The Royal Mail is marking the 150th anniversary of the establishing of the rules of Association Football with a stamp issue celebrating 11 of the greatest football heroes from England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
However, undertaking such a task of course involves some difficult decisions and seeing who did not make the cut is as interesting as learning who was selected.
Some selections such as Bobby Moore and George Best are no-brainers but the selection of say Denis Law ahead of Kenny Dalglish is sure to spark debate.
During the 1966 World Cup the big argument revolved around who should start for England up front – Jimmy Greaves or Geoff Hurst.
Hurst was given the nod back then and rewarded Alf Ramsey's fate in him with a hat-trick in the final but the Royal Mail decided to give Greaves the stamp treatment ahead of the former West Ham man.
There is only one selection from Wales with John Charles getting the nod while Dave MacKay is the second Scotsman selected after Law.
Seven of the stamps chosen were Englishmen – with Gordon Banks, John Barnes, Bobby Robson, Kevin Keegan and Bobby Charlton joining Greaves and Moore on the team.
Players such as Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Paul Gascogine and, er, Kyle Lafferty were not selected because there was a stipulation that only players retired for 15 years could be considered so they could fairly be compared to players from the 1950s.
Sir Trevor Brooking, FA Director of Football Development said: "Everyone who loves football has their favourite players from the past. It might have been one of the greats they tried to emulate in the school playground or a superstar they would idolise while watching on from the terraces as a fan.
"It is fantastic – especially in the year of The Football Association’s 150th anniversary and the Scottish Football Association’s 140th – that Royal Mail has honoured a whole team of these heroes from across the United Kingdom."
The stamps launch on 9 May 2013, but fans can pre-order now by registering at www.royalmail.com/footballheroes
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