Friday, 18 February 2011

Peter Beardsley's Head

Peter Beardsley's head. Stick it to your window, wall or mirror!
For the 1990 World Cup, the Topps company produced a set of giant footballers' heads to collect, and via a suction pad on the back, to stick to an appropriate surface. When I say "giant", I mean a little under A5 paper size, but big enough (bigger than stickers, anyway).

I was old enough to know better, but I bought one or two packets anyway. You didn't know who you were going to get when you bought one. I was lucky enough to get a Peter Beardsley, who has been stuck to the hallway window on and off for the past twenty years. Open the curtains in the morning, and there he is, grinning at you with his slightly lopsided smile! A bit scary, really...

 This is what the packet looked like:

The excited fella in the foreground supports Sunderland
This is the full list of players:
  1. Gary Lineker
  2. John Barnes
  3. Chris Waddle
  4. Bryan Robson
  5. Terry Butcher
  6. Paul Gascoigne
  7. Neil Webb
  8. Peter Beardsley
  9. Peter Shilton
  10. Des Walker
  11. Steve Bull
  12. Stuart Pearce
  13. Gary Stevens
  14. Mark Wright
  15. David Rocastle
  16. Steve McMahon
  17. Dave Beasant
  18. Bobby Robson
I'm sure there's a Steve Bull and a Steve McMahon hidden in a cardboard box in the attic. I wish they were collectable, but a quick look at ebay tells me they're not. Nobody has bought one for weeks. Ah well.

1 comment:

  1. Another twenty years and they will be. I bet a Nat Lofthouse head would fetch a four figure sum.