It cost 6d at a time when the average weekly wage was just £4.
But now an historic Huddersfield Town programme has sold for £3,000.
The 1920 FA Cup Final programme is thought to have gone for the highest-ever value from that game, with the unknown internet bidder paying a total of £3,500, including the auctioneer’s premium, when it came up for auction.
The programme was part of a specialist sale at Lockdales auction house in Martlesham, near Ipswich.
It was part of a collection of programmes which went under the hammer.
The programme from the Town v Aston Villa game was described as “in excellent condition, and extremely rare.”
Auction house spokesman Chris Elmy said: “It was estimated that it could go for between £1,600 and £1,800 but in the end it achieved far more.
“The bidder, as far as we know, is a serious collector.
“It is rare to see programmes from that era surviving in such condition.
“A lot of historic football programmes disappeared during the 1940s, when there was a paper shortage because of the war and they were sent away for recycling”
The final was Town’s first, but Aston Villa had already won the Cup five times.
There was a crowd of 50,018 for the game at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground, who saw Billy Kirton win it for Villa with an extra time goal. Town were without their talsimanic left-winger Billy Smith, who was suspended.
A crowd of 10,000 Town fans turned out to welcome home the side after the final.