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    Sporting memorabilia across a variety of disciplines will feature at the Fonsie Mealy  rare books and collectors sale at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin on July 1.  The memory of a victory against the All-Blacks is always to be cherished  and an official team jersey signed by the conquering Munster team who defeated the All-Blacks at Thomond Park in 1978 is among the treasures on offer.  This is just one of a number of highly collectible sports related items – ranging from a miniature photographic portrait signed by Pele (80-100) to a hurley signed by the Cork centenary champions of 1984 (150-200) – on offer.
    The red jersey, emblazoned with the name of sponsor Toyota, was signed by the team at a later date and is estimated at a relatively modest 450-650.  An official FAI team soccer jersey from 2002 signed by Roy Keane, Shay Given, Robbie Keane and others is estimated at 150-200, a Formula One Ferrari baseball cap signed by Michael Schumacher is estimated at 70-90 and a selection of four golf hats signed by Tiger Woods, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Lee James, Mark O’Meara, David Duval and Billy Casper together with a Ryder Cup 2006 K-Club Pole Flag signed by Paul Casey will be offered as one lot estimated at 120-150.
    Whether you are a bibliophile, a banknote collector, a literature buff, an historian or a collector whose taste runs to Irish ecclesiastical architecture there is something for you in this auction of 737 lots.

    The signed Munster team jersey from 1978

    The signed Munster team jersey from 1978  UPDATE: THIS SOLD FOR 1,000 AT HAMMER

    A hurley signed by the Cork Centenary Champions of 1984

    A hurley signed by the Cork Centenary Champions of 1984  UPDATE:  THIS SOLD FOR 320 AT HAMMER


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