Certificate of Authenticity
Every signed product is issued with a Certificate of Authenticity verified by our Managing Director, which guarantees that every item has been hand-signed. The certificate includes many security features to avoid duplication and protect your investment.
1. Quality of printing & paper
The printed lines and colours of the many intricate patterns on our Certificate of Authenticity are sharp, clear and free of smudges or blurred edges. The paper is high quality, textured and of a heavier weight than normal paper.
2. Integrated image
Each Certificate of Authenticity also includes either an example image of the product or a small photo of the individual signing the product.
*Images are for illustration purposes only and the product/signature location & size my differ slightly.
3. Hologram seal
A security bespoke A1 Sporting Memorabilia hologram seal that shimmers and animates when tilted is included on every Certificate of Authenticity.
4. Online verification
The name and authentication code of every item is printed onto every Certificate of Authenticity. By entering the authentication code into the A1 Sporting Memorabilia website you will be able to view more detailed images of the signed item, a detailed description and if available photos of the individual signing the item.
5. Verified by our CEO
Every single Certificate of Authenticity is also verified by our chief executive officer - to guarantee that the item is genuine and hand signed.
About A1 Sporting Memorabilia
A1 Sporting Memorabilia is Europe’s leading distributor of authentic signed memorabilia, and the A1 Sporting Group has established itself to become the leading UK challenger in a global sports memorabilia market.
At A1 Sporting Memorabilia, we not only have the highest standards of authenticity in the industry but we also combine this with unique products and have completed private autograph signing sessions with the biggest names in sport – including Pele, Maradona, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Sir Geoff Hurst, Sir Bobby Charlton, Anthony Joshua, Frank Bruno & more!
Founded in 1995, A1 Sporting Memorabilia was previously owned by Terry and Freda Baker and is now owned by Icons Shop Limited. Through our after-dinner speaking agency A1 Sporting Speakers, we have had the pleasure of working with leading sports stars including Jimmy Greaves, Sir Geoff Hurst, Frank Bruno and Henry Cooper for many years.
Standard UK Delivery - £5.99 (small items)
Orders sent via our standard delivery service are sent via Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded Delivery. We aim to dispatch all UK orders within 1-2 working days.
We require a signature for all packages that we send out. If you are not at home in the day, we recommend getting your order delivered to a work address. If you are not in when a delivery is attempted, the parcel will be taken to your nearest postal sorting depot. A card will be left with instructions on how to retrieve it.
Standard UK Delivery - £14.99 (large items)
Some of our larger items are dispatched using a courier service due to their size, weight and value. All items sent via courier will require a signature and cannot be left in a safe place or with neighbours.
Additional delivery charges may apply for an address in the Scottish Highlands, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
All international items are dispatched using either a international courier or Royal Mail International Signed For. You will usually receive your item within 10 working days. Shipping fees are calculated at the checkout dependant on size, weight and destination.
We are not responsible for any customs duties, taxes or levies on international orders. We recommend that you check with your local customs officials or post office for further information.
One of the most highly regarded players in World Rugby, Neil Back was for many years the rugby player's flanker. Quick, powerful and with a far wider range of skill than a typical forward, Neil Back lived at the top of the game for ten years with club and country. With 16 tries for the Leicester Tigers in 1999, no one scored more than him that season and Backy was awarded that year's inaugural Players' Player of the Year award.
No player trained harder than Neil Back and he was renowned for an incredible level of physical fitness, long before Clive Woodward's England regime made this a necessity in any international player. During the 1997 Lions Tour, Back staked his claim to world-class status and from then on, with Richard Hill and Lawrence Dallaglio, until his retirement from International Rugby in 2004, was an integral part of the greatest England back row of all time.
His greatest performances undoubtably came at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, in which he was the cornerstone of defence and the key connection in creating attacking moves. In an England team famed for its forwards' strength, Back was one of the leading lights and this limited edition print captures his strength in the tackle. Tellingly, no player made more successful tackles during the 2003 Rugby World Cup than Neil Back.
Own a piece of sporting history
In a stunning limited edition print, we have captured the ball-handling prowess of Neil Back in a stunning image of him at the heart of a maul for the Leicester Tigers.
Each print has been personally signed by Neil Back. His autograph is hard to find and is highly sought after following his success with England in the Rugby World Cup.
Strictly Limited Edition
Only 500 hand-numbered copies of this print will ever be released. The popularity of Neil Back and rugby memorabilia in general make early ordering of this print essential.