I never understood the attraction of collecting football cards to stick into books even though I’m a fan of the beautiful game.
It was the exclusive preserve of the boys at school who could not seem to get enough of them.
And now, for everyone who still hankers after their heroes’ faces staring up at them, Topps has the answer. The ultimate fan site has just launched a digital album of English footballers.
If you are that way inclined, you can buy digital images of the likes of Peter Shilton, David Seaman, David Beckham, Alan Shearer, Gary Lineker and Sir Bobby Charlton to stick in your virtual album.
It gets better though … instead of swapping and comparing in the playground, you can use Facebook to turn your collection into a complete thing of beauty.
Can’t say I’ll be rushing to take part, but bet there will be someone out there who is feeling very happy right now.