A MAD-KEEN Huddersfield Town fan got an amazing 21st birthday present - which has also boosted our tsunami disaster appeal!
Thomas Gosney is now the proud owner of ex- Town idol Marcus Stewart's muddy Sunderland shirt!
He was presented with the shirt at Saturday's Town match - the day before his birthday.
His mum and dad, Paul and Ann Gosney, of Lindley, were the highest bidder for the shirt through the Examiner, when we invited sealed bids.
Stewart - voted the club's best-ever player - gave his Sunderland shirt after a game last month, in which he scored the winning goal. The red and white memento found its way to Huddersfield thanks to an opponent.
Chris Morgan, the Sheffield United captain, was marking Stewart.
His dad is Kevin Morgan, forecourt manager at the Jonsted garage in Brockholes.
He arranged the deal to help the big fundraising effort.
Jonsteds also managed to secure a shirt from their - sort-of - namesake, Jonathan Stead.
The former Town star - now with Blackburn - gave his England Under-21 shirt and a publicity-shy bidder paid an undisclosed amount to the tsunami appeal to secure it.
That shirt's also heading to a birthday boy, but not for a few weeks. The thoughtful dad said: "I saw it in the Examiner and I just had to have it!"
The paper auctions were organised in addition to our big tsunami raffle, which was being drawn today by Kirklees Mayor Clr Mary Harkin.
A full list of prizewinners will appear tomorrow.