Nov 2, 2021

WorldCup Bubblegum cards 1990


The year was 1990. It was the year of the FIFA worldcup to be held in Italy. Me and my brother were busy collecting the footballer cards that came along with the 'Worldcup bubblegum'. As the event drew closer, the craze and the demand for these cards sky rocketed! As the event progressed and footballers like Italy's Schillaci and Cameroon's Roger Milla emerged as stars, the demand for their cards surpassed traditional favorites like Maradona.Hosts Italy and reigning champs Argentina started as favorites. In the end the cold West Germans prevailed over our favorites Argentina in the finals. Maradona left the field in tears! The memories of Italia 90 are frozen in this collection for me! 
The first series

The first series

Collection box

Info on the rear side of the cards

The top scorer of the tournament with 6 goals...

The dark horse of the tournament with 4 goals..

 
The second series came as a set of 24 numbered cards

25 comments:

  1. Perhaps some of these cards are worth serious money today.

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  2. Wow you got quite a collection..
    Happy you dropped by my blog today Ashok

    Much💛love

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  3. Interesting collection. I have some books from the first half of the 20th century with cigarette cards in them with all sorts of themes. Have a great day, Valerie

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    1. Wow! you should share them on your blog VJ

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  4. they could have some value to a collector
    if you sold them

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    1. Oops iam that collector Betty ;)

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  5. such a nice collection which holds a lot of memories for you. I just found out one of my 40 something sons has saved all his baseball cards from when he was a kid.

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  6. Was sure a great time!

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  7. These are really fascinating to see. I've seen old us baseball cards, but never world cup soccer/football cards.

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  8. What a wonderful collection!

    Greeting.

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  9. You have a good collection of the cards. I think they are worth good money.

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  10. Bonjour,

    Wouhaou !! Quelle collection !! Petite, je me souviens avoir réalisé une collection d'images avec le chocolat Poulain.

    Gros bisous

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  11. That is quite a collection.

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  12. Oh what fun. I've only seen the baseball cards.

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  13. This is pretty neat. My husband attended the World Cup in Texas in 1994 Netherlands vs Brazil. It is a very happy memory for him and he still has a cap the a very disappointed Dutchman gave him.

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  14. Mamun8:53 PM

    I have too collected all the cards at that time...except Bryan Robson, Escobar and Andy Herzog. Still having them ....31 years have gone. I was crazy about those cards.

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  15. Saranya2:59 PM

    By chance this is up for sale?

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