Football heroes launch new stamps at Wembley

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10 May 2013
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imports_CCGB_gordonbanksatthefootb_51808.jpg Gordon Banks at the Football Heroes stamp launch at Wembley
Seven of the former players depicted on Royal Mail’s ‘Football Heroes’ stamps, including Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, attended the official launch of the stamps at Wembley Stadium recently. ...

Seven of the former players depicted on Royal Mail’s ‘Football Heroes’ stamps, including Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, attended the official launch of the stamps at Wembley Stadium recently.

Watch the video report from Royal Mail TV below…



The lauch, held just days before the FA Cup Final at Wembley, was attended by former players Bobby Charlton, Bryan Robson, John Barnes, Jimmy Greaves, Denis Law, Dave Mackay and Gordon Banks, along with the families of George Best, John Charles and Bobby Moore, with only Kevin Keegan unable to make the event. But the news of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement meant the stamps were overshadowed, with many newspapers and television crews focussing on the news from Manchester.

Speaking to Stamp & Coin Mart at the event, Sir Bobby Charlton said: ‘It’s the most fantastic compliment. The choice of players reflects on what a fantastic game we have.’

Jimmy Greaves added: ‘If my headmaster at school when I got kicked out at fifteen had said “well, Greaves, one day you’ll find your face on a stamp representing Great Britain” you would have thought he was daft, and he would have been wouldn’t he? But it’s happened. It’s never been an ambition, but once you’ve got that recognition it’s a great feeling.’

Read our online report on teh football heroes stamps launch and get more views from the football heroes in the July 2013 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart.

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