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Mettoy Wembley Trophy orange football

Up on the roof

 

There is no more iconic reminder of my childhood than this ball and yet it seems to be completely forgotten about with no photos and very little information available on it. There must be hundreds hidden up on old school flat roofs and gutters!

 

Hot plastic knife repairs

Do you remember that textured orange surface and the way the black lines were indented into the plastic. The hard valve ring and of course the repairs made with a hot knife.

What about that strange square shaped box that folded up in triangles to hold the ball iconically in the centre?

Let's reinflate it

Can you help do you have any photos of you with this legendary ball - maybe you have one at the back of the shed, tired and deflated?

The adapter
The adapter
Original adapter envelope containing the metal adapter and a plastic adapter.
The adapter£50.00
Bobby Moore Wembley white ball
Bobby Moore Wembley white ball
Magnificent original Mettoy Wembley Bobby Moore training ball, size 5 of course!
Unused near mint and gorgeous!
Wembley Trophy football
Wembley Trophy football
Here it is an original 1970s Wembley Trophy football in virtually unused condition.
Frido balls adapter and repair kit
Frido balls adapter and repair kit
Lovely old repair kit and adapter for Frido footballs.
Frido balls adapter and repair kit£35.00
Mettoy 1960 cup final ball
Mettoy 1960 cup final ball
Wow. The Wembley Mettoy 1960 cup final ball with facsimile autographs. Definitely produced for 1960, 1961 and 1962 and possibly other years.
Wembley repair tool
Wembley repair tool
Heat it up and seal those thorn holes!
I don't recall ever seeing this when I had this ball.
Wembley balls leaflet
Wembley balls leaflet
Dated 1958 so a very early one offers advice on the ball and repairs.
Inside spread
Inside spread
All you could possibly wish to know.
Repair tool guide
Repair tool guide
How to use the repair tool
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