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Legends of Maine Road by Simon Smith.


Legends of Maine Road by Simon Smith.

A true investment for any football supporter of any age, especially for City fans! Editions like these tend to increase in value once they are sold out. The publisher has gone to great lengths obtaining all of the signatures of the players, each of which is signed in pencil to avoid any chance of fading. Each edition has been signed individually and appears on the margin around the image (not shown on our main picture). It portrays the remarkable history of one of the great club sides of the late 60s and early 70s. It portrays 36 great players throughout Manchester Citys long and successful history and features no fewer than 20 of those signatures including Mike Summerbee, Roy Clarke, Joe Royle, Joe Corrigan and Francis Lee. Players and staff come and go but their contribution is never forgotten.
Item Code : SPC0101Legends of Maine Road by Simon Smith. - This Edition
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Simon Smith

Simon Smith was born in 1960 into a military family and quickly developed an interest in history and the armed forces. He has worked continually as an illustrator in the historical field since leaving art college in 1982, having graduated with a First in Fine Art and Illustration.. He has work on permanent display in London and countries as far afield as Taiwan and Israel. Simon owes his lifelong interest in military subjects to his family connections with the services.

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