Saturday, 4 January 2014

J.C. Battock - BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards ~ White backgrounds


1920s
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards ~ White backgrounds
J.C. Battock
109 known

These cards are the more familiar Battocks cards, even though these are hard to come by these days. As with the earlier set, they seem to share the 8 different back designs. It's quite possible that all cards are available with all the different back designs, I've only got illustrations of five of the different back designs. One card states that there are 108 cards - 54 cricket and 54 football, whether that refers to these cards or the other ones I don't know, but we know of many more than 53 football cards.
After all my years of collecting, I've never seen the Cardiff City card. If anyone has one in their collection, I'd love see a scan or photocopy.

Different backs:
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Battocks Football & Jersey Cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Battocks Painting & Crayoning Competition" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Cover cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Guessing Numbers" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Save Battock's cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Skimmer cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Snap cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "We will send you a football or jersey" back

Aberdare
Aberdeen
Accrington
Airdrieonians  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Arsenal
Ashington
Aston Villa
Ayr United -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Barnsley
Barrow
Birmingham
Blackburn Rovers
Blackpool -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Bolton Wanderers  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Bournemouth & Boscombe
Bradford City
Bradford (Park Avenue)
Brentford
Brighton & Hove Albion
Bristol City   -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Bristol Rovers  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Burnley
Bury
Cardiff City
Celtic
Charlton Athletic  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Chelsea
Chesterfield
Clapton Orient
Clyde
Clydebank
Coventry City
Crewe Alexandra
Crystal Palace
Darlington
Derby County
Doncaster Rovers
Dundee
Durham City
Edinburgh Hibernian
Everton
Exeter City
Falkirk
Fulham  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Gillingham
Glasgow Rangers
Greenock Morton
Grimsby Town  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Halifax Town
Hamilton Academical
Hartlepool
Heart of Midlothian
Huddersfield Town  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Hull City
Kilmarnock
Leeds United
Leicester City
Lincoln City
Liverpool
Luton Town
Manchester City
Manchester United
Merthyr Town
Middlesbrough
Millwall  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Motherwell
Nelson
New Brighton
Newcastle United  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Newport County
Northampton Town  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Norwich City
Nottingham Forest  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Notts County
Oldham Athletic
Partick Thistle
Plymouth Argyle
Port Vale
Portsmouth
Preston North End
Queen's Park
Queens Park Rangers
Raith Rovers
Reading
Rochdale
Rotherham County
Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday
South Shields  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Southampton
Southend United
Southport
St. Mirren  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Stockport County
Stoke
Sunderland
Swansea Town  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Swindon Town
The Wednesday
Third Lanark
Tottenham Hotspur
Tranmere Rovers
Walsall
Watford
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
Wigan Borough
Wolverhampton Wanderers  -  not included in CSGB Trade Card Index/Handbook
Wrexham

J.C. Battock - BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards~ Coloured/Uncoloured backgrounds


1920s
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards ~ Coloured/Uncoloured backgrounds
J.C. Battock
19 known

There are 8 different backs across all the Battock cards, it's quite possible that all cards are available with all the different back designs, but these cards are more difficult to find than the more familiar cards. I've only got illustrations of five of the different back designs. One card states that there are 108 cards - 54 cricket and 54 football, whether that refers to these cards or the other ones I don't know.

Different backs:
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Battocks Football & Jersey Cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Battocks Painting & Crayoning Competition" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Cover cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Guessing Numbers" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Save Battock's cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Skimmer cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "Snap cards" back
BEV-1-2/BAT-200 Cricket & Football Cards - "We will send you a football or jersey" back

Aberdeen
Arsenal
Aston Villa
Bradford City
Bristol City
Celtic
Chelsea
Chesterfield
Clyde
Coventry City
Everton
Glasgow Rangers
Halifax Town
Luton
Oldham Athletic
Plymouth Argyle
Sheffield Wednesday
Southampton

