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A Picture Card History of Sporting Legends, Champions and Flops.

Sports and picture cards: a lifelong partnership.
Yet, most people are only familiar with certain aspects of this connection between them: everyone knows, for example, how rare the Pizzaballa card was, or how popular Panini’s Football trading cards are throughout the world. But not everyone is aware that over the years picture cards have been a highly effective means of communication – including for political purposes, as was the case during Nazism, for example, with the 'Olympia 1936' photo-card album. Nor does everyone know that, side by side with rare cards and images of undisputed stars, picture cards have also ‘democratically’ featured sensational disappointments in the sporting panorama, so-called ‘flops’, to which the exhibit has dedicated a special panel.

  • 16 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

    Opening times:

    Wednesday - Friday, 10.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. / 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday, 10.30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    25 December and 1 January, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays