Book of Football, Top Teams
In 1971 Marshall Cavendish began the massive
production of the Book of Football, a Marshall Cavendish Encyclopedia, in
75 weekly parts. The parts cost 23p each, or £13.30 for
a 12-month subscription (52 issues including postage and packing). The weekly
parts could be stored in 5 binders (each holding 15 issues).
For the first 20 of its 75 parts the Book of
Football included sheets of 16 'colour star portraits' in the centre pages.
An album 'Top Teams' was provided free with Part 2, or could be purchased
later for 25p.The album has 364
sticker spaces but has 44 portraits already printed inside, so there were
actually only 320 stickers to collect. They are available as sheets of 16
The album was published by Marshall Cavendish
Ltd., 58 Old Compton Street, London W1V 5PA. © Marshall Cavendish Ltd.,
1971. The album was printed in Great Britain by Petty & Sons Ltd., Leeds.
Number in set: 320