Retro Football Cards

Retro Football Cards‘Wanna see my football scrap book?’

It’s not a question I’ve been asked since I was about 12, but sitting there in my neighbours house watching the Champions league last week I thought, ‘Yeah, why the hell not’. I had a beer, the game was pretty boring…

Retro Football Cards

Wow, am I glad I did? 1958, the glory days of football graphics as far as I can see.

Retro Football Cards

A far cry from the Panini stickers I collected in the eighties. I’m still feel the shame of the Scottish players that had to go two-up on a sticker compared to their bigger, glossier English counterparts.

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When I think of manually coloured black and white photos I think Victorian or Cowboy. These shots illustrate a much more modern application, still very retro of course, but retro in a way that is ripe for a modern re interpretation.

Retro Football Cards

It’s great to see that football had style even before it was taken over by multi million £ spending sponsors and footballers wives.

Retro Football Cards

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I don’t know what the final score was in the Champions league match. I was so engrossed I missed it. Achh… it’s all right as long as he doesn’t bring out another retro football card scrap book during the Celtic vs Athletico match tonight!

Retro Football Cards

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