A change from Football Stars to Football Action, and from a blue back to a red/pink one.
The back of the packet shown says that there was a 'Super Wall Chart' for the 'new series of Barratt all action
Football Stars. The offer of the wall chart ended on May 31, 1977.
The Big Match began issuing 32 stickpix in their monthly magazine in September 1976, and promised to issue more with each monthly issue for the whole season.
The July 1976 magazine (edition 20) says "The first BIG NEWS
of the 1976-77 season is good news. It's an exciting free gift for all
Big Match readers in the new season. Starting with the next Big Match
(on sale August 27) you can deal yourself in on the fantastic Big Match
Soccer Super Album". Edition 21, September 1976, advertises on the front
cover "FREE! 32 Superstar Stikpix inside! Start collecting for your free
Soccer Superalbum! There's a free voucher with this issue!"
The fate of the Superstar Stickpix is not known. They issued 32 pictures each month, but by the February 1977 edition appear to have cut back to only 20. There are therefore, currently, 180 Stickpix known. We do not even know exactly when the Big Match stopped production, and therefore whether the Stickpix series was ever completed. If you know more, please be in touch.Number in set: 180+
Checklists: Set checklist
Galleries: England: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Coventry City, Derby County, Everton, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Newcastle United, Norwich City, Q.P.R., Stoke City, Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur, W.B.A., West Ham United
Scotland: Hibernian, Kilmarnock, Rangers, Other
A set of cards included free with Brooke Bond PG Tips Tea and Tea Bags.
The album to stick the cards in was obtainable free from grocers
when you bought ¾lb. of PG Tips tea or you could
send 6½p postage to Brooke Bond OXO Ltd.
More tinkering by FKS.
Back to a landscape format with two photos: head shot and action. The album
also included lots of 'special' stickers e.g. action shots, managers and
parts of large pictures of Pat Jennings and Kevin Keegan. Album: Price 20p.
A strange set of stickers from FKS. The album notes 'Some of the most famous
players and club sides of Europe are featured in this collection of Euro-Soccer
77 which is being presented at a time when interest in the three major European
competitions continues to remain high'. The order form in the album allows
you to send away for stickers to complete your collection, but only until
December 31, 1977. The warranty in the album notes that information in the
album was accurate 'at the time of going to press... before the start of
the 1976/77 season'.
of 32 cards for a game, plus a Rules card. You could order these through
the Euro Soccer Star '77 album for 75p per pack.
Cost cutting meant that most
of the pictures for this booklet were in black and white, with the magazine
proudly announcing 'Many pages in full colour'. The booklet was part of
the Shoot/Goal magazine dated 18 September 1976.
Panini collection which was available in the U.K. through the distributors, Minicards Ltd.
An album was available for the stickers. Some copies of the
album were distributed for free through the Shoot/Goal magazine.
The introduction to the album states 'Hallo
Friends! Let me say it feels great to tell you that fantastic picture stickers,
made by Edizioni Panini, the largest producer in the world, which are already
well-known and enjoyed by most of the children in Europe are now available
to all British children as well'. Are all Italian sentences this long?
The last ever set from Top Sellers, featuring the First Division teams, plus
some puzzle cards. After the issue of this set the name Top Sellers was discontinued and Panini
used their own name on English issues. There was an album to stick these stickers into.
A set comprising individual footballers from the
First and Second Divisions. One section of cards (Nos. 125 to 140) includes
Shoot! Goal All Stars. The cards have 'Topps Chewing Gum Inc.' printed on
the back. An image gallery (still under development) of the full set of
these cards is available, grouped by the players' clubs. Additional information
has been added to each page to show each players' full career transfers
and transfer fees.
A larger set than
1975/76, increasing from 88 to 132, though the number of teams decreases
from 17 to 12. The team included are now the 10 teams from the Scottish
Premier League from 1975/76 plus the two teams promoted from the First
Division - Partick and Kilmarnock.