Retro Football Cards
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…
Wow, am I glad I did? 1958, the glory days of football graphics as far as I can see.
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.
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.
It’s great to see that football had style even before it was taken over by multi million £ spending sponsors and footballers wives.
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!