During the 100-year history of Aberdeen Football Club there have been many trophies, mementos and unique items of memorabilia inherited along the way. Unfortunately, the club don't have enough space to display this fascinating collection at the moment and so many fans are unaware of their existence. Each of the items has a story to tell and some are well known while others are a bit more obscure. All, of course, contribute to the rich history of Aberdeen Football Club.
Over time we hope to populate 'The Aberdeen Collection' section with a large selection of items. We have showcased a number of exhibits her to give you an idea of the treasure trove lurking in Pittodrie. We hope readers will find this fascinating and possibly get a further insight into the history of the club. In fact, one of the items on show here - the Changi Internment Camp Trophy - is a bit of a mystery to everyone at the club and if anyone can shed some light into its background we want to hear from you.
The Aberdeen Collection contains a great diversity of items, some commonplace and some rarities - much of it falling into the category of merchandise.
This group of Corinthians, released in 1996 fall somewhere in the middle of the range. Of the many Corinthian figures of British footballers that have been released, the Aberdeen group are regarded as being amongst the rarest, particularly when still sealed in their original packaging. The Bernard and Booth figures were only released once, whereas the Glass and Dodds ones were put out mor than once in the 1990s - all as part of the "SPL Headliners" range.
According to Corinthian experts, the most difficult of the figure to obtain are the Bernard and Glass ones.