Who doesn’t love a Subbuteo job lot?
From broken players to unexpected rare teams, buying a job lot is always a gamble but always fun. They come in various sizes and usually include a nice mix hidden gems and disappointing repaints.
But Subbuteo collector Stewart – who runs the superb Twitter, Instagram and Youtube SubbuteoCollector accounts – has unveiled what is one of the best Subbuteo job lot hauls we have ever seen.
Posting on his Youbutteo Youtube channel (you can subscribe here) he revealed he had picked up a job lot from a friend of a friend for a fair price – and has revealed the incredible set of teams and accessories live in a lengthy video.
There were 34 heavyweight and zombie teams in total and as he reveals each one it is hard not to feel pangs of jealousy. The teams are not your usual sets and include rare and beautiful kits from Holland, Italy and France.
It starts with a nice FC Twente set, a red shirt with a white off-centre stripe – and the hits keep on coming. MVV is a particular favourite, while Italian side Brescia and the famous V patterned shirts, French team Bordeaux and an eye-catching early Lyon set are all included.
There’s an ultra-rare Forfar Athletic and a selection of other rare sides that are a Subbuteo collector’s dream.
There is also a rare Luton side and Coventry’s favourite Talbot shirt among others. The video really does have to be watched to be believed.
Most of the teams are rare but some are teams we have never seen before. If you are a fan of old style Subbuteo and rare teams, or just a fan of football kits in general, this has to be the best job lot around.
The haul is the Holy Grail for Subbuteo collectors and even comes with plenty of accessories including balls, goals, two full box sets and a couple of scoreboards. In short, it’s a fantastic watch and a great way to spend half an hour as he sifts through some real Subbuteo history.
We also love Stewart’s pure enthusiasm for the game and his love of sets that have been loved – with written team and player names, stickers and even pictures all highlighting that these Subbuteo sets have been played with and loved. And after all, isn’t that the point?