(John) Scerri's Cigarettes - International Footballers


1936
International Footballers
(John) Scerri's Cigarettes
Malta
25

1.  J. Bambrick (Chelsea)
2.  R. Gurney (Sunderland)
3.  J. Marshall (West Ham United)
4.  H. Hibbs (Birmingham)
5.  A. Craig (Chelsea)
6.  E. Sagar (Everton)
7.  J. Barker (Derby County)
8.  H. Carter (Sunderland)
9.  R. Westwood (Bolton Wanderers)
10.  J. Bestall (Grimsby Town)
11.  C. Bastin (Arsenal)
12.  E. Brook (Manchester City)
13.  E. Drake (Arsenal)
14.  W. Dean (Everton)
15.  J. Hulme (Arsenal)
16.  C. Britton (Everton)
17.  S. Matthews (Stoke City)
18.  S. Cowan (Manchester City)
19.  J. Bray (Manchester City)
20.  E. Hapgood (Arsenal)
21.  H. Gallacher (Derby County)
22.  W. Copping (Arsenal)
23.  A. James (Arsenal)
24.  T. Law (Chelsea)
25.  G. Camsell (Middlesbrough)

D.C. Thomson / Adventure - THO-325 / ZJ5-31 Famous Club Colours & Players (2)


1923

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 Famous Club Colours & Players
D.C. Thomson / Adventure
12 sheets

Every issue of Adventure included a small block with some details about each of the players on that weeks' sheet.

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheets 12 - issue no. 86, dated 5 May, 1923

T. Davison (Durham)
A. Tirrell (Luton Town)
Teddy Peers (Port Vale)
J. M'Colgan (Albion Rovers)
G. Hendry (Distillery)
J. Roulson (Swansea Town)
W. Cope (Wrexham)
W. Pillinger (Merthyr Town)
T. M'Inally (Third Lanark)


Glasgow Evening Times - Old Firm Heroes ~ Series 2 (2)


2005-06
Old Firm Heroes - Series 2
Glasgow Evening Times
Scotland
48 (12 sheets of 4 stickers)

More information on this series. I now how details of 10 sheets, which should mean only two sheets are missing from the list, but I have the names of 6 Celtic players that are supposed to feature in this set. The sheets are numbered for reference purposes only.

Sheet 1
Mo Camara (Celtic)
Ian Murray (Rangers)
Stephen McManus (Celtic)
Julien Rodriguez (Rangers)

Sheet 2
Neil Lennon (Celtic)
Stefan Klos (Rangers)
Shunsuke Nakamura (Celtic)
Dado Prso (Rangers)

Sheet 3
Stylian Petrov (Celtic)
Ronald Waterreus (Rangers)
John Hartson (Celtic)
Bob Malcolm (Rangers)

Sheet 4
Jimmy McGrory (Celtic)
Terry Butcher (Rangers)
Frank McAvennie (Celtic)
Ronald de Boer (Rangers)

Sheet 5
Alan Thompson (Celtic)
Alex Rae (Rangers)
Olivier Bernard (Rangers)
Kenny Miller (Rangers)

Sheet 6
Ross Wallace (Celtic)
Peter Løvenkrands (Rangers)
Paul Telfer (Celtic)
Steven Smith (Rangers)

Sheet 7
Stan Varga (Celtic)
Hamed Namouchi (Rangers)
Adam Virgo (Celtic)
Alan Lowing (Rangers)

Sheet 8
Roy Keane (Celtic)
Alex McLeish (Rangers)
Bobo Balde (Celtic)
Soto Kyrgiakos (Rangers)

Sheet 9
Maciej Zurawski (Celtic)
Marvin Andrews (Rangers)
Mark Wilson (Celtic)
Thomas Buffel (Rangers)

Sheet 10
Craig Beattie (Celtic)
Chris Burke (Rangers)
John Kennedy (Celtic)
Kris Boyd (Rangers)

others ??
Gordon Strachan (Celtic)
Artur Boruc (Celtic)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic)
Aidan McGeady (Celtic)
Stephen Pearson (Celtic)

Dion Dublin (Celtic)

Sweetule Products - SWE-140/SWA-7 Football Club Nicknames


1959
SWE-140/SWA-7 Football Club Nicknames
Sweetule Products
25

1.  Arsenal
2.  Aston Villa
3.  Blackpool
4.  Bolton Wanderers
5.  Chelsea
6.  Everton
7.  Manchester United
8.  Newcastle United
9.  Nottingham Forest
10.  Portsmouth
11.  Tottenham Hotspur
12.  West Bromwich Albion
13.  West Ham United
14.  Wolverhampton Wanderers
15.  Barnsley
16.  Cardiff City
17.  Charlton Athletic
18.  Derby County
19.  Sheffield United
20.  Sheffield Wednesday
21.  Swansea Town
22.  Millwall
23.  Queens Park
24.  St. Mirren
25.  Alloa Athletic

The Book of Football - Some Famous Referees


1905-06
Some Famous Referees
The Book of Football
6 cameos

Another of the photographs Chris Lee has sent in from The Book of Football. The Biscuitmen: Reading Football Card Homepage

