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AC MILAN 96/97

 AC Milan or the 'Rossoneri' as they are known to their fans had the most figures released as part of the 'Italian Superstars' range of figures,a whopping 11 in total!

 

 This set gave us some superb original first time sculpts many of which have been used again,only the sculpt of goal keeper 'Rossi' has never been released again with the 'Savicevic' being released many years later but this was an entirely new sculpt.

 

 Liberian international George Weah was released for the first time and what a figure it was,complete with his trademark goatee beard and he has the honour as being 'SER001' making him the 1st release for this superb range.

 

 There was a vast amount of Italian internationals included and there some darn fine sculpts amongst them,with legend 'Roberto Baggio' being the pick of them. Baggio was released looking very fresh and 'baby faced' and came sculpted with his trademark ponytail, complete with red hair tie.

 

 Also released were some of the best defenders Italy have ever produced. Maldini and Baresi were names to strike fear into any attacker and Corinthian released them in the colours of AC Milan where they spent their entire careers.

 

 Costacurta and Albertini were also released for the first time and both spent the majority of their careers at this club and both were finely sculpted by Corinthian.

 

 Two French internationals also joined in on this release,those two being marksmen Dugarry and no-nonsense defender Desailly. The Desailly figure is one of my all time favourite sculpts as it features alot of detail and conveys a lot of emotion and perfectly captures the players personality.

 

 Zvonimir Boban player for AC milan for 10 years and was an obvious choice for inclusion in this range. The sculpt is the same one Corinthian have used for many subsequent releases of this player. It is certainly worth mentioning the detail and work that went into this figure,as his beard is very realistic due to the rough texture and feeling of it.

 

 Savicevic is by far the rarest of the AC Milan figures and he is also one of the smallest figures ever made. He was released in July of 1997 as part of the second wave of figures along with Dugarry,this has made him much harder to find.

 

 They all command the same price at about £3-5 each with the exceptions being the Baggio,who can go for closer to £10 and of course Savicevic who wil command nearer the £20 mark,about £30 if found in blister.

 

 A very fine set and a shame we never saw a 12th figure released,as if we had then we may have been treated to a 12 player pack,as it was we had to make do with 11.

George Weah

AC Milan

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SER001

Roberto Baggio

AC Milan

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SER008

Paolo Maldini

AC Milan

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SER007

Christophe Dugarry

AC Milan

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SER003

Sebastiano Rossi

AC Milan

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SER062

Franco Baresi

AC Milan

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SER030

Alessandro Costacurta

AC Milan

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SER016

Demetrio Albertini

AC Milan

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SER009

Zvonimir Boban

AC Milan

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SER081

Marcel Desailly

AC Milan

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SER082

Dejan Savicevic

AC Milan

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SER085

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HEADLINERS LOGO SUPERSTARS LOGO ac milan ac milan albertini ac milan baggio ac milan baresi ac milan boban ac milan costacurta ac milan desailly ac milan dugarry ac milan maldini ac milan rossi ac milan savicevic ac milan weah