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FUMETTO FOREVER CARD #22: GIACOMO TADDEO TRAINI!

Fred Forever! The Comic Card # 22 is a mix of emotions, of memories that seem distant in time, but which on the contrary are alive and strong, in the hearts of fans, fans and all Italians. We are pleased to present the solidarity card of the immense Fred Buscaglione with the Grande Torino shirt.

However, 1949 was an unforgettable year. Tragic, unique, exciting. On the one hand, a football team, Torino, which had been dominating for several years in Italy and also in Europe, disappeared. Perhaps not the strongest team of all time (impossible to make comparisons between different eras) but certainly the most loved, by all, even if the heart is not grenade.

Also in 1949 the musical career of Fred Buscaglione definitely took off, thanks to the creation of the orchestral group Asternovas and hundreds of concerts up and down the boot. While we wept for the Superga massacre, we danced with Fred, with the city of Turin in our hearts.

The idea of ​​creating a supportive cartoon figurine of Fred was born thanks to the collaboration with Giacomo Taddeo Traini, author of the graphic novel “Swing, barbera and Fred” (Edizioni Becco Giallo, 2022), on the centenary of the birth of the great Buscaglione . Giacomo enthusiastically responded to our proposal and created the perfect sticker, in full harmony with the intent of the project, Fred’s light-hearted gaze, the Grande Torino shirt, in the background the symbols of the city Turin. The edition of the figurine, 149, has a precise meaning.

An important partner of the initiative is the MEI in Faenza, the Meeting of Independent Labels has always carried out an incredible job of enhancing and promoting Italian music. Involving them in the project was not just a pleasure, almost a duty.

FRED FOR MADAGASCAR!

With the proceeds of this new card + postcard, through the ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA project, it will be possible to support the distance adoptions in favor of the Mondobimbi Village in Tulear, Madagascar. 20 copies will be donated to Museo del Grande Torino to support their cultural activities.

Fred Buscaglione by Giacomo Taddeo Traini
Fumetto Forever Card # 19 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 149 copies numbered

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 10.00)

How to pay:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 6.00
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY

AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 88/149)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered from 1 to 149, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

11 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number from 1 to 149 and were distributed in this way: 3 copies to Giacomo Taddeo Traini, 1 to editor Becco Giallo, 1 copy Grande Torino Museum, 1 copy to MEI, 1 copy to “Sotto il cielo di Fred”, 1 copy to Franz Campi, 3 copies to the Figurine Forever Association

Celebrative Sticker #23: BRUNO NERI!

Bruno Neri Forever! Exactly one year ago we presented the Celebrative Sticker # 10 dedicated to the partisan footballer, the initiative met with incredible enthusiasm, so much so that the 99 copies of the solidarity sticker sold out in a very short time.

From many sides they asked us for a reprint, but our solidarity stickers do not provide for it, so we made an appointment for 2022. The footballer, who died partisan on 10 July 1944, during a firefight with the Nazis, made famous by a famous photograph that he portrays him at the Florence Stadium, in 1931, while he does not pay homage to the fascist hierarchs.

If the first sticker was a “what if”, imagining Neri as the footballer of the 1938 world champion national team, this time we have traveled a good part of his sporting life, celebrating not only the man but also his city, Faenza, which gave him entitled the stadium and a plaque where he lived, which we decided to add to the folder.

For these reasons the stickers of Bruno Neri are:
. in his last season, as a player at Faenza, printed in 99 copies
. with the Fiorentina shirt in the 1931/32 season, printed in 50 copies
. with the FC Torino shirt in the 1938/39 season, printed in 50 copies, where the player from Romagna scores his only goal with the grenade shirt and it is also the season before the outbreak of the Second World War.

In the folder there is also a large image with the Torino shirt. Some photos are the same as the first solidarity sticker, unfortunately there is very little photographic material on Bruno Neri, but the colors of his shirts are updated, especially that of Fiorentina where he does not make the fascist salute. In the Celebrative Sticker # 10 he wore the blue shirt, in this the most real purple shirt, the same colors of that day.

