Thursday, June 20, 2013

A new season, a new sticker album.

How many stickers is a 'shiny' worth? It probably varied from playground to playground but these glittering childhood treasures were, at the end of the day, just run of the mill Panini items. The Football Attic however have gifted us with true collectables, albeit unlikely to eventually reach the same dizzy heights financially as the Panini variants of yesteryear.

This is the second League of Blogs sticker album and, as good as the first one was, this has a far more traditional look to it, enhanced by the inclusion of each blogs crest alongside their kits. The design is a credit to the lads from the Attic, the paper and printing is of a high quality and once again the finished article is alluring and professional.

You can read how I chose both the badge and kit designs in a previous post blatantly 'borrowing' inspiration from both the club and football kit supremos Admiral, but suffice to say they had more than a little impact as they made the front and back covers respectively.
Charlton content is aplenty amongst the albums pages, as both Charlton Casualty and Hungry Ted two great Addicks bloggers have entries. The Stone Roses influence is loud and proud with the bucket hat in one whilst the other has a real brute of a man, the sort of chap that would have Subbuteo's Tommy Smith quaking in his base, modelling the kits.
Mine wasn't the best by a long shot, the creativity included in the pages is phenomenal from a Stormtroopers head to detailed goalkeeper gloves, kits with road signs on to a complete map of the world on another. I may need to up my game to be a contender next year, my thinking cap is already on!

Once again, a huge thank you to The Football Attic for the idea, it has been a privilege to be involved in such an enjoyable (and rapidly becoming established) aspect of a football bloggers year.

PS Rich, I see Tesco printed the books again, your good lady must love the clubcard points!


  1. I'm chuffed to bits with my book, especially finding my way to the front cover! I've already got a few ideas myself for next years effort...

    P.S. I believe all football teams should have a bearded player by law. Not designer stubble: a full and healthy beard. Not sure why, but just think they should.

  2. Congratulations to all three of you. Superb high quality blogs, well deserved chaps !
    Wrong side of the Thames