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FOOTBALL


Lots 685 to 724 Sam Hardy (Chesterfield, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest & England goalkeeper)


Sam Hardy was born at Chesterfield 26th August 1882. He was signed by his home town blub in 1903 before Liverpool agreed a fee of £500 for him in 1905. He made 219 League appearances for Liverpool and while at the Merseyside club he caught the eye of the England selectors and he made his international debut between the sticks at Goodison Park in the match v Ireland 14th October 1907 keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 win. Hardy won a total of 21 caps, a figure that would surely have had been much higher if football had not been interrupted by the First World War. Hardy then joined Aston Villa in 1912 and was officially on their books until 1920 although during WW1 he was allowed to play elsewhere turning out for Nottingham Forest and Plymouth. Hardy finished his career at Forest in 1925 through injury just before his 40th birthday. In retirement Hardy became a publican and billiard halls owner in Chesterfield and remained in the town of his birth until he died 24th October 1966.


686 A 9ct. gold 1921-22 Football League Division Two Championship medal awarded to Sam Hardy of Nottingham Forest,


inscribed THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE, CHAMPIONS, DIVISION 2, WINNERS, 1921-22, NOTTm. FOREST F.C., S. HARDY


685 A 15ct. gold 1920 F.A. Cup winner’s medal awarded to Sam Hardy of Aston Villa, inscribed 1920, ENGLISH CUP, ASTON VILLA FC., WINNERS, S. HARDY


The 1920 FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Huddersfield was played at Stamford Bridge. Aston Villa won 1-0 with a goal scored in extra time by Billy Kirton to clinch the trophy for a record sixth time. £4,000 - 6,000


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The Football League Div.2 1921/22 was won by Nottingham Forest with 56 points, 4 points ahead of Stoke. Both teams were promoted to Div 1. £1,000 - 1,500


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