Archive for September, 2010


eBay ups and downs

The joy (I use the word loosely you understand) of eBay is that auctions can go either way, with the shock highs being matched by the low days when things don’t seem to take off.  Right now it’s a quiet week which for me means a sad face… for YOU it means the chance to grab a bargain.

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WHAT A ROLL IT IS!!

The match worn item thread is going into meltdown today and its the Paixao photo being used again as twin no2 Marco has now agreed to donate a shirt for auctioning come the end of the season.

As mentioned below, Marco donated his boots last season for auction and I am delighted and very grateful that both Marco and Flavio are able to continue supporting my fundraising.

Sometimes things all come together nicely and today was one of those days with the final addition of the bank holiday weekend to the match worn items auctions.

Hamilton Accies legend Flavio Paixao, pictured with twin brother Marco and myself a couple of weeks ago, has agreed to donate one of his match worn shirts at the end of the season for auction.  Both twins donated boots last season for auction, and I am delighted to have secured such a brilliant item for my fundraising.

Thanks to the awesome Flavio for his continued support 🙂

ANOTHER Match Worn Donation!

It looks like I am on a roll with the donation of match worn  items with the latest to add his name to the list being Queen’s Park striker Jamie Longworth who has agreed to donate his boots later on in the season.

Having been a prolific scorer at junior level for Kilbirnie Ladeside (alongside one of my supporters from last season Chris Erskine), Jamie recently netted his first senior goal and I’m hoping the boots I auction will be the ones which have scored several this season.

Jamie is the second QP player to support my auctions this season, and I would like to thank him for his support.  Cheers Jamie!

Well, aside from falling asleep half way through the day, I took advantage of free listing day yesterday and now have 97 items up for auction, ranging from match worn football boots and gloves to signed doodles, cards and photographs.

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It’s been a busy weekend, and I am in the process of taking advantage of eBay’s free listing weekend to get loads of stuff up for auction.  There are currently 48 items online, including a multi signed Manchester City shirt and the usual range of signed photos/doodles/randoms.

Adding his name to the list of players donating boots is Dunfermline’s Joe Cardle, who yesterday handed me the boots he wore last season.  We will not comment on the hat trick he scored to destroy my team at Firhill during that season. Joe is pictured outside Firhill prior to yesterday’s 2-0 win over Thistle (bah!) with the signed boots which will be up for auction shortly.

Last, but certainly not least, a thanks to a fellow Jags fan Steven Hollinsworth.  Though many have accused “Wee Scamps” as he is known of being small in stature, he’s certainly not short of generosity.  Yesterday, adding to the Match Worn items auction, Steven very kindly donated the match worn shirt of Thistle defender Ross McGeough.  The shirt was presented to Steven in return for his player sponsorship last season, and I’d like to thank him for his generosity and support.  I will be getting the shirt signed by Ross shortly, and the shirt will then be up for auction 🙂

New Boots…

I am delighted to confirm the first Old Firm match worn item donation in quite a while…

Gregg Wylde, who is breaking into the Rangers first team having made his debut twelve months ago, has agreed to donate a pair of his boots to me later in the season.

Having spoken to Gregg today to confirm it, I’m delighted to be able to add his name to the list of players supporting my fundraising, THANKS GREGG!

Just after I made that last post, the mail arrived for the day, bringing with it contributions from Bernard Cribbens, Simon Dutton and Harry Lloyd to the follow up to The TARDIS Project, thank you to each one of you for your continued support 🙂

There were some other brilliant signed items included in their packages, which will show up on the weekends auctions, as well as a donation to the pot from Classic Series actor John Atterbury, thanks very much John!

As most of my readers will now, one of the main focus areas of my auctions over the last couple of years has been Dr Who, with the modern era series really ramping up the interest in a cult series.  I am currently working hard in my spare moments to source new items for auction, and in the last couple of days I am making some real progress on this front.

It’s a free listing weekend this weekend on eBay, and as usual my Saturday is pretty much tied up running around getting stuff signed, but you can expect the usual barrowload of items up for grabs on Saturday evening and through Sunday 🙂

A Tale of Two Sophies

Hats off to Eastenders and Harry Potter actress Sophie Thompson and former Dr Who companion Sophie Aldred who this morning became the latest to donate to my (as yet announced) forthcoming Dr Who auction.  The announcement of what the follow up to The TARDIS Project is comes in just over a week, so keep tuned to the site for updates on that 🙂