LEEDS UNITED 1995/96

Leeds United had 7 figures released as part of the original FAPL Collection, all figures were released in the kit they wore for the 1995/96 season, with the clubs shirt sponsor for that season being Thistle Hotels.



Everybody remembers the goal scored by Tony Yeboah against Liverpool, the one that nearly broke the crossbar, well Corinthian immortalised the player by releasing this figure. The figure was a great likeness of the player and it featured quite heavily in the advertising for this range and the figure itself was a huge success and big seller.



Brian Deane partnered Yeboah upfront for Leeds and he was released along side him too, a very prominent sculpt this one and every Brian Deane figure released after this one used this sculpt. Two future Premiership legends were released at the same time in January 1996, those two figures being Gary McAllister and Gary Speed, both superb sculpts and ones which Corinthian used later for further releases of these figures. Those 4 figures are all very easily acquired and will cost you very little.



The other 3 figures which complete this set are much rarer to find and were released later in June 1996. John Lukic was released in a very eye catching kit of yellow and orange stripes. A very close likeness to the player it bore too. It was not produced in that high a volume and as a result has become increasingly hard to find in recent years, especially if you are trying to find one still in the original blister packaging. This is the only Lukic figure Corinthian ever released.



The remaining two figures are by far the rarest of the set. The figure of Carlton Palmer was much anticipated amongst collectors and Corinthian did not disappoint with this fine sculpt, although it is perhaps the smallest Headliner ever released. The figure of Rod Wallace was the total opposite, with a very large and detailed head sculpt and is the rarest of the entire Leeds Headliner collection. They are always in demand and the blister of Wallace can be especially hard to track down.


There are was also a Leeds United 4 pack released, LU4A contained Yeboah, McAllister, Deane and Speed, contrary to what Corinthian detailed in the Collector's Yearbook 1999. The Yearbook had LU4A as containing Yeboah, Deane, Lukic and White! David White was planned for release but pulled from the range, and given his appearance in the yearbook listing it is safe to assume it was a last minute decision to pull him from the range.

All figures were released as a single blister pack, coming with collector cards and a collectors information file.

FIGURE LIST:


PL05 - Tony Yeboah - Leeds United - Home 1995/96


PL25 - Gary McAllister - Leeds United - Home 1995/96


PL45 - Brian Deane - Leeds United - Home 1995/96


PL65 - Gary Speed - Leeds United - Home 1995/96


PL85 - John Lukic - Leeds United - Home 1995/96


PL105 - Rod Wallace - Leeds United - Home 1995/96


PL145 - Carlton Palmer - Leeds United - Home 1995/96

Tony Yeboah

Leeds United

Home 1995/96

PL05


Gary McAllister

Leeds United

Home 1995/96

PL25


Brian Deane

Leeds United

Home 1995/96

PL45


Gary Speed

Leeds Unitd

Home 1995/96

PL65


John Lukic

Leeds United

Home 1995/96

PL85


Rod Wallace

Leeds United

Home 1995/96

PL105


Carlton Palmer

Leeds United

Home 1995/96

PL145


Leeds United - 4 Pack LU4A

Tony Yeboah

Gary McAllister

Brian Deane

Gary Speed