Alex James

Alex James

ALEX JAMES d1953. Scottish professional footballer most noted for his success with Arsenal, where he is regarded as one of the club's greatest players of all time. He played as an inside forward, as a supporting player for the main strikers. He was famed for the excellent quality of his passing and supreme ball control, making 231 appearances (26 goals) between 1929-1937. His rheumatism meant he wore "baggy" shorts to hide the long johns he wore to keep warm ; these baggy shorts became his trademark. He died of cancer aged just 51 in 1953

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Alex James

Reference Number. 6739


An original vintage 1930s card, clearly signed in ink by Alex James

Double mounted for fine display with photograph

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