The Big Match began issuing 32 stickpix in their monthly magazine in September 1976, and promised to issue more with each monthly issue for the whole season. The July 1976 magazine (edition 20) says "The first BIG NEWS of the 1976-77 season is good news. It's an exciting free gift for all Big Match readers in the new season. Starting with the next Big Match (on sale August 27) you can deal yourself in on the fantastic Big Match Soccer Super Album". Edition 21, September 1976, advertises on the front cover "FREE! 32 Superstar Stikpix inside! Start collecting for your free Soccer Superalbum! There's a free voucher with this issue!"
The album promised 'special souvernir pictures off (sic) all the players in the English First Division and the Scottish Premier League'. The magazine promises that "By the end of the season you'll have a complete record of every club in the First Division and the Premier League - PLUS every team's stars in colour".
The fate of the Superstar Stickpix is not known. They issued 32 pictures each month, but by the February 1977 edition appear to have cut back to only 20. There are therefore, currently, 180 Stickpix known. We do not even know exactly when the Big Match stopped production, and therefore whether the Stickpix series was ever completed. If you know more, please be in touch.Number in set: 180+
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