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CLUB GOLD
WORLD GREATS SET I

In February 2002 Corinthian launched the 2002 version of the Corinthian Collectors Club, with the membership packages containing exclusive product which was not available in any retail store, and it was not possible to purchase the World Greats from Corinthian direct either, they were only available as part of the membership package.

 

As was the case with the membership packages in the previous 2 years, there were 3 different levels of membership which were Silver, Gold and Platinum, with different figures available in each level of membership.

 

There are 4 Club Gold World Greats figures which were included in the Platinum membership and made up Set I and features a player we would never get again.

 

The player who was released for the first and only time is Jean Tigana in France home kit, perhaps more known to some collectors for his time as manager of Fulham. The Tigana has never proved vastly popular with collectors as with others who were only released once, it has always been seen as one for the completist collector and i put his rarity and value in the same sort of bracket as the Klinsmann or Zoff.

 

The star of the set has always been Zico for Brazil, a true footballing icon and this was the first release of the player and he would never again be released in Brazil kit as a ProStars, though he would be released in the Yellow of Brazil as a MicrStars figure, and for Udinese as a ProStars in the Reseller Specials series.

 

This was the first release of Italian striker of Paolo Rossi, painted of course in Italy home kit and a figure which has certainly appreciated in value over time. All other releases of Rossi would use the same sculpt but they all pale in terms of value and rarity when compared to this Club Gold World Greats figure.

 

John Greig in Scotland home kit makes up the set and is by far the least desirable from the set, the figure was first available for Rangers in the Legends of the Sixties team pack and also as part of the World Club Legends series.

 

All 4 were released in a Club Gold World Greats window box, on a Gold base and coming with collector card.

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Paolo Rossi

Italy

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Jean Tigana

France

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John Greig

Scotland

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Zico

Brazil

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