Monday, 25 January 2016

Adelaide Advertiser / Brisbane Courier Mail / Hobart Mercury / Melbourne Herald Sun / Sydney Daily Telegraph - Heroes of the Socceroos Medallion Collection


2006
Heroes of the Socceroos Medallion Collection
Adelaide Advertiser
Brisbane Courier Mail
Hobart Mercury
Melbourne Herald Sun
Sydney Daily Telegraph
Australia
15/20 medallions

The medallions came on a card, the top half included a photo of the featured player while the bottom half held the medallion. Most can still be found in their original wrappers. As the names of the newspapers were printed on the section that held the medallion it's possible to get at least five different versions for each player, some of which are shown above. There are 15 medallions in most versions of this collection, though The Brisbane Courier Mail issued 20, while The Melbourne Herald Sun issued 16 in total - having originally included Tony Vidmar in the collection, they later replaced him with Guus Hiddink. I have also included details of two errors that were issued. Albums were made to hold the collection and again, at least five different versions are known, including one that is completely different to the others, the one issued by The Melbourne Herald Sun. I haven't been able to find any reference to these medallions in Perth, Canberra or Darwin, but that doesn't mean they were not available in those cities.
I haven't numbered the checklist as the different versions don't have a standard numbering system so it is easier to leave the numbers off the checklist.

Socceroos Medalion Collection - The Advertiser (Adelaide)
Socceroos Medalion Collection - The Brisbane Courier Mail
Socceroos Medalion Collection - The Hobart Mercury
Socceroos Medalion Collection - The Melbourne Herald Sun
Socceroos Medalion Collection - Sydney Daily Telegraph

John Aloisi
Marco Bresciano
Tim Cahill
Scott Chipperfield
Jason Culina
Brett Emerton
Vince Grella
Zeljco Kalac
Harry Kewell
Lucas Neill
Tony Popovic
Mark Schwartzer
Archie Thompson
Tony Vidmar
Mark Viduka
Craig Moore  -  The Brisbane Courier Mail only
Josip Skoko  -  The Brisbane Courier Mail only
Stan Lazaridis  -  The Brisbane Courier Mail only
Guus Hiddink  -  The Brisbane Courier Mail and The Melbourne Herald Sun (replaced Tony Vidmar in updated version) only
Socceroos Crest  -  The Brisbane Courier Mail only

Socceroos Medalion Collection - Sydney Daily Telegraph  -  errors/varieties

Vince Grella (photo) / Brett Emerson (name)

Socceroos Medalion Collection - The Melbourne Herald Sun - errors/varieties

Tony Popovic (photo) / Tony Vidmar (name)

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