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Corinthian produced a limited edition series called the ProStars Collector's Edition, which was a range of 20 ProStars figures, produced in limited amounts and designed specifically with the collector in mind. The series of 20 Collector's Edition ProStars were released in December 2001, just in time for Christmas. Each figure was released in single blister pack, with individual numberd collector card, with all figures also being released as Platinum Blister packs, but in extremely low numbers.

 

Manchester United had by far the most figures released in this series, 7 in total, which was more than double that of any other team, making up 1/3 of the entire series! Ryan Giggs, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Juan Sebastian Veron and David Beckham were all released in home kit, with the way kit figures being Ronny Johnsen, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Wes Brown. The Gold away kit figures of course proved very popular, however it is of course the David Beckham figure which is by far and away the most sought after, with the Platinum pack being one of the rarest released.

 

Chelsea had 3 figures released in this range, Frank Lampard in White away kit, along with 2 home kit figures of Marcel Desailly and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Liverpool had2 cracking away kit figures released, which were Danny Murphy and Stephane Henchoz, a really good looking away kit helped drive sales of these to figures.

 

Leeds United had 2 away kit figures released, which were Rio Ferdinand and David Batty. North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur had just 1 figure released each, with Sergei Rebrov for Spurs in home kit and Dennis Bergkamp in Gold away kit for Arsenal. The Bergkamp is a very rare figure and his platinum pack is considerd 'The Holy Grail' of Arsenal blister packs, hard to argue with that given the scarcity and demand for the pack.

 

The Scotish SPL had 4 figures released, with 1 from Celtic and 3 from Rangers. Neil Lennon was released in Celtic away kit, with Rangers having Stefan Klos and Michael Mols in home kit, with Claudio Caniggia in away kit completing the trio.

 

It is also worth mentioning that 18/20 figures released in the ProStars Collector's Edition series were also released as part of the ProStars retail 3 packs. The 2 exclusives were Sergei Rebrov for Tottenham Hotspur and David Batty for Leeds United, those 2 were not released in the 3 packs and were only available in this series.

 

A highly collectible series and the Platinum packs are notoriously difficult to find, not to mention expensive, especially the Manchester United 7 and Dennis Bergkamp for Arsenal. For collectors looking for just the figure to display loose, you are far better advised to try acquire the figure via the 3 pack than you are in Collector's Edition blister pack.

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Ryan Giggs

Manchester United

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PRO529

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Danny Murphy

Liverpool

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PRO535

Stephane Henchoz

Liverpool

Away

PRO533

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United

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PRO532

Wes Brown

Manchester United

Away

PRO530

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

Chelsea

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PRO537

Dennis Bergkamp

Arsenal

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PRO536

Rio Ferdinand

Leeds United

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PRO541

Marcel Desailly

Chelsea

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PRO539

Neil Lennon

Celtic

Away

PRO540

Claudio Caniggia

Glasgow Rangers

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PRO542

Frank Lampard

Chelsea

Away

PRO538

Stefan Klos

Glasgow Rangers

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PRO544

Michael Mols

Glasgow Rangers

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PRO543

Juan Sebastian Veron

Manchester United

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PRO546

David Beckham

Manchester United

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PRO548

Sergei Rebrov

Tottenham Hotspur

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PRO593

Ruud Van Nistelrooy

Manchester United

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PRO545

David Batty

Leeds United

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PRO594

Ronny Johnsen

Manchester United

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PRO531

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