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BLACKBURN ROVERS  95/96

 Corinthian released 13 figures painted in the kit worn by Blackburn Rovers for the 1995/96 season. This is the side that had won the Premiership title the year previous and a side that was littered with talent. This set is easily identified by the kit sponsor, which for this season was 'McEwans Lager.'

 

 5 of these figures were released in the England national home kit around the same time as these figures were released. Those 5 figures were 'Alan Shearer, Tim Flowers, Graeme Le Saux, David Batty and Tim Sherwood.' The paint job done on the Flowers figure was great and featured him in a yellow jersey with bright orange stripe across it.

 

 During this time Blackburn Rovers had the infamous 'SAS' partnership up front, 'Shearer And Sutton' and you could have it yourself as Chris Sutton was released for the very first time and a fine sculpt he is too. All future release of Sutton used this sculpt.

 

 This set also featured a first time sculpt and one which has never been released again, this figure was that of 'Mike Newell.' Newell has the honour of scoring the fastest hat-trick in Champions League history, it took him just 9 minutes to score the 3 goals in a game against Rosenborg. This figure is also perhaps the rarest of the figures from this set and can trade hands for around £15, with a blister version of him being very hard to locate.

 

 The following 6 figures were all first time sculpts and all were released in the 1996/97 set of Blackburn Rovers figures, the figures are ' Colin Hendry, Stuart Ripley, Paul Warhurst, Jason Wilcox, Jeff Kenna and Kevin Gallacher.'

Jason Wilcox was released later for Leeds United as part of 'Prostars Series 8' and Gallacher was also released in that series, the other 4 were never released again by Corinthian.

 

 It seems very strange that Corinthian neglected to release a 12 player pack for this set of figures, as all were relased very closely to each other, a great pack that would have been too. A single 4 pack was released however. Value wise most are very common place in the market but the likes of Ripley and Wilcox, even Gallacher can sell for £10 if not more, especially if found in blister format.

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 Alan Shearer

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL04

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 Please click the Blackburn Rovers badge below to view all the Blackburn Rovers figures released in the 96/97 kit.

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 Tim Flowers

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL24

 Chris Sutton

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL64

 Graeme Le Saux

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL44

 David Batty

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL84

 Tim Sherwood

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL104

 Colin Hendry

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL124

 Stuart Ripley

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL144

 Paul Warhurst

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL164

 Jason Wilcox

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL184

 Mike Newell

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL244

 Jeff Kenna

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL264

 Kevin Gallacher

Blackburn Rovers

Home Kit 95/96

PL304

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Blackburn Rovers 96/97