But I will persist in collecting them — for when he changes his mind. I’m most definitely not collecting them for myself. For me, part of the fun of collecting football stickers was always about swapping duplicate stickers with my mates. Apparently they were ‘ruined’. They were not.» Laura Churchward, Northampton Carol Mavor, a professor in visual arts at Manchester University, writes about the nostalgia of childhood. «Stickers are very tactile and old-fashioned,» she says. «The humanity of touch is also very powerful. This subsidiary is fast becoming the most significant publisher of collectibles in the U.S. with official licenses for NBA, NFL, FIFA, The Collegiate Licensing Company, Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., and other key properties from many other licensors. Image caption Ian Shoesmith and (unconvinced) son There are lots of grown-ups in the same boat.