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Old 02-12-2019, 08:26 AM
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Default r.i.p. Gordon Banks

It is with some sadness that I heard the news that England World Cup winner and goalkeeping legend, Gordon Banks has passed.

I had the great fortune of seeing him play during his time in the NASL with Ft. Lauderdale Strikers.

Years later I got to meet and interview him. He was very bit of class as a human as he was an extraordinary netminder.

A short while ago I purchased this 1968 card of Gordon. It's not in mint condition, clearly visible pin holes on the top and bottom. But what struck me was that someone, that I know nothing about, put this on his wall back in the 1960's. He idolized Banks, like me, like many.

Card collecting used to be about admiration, education and trading. I can only imagine in some schoolyard, that Gordon was swapped for maybe a Bobby Moore or a Bobby Charlton or a Billy Brenner.

This card will remain in my collection as a becon to childhood and the fun of playing, following our dreams and card collections world wide.

Collecting vintage soccer
Collecting pre-war baseball
Collecting vintage horse racing (wanted: tobacco cards and pins)
Set in progress: 1994 Upper Deck World Cup autographed
Set in progress: 1938 Konig Fussball
Sub set in progress: 1910-12 Sweet Caporal pins - Philadelphia Athletics - 4 of 11 complete (need: Baker, Murphy, Plank, Krause, Davis)

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Old 02-12-2019, 09:43 AM
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Default Banksy

Gordon was the ultimate goalkeeper. Pulled that card direct from a packet in my early teens. Met him about 15 years ago and managed to get several cards autographed..he will save a few up there I expect ..RIP Gordon Banks
Always looking for baseball and hockey T cards. Plenty of UK tobacco / trade cards for sale/trade including golf,boxing,soccer,cricket,film etc all raw.
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