THE FIRST EVER LFC BOOKLET?! So this is a really cool oddity I recently added to my collection. One could go as far as saying This is the original LFC booklet card. This is a Emile Heskey 2001 Sugar Puffs Footie Hero Revealers plastic ”card” booklet. I absolutely love it! 🔥
What are your thoughts on XL or even XXL cards? I personally like them eventhough they are a bit of a headache to store. There are both sleeves and toploders for XL cards however often the proportions are a bit off. so it’s not always a perfect fit like the standard sized sleeves/toploders are for standard sized cards. I myself have 2 binders full of XL cards.
I just realized I’ve only made one post about my LFC mini-kit collection up until now. So it’s about time we put this show on the road. Just a disclaimer, these are not the plastic ones but the ones made of fabric. Anyway here is a 2005 UEFA Champions League Winners commemorative mini-kit. It’s the Reebok home kit of the 2004-2006 seasons.
Here is an item that falls under the category of oddities in my collection. This right here is an Anfield match ticket. I went to the Europa League game between Liverpool and Napoli back in 2010 (the dark days) and got a seat on the Kop for just £20. LFC was down 1 goal at half-time. Gerrard was substituted on for the second half. In this second half he won the game for LFC by scoring a hattrick. LFC won the game 3-1. This is one of two occasions where I have got to see Stevie score a hattrick live. Second time was at the Merseyside derby in this 400th league game in 2012. This time also standing on the Kop.
@zlatancollection asked people for some good examples of intruder cards so here is my contribution. This is a Barcelona/Messi Topps Now card. The photo depicts Messi scoring an amazing freekick at Camp Nou against Liverpool in the 2018/19 UEFA UCL semi-final first leg. This goal meant the game ended in a 3-0 win to Barca. Second leg LFC turned it around at Anfield making it one of the most memorable comebacks in UCL history beating Barca 4-0. LFC then went on to win the final and tournament for the sixth time. Anyhow this LFC intruder card is so intrusive that you almost forget it’s a Barca card.
For a LFC fan growing up in the 90’s, the Futera Fans’ Selection sets from 1998, 1999 & 2000 hold massive sentimental value. I remember buying packs when I went over to the UK to visit my grandparents. What I really like about these sets is that they are very extensive with lots of cards to collect, they contain rookie cards of players such as Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Michel Owen and they came with really cool binders. This right here is the binder from the Futera Fans’ Selection 1998 set. It has Paul Ince on the front and Robbie Fowler on the back. Part of me wants to put the cards in these binders but they don’t feel as protective as normal binders and sleeves.