1890 Sharpe buttonhole flower football card Lancaster player inset Walter

£75.00

Description

Worn as a badge, on the jacket, in the buttonhole! The earliest football badges, albeit made of card, it's a badge too! From c.1880's-1890 this W.N. Sharpe-made buttonhole flower badge has a Lancaster player inset: Walter B...? You'll need a magnifying glass to pursue his identity but he was obviously a player for Lancaster F.C. circa 1890.
Creasing to stem. EXCEEDINGLY RARE BUTTONHOLE BADGE CARD!