The Best Of Charles Buchan's Football Monthly
Charles Buchan's Football Monthly, which debuted in 1951 and quickly became a fan favourite among football fans of all ages, peaked at over 100,000 copies sold. It was essentially the first football "glossy," with hand-tinted photos on the cover and back page, some of which were so vibrantly artistic that they could stand alone as fine art mages. Rex Martin's cartoon in the Dick Barton style, a boy's club, and regular pieces by historical personalities were all featured in the magazine. This vibrant gift book is a collection of the best articles from this storied publication, spanning its 20-year run. It replicates magazine articles, interviews, photos, letters, and advertising in facsimile format.
It serves as a reminder of what many people would consider the heyday of football, when players weren't the highly compensated media celebrities they are now, when Brylcreem was the only fashion statement, and when little boys constructed goalposts out of jumpers. The book will appeal to lovers of football who miss the good old days as well as to all football supporters who are sick of the overbearing consumerism, prim players foreign millionaires of today.
In mint condition, published with laminated boards, 176 Pages, Published in 2008 by Malavan Media