This commemorative mug was produced following Blackburn Rovers league winning season of 1911/12, and featured two key players in the form of Captain Bob Crompton and outside-right Jock Simpson.
Rovers finished 3 points ahead of Everton, as Crompton captained the side to their first ever title.
Bob would spend his entire professional career at his hometown club, winning another title in 1914 and earning 41 caps for England at the heart of the national side’s defence. Crompton died of a heart attack which he suffered while watching Blackburn near Burnley 3 – 2 in the local derby – he was Blackburn’s manager at the time.
Simpson was also instrumental in the Blackburn side that won the 1911/12 and 1913/14 titles, and in total he made 151 appearances for Rovers and score 16 goals. Simpson received 8 caps for England between 1911 and 1914.