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TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 95/96

 Tottenham Hotspur had 13 figures released as part of the FAPL range of Headliners including their manager at the time Gerry Francis. All 12 outfield players were released in a 12 player box set with only the manager being made exclusively available on single blister format.

 

 The set was comprised of some great figures, one of which is my personal favourite football player ever and the entire reason why i support Newcastle United 'Ruel Fox.' The Ruel Fox figure was, in my opinion originally inteded to be released in the Newcastle United kit aswell, here is why:

 

 All the Tottenham Hotspur figures 'Pl' numbers end in 8 except for Fox and Sinton (will get onto Sinton later.) The 'PL' number for Fox is PL27 and all the Newcastle United figures 'PL' numbers end in '7.' Fox transfered to Tottenham from Newcastle shortly after the start of the 1995/96 season, so given the time scale involved in producing a figure it is most likely that when the Fox figure was originally sculpted he was at Newcaslte United and so was assigned a Newcaslte 'PL' number.

 

 Another figure was also intended originally to be part of another team and that figure was Andy Sinton whose 'Pl' numbr is 'PL153' and i believe he was planned to be released in the kit of Sheffield Wednesday. All the Sheffield Wednesday figures 'PL' numbers ended in surprise,surprise number '3' and Sinton transfered to Tottenham Hotspur from them in the early part of 1996, before the figures release in October of 1996.

 

 The third interesting point about these figures is the fact that there are 2 different versions of the Chris Armstrong figure! He was released in two different skin shades. The first is a more tan looking shade and this was released in the single blister in January 1996, the other figure has a far lighter skin shade, which is the same shade as the 97/98 Armstrong and was released as part of the 12 player box set in October 1996. A reason for this may have been that either the club, the player himself or indeed Corinthian themsleves were not happy with the original skin shade and so changed it when the figure was produced again for the 12 pack.

 

 A couple of the figures which hit the shops differed to the actual master models pictured on the collector cards, those were Ian Walker whos body pose differed as did Spurs legend Teddy Sheringham,whose collector card pictured him in a far more upright pose than the released figure.

 

 On the whole these figures are very obtainable but the ones considered rare are those of Sinton, Howells and Edinburgh who can fetch between £5-10.

 Please click the Headliners logo below to be taken to the Headliner UK clubs link page

 Please click the Tottenham Hotspur badge below to view the Tottenham Hotspur 97/98 Headliners figures

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 Dean Austin

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL268

 Jason Dozzell

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL228

 David Howells

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL188

 Justin Edinburgh

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL168

 Andy Sinton

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL153

 Darren Anderton

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL148

 Ruel Fox

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL27

Chris Armstrong

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL128- Light Shade

 Chris Armstrong

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL128- Dark Shade

 Colin Calderwood

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL108

 Sol Campbell

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL88

 Ian Walker

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL68

Teddy Sheringham

Tottenham Hotspur

Home Kit 95/96

PL48

 Gerry Francis

Tottenham Hotspur

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