11th Apr, 2024 14:30

The Sporting Auction | Part Two: The Celtic Story

  Lot 1903


the obverse with enamel shamrock to Celtic cross, the reverse inscribed Glasgow Football Assoc. CUP WINNERS CELTIC F.C. J. CASSIDY 1920-21, in nine carat gold

Note: Joe 'Trooper' Cassidy, 'the smallest and cleverest thing to appear in a Celtic jersey', started his career with Celtic in 1912.

It was however interrupted due to WWI, during which Cassidy's gallantry in the face of the enemy earned him a Military Cross (one of the highest honours for bravery) whilst serving with the Black Watch, hence the nickname Trooper Joe.

Despite his small stature, he had pace and great eye for goal, scoring 104 goals in 204 games. Celtic defeated Clyde 1-0 in the final of the 1921 Glasgow Cup.

(approx. 19g)

3.2cm high


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Sold for £1,600
Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000

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