CARL WILKES    Book Number: 90845    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'Precious Football Cards and Sought-After Soccer Stickers', here you'll discover priceless information on the history and likely value of football cards and stickers, now highly investable commodities as well as an enjoyable pastime for collectors over decades. This is the A-Z football cards bible. Become an expert in the history from 1880, over 100 years of soccer stickers issued since 1914, all about rare football cards and how to turn unwanted little treasures into cash and spot value where others can't. Save money when buying cards and make yet more money selling because some are worth over £1,000 each. Treasured for their beauty and value, along with our Panini stickers and trading cards, this is truly a gallery of famous footballing names from the past, the famous teams, club memorabilia and history. Bobby Moore, Jimmy Greaves, Frank McLintock of Arsenal, a very young Harry Redknapp at West Ham United 1973, reproductions of collectable football magazines like Adventure from 1951 and one of the first entries under A is Aquarela, a publisher in Brazil whose imprint has become legendary to card collectors due to the rare stickers of Pelé. Today a complete booklet of Famous Football Internationals from the late 1940s which includes eight cards in four pairs may cost over £300. Manufacturers include Barratt, Batger first issued in 1900, Bellboy Bubble Gum from Halifax, Boys' Magazine, Hignett Brothers who began their series of cigarette cards in 1933, Hotspur magazine which issued fare similar to Hornet and gave away stand-up footballers in sheets of five with name cards. The gallery goes on, many with double page spreads, all exquisitely photographed collectables, some full page or many examples per page, right through of course to The Wizard. Relive those moments of excitement on and off the pitch with this priceless treasure trove for every football fan. 304 huge heavyweight pages, glossy paper, hundreds and hundreds of colour illus.
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Published price: £25
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ISBN 9781785315602
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