EDICOLA NEWS: THE REVIEWS nr. 98
stickers: 50 postcards size 10 x 15
album: distributed with the Corriere di Bologna on 20 December 2019
packets 0,99€ + Corriere di Bologna, 9 issues until February 2020
comment: it’s always Basket City! The Corriere di Bologna (Corriere della Sera) celebrates the return of the derby of the Italian capital of basketball in the Serie A1 with 2 celebratory albums, this is the one dedicated to Virtus. An appreciable choice compared to the one made many years ago by Repubblica, which put the two teams together with a certain regurgitation from both supporters.
The Bologna derby is also felt in the world of stickers!
Virtus Bologna is one of the most representative Italian teams, defining it Legend is not out of place, being with Milano, Varese and Cantù also among the most titled in Europe.
The album is really well made and cared for, 50 figurine (stickers) seem few, but in reality a deeper analysis makes their beautiful .. figure (sorry for the italian word game).
In fact, these are postcard size 10×15 stickers, so much so that they might not even seem adhesive, given the quality and thickness. The photos / postcards / stickers retrace the history of the club starting from the first championship won in 1946 and continue quickly until 1973, giving much and justified space to the second half of the seventies and eighties where the club often win.
Small break between 1984 and 1988 and then ample space dedicated to the decade until 1997, the years between Sugar Leonard and Danilovic, the captions of the whole album are often a comparison with the cousins of Fortitudo, great emphasis is also given to the symbol of the Danilovic ‘s three fingers, forgetting the political significance for a Serbian, in a very complicated period for the area of the ex – Yugoslavia era.
Another block of photos / stickers from 1998 to 2002, the years of patron Cazzola and winning Virtus in Europe. Last golden period before the descent in A2, the end of Virtus and the rebirth with the sporting right of Progresso Castelmaggiore, which at that moment arrived sensationally in A2. Few stickers for the last 15 years with a grand finale the victory in Europe in 2019.
Really nice album, historical photographic archive of the club, RCS and the Cineteca di Bologna.
A nice item for all basketball fans.
Final judgment: 9/10