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SMILE
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Illustration of man baring his teeth on a yellow background with yellow text.

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Buttons by Emress Specialty CO. 336 WAY N.Y.C.

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During the European Football Association (F.A.) Cup final back in 1964, Eddie Chapman, the club secretary created a drawing that originally read; "Good morning! Got any Cup-final tickets.” Smiling guys all over the area were looking forward to the biggest game between Manchester United versus West Ham United. Because there were so many requests to attend the game, Chapman came up with a ballot featuring the drawing found on the button. The West Ham United football clubbers that were lucky enough to gain entrance to the uproarious game, smiled as their team won the game at Wembley in 1964. And the rest is history. 

Source: West Ham United Memorabilia. (1964). Theyflysohigh: Steve Marsh. Retrieved from http://theyflysohigh.co.uk/a-grand-day-out/4584519774

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