Friday, 28 September 2012

Sepia Saturday 145 - George Best

I don't have any sepia items related to football, apart from perhaps my ability to play, which is definitely on the sepia side. My footballing these days is now done mainly as a spectator, with the very occasional game of footie in the garden with the kids, who are all much better than I ever was. However I do have this vintage postcard of the famous footballer George Best which seems an appropriate match for this week's Sepia Saturday. The photograph shown on the postcard was taken by Sefton Samuels in 1968, and was sold to support the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Vintage postcard of George Best

As usual 100's of vintage postcards and vintage magazines on my web site

    

12 comments:

  1. George was one of the best, no pun intended!

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  2. I like your pun, Peter.
    I'm not familiar with this player, but he sure was/is handsome.
    Nancy

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  3. Before he grew his hair long, and much else ... Great photo, and I'm a big fan of the NPG web site, although I wish they'd provide better quality images online.

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  4. Handsome guy - I like the cleft in his chin.

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  5. He was a handsome guy indeed; what a pity he mistreated his body. He may still have been with us.

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  6. Handsome! I don't know this fellow, but I'm learning a lot just reading the comments.

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  7. I know next to nothing about football, sports in general and never heard of George Best but he was definitely not hard to look at!

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  8. I'm sorry I don't know of him either, but he is a handsome man with a deep thoughtful reflection on his face!

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  9. A brilliant footballer and a ladies man. Shame he finished up such a wreck.

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  10. The mean and moody young Georgie - handsome devil. No wonder he was always in trouble :-) Jo

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  11. I remember his name, but never knew what he looked like.

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  12. I don't know this man, but he's got good features and the haircut screams 1968!! Good portrait!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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