Bares for Rares (ZDF): collector's album from the 1958 World Cup - an expert makes a special discovery
Created: 01/16/2023 14:06
By: Sophie Brosch
The soccer album from the 1958 World Cup in Sweden contains pictures of the German national team - including players like Uwe Seeler and Helmut Rahn.
© ZDF-Mediathek/Screenshot: Fuldaer Zeitung
A 64-year-old scrapbook from the 1958 World Cup in Sweden is on Detlev Kümmel's table at "Bares für Rares" (ZDF).
In it, the expert discovers not only well-known German players but also an international soccer legend.
Pulheim - Soccer fans are moderator Horst Lichter and Detlev Kümmel are not;
Nevertheless, the scrapbook from the 1958 World Cup in Sweden held a certain fascination for Lichter and the "Bares for Rares" expert Kümmel.
They are also familiar with legends such as national coach Sepp Herberger, Uwe Seeler and Helmut Rahn.
Bares für Rares (ZDF): scrapbook from the 1958 World Cup with a picture of Pelé
The football scrapbook belongs to Moritz Klein from Niederfischbach (Rhineland-Palatinate), who was given it as a small boy by friends of his grandfather Rainer Rulle.
Together, grandpa and grandson want to sell the 64-year-old album on the ZDF junk show (episode of January 16, 2023).
"The condition is very, very good," praises expert Detlev Kümmel.
"In 1958, Germany went to Sweden as the reigning world champion and wanted to defend the title," he says.
In the semifinals, however, the national team under coach Sepp Herberger lost to the hosts.
The match for third place against France also went in favor of the opponents.
"All German games are explained and commented on," says the expert while leafing through the entire album.
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Finally, on page 17, Detlev Kümmel makes a special discovery.
"Here we have the birth of one of the world's most important players," he says, pointing to a picture of the match between Brazil and Wales, which shows football legend Pelé at the age of 17.
Three-time world champion Pele died in December 2022.
The participation was great worldwide.
"For me, still one of the best soccer players," comments Horst Lichter.
The moderator and car fan recently fell in love with a cupboard with 1200 compartments on the ZDF flea show, which he would have liked to have put in his garage.
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But back to football: the desired price of grandchildren and grandpas is 64 euros - "one euro per year", as the two explain.
But Detlev Kümmel estimates the value of the scrapbook to be much higher: "In this condition, it's traded for up to 1,200 euros," says the expert.
He estimates the selling price of the album at 300 to 500 euros, which only elicits the exclamation “age” from Horst Lichter.
Moritz Klein and Rainer Rulle are also overwhelmed.
"We didn't expect that at all."
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In the dealer room, Julian Schmitz-Avila is also enthusiastic about the football scrapbook.
"These are legends!" says the retailer from Bonn, who immediately outed himself as a "big football fan".
The other traders are less carried away.
"I think you're the only one really interested in it," comments Fabian Kahl.
When Julian Schmitz-Avila opened the auction with a bid of 50 euros, Elke Velten was the only one who got in: the dealer from Cologne offered 80 euros.
Rainer Rulle notes that the expertise is much higher and elicits a final bid of 200 euros from Schmitz-Avila.
The Borussia Dortmund fan does not want to pay more - and so it is actually Elke Velten who finally buys the 64-year-old scrapbook for 250 euros.
The trader from Cologne recently bought a curious pin with a dog's head for 500 euros in another program.
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Visibly satisfied, grandpa and grandson make their way home.
"The day was worth it, it was a nice experience," sums up Moritz Klein.