Yet another Pop added to my Funko Pop LFC figure collection 🙂 This time a Roberto Firmino 2021 Funko Pop Football Figure Update Version No.42. Compared to the old Firmino figure this one has a new kit and new hair and facial hair. Imo this figure looks like Pablo Escobar though 😆 Funko Pop is the best line of figures since the Corinthian Prostars and I’ve got a quite a few new additions coming my way now so I’m very excited 🔥🙂
Got myself a very nice pir of LFC cushions from samdodds.com I’ve been after a pair for a while now to add to my LFC man cave but haven’t really found anything nice. But these two inspired by our title winning home and away kits from 1990 are lit 🔥
Jamie Carragher appreciation post with some very nice Futera relic cards! I wonder when the first Carragher autograph card is due? (2016/17 Futera Unique Liverpool FC edition and various years Futera Presentation Box Liverpool FC sets).
So the retro Topps and A&BC sets of the 70’s and 80’s are among my favorite sets due to the history connected to these sets. I don’t think anyone has missed there have been retro inspired sets released in the last two seasons or so which celebrate or commemorate these sets e.g. Topps On-Demand Inspired by Footballer ‘77, Topps Living set and most recently Merlin Heritage (although this is inspired by the 90’s). I personally love this recognition of old sets through modern sets looking like retro sets. However I must say the Topps Living set is just horrible and not worthy of using the design of one of the most iconic Topps Footballer sets ever, the 1978/79 set. First of all I’m not a fan of caricature cards as it is but the way the artist who make these make the players look like they have aged 60 years is not my cup of tea at all. It looks as though he has used that aging app that was popular for a while the other year 😆 just look at Trent and Bobby. I actually dislike this set so much that I stopped buying these cards even before my break from the hobby and I was a completist.
Here is the second addition to my collection since my comeback, the 2020-21 Topps Football Festival by Steve Aoki set. I love these cards however this set is everything that is wrong with the hobby now. To make a set of cards with a famous DJ who has got nothing to do with the sport just because he is a card collector is so stupid. On top of that let’s call this set Football Festival and then let’s have the image of an ongoing concert behind the player. It is so stupid but since I’m a hypocrite I still love this background at the same time 😆 some might call this innovative new ways to spread the hobby but IMO no it’s just a really stupid way to make some extra money. Anyhow I’m still pleased to add this set to my collection because as much as I hate it I love it at the same time 😆
Mailday!!🔥 What an awesome way to get back into the hobby again! This is my first proper LFC card mailday in over a year. This 2020/21 Topps On-Demand O Jogo Bonito Designed By Roberto Firmino set is such a beautiful set! I even wanted it during the time I was out of the hobby. I’m obviously not keeping the non LFC Latin stars cards and I’m waiting for the 3 relic cards from this set.
Whoelse love vintage cards?! I myself love them and the history behind them. Although they are gaining popularity in this boom these old timers don’t get enough attention and love. Unfortunately this set is a reprint of the 1907 Tabby’s & Co Prominent Footballers (Grapnel/Imperial Tobacco) set. But this is such a beautiful set IMO. I don’t usually buy reprints as I want the real deal however these came in a bulk purchase so I kept them.
Though I also have this Dunlop card from this set and it’s supposed to be an original. However I have my doubts considering its condition and how well-preserved it is for being almost 125 years old.
When I decided to give up collecting all Stevie cards and only focus on his LFC I still kept this card. This is a Steven Gerrard 2011 Futera Unique Gold card (58/295). Although it is a nightmare to take a photo of due to the reflections I really like how it is covered in gold colour both on front and back. What also made me keep it was that it isn’t an actual England card which some might think. It says England on it and he is wearing a suit which is common when on national duty. However this suit is not a Three Lions suite but just a random suit we wore at some party as can be seen in photo 3. The English papers used this photo when it was revealed Stevie had become a dad for the third time. And also when there were rumours if him having an affair with his wife’s sister. And then Furera decided to make a card of him wearing this suit as well. Futera is such a dodgy company 😆