Book of Football, Top Teams
In 1971 Marshall Cavendish began the massive production of the
Book of Football, a Marshall Cavendish Encyclopedia, in 75 weekly
parts. The parts cost 23p each, or £13.30 for a 12-month
subscription (52 issues including postage and packing). The weekly
parts could be stored in 5 binders (each holding 15 issues). For the
first 20 of its 75 parts the Book of Football included sheets of 16
'colour star portraits' in the centre pages.
An album 'Top Teams' was provided free with Part 2, or could be
purchased later for 25p.The album has 364 sticker spaces but has 44
portraits already printed inside, so there were actually only 320
stickers to collect. They are available as sheets of 16 or
The album was published by Marshall Cavendish Ltd., 58 Old Compton
Street, London W1V 5PA. © Marshall Cavendish Ltd., 1971. The album
was printed in Great Britain by Petty & Sons Ltd., Leeds.
Number in set: 320