Finally, we also wanted to celebrate the other Neri of Faenza, Giacomo, six years younger than Bruno, a footballer for Juventus, Genoa and Inter and also for the national team. The photo shows them together, Neri I and Neri II, two very different stories but both of which have brought the white and blue colors of their city to their hearts.

We recently remembered Vittorio Staccione, a footballer deported and killed in Mauthausen, Bruno Neri’s teammate in Florence, both players of Turin but at different times. The “legend” tells that they were friends, they certainly shared the same negative sentiment towards ideology and even more so about fascist practices.

BRUNO NERI for MADAGASCAR!

The proceeds will be entirely donated to the ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA initiative to support long distance adoptions in Madagascar.

BRUNO NERI
Celebrative Sticker # 23 – Sticker + Folder
Limited edition 199 copies numbered
Faenza variant, 99 copies (SOLD OUT)
Fiorentina variant, 50 copies
FC Torino variant, 50 copies
(the sequence between the 3 different stickers with respect to the numbering of the folders is random, they are in no particular order)

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per sticker is € 5.00
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY

AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 84/199)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered from 1 to 199, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

10 free copies have also been printed, they do not have the consecutive number from 1 to 199. These copies were distributed as follows: 2 copies to Neri family, 1 copy to Municipality of Faenza, 1 copy to Giordano Sangiorgi (MEI), 1 copy to ANPI Faenza, 1 copy to Faenza Calcio, 1 copy to Grande Torino Museum, 1 copy to Museum of Fiorentina, 2 copies to Figurine Forever Association

Celebrative Sticker #20: VITTORIO STACCIONE!

Vittorio Staccione Forever! So that the memory of Vittorio, of his history, of all the stories related to the political and racial persecutions of fascism and the consequent, for many, deportation to Nazi concentration camps, may never be forgotten, may never be “a history of other times” , to be placed in the drawer.

We are happy and proud to announce the Celebrative Sticker # 20 solidarity sticker, dedicated to Vittorio Staccione. The sporting and human history of the turin footballer goes hand in hand with the darkest twenty years in Italy.

The refusal to bow to Mussolini’s regime undoubtedly made Vittorio’s career as a footballer very complicated; despite the intimidation and even the repeated physical violence suffered by the fascist squads, Staccione on the playing field was able to leave his mark, both in his beloved Torino FC, where he grew up, and later in Cremonese, Fiorentina and Cosenza.

Intense, bitter story, more than others worthy of becoming a film, which is well told in Francesco Veltri’s book “Il mediano di Mauthausen” (Diarkos editions, 2019), thanks also to the collaboration with Federico Molinario, Vittorio’s nephew. It is above all thanks to Federico and the Grande Torino Museum that put us in contact if we were able to carry out this project; thanks also to the Panathlon Club of Cremona and to the Fiorentina Museum if the memory of Staccione is still alive.

Vittorio Staccione, on 12 March 1944, was arrested by the police in Turin and handed over to the SS to be deported to concentration camps, he died in Mauthausen on 16 March 1945; his brother Francesco, deported to the same concentration camp, will follow him nine days later.

For the solidarity sticler, we assumed that history had gone differently, that Italy was a better country in those years and that therefore Vittorio Staccione, solely for his proven football skills, could make his debut and become a protagonist also in the national team. He too triumphed at the International Tournament held between 1927 and 1930, forerunner of that winning Italy of coach Pozzo who will bring the Azzurri to the throne of the world twice in the following 8 years.

TOGETHER for ANED!

With the proceeds of this new solidarity sticker + folder, it will be possible to support the activities of ANED the National Association Ex Deported in the nazi camps (http://www.deportati.it/?lang=en); we strongly feel the need to keep the memory of what happened alive and daily, because it should never happen again. At the same time, 60 copies will be donated to the Grande Torino Museum for sale at their in-house shop. We want to remember Vittorio Staccione both for the great man, persecuted, that he was, and for the great footballer, as the facts say, that he was.

