Got, got, got, need! A history of football stickers

Very much enjoyed writing this feature for FourFourTwo on the colourful history of football stickers and cards.

“I’ll swap you Titus Bramble for Wayne Rooney. That kind of offer might have Sir Alex Ferguson choking on his chewing gum, but it’s a thoroughly realistic proposition in the world of football sticker collecting. This is a world where there are few things more thrilling than tearing open a paper packet to reveal Dirk Kuyt, Emile Heskey, Steve Bruce, two Stoke City defenders and a shiny Aston Villa badge.”

Read the full feature in the September 2011 issue of FourFourTwo.

History of football stickers

Published by Paul Brown

Writes about football and history. Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, The Guardian etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK

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