Beattie's boots sell at auction

A PAIR of boots worn by Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie more than 20 years ago proved a striking sight at an auction in Ipswich.

A PAIR of boots worn by Ipswich Town legend Kevin Beattie more than 20 years ago proved a striking sight at an auction in Ipswich.

The silver Nike boots, used in the late 1970s and early 1980s, were both hand signed by Beattie and came up at an auction conducted by Lockdales, of Ipswich, at the town's Courtyard Marriott Hotel.

They were given a value of between £60 and £80 but sold for a hammer price of £150.

The star's first P60 form, which Beattie was given for his first season at Ipswich Town and is dated April 22, 1971, also sold for a hammer price of £80. The framed item had been valued from £40 to £50.

The auctioneers said there had been a lot of interest in the items which came from a private collection.

Beattie, 56, played more than 300 first-team games for Ipswich Town between 1972 and 1981 and he also won nine full England caps.