Some Famous Referees
Mr. A. Kingscott (Derby)
Mr. P.R. Harrower (London)
Mr. A.J. Barker (Hanley)
Mr. John Adams (Birmingham)
Mr. T. Kirkham (Burslem)
Mr. John Lewis (Blackburn)

Friday, 3 January 2014

D.C. Thomson / Adventure - THO-325 / ZJ5-31 Famous Club Colours & Players


1923
THO-325 / ZJ5-31 Famous Club Colours & Players
D.C. Thomson / Adventure
12

I was brought into an e-mail conversation yesterday between Geoff Sherley and Syd from The Clyde Archive...
I checked your site, as I had an old Clyde card from I believe early 1920s. However I see this card i.e. Harry Rae. I believe my card is an original and would appear to be on thin paper cut out probably from a comic. Do you have any detail of the origin of this card. (I have 35 other cards from the same set.)
My singular sphere of interest and knowledge is the history of Clyde FC, so I am unfortunately unable to help in this instance as to the origins of this particular card set. I have, however, copied Alan Jenkins into this email, on the basis that he may already have details of the set or indeed may be interested to hear of your collection. Alan runs the excellent website below, so may be able to provide some information (Alan, hope you don't mind me taking this liberty).


Not at all. Here's the full checklist, along with the Harry Rae 'card' sent by Geoff:

These have been reprinted unofficially from time to time. I know of the following variations:

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Adventure - black and white reprints
THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Adventure - colour reprints


THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 1 - issue no. 75, dated 17 February, 1923

F. Knowles (Stockport County)
S. Furniss (Bristol Rovers)
Cliff Jones (Burnley)
R.H. Hill (Millwall)
M. Gilhooley (Sunderland)
Bob Wallace (Linfield)
J. McDougall (Airdrieonians)
S.W. Abbott (Portsmouth)
Thomas Robb (Hamilton Academicals)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 2 - issue no. 76, dated 24 February, 1923

P. Sutcliffe (Darlington)
H. Wilkinson (Southport)
Ellis Hall (Halifax Town)
A. Rawlings (Preston North End)
R.G. Craig (Plymouth Argyle)
W. Ashurst (Notts County)
A. Bradford (Ashington)
R. McFarlane (Partick Thistle)
J. McColl (Hibernian)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 3 - issue no. 77, dated 3 March, 1923

R.C. Britton (Cardiff City)
J. McCrae (Bury)
Wm. Bradbury (Rochdale)
E. Crompton (Exeter City)
W. Gibson (Ayr United)
David Pratt (Bradford City)
James Hodge (Norwich City)
F. Hopkins (Liverpool)
Wm. Culley (Kilmarnock)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 4 - issue no. 78, dated 10 March, 1923

R. Freeman (Oldham Athletic)
H. Baverstock (Blackpool)
A. Sturgess (Sheffield United)
J. Osmond (Clapton Orient)
L. Banfield (Bristol City)
Syd Puddefoot (Falkirk)
Chas. Deacey (Grimsby Town)
Dennis Jones (Leicester City)
R. McGregor (Greenock Morton)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 5 - issue no. 79, dated 17 March, 1923

Stewart Davidson (Middlesbrough)
B. Manderson (Rangers)
Joe Kitchen (Hull City)
F. Barson (Manchester United)
F. Moss (Aston Villa)
G. Kay (West Ham United)
Arthur Grimsdell (Tottenham Hotspur)
W. McCracken (Newcastle United)
A. Wright (Hearts)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 6 - issue no. 80, dated 24 March, 1923

J. Crosbie (Birmingham)
W.R. Wainscoat (Barnsley)
Andy Ducat (Fulham)
David Howie (Bradford)
Craig Brown (Motherwell)
C. Stephenson (Huddersfield Town)
J. Armstrong (Nottingham Forest)
H. Hart (Everton)
Victor Milne (Aberdeen)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 7 - issue no. 81, dated 31 March, 1923

'Napper' Thomson (Dundee)
Frank Reilly (Blackburn Rovers)
W. Paterson (Derby County)
P. Gallacher (Glasgow Celtic)
A.E. Maitland (South Shields)
Arthur Dominy (Southampton)
M. Hamill (Manchester City)
W. Feebury (Crystal Palace)
G. Wilson (Sheffield Wednesday)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 8 - issue no. 82, dated 7 April, 1923

