Jackie Milburn 'Wor Jackie' Newcastle United Memory Greeting Card #nufc
A beautiful fine art print on a greeting card serves as both a greeting card and a priceless historical timeline of a cherished family member that will be treasured for many decades.
The size of the card is A5 (A4 folded) printed onto a heavy 240gsm card stock. 4 styles; Birthday, Christmas, Father's Day and Plain all have the greetings inside the plain is for when everything has been filled in, it can be framed showing the the Fine Art print in all its glory.
The size of the card is A5 (a4 folded) printed onto a heavy 240gsm card stock. 3 styles; Birthday, Father's Day and Plain all have the greetings inside the plain is for when everything has been filled in, it can be framed showing the the Fine Art print in all its glory.
All watermarks are removed from your purchase
'Wor Jackie' a Newcastle United legend,
Jackie, an Ashington-born pitman, lived up to his initials - 'JET' - by displaying blistering speed combined with power and a ferocious strike.
Not just a great goal scorer but also a scorer of great goals, his second of the1951 FA Cup Final against Blackpool was a 30-yard rocket into the top corner. Milburn also set the record, at the time, for the fastest FA Cup Final goal at Wembley when he headed in Len White’s corner after just 45 seconds of the victorious 1955 Final against Manchester City.
He played 13 times for England – a modest figure for a player of such talent – but it was in the black and white stripes of Newcastle that his finest moments came, the peak of which, for many, was a hat-trick in the 1952 FA Cup quarter-final at Portsmouth, which United won 4-2.
A true man of the people, Milburn was a Freeman of the City of Newcastle and had the main stand of St. James' Park - now the Milburn Stand - named after him. A statue depicting 'Wor Jackie' mid-strike proudly stands outside the ground's Gallowgate End, facing Newcastle city centre. At his funeral in 1988, thousands of people lined the streets throughout the city to pay their last respects to a true and eternal legend.