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Here’s How to Own an Authentic Bit of Footballing History

The BootRoom Collection

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Forget Googling in vain to find an authentic football shirt signed with the scrawl of Pelé or Messi, only to have your fingers burned with a fake. The prayers of football fans across the Middle East have just been answered with the launch of The BootRoom Collection. This new start-up offers exclusive pieces signed by famous players from the world’s most legendary teams, including Real Madrid, Liverpool, FC Barcelona, and many more. The BootRoom is the brainchild of Craig McKelvie and Graeme Henderson, two football lovers who spied a gap in the market for a luxury supplier of signed sporting memorabilia. Reflecting on the decision to set up the company, McKelvie says: “I took my passion for football and my passion for luxury goods, and combined them to create a product that was uniquely special for sports fans.”

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With a technology-backed guarantee of authenticity, TheBootRoom is the Middle East’s first and only luxury brand for exclusively signed and authentic sporting memorabilia. “We guarantee the authenticity of our signed pieces by connecting each item of memorabilia to a unique QR code that is visible on the product, and when scanned by smartphone cameras, it directs the user to Instagram video footage of the ‘moment of signing’ involving the renowned football player,” says McKelvie.

Primarily focusing on football shirts, the duo work with suppliers around the world to source signed memorabilia from international players. “We’re fans ourselves, and share in the same emotions and experiences as our customers. This is our passion and what drives us forward,” concludes Henderson. Well, we know what we’re putting on our next birthday wish-list…

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