March 17, 2009
Cleveland 1971 Footballers
Im not sure when I first encountered this lovely set of footballers, but these two turned up in a box of oddments at last weeks carboot. Originally given away by Cleveland petrol in 1971, these small plastic busts went under the rather odd title of "Joe Mercer's Great Britain Soccer Squad 1971". It all sounds terribly American. There were 16 in the series that fitted on to a rather unusual circular black base.
The two here, are Allan Mullery and George Best. If you want to see more, head over to littleoaks.com . Not only can you see the whole of this set but also a superb collection of English football cards.