Billy Inglis (Raith Rovers)
J.H. Harrow (Chelsea)
Tom McGregor (Alloa Athletic)
Samuel Currie (Wigan Borough)
V. Gregory (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
J. Seddon (Bolton Wanderers)
F. Bradshaw (Arsenal)
S. Bowser (West Bromwich Albion)
Bert Emmett (Rotherham)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 9 - issue no. 83, dated 14 April, 1923

J. Broad (Stoke City)
J. McAlpine (Queens Park)
J. Loney (Dumbarton Athletic)
James Baker (Leeds United)
M.J. M'Cullouch (Nelson)
W. Hopkins (Hartlepool United)
E.W. Perry (Crewe Alexxandra)
R. Thomson (Tranmere Rovers)
H. Fleming (Swindon Town)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 10 - issue no. 84, dated 21 April, 1923

D. Lawson (St. Mirren)
J. Connor (Newport County)
Pat Hendren (Brentford)
S. Stevens (Coventry City)
W. Dennis (Stalybridge Celtic)
A. Whalley (Charlton Athletic)
J.H. Evans (Southend United)
Harry Rae (Clyde)
Harry Leddy (Chesterfield)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheet 11 - issue no. 85, dated 28 April, 1923

J. Birch (Queens Park Rangers)
Chas. White (Watford)
J. Archibald (Aberdare Athletic)
J. Walker (Accrington Stanley)
J. Feebury (Brighton & Hove Albion)
A. Walker (Reading)
W. Lockett (Northampton Town)
John Scraggs (Clydebank)
Michael Nimmo (Barrow)

THO-325 / ZJ5-31 - Famous Club Colours & Players - Sheets 12 - issue no. 86, dated 5 May, 1923

T. Davison (Durham)
A. Tirrell (Luton Town)
Teddy Peers (Port Vale)
J. M'Colgan (Albion Rovers)
G. Hendry (Distillery)
J. Roulson (Swansea Town)
W. Cope (Wrexham)
W. Pillinger (Merthyr Town)
T. M'Inally (Third Lanark)


Boys' Magazine - BOY-440 / BPM-9-5 Famous Footballers in Action (2)


1932-33
BOY-440 / BPM-9-5 Famous Footballers in Action
Boys' Magazine
34 stickers on 6 sheets

Roger Pashby has been discovering the sticker numbers, thanks to a number of these appearing on eBay. You can see the Huddersfield Town stickers on Roger's website - Huddersfield Town Cards & Stickers. Stickers 2, 3, 4 and 11 are shown above.

1.  Pickett (Brentford v Queens Park Rangers)
2.  Oldham Athletic v Preston North End
3.  Sneddon (Bolton Wanderers) v Barrett (West Ham United)
4.  Manchester City v Sunderland
6.  Zamorra (Spain v England)
7.  Darwen Mascot v Arsenal
9.  Parker (Arsenal v Newcastle United)
10.  Bury Mascot v Manchester City
11.  Brighton & Hove Albion v Doncaster Rovers
12.  Holland (Watford v Fulham)
13.  Huddersfield Town v Blackpool
14.  Wann (Scotland v Wales, Amateur International)
15.  Steward (Manchester United v Leeds United)
16.  Nicholls, Cann (Manchester City v Everton)
17.  Watford v Bradford
18.  Charlton Athletic v Notts Forest
19.  Leeds United v Stoke
20.  McInroy (Newcastle United v Bolton Wanderers)
21.  Third Lanark v Kilmarnock
22.  Gallacher (Chelsea v Huddersfield Town)
31.  Lambert (Arsenal v Blackpool)
32.  Gibson (Bolton Wanderers) v Upson (Blackpool)
33.  Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa
34.  Newcastle United team photo
Jones (Bolton Wanderers v West Bromwich Albion)
Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion, (FA Charity Shield)
Zamorra (Spain v England) - different
Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest
Oldham RLFC
George Brown (Scotland v France)
Busch (Leeds United v Huddersfield Town)
Moody (Manchester United) v Harper (Preston North End)
Blenkinsop (Sheffield Wednesday) v Jackson (Chelsea)
Merton (Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion)

Boys' Magazine - BOY-490/BPM-6 Football Teams (Colour)


