Monday 3 April 2017

Match magazine - Footy Trump Cards (World Cup Stars - Blue Border) (2002)

Footy Trump Cards (World Cup Stars - Blue Border)
Match magazine
36 cards

Stu Fairbridge sent me scans of this card. I've seen others from this set in the past and always ignored them as I presumed I had a checklist in my database, but I was wrong. Ronaldo received his 44th cap by the end of 1998, so these must have been issued some time during the 1998-99 season. Can anyone provide further information such as a set title, number of cards and list of featured players?

UPDATE (03-04-2017 21:14):  Stu has done some more rooting around and found out that these cards were issued in 2002 - with that information I found them in my database. The cards were issued in pairs joined at the bottom edge with the top card normal and the bottom card rotated 180° so that they are perforated along the bottom edge. These cards were issued with Match magazine dated 1 June, 2002 and here's the checklist.
UPDATE (20-06-2021 23:46):  I think I've been able to compile a list of the 18 pairs of cards, but I am not 100% certain of it's accuracy.

Javier Saviola (Argentina)
Hernan Crespo (Argentina)
Juan Sebastian Veron (Argentina)
Roberto Carlos (Brazil)
Rivaldo (Brazil)
Ronaldo (Brazil)
Lauren Etame-Mayer (Cameroon)
Paulo Wanchope (Costa Rica)
Alen Boksic (Croatia)
Robbie Keane (Eire)
Roy Keane (Eire)
David Beckham (England)
Steven Gerrard (England)
Michael Owen (England)
David Seaman (England)
Thierry Henry (France)
David Trezeguet (France)
Patrick Vieira (France)
Zinedine Zidane (France)
Michael Ballack (Germany)
Dietmar Hamann (Germany)
Oliver Kahn (Germany)
Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
Alessandro Del Piero (Italy)
Francescvo Totti (Italy)
Christian Vieri (Italy)
Hidetoshi Nakata (Japan)
Kwankwo Kanu (Nigeria)
Jerzy Dudek (Poland)
Rui Costa (Portugal)
Luis Figo (Portugal)
Luis Enrique (Spain)
Fernando Morientes (Spain)
Raul (Spain)
Henrik Larsson (Sweden)
Freddie Ljungberg (Sweden)

Footy Trump Cards - Pairs

David Beckham (England)  &  Ronaldo (Brazil)
David Seaman (England)  &  Rivaldo (Brazil)
Steven Gerrard (England)  &  Rui Costa (Portugal)
Michael Owen (England)  &  Luis Figo (Portugal)
Robbie Keane (Eire)  &  Zinedine Zidane (France)
Christian Vieri (Italy)  &  Alen Boksic (Croatia)
Alessandro Del Piero (Italy)  &  Freddie Ljungberg (Sweden)
Francesco Totti (Italy)  &  Dietmar Hamann (Germany)
Raul (Spain)  &  Roy Keane (Eire)
Juan Sebastian Veron (Argentina)  &  Hidetoshi Nakata (Japan)
Paulo Wanchope (Costa Rica)  &  Javier Saviola (Argentina)
Luis Enrique (Spain)  &  David Trezeguet (France)
Hernan Crespo (Argentina)  &  Kwankwo Kanu (Nigeria)
Patrick Vieira (France)  &  Oliver Kahn (Germany)
Thierry Henry (France)  &  Fernando Morientes (Spain)
Michael Ballack (Germany)  &  Henrik Larsson (Sweden)
Roberto Carlos (Brazil)  &  Lauren Etame-Mayer (Cameroon)
Jerzy Dudek (Poland)  &  Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)


  1. Alan I have what appears to be the full set in plastic wrapper as issued in doubles if you need and info let me know. The to card showing is Beckham/Ronald in the format you allude to


    1. Hi Ian,

      Thanks for getting in touch. I've just added what I believe to be a listing of the 18 pairs, but I'm not sure if it's correct.



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