Last Updated on 22nd May 2013


Well, the current football season is practically over. Cue small violins, pass the tissues etc.

Manchester United won the Premier League weeks ago, manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired, Arsenal once again remained triumphant over their North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Wigan managed to win the FA Cup and get relegated from the Premier League in the same week, Roberto Mancini got sacked as Manchester City manager, Golden Balls David Beckham played his last professional football game… basically, it’s been a pretty eventful season and we’re exhausted just thinking about it.

There’s going to be a large Premier League shaped hole in our hearts for the next few months until the new season kicks off again, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get our football fix elsewhere. We know we aren’t the only ones who think our football team was “better back in the day”, so we reckon you’re really going to like what we’re about to suggest for you: Royal Mail Football Heroes stamps!


To coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Football Association (and the 140th anniversary of the Scottish Football Association, may we add) Royal Mail is releasing Football Heroes stamps to celebrate some of the greatest names in football history.

11 of the greatest to be precise; and they are, in no particular order: Jimmy Greaves, John Charles, Gordon Banks, George Best, John Barnes, Kevin Keegan, Denis Law, Bobby Moore, Bryan Robson, Dave Mackay and Bobby Charlton. Experts, including those from the National Football Museum, gathered round to pick the aforementioned top 11 – no doubt there were a few arguments along the way – so did they do a good job? Is your favourite in there?

Some of the collectable items in the Royal Mail Football Heroes collection include a Prestige Stamp Book for £11.11, a Presentation Pack for £7.10, Mint Stamps for £6.60, a miniature First 11 team sheet for £6.60, Framed Stamps for £25.00 and more. Click here to check out the full list of what’s on offer. That should help fill the void until the season starts up again, right?

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