The pages featured here are from the Starcraft Sports Catalogue from the very early 1980s, and treats were certainly to be found therein.

In order of how well the products have stood the test of time, the Asics (Onitsuka-less) “Tiger” boots section has a selection which would be stylish on any football pitch today - hell, the faux-leather “Zebra” trainers would be the talk of the pub! Remember pubs?

Next up, the adidas Telstar-esque “Topstar” footballs from Metric - Sergio Georgini, anyone? - came in plenty of colours, with the addition of a Glenn Hoddle endorsement, no less. And the 32-panel Super Cup was a class act.

Finally, bringing up the rear, the goalkeeper gloves can surely have not been critically-acclaimed even 40 years ago - even with the implication that they were endorsed by West Ham United’s Phil Parkes. The Professional looks anything but, and the Metric Euro Glove resembles a discarded piece of costume from a short-lived 1970s sci-fi series.

Thanks to Jimmy from The Glove Bag - tgbjimmy on Twitter - for bringing this to our attention.

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1980s starcraft sports catalogue pages

1980s starcraft sports catalogue pages

1980s starcraft sports catalogue pages

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