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Lot 1771 (The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction, 28th August 2020)

AIRDRIE F.C. INTEREST - SCOTTISH CUP RUNNERS UP GOLD MEDAL 1974/75

Sold for £850


 

SCOTTISH CUP RUNNERS UP GOLD MEDAL 1974/75,
awarded to Tommy Walker of Airdrieonians F.C., the obverse inscribed 'Scottish Football Association' in blue enamel border around central oval depicting a lion rampant motif in relief, beneath a thistle motif, the reverse inscribed 'Runners-up Scottish Cup 1974-75', 40mm high, in nine carat gold, maker likely RH, 12.5g

Note: The 1974-75 Scottish Cup Final took place on 3 May 1975, with Airdrie facing Celtic F.C. at Hampden Park before a crowd of over 75,000. Airdrie's first Cup Final match since lifting the cup for the first time in 1924, the side put up a fight against the reigning champs, and Celtic's opening goal was matched by an equaliser from McCann in the 42nd minute. Celtic would however reign triumphant, winning 3-1. Airdrieonians F.C. would reach the Scottish Cup Final again in 1992 and 1995, though never to repeat the feat of 1924.

This Scottish Cup Final match is fondly remembered by many a Celtic fan, marking Billy McNeill's last game for the Bhoys.

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