VITTORIO STACCIONE
FanForever Card #20 – Sticker + Folder
Limited and numbered edition 245 copies

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 6.00
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY

AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 130/245)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered from 1 to 245, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

15 free copies have also been printed, they do not have the consecutive number from 1 to 245. The 15 copies were distributed as follows: 5 copies to the Staccione family, 1 copy to journalist Francesco Veltri, 1 copy al to Grande Torino Museum, 1 copy to Fiorentina Museum, 1 copy to Panathlon Club of Cremona, 1 copy to ANED Milano, 1 copy to ANED Bologna, 1 copy to Aned Torino, 1 copy to ex footballer Eraldo Pecci, 2 copies to Figurine Forever Association

The choice to print 245 copies is not accidental, that final “45” is a clear reference to when man’s madness and cruelty put an end to the life of an Italian sports champion

Celebrative Sticker #14: GIORGIO FERRINI!

Ferrini Forever! We are happy to announce the Celebrative Sticker # 14, the second made in collaboration and in support of the Museum of the Grande Torino and the Leggenda Granata, an exciting tribute to the captain most captain of all the captains of Torino FC, Giorgio Ferrini. The great champion never forgotten by the Grenade people as by all the Azzurri fans and sports fans.

Celebrating it this year is also a tribute to the Italian national team, winning at Euro 2020, as happened in 1968, with Ferrini Champion of Europe. An unforgettable 1968, also seen the victory of Torino FC in the Italian Cup, record holder in the final round ahead of Milan, Inter and Bologna. The solidarity sticker is precisely the celebration of this Torino FC victory.

Not only that, we wanted to create a bridge of memories with Gigi Meroni, the garnet butterfly was the protagonist of our Celebrative Sticker # 7, which unfortunately passed away at the very beginning of that sporting season.

Giorgio Ferrini, 16 seasons with the Torino FC shirt, 566 appearances in the grenade shirt, an absolute record. Giorgio Ferrini Italian Champion 1975/76, in the season where he held the role of second of the coach Gigi Radice. That year Torino FC would return to win the Scudetto.

Giorgio Ferrini died on November 6, 1977 at just 37 years old. From up there he never stopped waving the grenade flag.

100 copies of the 160 printed will be donated to the Museum for sale directly at their place, in order to support the museum and cultural activities of a reality that the whole world envies us (https://www.museodeltoro.it/)

GIORGIO FERRINI
Celebrative Sticker # 14 – Sticker + Folder
Limited edition 160 copies numbered

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per sticker is € 5.00
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY

AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 5/160)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered from 1 to 160, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

8 free copies have also been printed, they do not have the consecutive number from 1 to 160. These copies were distributed as follows: 5 copies to Ferrini family, 1 copy to Grande Torino Museum, 2 copies to the Figurine Forever Association.
The copy number 8 was not put up for sale but donated to the Grande Torino Museum, like the number of the player’s jersey with which all the grenade fans remember captain Giorgio Ferrini

Celebrative Sticker #7: MERONI!

CELEBRATIVE STICKER #7: GIGI MERONI!

We have been thinking about Gigi Meroni for a long time but we wanted to wait to get to number 7, like his kit. We as Figurine Forever, more than football fans, are fans of football stories and a “book or film” would not be enough for “the butterfly grenade”. Torino, but also Genoa, Como and the Italian national team. Too bad that fate took him away too soon, at just 24 years old, making him a legend.

The Celebrative Sticker is made in collaboration with the Museum of Grande Torino and the Granata Legend (http://www.museodeltoro.it/), which we thank for their enthralling passion. We believe and support their great cultural work, the history of our country is also reflected in the pages of Torino. For this reason we have decided to donate 150 copies of this Celebrative Sticker to the Museum, which they will be able to freely sell to visitors and fans and with the proceeds to support their activities and the life of this important museum reality.

GIGI MERONI
Celebrative Sticker #7 – Sticker + Folder
Limited edition 300 copies

Cost

5,00€ 

+ shipping (for Italy € 5.00 – for Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per sticker is 6,00€
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH FOLDER YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY

AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 61/300)