Day two of cleaning up my garage unearthed some more gems. This time it’s “Football ’90,” which is a small stack of Panini stickers from the 1990-91 season. There are about 50-75 stickers in all, nowhere near the entire collection. But the first thing that jumped out at me is all of these long forgotten names who have drifted on to other lives. Maybe they’re still involved in soccer somewhere, or maybe they now have new careers.
Some more recognizable names are the ones pictured above. Everyone from a very young looking Alex Ferguson (before he was a sir), an even younger looking David Platt, the recently deceased Gary Ablett, ITV commentator and analyst Andy Townsend, Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker and, last but not least, the late great Brian Clough.
Another thing that jumped out at me while looking through the football stickers were the names of Luton Town and Charlton Athletic. While Charlton is in League One (the third tier of English football), Luton is now in non-league conference. How the mighty have fallen.