Maybe it was all the talk of Uruguay's Luis Suarez seemingly biting Italy' Giorgio Chiellini, but it I scoured the collection for the objects that symbolize losing ones sanity. Voila, Marbles !
For some reason, these are my favorite non-card soccer collectible. France had issued standard size marbles with their French Ligue in the 1997-98 season. So when it came time for the hosts (and eventual Champions) to be featured, another marble set was made.
1998 FRANCE TEAM PLAYER MARBLES
Apparently, there were 8 series of packs containing 3 marbles each. Although I do not have a complete checklist, I assume that this included all 23 players plus Manager Aime Jacquet.
Each set of 3 marbles came on a green rack inside a carded window package.
Current Paris SG Manager Laurent Blanc and former Manchester United Champion, Fabian Barthez.
Current France World Cup Manager Didier Deschamps and Arsenal Champion, Patrick Vieira.
Former FIFA World Player of the Year and World Cup Champion, Zinedine Zidane.
These are the ones I have -