1928-29
BOY-490/BPM-6 Football Teams (Colour)
Boys' Magazine
9

Manchester City F.C.    -    issue no. 363,  dated 16 February, 1929
Barrass, Gibbons, Tait, Gray, Cowan, Mr. A. Bell (Trainer), Ridley, Austin, Marshall, J. McMullan (Capt.), Johnson, Brook, McCloy.
Chelsea F.C.    -    issue no. 364,  dated 23 February, 1929
Irving, Townrow, Ferguson, Millington, Bishop, Smith, G., Crawford, Thain, Wilson, Biswell, Pearson, Law.
Plymouth Argyle F.C.    -    issue no. 365,  dated 2 March, 1929
Pullen (Reserve), Mackey, Cosgrove, Craig, Titmuss, Hardie, Matthews, Forbes, Richards, Leslie, Black, McKenzie.
Everton F.C.    -    issue no. 366,  dated 9 March, 1929
Kelly, Cresswell, Davies, Hart, O'Donnell, Virr, Ritchie, Dunn, Dean, Weldon, Troup.
Aston Villa F.C.    -    issue no. 367,  dated 16 March, 1929
Huddersfield Town F.C.    -    issue no. 368,  dated 23 March, 1929
Barkas, T. Wilson, Carr, Goodall, Turner, Jackson, Wadsworth, Steele, Kelly, Meads, Brown, Cumming, W.H. Smith, Naylor, Dent.
Tottenham Hotspur F.C.    -    issue no. 369,  dated 30 March, 1929
A. Loudell, M. Forster, J. Nichols, A. Grimsdell, C. Poynton, H. Skitt, J. Armstrong, E. O’Callaghan, A. Lindsay, J. Dimmock, A. Thompson.
Glasgow Rangers F.C.    -    issue no. 370,  dated 6 April, 1929
A. Archibald, J. Fleming, D. Meikeljohn, T. Hamilton, A. Cunningham, R. Hamilton, J. Buchanan, D. Gray, T. Craig, T. Muirhead, R. McPhail, A.L. Morton.
West Ham United F.C.    -    issue no. 371,  dated 13 April, 1929
Collins, Hodgson, Shone, Hufton, A. Earl, Cox, Yews, Gibbins, S. Earle, Moore, Ruffell, Cadwell.


Sweetule Products - SWE-170a / SWA-37 International Footballers


1962
SWE-170a / SWA-37 International Footballers
Sweetule Products
25

These were printed on packets of sweet cigarettes, so that backs are plain. You don't often see the complete packet any more, but if you do find them they come with two variations, where the side panel wording is either in 2 lines or 3 lines. There ia also one known variation where Mel Charles can be found listed as a Swansea Town or an Arsenal player.

SWE-170a / SWA-37 International Footballers - side panel wording 2 lines
SWE-170b / SWA-37 International Footballers - side panel wording 3 lines

1.  Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur and Northern Ireland)
2.  Billy Wright (Wolverhampton Wanderers and England)
3.  Tom Finney (Preston North End and England)
4.  Bobby Charlton (Manchester United and England)
5.  Billy Liddell (Liverpool and Scotland)
6.  Tom Docherty (Arsenal and Scotland)
7.  Mel Charles (Swansea Town and Wales)
8.  Harry Gregg (Manchester United and Northern Ireland)
9.  Mel Hopkins (Tottenham Hotspur and Wales)
10.  Lawrie Reilly (Hibernians and Scotland)
11.  Albert Quixall (Manchester United and England)
12.  Johnny Haynes (Fulham and England)
13.  Tommy Banks (Bolton Wanderers and England)
14.  John Hewie (Charlton Athletic and Scotland)
15.  Peter Sillett (Chelsea and England)
16.  Ivor Allchurch (Newcastle United and Wales)
17.  Ronny Clayton (Blackburn Rovers and England)
18.  Don Howe (West Bromwich Albion and England)
19.  Eric Caldow (Glasgow Rangersand Scotland)
20.  Stanley Matthews (Blackpool and England)
21.  Peter Broadbent (Wolves and England)
22.  Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers and England)
23.  Bryan Douglas (Blackburn Rovers and England)
24.  Colin MacDonald (Burnley and Scotland)
25.  Tommy Younger (Liverpool and Scotland)

SWE-170a / SWA-37 International Footballers - errors and varieties

7.  Mel Charles (Swansea Town)
7.  Mel Charles (Arsenal)

Anglo Confectionery / Match Gum - George Best


1969
George Best
Anglo Confectionery / Match Gum
8

These first came to my attention when Nigel Mercer referenced them in one of his bimonthly newsletters available through his website - Galleries of English Football Cards. It seems that these gum wrappers are part of the reason why George Best never featured on A&BC or Topps football card after 1968 - he'd signed an exclusive deal with Anglo Confectionery. If true, he was probably the first player to protect his image rights in this way.
I am lead to believe that there are eight different wrappers, four different designs, each with two different slogans at the bottom.

