A pair of football boots worn by former Stoke City and England legend Sir Stanley Matthews sold at auction yesterday for £640.
The footwear, worn by Sir Stanley in the 3-1 win over Fulham on February 6 1965 - his final appearance for the Potters at the Victoria Ground - was bought by a football fanatic from Wales.
Neville Evans, from Aberystwyth, is hoping to gather together a Sir Stanley collection which he can loan to the National Football Museum in Preston.
The 42-year-old tyre importer, said: "I have a number of items related to Sir Stanley Matthews, shirts and caps and the like.
"The idea is, in a couple of months, to collect them all together and loan them to the museum which they could then showcase so they could be viewed by true fans."
Mr Evans, a Spurs fan, said: "I love the history of football, not just the 90 minutes and not so much the modern game which has been destroyed by money, but the history.
"Sir Stanley Matthews was a gentleman, an icon and a real legend."
He died in 2000 at the age of 85.
Mr Evans, who has been collecting for nine years, said he was surprised at the price and would have gone into four figures to secure the boots which the "Wizard of Dribble" gave to a porter who cleaned his footwear and pressed his clothes at Stoke's North Stafford Hotel.
Matthews became football's first knight when he was awarded the honour for his services to the game in 1965.
He won more than 80 England caps and represented Stoke City and Blackpool 700 times in a career spanning 33 years.
He was named Footballer of the Year twice, in 1948 and 1963, and European Footballer of the Year in 1956.
His boots were sold by Stoke-on-Trent auctioneers Louis Taylor at the Britannia House auction rooms in Hanley.