Merlin (and later Topps but really it was all about Merlin) Premier League stickers were something that every Irish sports fan will have a sentimental attachment to, as whether you were tricking the younger children in the playground to swap their David Ginola for your fourth duplicate of Warren Barton, or merely buying packets just to use the stickers for decorative purposes like ruining your Sony Playstation with a picture of Jason Euell, they were absolutely everywhere.
Thankfully, they were so popular that nearly every sticker ever produced is available on the internet to buy (most of them autographed), and so we have been able to go back and laugh at the a few Irish players in their earliest sticker photos.
Never made the album at Blackburn or Sunderland, it wasn't until he made the position of Newcastle's #1 his own in 1998 that he finally got the sticker treatment.
As unsettling a grin as you will see, this was Nutmegging-Figo-Era Sheasey at the peak of his powers, flying down the flanks at Old Trafford.
The orange background doing him no favours here...
Look at that head of hair on Marc! This was before he tattooed his geometric beard onto his face as well.
Love the hair, and you know that jersey was about nine sizes too big as well.
Magnificent. He'd be great to see under Guardiola for the current City team.
We were hoping for an awful curtain haricut, but that million-dollar smile will do.
First Premier League sticker? Or first communion photo?
Not only does he look 11-years-old, he actually looks like Reece from 'Malcolm In The Middle' there.
Good Lord that hair.
Every 'lads holiday' from 2005-2009 on show as Daryl Murphy could have seamlessly slotted into any failed boy-band on X-Factor.
Yes, this is actually Jon Walters, and not a young lad asking you for a smoke as you get off the Luas.
What we'd give for that fresh faced cartwheeling youngster in our squad now...
Bonus: Roy Keane
The assistant boss lookin' well. Fierce well.