Personalised Hearts Football Book - Gift Details
Fast-paced, exhilarating and full of surprises, it’s hard not to see why football’s the most-watched sport on the planet, and why it’s one of the most popular hobbies. It’s a national obsession and a game that unites people from all walks of life.
Extremely popular, our personalised football books will be an absolute winner with the football fanatic in your life. Complete with newspaper cuttings and articles on all the magnificent moments in their football team’s history, these football club books can be personalised with any Name in gold lettering on the front, making a truly terrific gift.
From 1920 to the end of last season, this Hearts Football Book covers all the Jambos’ highs and lows, including two of their four league titles and three of their seven Scottish Cups.
Things start of slowly for Hearts in this Football Book, before picking up pace after 1954. It was from here on in, under Tommy Walker, that the club won the league title twice – in 1958 and 1960 – as well as enjoying a Scottish Cup victory in ’56. The League Cup, meanwhile, was won no fewer than four times – in ’55, ’59, ’60 and ’63. Sadly, the Jambos would then have to wait nearly 40 years for their next major honour, which was secured with another Scottish Cup in ’98. Nevertheless, all these triumphs, everything in between, and the exploits of legends like Barney Battles, John Robertson and Gary Mackay are covered here, using reprints of original newspaper reports.
All the articles are printed on luxury paper and independently cut and bound in a hardback book.
Now available with colour print option for coverage from 2006 onwards.
Your Gift Personalised
Personalise the Hearts Football Book by featuring the recipient’s Name and a Message on the certificate on the title page. The recipient’s Name can also be gold embossed on the front cover.
This personalised Football Book is 'Tabloid' size 38 x 31cm, and you can pick from a selection of smart, high-quality covers (see below). All reports in this book are taken from The Daily Mirror. Choose to have black and white pages in your book or, for an extra £5 only, you can even choose to have colour pages included in your football book. What's more, you can have their Name embossed on the cover in gold lettering for a small extra charge. Here's what you can choose from:
Brown Leatherette Cover – A stylish brown cover with black and white pages. The book title is beautifully embossed and also features a “Decorus Venatus” emblem, Latin for the ‘beautiful game’. Emboss the cover with the recipient’s Name for just £5
Brown Leatherette Cover with Colour – For an extra £5 only, you can have all of the above, but with the addition of colour pages (from 2006 onwards).
Luxury Leather Cover – Available in three vibrant colours; Red, Black and Blue, so you can choose a cover that best suits your team and tastes, making your gift really special and personal. Includes colour content for post-2006 coverage and free embossing of the recipient’s name.
Our Personalised Heart of Midlothian Football Book contains a minimum of 23% colour pages.
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Personalised Hearts Football Book
Enjoy a Newspaper History of the Jam Tarts
Heart of Midlothian FC was founded in 1874. It has since become one of the most successful Scottish football teams after the Old Firm. The club won consecutive league titles in 1895 and 1896 and had won four Scottish Cups by 1906. The Jam Tarts didn’t win another major honour until 1954, but they made up for this drought with ten years of regular trophies. Managed by former Hearts player, Tommy Walker, the Jam Tarts went on to win two more league titles and five domestic cups. The Old Firm has dominated Scottish football in recent decades, aided by the increased funds at their disposal, but Hearts beat Rangers to a second place finish in the league in 2006. The two Glaswegian clubs hadn’t been split at the top of the league standings for eleven years.
Personalised Hearts Football Books - Inspired Gifts
A Hearts Gift Book can be an inspired present for a fan of the Jam Tarts. It is unique, smartly presented and filled with fascinating newspaper reports on the history of the club. Being able to personalise this Hearts Football Book makes the gift even more special and shows the thought that has gone into buying it. The present will also prove to be a terrific addition to a supporter’s Hearts memorabilia collection.
Hearts Football Book Coverage
This Hearts Football Book opens with the Jam Tarts' 5-1 win over Hibernian in 1920. It goes on to cover a selection of great games through the decades of the 20th Century and highlights from the current era.
The personalised Hearts Football Book includes many other classic derby victories against Hibernian, such as the 8-3 thrashing in 1935 and the 5-2 walkover in 1949. You can read about Hearts beating Hibernian in the 1956 League Cup and there is a great report on the Jam Tarts knocking the Hibees out of the 1994 Scottish Cup quarter-final. The Gift Books also feature exciting European games, where Heart of Midlothian took on the might of the continent, including Inter Milan, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. The Hearts Books cover Sandy Jardine's 1000th senior appearance in 1985, as the Jam Tarts beat Rangers 3-0. The Gift Books also relive terrific trophy wins, incorporating articles on Hearts securing both the League Cup and league title in 1958, lifting the League Cup again in 1959 and 1962, and winning the league championship in 1960. Scottish Cup final wins against Celtic in 1956 and Rangers in 1998 are also covered, as are many other great results.
Newspaper coverage continues right up to the end of last season. This unique insight into Heart’s history makes these books truly memorable gifts and a great addition for a collector of Hearts memorabilia.
If you are a collector of Hearts memorabilia or looking for other club gifts, why not consider our Hearts Calendar or Hearts Diary? Each month features a newspaper headline on one of the Jam Tarts’ key games. The presents can be personalised with the recipient’s name to make them even more special and both items make great gifts for Heart of Midlothian fans. Other Hearts presents include Framed Newspaper Headlines and special Hearts Mugs.
Finally – Did You Know?
- The club was named after a local dance hall, which had taken its name from the novel "The Heart of Midlothian", written by Sir Walter Scott.
- Tom Purdie was the first ever captain of Hearts FC.
- Hearts almost won the league title in 1965, but missed out on goal average after losing the final game of the season. The result led to a change in rules by the Scottish FA, as goal difference was considered to be the fairer way to judge two teams on the same number of points.
- The Jam Tarts went on a run of twenty-two consecutive victories against rivals Hibernian in the 1990s.
- Hearts is associated with two Lithuanian football clubs – FBK Kaunas and FC MTZ-RIPO.
How our Newspaper Books are made
Each page is reproduced from fully licensed scans taken from the pages of original newspapers going back over 100 years.
They are individually printed to order onto a high quality thicker paper to provide greater durability.
The reproductions are then individually cut and bound in a premium quality leatherette hard back book with the option to personalise with the recipient’s name gold embossed on the front cover.
Our impressively large books are burgundy in colour and 38 x 30cm, approximately Tabloid sized.
It takes four craftsmen/women over an hour to create each book by hand.
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