For Sale 1979 Vernolandus Our Heroes World of Sport Soccer #9 George Best
This early issue was produced originally as part of a multi-sport 48 card set and showcases many legends from various sports such as Tennis, Soccer, Boxing ,Motor Sports, and Golf to name a few. Issued in the UK itss prized for its charicature art style and fun classic posses of some of the sports best. Graded by PSA this high grade example is a great candidate for submission.
George Best, also known as Georgie Best, was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. A highly skilful dribbler, Best is regarded as one of the best players in the history of the sport. He was named European Footballer of the Year in 1968 and came sixth in the FIFA Player of the Century vote. Best received plaudits for his playing style, which combined pace, skill, balance, feints, two-footedness, goalscoring and the ability to get past defenders.
Born and brought up in Belfast, Best began his club career in England with Manchester United, with the scout who had spotted his talent at the age of 15 sending a telegram to manager Matt Busby which read: “I think I’ve found you a genius.” After making his debut aged 17, he scored 179 goals from 470 appearances over 11 years, and was the club’s top goalscorer in the league for five consecutive seasons. He won two League titles and the European Cup with the club. His style of play on the field captured the public’s imagination, and in 1999 he was on the six-man short-list for the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Century. He was also an inaugural inductee into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2002.