My favourite artwork
This is simply a selection of my favourite graphics and designs from my collection of football games.
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World Cup Bagatelle spinner
Just beautiful! The spinner from the Marx World Cup Willie Bagatelle game.
World Cup 1970 kit poster
This was included in the Football Favourites footballer painting set included in the 'Not games but..' section. A classic poster.
ESSO Top Team player discs
A self indulgent memory from my childhood. Who else played 'nearest to the wall' with these discs?
And why was Kenny Dalglish photographed in profile?
Price is for a full set in folder.
Best 'tache award
The goalie from 'Shoot' by Meccano wins this years best 'tache award.
Football box cover
The 1950's cover art for the game called simply 'Football'
Be a defending goaler!!
Yes! You too can be a defending goaler when playing Pele Big Kick.
The playing pieces from Cup Final
12 fantastic playing pieces made from wood and printed in wonderful period kits. On metal bases, brilliant.
Bang It In goal
Beautiful wooden goal target from the Bang It In game.
Beautiful tin backplate from the Penalty Shot game by Marx.
Maradona (slim version)
Maradona player sticker from the Calcio Scudetto game.
Big Jim action figure
I guess he can't be such a big Jim in those shorts?
A slightly ambitious pose for the box illustration of the Big Jim action figure soccer player.
Girl Kick figures
Check out those hands - I suspect a couple of blokes in drag!
A beautifully made and presented game from the 1970's. High quality pitch and goals.
Neatly groomed Striker
No prizes for guessing the decade Striker was released. The superbly styled sideburns are a dead give away.
From the French game Le Canonniers a card that bears a striking similarity to the Cantona kung fu kick.
Fireside Football box
A lovely simple football graphic.
Taken from the side of the Match of the Day game box. No retro football site would be complete without Jimmy in it.
If Jimmy Hill is featured then so to must be Brian Moore, the greatest football commentator of all time.
Super anti hero rosette
Fabulous cut out rosette from the Johnny Hot Shot game box. Takes the piss out of him in a Marmite sort of way.
Jake the Peg signs!!
Jake the Peg signs to play in Italian World Cup game despite acquiring man boobs!
The goal from Hot Shot
Just a beautiful simple design for a cardboard goal target that clips onto a plastic goal frame.
Penalty Kick player
Just welly it son!