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ENGLAND NATIONAL 1998

 Following on from the huge success of the previous England ranges, Corinthian released 'England Squad Series 3' in November 1997. there was a total of 24 figures released in this series, 12 of which were released as single blister packs, the other 12 as part of a 12 player box set. All the figures were painted into the home kit which the team would wear for the impending World Cup in 1998.

 

 In addition to those 24 figures, Corinthian released a further 3 figures, one of which was Paul Scholes in the home kit. Scholes who was only available as a clear sachet, the reason for this is that he was part of a special promotion by supermarket Sainsburys. The Scholes figures was released in February 1998.

 

The other 2 figures were Alan Shearer and Paul Ince, both painted in the Red away kit. Those 2 figures were made available exclusively in Sainsburys and were initially very hard to obtain. Both were released in April 1998.

 

 5 of the figures which made up this range had never been released in an England shirt before, they are - Beckham, Southgate, Campbell, Hinchcliffe, Merson and the manager Glenn Hoddle. Some were simple repaints of figures released in the Euro 96 kit and others were the new sculpts used for the FAPL Headliners range but painted into the England kit.

 

 England took a squad of 22 to the World Cup in France, only 15 of the 25 figures released in this series actually made the squad, 9 of the figures Corinthian made were of players who did not end up going to the World Cup and that left 7 players in the squad who did not have a figure released. The 9 figures made of players who never went to that World Cup are - Gascoigne, Fowler, Hinchcliffe, Le Tissier, Pallister, Pearce, Redknapp, Walker and Wright. The 7 players who did make the squad, but whom had no figures released in this series are - Batty, Martyn, Lee, Keown, Owen, Flowers and Rio Ferdinand. Due to the selection process it was near impossible for Corinthian to guess which players would end up going to the World Cup, they got 15 right which i feel was good going.

 

 Each figure came issued with a collector card and also a collectors information file.

Alan Shearer

England

Home Kit 97/98

E04

Ian Wright

England

Home Kit 97/98

E05

Teddy Sheringham

England

Home Kit 97/98

E06

Paul Ince

England

Home Kit 97/98

E07

Matt Le Tissier

England

Home Kit 97/98

E08

Gary Pallister

England

Home Kit 97/98

E09

Tony Adams

England

Home Kit 97/98

E10

Les Ferdinand

England

Home Kit 97/98

E11

David Seaman

England

Home Kit 97/98

E12

Darren Anderton

England

Home Kit 97/98

E14

Stuart Pearce

England

Home Kit 97/98

E16

Ian Walker

England

Home Kit 97/98

E23

Graeme Le Saux

England

Home Kit 97/98

E29

Gary Neville

England

Home Kit 97/98

E36

Robbie Fowler

England

Home Kit 97/98

E37

David Beckham

England

Home Kit 97/98

E80

Glenn Hoddle

England

Suit

E81

Paul Gascoigne

England

Home Kit 97/98

E82

Steve McManaman

England

Home Kit 97/98

E83

Gareth Southgate

England

Home Kit 98

E84

Sol Campbell

England

Home Kit 97/98

E85

Andy Hinchcliffe

England

Home Kit 97/98

E86

Jamie Redknapp

England

Home Kit 97/98

E87

Paul Merson

England

Home Kit 97/98

E88

Paul Scholes

England

Home Kit 97/98

E90

Alan Shearer

England

Away Kit 97/98

E04

Paul Ince

England

Home Kit 97/98

E07

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