AN FA Cup winner’s medal won by former Town manager Andy Beattie is up for grabs.
The gold medal is expected to fetch up to £7,000 when it goes under the hammer at an auction in London next month.
And ironically, Beattie – who managed Town for more than four years – won the medal playing against Huddersfield.
He was in the Preston North End team that beat Town 1-0 at Wembley in 1938.
This was the first time that a whole match was shown live on television. Even so, far more people watched the game in the stadium as only around 10,000 people at the time owned television sets. No goals were scored during the first 90 minutes and so extra-time was played.
In the last minute of extra-time, Bill Shankly put George Mutch through on goal. Alf Young, Huddersfield's centre-half, brought him down from behind and the referee had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot.
Mutch was injured in the tackle but after receiving treatment he got up and scored via the crossbar.
It was the only goal in the game and Beattie won a cup winners' medal.
Beattie, who was Huddersfield's manager between April 1952 and November 1956, won the 14-carat gold medal in a glittering career.
He was one of seven Scots in the Preston team on that Wembley day and went on to win seven Scotland caps.
He managed seven league clubs and was also professional adviser to an eighth club, Notts County.
Now his FA Cup winner's medal could fetch up to £7,000 when it is sold at Graham Budd Auctions at Sotheby's on May 12.
At the same auction, just minutes after the sale of the Beattie medal, the 1969-1970 nine-carat gold Division Two championship medal presented to Huddersfield Town trainer, Henry Cockburn, is expected to fetch between £1,000 and £1,500.
Former England and Manchester United star Cockburn spent 11 years at Huddersfield after joining the club as a trainer in 1964, when he was in his early 40s.
Ian Greaves was manager and Cockburn was trainer when Huddersfield won the Division Two title in 1970, with striker Frank Worthington scoring 18 league goals.
The team featured seven players, including Worthington, who were ever-presents.
Three Huddersfield FA Cup final programmes – which cost a total of one shilling and threepence new (about 7p in modern money) – are expected to sell for a total of £4,300 at the auction.
The most valuable of these is a programme from the 1920 Huddersfield Town v Aston Villa FA Cup final played at Stamford Bridge.
The programme is valued at between £1,500 and £2,000. It cost sixpence new.
A 1922 Huddersfield v Preston North End FA Cup final programme – which cost threepence new – is valued at between £1,200 and £1,500 new, while a 1930 Huddersfield v Arsenal FA Cup final programme, which cost sixpence new, is set to fetch between £600 and £800.