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Topps Of The Pops. The Sports Talk Player & The Future Of Card Collecting.

“Got. Need. Got. Got. Got. Need. Got. OH NEED! OH MY GOD NEED!”  and “The Man Utd foil badge is the hardest one to get” are a couple of lines that may resonate with those of you old enough to have been right there amongst it in the school playgrounds of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

Long before spotty oiks with YouTube and Twitch channels screamed blue murderous delight at opening a loot crate or an EA Sports card pack for a reaction video, there was the humble card or sticker collection.

Here in Europe, the market was lead by card and sticker super behemoths Merlin and Panini. US ultra leviathans Topps and Fleer really paled in comparison this side of the pond (somewhat ironically Topps would later acquire Merlin Publishing in 1995 and ultimately drop the Merlin name from products outside the USA to become Topps Europe in 2008). Continue Reading

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My first article as a guest writer for Retro Collect!

Posted on May 11, 2016

If you are big in to retro video games, you may well have heard of a web site named Retro Collect. A polished and professional gaming site dedicated to all things retro. They have a thriving community to boot. My first article submission has been accepted and published at Retro Collect, the first of, I hope, many more.

I will of course be maintaining this, my personal site and am busy hammering away on various items as and when time allows. If you would like to check out my article discussing starting a family and keeping enthused with video games, please feel free to click the link below and also check out a great web site too!

EXTERNAL LINK: Bye Bye Collection! Does Starting A Family Mark The End Of Your Retro Gaming Life?