Darts Dennis Priestley Autograph Professionally Framed

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Darts Dennis Priestley Autograph Professionally Framed

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This 8/10” professionally taken, high quality photograph has been signed in person by Dennis Priestley.

Your chosen item is double mounted within a soft card window which is expertly bevelled and placed within a very high quality hardwood modern frame.

Your picture is then sealed to the rear with our unique credit card style certificate of authenticity attached to the backing board and comes complete with the appropriate fixings so that your framed image is ready to hang and display.

Actual frame size approx. 15/15”.

Dennis Priestley (born 16 July 1950) is an English professional darts player. He has won two world championships, and was the first player to win both the BDO and WDC (now PDC) world championships, in 1991 and 1994 respectively. He is nicknamed "The Menace", after the cartoon character Dennis the Menace, and reflects this by wearing red and black, and using red and black flights.

 

Shortly after becoming a newsagent, Priestley won the 1991 Embassy World Championship, after beating Eric Bristow 6-0 in the final. He had defeated defending champion Taylor in his quarter-finals and 1988 champion Bob Anderson in his semi-final. He won the 1992 Winmau World Masters and also picked up many BDO Open events between 1991 and 1993.

Priestley was a founder member of the World Darts Council (WDC) which split from the British Darts Organisation in 1993, see main article: Split in darts. As a consequence, Priestley was precluded from assuming the role of England captain which he had been awarded shortly beforehand.

Priestley won the inaugural WDC World Darts Championship in 1994. This high point was surrounded by several wins on the WDC's new professional circuit (including the Skol Matchplay, UK Matchplay, Antwerp Open, and Samson Darts Classic) in 1993 and 1994. Since then, he has been a PDC World Championship runner-up four times, in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 2000, losing to Taylor on all four occasions. Priestley has also been a three-times World Matchplay runner-up, losing to American Larry Butler in 1994, Taylor in 1995 and Peter Evison in 1996.

Between 1991 and 1994 Priestley was the only player to win more than one grand slam/major title (he won 3), while he also claimed more top professional events on either circuit than any other player and attained the number-one ranking.

Priestley's ascendancy was forcefully ended by Taylor's World Championship and World Matchplay triumphs in 1995. He did, however, notch up a further major televised title later that year - the inaugural PDC World Team Championship partnering Bristow.

His 1996 World Championship Final with Taylor is often seen as one of the best matches in the history of the PDC. Although Priestley hit 15 180s and averaged 102 in the match, he was edged out 4-6 by the ruthless brilliance of Taylor. Priestley struck 14 180s and a 10-dart leg in the following year's final. Again, however, it was to no avail as Taylor won 6-3. Perhaps for matches such as these, Taylor stated in his autobiography that Priestley is the "best player [he has] ever faced". Taylor makes a similar reference to Priestley on the biography section of his website.

Ilovememorabilia certificate of authenticity

Unique Credit card style COA

Our unique Certificate of Authenticity (COA) has a similar look and feel to a credit card.

Integrated image

Your unique COA will incorporate an exact image of your purchased item.

COA reference number

Your COA incorporates a reference number unique to the item that you have purchased. Should you wish to sell the item in the future, potential buyers can check the details of the item along with the date purchased by entering the number into the authentication page on our website.

UACC & AFTAL

Ilovememorabilia are registred dealers with the 2 largest autograph authentication sites in the world those been the UACC (Universal Autograph Collectors Club) & AFTAL (The Autograph Fair Trade Association). The COA bears our current membership numbers.

We believe that the quality of framing is just as important as the picture itself. Therefore we use only the highest quality frames and framing materials.

Your signed photo is mounted onto Kapa Foam board to ensure they stay flat within the frame. A soft white card window mount is then expertly bevel cut to the size of your print. The window mount’s outside dimensions fit within the appropriate size frame.

The mounted print, window mount and glass are then sandwiched within the frame, sealed from behind with a backing sheet and appropriate fixings attached so that your framed image is ready to hang.

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