Corinthian produced a very special set of XL figures to mark the arrival of the new Millenium, with all 10 players being legends of the game.
The figures were released on a subscription basis initially, with 2 figures being released each month.
The pairings were:
July 31st 1999 - The Masters - Pele & Eusebio
August 31st 1999 - The Lion Hearts - Bobby Moore & Gordon Banks
September 30th 1999 - The Thinkers - Michel Platini & Franz Beckenbauer
October 31st 1999 - The Powerful - Ferenc Puskas & Diego Maradona
November 30th 1999 - The Magicians - George Best & Johan Cruff
The XL figures are 15cm high and were released in a gift box which came with an individually numbered certifictae of authenticity.
The set has always proved popular and obtaining a full set is achievable but picking up some can be tricky, especially if you want them in original packaging.
XL001 - Pele - Brazil - Home
XL002 - Ferenc Puskas - Hungary - Home
XL003 - Bobby Moore - England - Home
XL004 - Gordon Banks - England - Home
XL005 - Franz Beckenbauer - Germany - Home
XL006 - Johan Cruyff - Netherlands - Home
XL007 - Diego Maradona - Argentina - Home
XL008 - Michel Platini - France - Home
XL009 - George Best - Northern Ireland - Home
XL010 - Eusebio - Portugal - Home