THE COLLECTABLES: EPISODE II

eBay is bloody brilliant and for fans of the game like us, delving into the wonders on the site gives us a shit tonne of excitement in our lives. Why? Because of the vast amount of random collectable stuff that no-one needs but everyone wants.

This edition of ‘The Collectables’ series brings us an all-time fan favourite, the Panini stickers. A magnificent sidedish of the major tournaments that get us a bit more involved with the action.

The World Cup in 2006 was a very interesting one. Miroslav Klose finished top scorer of the tournament (of course he bloody did) but this was the lowest total to win the Golden Boot since 1962 and no other player scored more than three goals. Despite the group stages seeing only five goalless draws, the goals dried up in the knockout rounds. Pretty shite, huh? Then you’ve got the whole England vs Portugal controversy and to be honest, I’m still a bit upset to talk about how they got Wayne Rooney sent off and then we went on to miss about a billion penalties to lose. Moving on…the tournament received the most yellow and red cards the World Cup has seen, breaking the record of the 1998 tournament and there was one significant card that became an iconic one; Zinedine Zidane in the final. Of course, you all remember that but we’re not here to delve into why the Frenchman decided to plant a nut into Marco Materazzi’s chest and what would have happened if he didn’t, we’re here to talk about something that matters: fucking Panini stickers.

I bring you a delightful addition to your collectable set, it is not a complete set of the Germany 2006 World Cup collection but a sealed box of 100 packets. Something I’d most definitely leave unopened and untouched if it was me purchasing this myself. The box pretty cool design, especially with one of my top World Cup balls being only slightly shown. A nice little collectable to put on your shelf or keep away until you have children or grandchildren and you can pull it out and show them what stickers are instead of the mobile app version they’ll be using. Sounding all “back in my day” and AMF here for fuck sake, apologies.

At a nice figure of £27.57, you can purchase this and lighten up your life a little bit. Pick up this collectable on eBay here.

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THE COLLECTABLES: EPISODE I

eBay is bloody brilliant and for fans of the game like us, delving into the wonders on the site gives us a shit tonne of excitement in our lives. Why? Because of the vast amount of random collectable stuff that no-one needs but everyone wants.

Welcome to Episode I of ‘The Collectables’; a series that saves you trawling through eBay for that week to find something to add to your random shite of football memorabilia and collectables. Fuck the shirts for this series, this is about the Subbuteo, the Corinthian ProStars, the World Cup-themed Coca-Cola/Budweiser bottles, the tournament caps, the Panini stickers and everything else that we love for no other reason than because it’s cool as fuck and football related.

In this first edition of this series, I bring you something I cannot bloody afford but something I would love to own. Coca-Cola is a brand I heavily relate to the World Cup,  especially when every tournament their adverts are plastered everywhere around the world. They’re a pretty cool brand when it comes to the world’s biggest spectacle due to their merchandise offering some incredible collectable items that you should all consider having in your life. Below is this collection of limited edition bottles, each assigned to a different country from the 2006 World Cup in Germany. France, Australia, Angola, Brazil and Japan have all been paid tribute to with these collector’s items.

Each bottle is labelled with ‘We Speak Football’ in the countries language. One world, one game.

Add this to your life now before I somehow do.

[Latest Pickups] : AC Milan 2009/10 + PSG 2000/01

A package landed on our doormat this week with two new pickups in it. A new, sponsorless PSG shirt joined by a new AC Milan shirt to add to the collection. See the unboxing below.

This Milan shirt has been donned by the likes of Ronaldinho, Alexandre Pato, Andrea Pirlo, Alessandro Nesta, Clarence Seedorf, David Beckham and more. A real superstar line up took to the field for AC Milan back in the day and they played with style whilst looking slick in this Adidas shirt. This pick-up is the long sleeve version with a number ‘7’ printed on the back, which was worn by Alexandre Pato.
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The PSG shirt is a sponsorless one which adds to my love for it. Now that the big ‘Opel’ logo has been removed, this simple blue and red ensemble adorned with a collar offers a very smart and sophisticated look. No name or number on the back, it has a real ‘football sartorialist’ look to it. Once worn by the 2000/01 squad which had Jay Jay Okocha, Nicolas Anelka, Laurent Robert, Mikel Arteta and Mauricio Pochettino.

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Classic kits are something we love here at TCD. We don them with some cool trainers, a nice jacket and maybe a hat now and then. Football shirts are cool, wear them.

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