rarity and demand but if the damage is severe, the programme may not have any collectible value regardless of its rarity.

Pre-1950s Collectible Football Programmes

Though there are exceptions, pre-1950s collectible football programmes tend to have the highest value. They are highly sought after but unfortunately, only a few have survived into the 21st century. This is due to the fact that they were just as expendable as tickets and as a result, the vast majority are gone. It is possible to find them from time to time but due to their rarity and high demand, expect to pay well above £1000.

Post-1950s Collectible Football Programmes

Football programmes continued to be printed on low quality paper well into the 1950s. However, the post-1950s programmes are much more common than those from the late 19th century. Therefore they are considerably less expensive but the prices tend to vary greatly. Expect to pay from about £100 to £500 and more for the most desirable ones.

Condition, Condition and One More Time, Condition

We cannot stress the importance of condition enough. As mentioned earlier, it has a huge impact on the price but the sellers often tend to disregard it. Instead, they demand the price for mint condition even though the programme is in a poor shape. We are not claiming that programmes with signs of folding, ware or smaller stains are worthless. On the contrary, they can be very valuable. This, however, counts only for the oldest and rarest programmes which are virtually impossible to find in mint condition due to their expendable nature and the fact that they were printed on low quality paper. More common programmes, on the other hand, are more “vulnerable” as barely noticeable signs of ware or damage can cut their price in half.