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WEST HAM UNITED 95/96

 West Ham United had 10 figures made as part of this range, the vast majority of which have never been released again, infact only Cottee and Rieper have been released again.

 

 Some great players made up this range notably hard man Julian Dicks and long serving keeper Ludek Miklosko. Also released for the hammers was Croatian international Slaven Bilic, however the figure picutred on the collector card varied from the actual figure, the head was the same but the body pose was diferent, this was also the case with Steve Potts and also Iain Dowie.

 

 Danish international Mark Rieper was also released but the figure was an entirely different sculpt to the one which was released as part of the Danish Headliner range issued by McDonalds, the West Ham united figure was released first.

 

 Another interesting fact about this range of figures concerns the Ilie Dumitrescu figure, here is why. All the West Ham United figures 'PL' numbers end in '9'-Dicks PL19, Potts PL39 etc. This is not the case for the Romanian Dumitrescu as his PL number is 'PL248' but i have a theory as to why this is the case.

 

 Dumitrescu played for Tottenham Hotspur in the first half of the 95/96 season but was sold to West Ham United half way through that season, this is important as it took a few months for Coritnhian to get a figure to the point as to where it could be released in the shops, so when the master was made he will have been playing for Tottenham Hotspur hence him having the pl number he has, all the Tottenham figures had pl numbers ending in '8' which is why he was assigned the PL number he was.

 

 The West Ham United figures are for the most part very rare with only Potts, Breacker and Miklosko being found regulary and going for as little as £1. The figures of Dicks and Cottee and slightly rarer and may go for £5 each. The remaining 5 figures are all very rare and can sell for in excess of £10 with Dowie going for nearer £20 as he is one of the rarest FAPL figures ever released due to the fact he was released towards the end of this range and his release went largely unnoticed by collectors.

 

 All in all a truly great set of figures and one which has really kept it's value over the years and some of the figures still elude collectors today.

west ham united

Julian Dicks

West Ham United

Home Kit 95/96

PL19

 Mark Rieper

West Ham United

Home Kit 95/96

PL239

 Ian Bishop

West Ham United

Home Kit 95/96

PL119

 Iain Dowie

West Hm United

Home Kit 95/96

PL389

 Tony Cottee

West Ham United

Home Kit 95/96

PL59

 Ludek Miklosko

West Ham United

Home Kit 95/96

PL79

 Slaven Bilic

West Ham United

Home Kit 95/96

PL409

 Tim Breacker

West Ham United

Home Kit 95/96

PL99

 Ilie Dumitrescu

West Ham United

Home Kit 95/96

PL248

Steve Potts

West Ham United

Home Kit 95/96

PL39 

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