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Lot 1906 (The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction, 26th April 2019)

TOMMY GEMMELL OF ST MIRREN F.C., HIS 1959 SCOTTISH CUP WINNERS MEDAL

Sold for £1,700


 

1959 ST MIRREN SCOTTISH CUP WINNERS MEDAL,
awarded to Tommy Gemmell, the obverse inscribed 'Scottish Football Association' in blue enamelled lettering around a pierced oval depicting a lion rampant, beneath a thistle motif, the reverse inscribed 'Cup Winners 1958.59 T. Gemmell St Mirren FC', 43mm high, maker TJS, in nine carat gold, 11.3g

Note: Tommy Gemmell (1930 - 2004) was a Scottish footballer who played as an inside forward for St. Mirren F.C. for his entire senior football career. Although also capped for the Scotland national team - playing twice in May 1955 and scoring one goal for Scotland - Gemmell is best known as one of the Saints. Gemmell made over 250 league appearances for the club and aided their 1959 Scottish Cup campaign, where they reigned victorious in the final for just the second time in St Mirren's history.

Provenance: The archive of the late Tommy Gemmell, this lot included, is offered at auction on behalf of the family of the late player.

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