Historic football shirt worn by Sunderland and Scotland star Jim Baxter in historic win over World Champions England at Wembley set to be auctioned

The football shirt worn by ex-Sunderland player Jim Baxter during Scotland's famous victory over England in 1967 could fetch up to £60,000 when it is sent to auction next month.

The number six jersey was worn by the footballing legend, known to fans as "Slim Jim", for the game at Wembley which Scotland won 3-2 to end an unbeaten run of 19 matches by the then world champions.

The European qualifier, in which Baxter famously displayed his keepie uppie skills, is widely considered one the high points of Scottish football in the 20th Century.

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But for Baxter, who played for the Black Cats between 1965-67, it the beginning of the end of his international career and he was picked for just two more games for his country, before retiring from football in 1970.

Auctioneer Amy Cameron with Jim Baxter's match worn jersey from Scotland's 3-2 win over then world champions, England, at Wembley in 1967.

He died in 2001 aged 61.

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The shirt has been on display at Rangers' Ibrox stadium in Glasgow for 10 years, but has now being put up for sale by Mark Deighan on behalf of his father Jimmy McGarrity.

Mr McGarrity was gifted the shirt by his friend and former Chelsea player Alan Hudson, who was in turn given it by late England star Alan Ball.

Jim Baxter (right) with Scotland teammate Ian Ure at Wembley in 1963

Mr Deighan said: "The jersey has been in our family for over 40 years.

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"Unfortunately my dad has not been well for some time and we decided that the time was right to sell the jersey to help him to do some of the things and see some of the places he has talked about over the years."

Some of Baxter's sporting medals and trophies will also be auctioned off in the sale in Glasgow, scheduoled for Friday, February 3.

James Bruce, sporting specialist at auctioneers McTear's, said: "This is a hugely significant piece of Scottish football history and arguably the most important Scotland football jersey ever to come to auction.

Jim Baxter on the right along with George Mulhall, George Herd, George Kinnell, and Neil Martin in 1967. Jim Baxter made more than 80 appearances for Sunderland.
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"To defeat the world champions in such dominant fashion was a remarkable feat, and one that cemented Jim Baxter's reputation as one of the world's great midfielders.

"The iconic scene in which Baxter runs down the touchline while juggling the ball, is loved by football fans across the globe and is a joy to behold.

"Indeed, former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, commented 'it could have been set to music'."

The shirt has been called one of the most important Scotland football jersey ever to come to auction.