Not content with playing a record 447 times for Sunderland, he crossed the great divide to Newcastle from 1963-65 and finished off his playing career with a season at Middlesbrough – before managing Boro until 1973.
Anderson’s collection of memorabilia was offered in 17 lots at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland (22% buyer’s premium) in The Collectors’ Auction on September 23, consigned by his partner.
Guided at £800-1200, his Division Two winner’s medal from the 1964-65 season, when he captained Newcastle, along with related ephemera, took £2000 from a private UK online bidder. The 9ct yellow gold honour bearing a hallmark for Vaughton & Sons, Birmingham 1964, came in its original box.
Anderson also played twice for the England senior team. The international friendly cap awarded for his first international, a 3-1 win against Austria in 1962, along with a programme and hotel dinner card, took £1300 (estimate £800-1200) from a private UK phone bidder.
Olivia Telfer of A&G said: “The auction attracted attention of bidders from across the globe and the collection reached a final auction price of over £9500 including premium.”