Baines Football Cards: The Victorian Panini

I wrote an article for In Bed With Maradona about John Baines and his Victorian invention of Baines Football Cards.

“As a football fan it’s highly likely that at some point in your life you’ve collected football cards or stickers. For many of us it will have been Panini stickers, and for today’s kids it’s all about Topps Match Attax. But the addictive combination of football and collecting has been around for more than 120 years, and young Victorian football fans just couldn’t get enough of Baines Football Cards.”

Read the article at In Bed With Maradona.


Paul Brown

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