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Leather Rugby Ball By Jack Sharp Liverpool Circa 1920s

Product code #OA2094

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- Made from pig skin
- Cotton lace
- Stamped "Jack Sharp Liverpool"
- English ~ 1920s
- 30cm long x 17cm tall

Jack Sharp Liverpool

As well as enjoying a successful football career, Sharp was also a talented cricketer. He played for Lancashire during the summer months and even described himself as a cricketer in the census of 1901. In 1904 they won the county championship without losing a game and Sharp played in every match. A competent batsman and fast bowler, he was selected for a test series against Australia in 1909, hitting a century at The Oval.

In 1910 Sharp, who was by now captain of Everton, announced his retirement from playing football, saying he wanted to quit when he was at the peak of his game and not be forced out. He became a director at Everton and also expanded the sports outfitter business he had set up two years earlier at number 38 Whitechapel in Liverpool under the management of Mr J.J. Rice. For many years, his business supplied the team kits for Liverpool, Everton and other sides in the North West. In 1914 Liverpool reached the FA Cup final and as well as supplying the Reds strip, he also did so to the opposition Burnley.

Condition Report

No major notable damage

As with all of our products this product is an original piece and has lived a life before it arrived at Otto's HQ. It has been sympathetically restored by the Otto's team to ensure it has a life for many more years to come. All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm. If you have any further questions regarding the condition of this product or any others please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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