Stand-up Footballers - Set 1/2/3/4
I.P.C. Magazines / Shoot
A full page advert in the first issue of Shoot magazine, dated 6 September, 1969 gave the reader a chance to build up a collection of stand-up footballers to accompany the figure of Bobby Moore given free with the magazine. Altogether four different sets of footballers were available to purchase direct at a cost of 3/9d per set! If anyone has access to the advert relating to the other three sets I'd love to hear from you.
Since I started researching these, I've been astonished by all the different stand-up footballers issued in the 1960's and 1970's. If someone had asked me how many there were I might have guessed at 30 to 40 in total and think that even that estimate might be a little high, but here we have 32, besides all the ones issued by D.C. Thomson in comics like The Hornet and The Victor.
Perhaps a project for some time in the future would be to have an illustrated catalogue of all of them.
Stand-up Footballers - Set 1
Stand-up Footballers - Set 2
Stand-up Footballers - Set 3
Stand-up Footballers - Set 4