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DIVER & AGUILAR HAVE DONE IT AGAIN.
Another stunning batch of photos of the boys, this time with a vintage theme.

Diver & Aguilar:
 In 1871 the American company of Allen and Ginter began inserting pieces of card to protect the cigarettes from being damaged. It was not long before tobacco companies had the idea of printing advertisements on these cards, or "stiffeners" as they were called in the trade. In about 1876 companies began producing a series of cards that the smoker could collect. It was believed that this would encourage the smoker to continue using that particular brand.

The tobacco companies discovered that these sporting cards were a great way to obtain brand loyalty. In 1896 the first football set appeared. Footballers & Club Colours was published by Marcus & Company, a small firm in Manchester. These cards are extremely rare and individual cards are valued at £170. This is true of all the early football sets that were issued at this time: Footballers & Club Colours (Kinner, 1898); Footballers (J. F. Bell, 1902); Footballers (F. J. Smith, 1902) and Footballers (Percy E. Cadle, 1904). The cost of individual cards of these sets vary from £40 to £160.

In 1902 W.D. & H.O. Wills published a set of 66 football cards. This included George Clawley (Tottenham Hotspur), Matt Kingsley (Newcastle United), George Hedley (Sheffield United), Jimmy Crabtree (Aston Villa), Ernest Needham (Sheffield United) and Fred Spiksley (Sheffield Wednesday). Interestingly, most of the players were photographed in suits.
For the 2011-2012 La-Liga Season, Diver & Aguilar have recreated these vintage style cards with the first team squad of FC Barcelona,including Lionel Messi, who for the third year running has been voted World Player of the year & Pique,Xavi,Ineista and Puyol European and World Cup & Club Champions of Spain.










































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PS: WHERE IS FONTAS??!!?

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faithnomore
Jan. 11th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
this is so cool but is it just me or does everyone's eyes look lopsided? ALSO I AGREE not enough fontas
asdfg
Jan. 11th, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
Alexis' eyes are...unfortunate in this pic hahaha
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julialonso
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
Messi and Thiago bb where are you looking at?

Ibi looks so fresh and cool. Love and miss him.

Alexis eyes, sorry lol.

Thanks for posting!
asdfg
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
To the ~future.

No problem bb. I haven't taken care of this comm in a while I feel bad. I just need my mojo back and we'll be good.
pharmacists
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
good lord in heaven

.________.
effingusernames
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
- Leo and Thiago were the cutest and are my favourites--i like how they're looking at opposite directions :33 Thiago those eyelashes...WOW.

- Xavi THOSE EYES. YOU ARE STARING INTO MY SOUL

- I see Cesc still had very unfortunate hair at the time this was taken.
bleeding_dry
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:36 am (UTC)
I was wondering what I liked so much about Thiago that I couldn't pinpoint... and now I see, the eyelashes!!! I have a huge eyelash kink! And sorry for TMI xD
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keepyourspleen
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
pique for 'best skin' award
pharmacists
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
he's been moisturizing
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kitty69lover
Jan. 11th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)
absolutely and i don't even like Villa. he looks mature, sexy, composed, determined, strong and did i mention sexy?
serendip
Jan. 11th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
OMG SHANA <333333333333333
flywoman
Jan. 11th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
LOL at Leo looking off at god knows what instead of at the camera/viewer - how appropriate!

Have to say that Valdes and Villa are the hotties here. And Andres looks totally goofy, but, um, in-character ;).
courtshipdating
Jan. 11th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC)
cesc's eyebrows hehe.

xavi's picture is the best one imo. thanks for posting this! :)
pris_stratton
Jan. 11th, 2012 04:15 am (UTC)
Cheesus Christ! Xavi, why do we not have children yet??? Tiki-taka your way in me already!
pris_stratton
Jan. 11th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC)
Seriously, I'll dress up like a football. Just don't kick me, ok?!
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elizaberglund
Jan. 11th, 2012 06:41 am (UTC)
I'm not sure about the idea of this as such ... I mean, sport and smoking? ... but the cards are nice.
effingusernames
Jan. 12th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Do we know if any of our boys even smoke? o.O i highly doubt any of them ever do...
kitty69lover
Jan. 11th, 2012 10:48 am (UTC)
everyone looks older. is there such a thing as aging filter, cause it smells that lol

Villa looks great, and i was amazed just till i got to Cesc, where i burst out laughing.

Busi <3333 Xavi <333 VV is a monster!! you can actually see Maske has mascara on ahaha

no comment on Alexis, because HE ALWAYS LOOKS LIKE THAT, OK!!!

Edited at 2012-01-11 10:50 am (UTC)
rufusthekatt
Jan. 11th, 2012 11:37 am (UTC)
Thiago y u so pretty? :')
themoneybeets
Jan. 11th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
Question --> Why is Xavi so beautiful? Seriously, it's not fair.

BTW, I think Pedro wins the award for most symmetrical face. I had never noticed anything beyond the gelled army crew cut.
walker_sarah
Jan. 11th, 2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
HOLY FUCK THIAGO IS GORGEOUS

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