Remember those days in the playground when you and your mates would get together and rip out wads of Topps’ Premier League stickers, then browse, gawk in awe, and barter over swaps? Well, Topps’ Premier League stickers are 25-years-old this year and next month Topps are giving away 2,500 prizes signed by some of the biggest stars to ever play in the Premier League.
Twenty-seven million football fans have ripped open those little packets since the stickers launched all the way back in 1994. I was one of them, and I can’t begin to tell you the rush I got when I was offered Ian Wright in Arsenal’s home kit. I’m not ashamed to say that was well out of my teens at the time.
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To celebrate the milestone, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs and even Wrighty himself have signed football shirts, while Gareth Bale, Ashley Cole, Joe Hart and more have signed some stickers, all of which will be offered up to fans for the chance of winning by registering unique codes from sticker packs over at www.toppsfootball.com.
The new sticker packs will hit shelves from 14th December.
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