PRIZES TO BE WON
member how exciting it was to save up yr quid and buy these, the delightful tearing open of the shiny packet etc:
anyone member those big head football cards?
My brother was a developer on that game
Weird the way video games stir up the most potent nostalgia outside of smells
Those are not cards.
We got a few of these free a while back and means my son’s favourite players are Costa, RVP, Arbeloa and some Celtic bloke who I had never heard of.
You can see Evra’s card in the background there
Ours did not come with cards.
Shit. Serious nostalgia after googling those.
On the football theme -
I might’ve mentioned this before. I was watching top of the pops with a mate, mansun were on and he said “do you know the guitarist was in pugwall?”.
Some months later mansun were on top of the pops again and I said to him “there’s your man from pugwall again”
“really, is it?”
“yeah, you told me that”
“oh right, lol”
There’s a guy at work who spends a fucking fortune on them and every now and then will come in with carrier bags full of old ones to distribute amongst fellow employees, there are so many of them all over the office. Like I can literally see about 40 from where I’m sitting right at this moment.
I have an absolutely massive collection of these at my parents place. Me and my dad tried to make a Subbuteo-esque game with them - needless to say, it didn’t work…