George Best in Yellow sweater - - Match Gum - my favourite

George Best in Red Shirt, Looking Left - - Match Gum specially made for sports
George Best in Red Shirt, Looking Left - - Score with Match Gum it's a winner
George Best in Red Shirt, Looking Straight Ahead - - Chew Match Gum it's a winner
George Best in Casual Jacket - - Win your game with Match Gum
George Best  ?????
George Best  ?????
George Best  ?????


B.A.B. - Football Club Shields with Rounded Sides (4)


1970s
Football Club Shields with Rounded Sides
BAB
?

I'm not sure if I'd call this a variation or not. The sticker on the left has been featured previously. The sticker on the right has the left hand edge of the badge not quite touching the thick blue line. The three blue lines are also at a slight angle.

Huddersfield Town (variation)

Panini - Adrenalyn XL Champions League 2013-2014 (22)


2013-14
Adrenalyn XL Champions League 2013-2014
Panini
57 LE's to date (10 XXL LE's so far)

Yet another XXL card, which has just been issued.


Thanks to macscollection for some of the illustrations used in this series.

XXL Limited Editions

Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona)      -    illustrated previously (link)
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)     -    illustrated previously (link)
Neymar (FC Barcelona)     -    illustrated previously (link)
Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund)     -    illustrated previously (link)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Olof Mellberg (FC København)     -    illustrated previously (link)
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain)     -    illustrated previously (link)
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)     -    illustrated previously (link)
Iker Casillas (Real Madrid)     -    illustrated previously (link)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)     -    illustrated previously (link)



Thursday, 2 January 2014

Top Soccer - 100 Soccer Superstars


1979
100 Soccer Superstars
Top Soccer
100

A somewhat regular occurrence in the 70s and 80s, where football magazines would include special pages that were intended to be cut out, folded and inserted into specially produced covers to form an A5 booklet.

1.  John Wark (Ipswich Town)
2.  Steve Coppell (Manchester United)
3.  Paul Hegarty (Dundee United)
4.  David O'Leary (Arsenal)
5.  Terry Yorath (Tottenham Hotspur)
6.  Frank Stapleton (Arsenal)
7.  Willie Miller (Aberdeen)
8.  John Richards (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
9.  George Wood (Everton)
10.  Paul Mariner (Ipswich Town)
11.  Alan Curtis (Leeds United)
12.  Pat Jennings (Arsenal)
13.  Jimmy Nicholl (Manchester United)
14.  Trevor Francis (Nottingham Forest)
15.  George Berry (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
16.  Derek Spence (Blackpool)
17.  Alex Cropley (Aston Villa)
18.  Terry Cochrane (Middlesbrough)
19.  Peter Cormack (Bristol City)
20.  Joey Jones (Wrexham)
21.  Mickey Thomas (Manchester United)
22.  Gerry Armstrong (Tottenham Hotspur)
23.  Mark Lawrenson (Brighton & Hove Albion)
24.  Laurie Cunningham (Real Madrid)
25.  Frank Gray (Nottingham Forest)
26.  Trevor Brooking (West Ham United)
27.  Billy Caskey (Derby County)
28.  Bruno Pezzey (Eintracht Frankfurt)
29.  Leighton James (Burnley)
30.  Phil Neal (Liverpool)
31.  Juan Miguel Asensi (Barcelona)
32.  Chric McGrath (Manchester United)
33.  Pat Rice (Arsenal)
34.  Tommy Hutchinson (Coventry City)
35.  Kevin Keegan (Hamburg SV)
36.  Steve Heighway (Liverpool)
37.  Bryan Hamilton (Swindon Town)
38.  John Mahoney (Swansea City)
39.  Don Givens (Birmingham City)
40.  Ricardo Villa (Tottenham Hotspur)
41.  Bruce Rioch (Derby County)
42.  Phil Dwyer (Cardiff City)
43.  Willie Pettigrew (Dundee United)
44.  Dave McCreery (Queens Park Rangers)
45.  Archie Gemmill (Birmingham City)
46.  Rudi Krol (Ajax)
47.  Dave Watson (Southampton)
48.  Sammy Nelson (Arsenal)
49.  Osvaldo Ardiles (Tottenham Hotspur)
50.  Ian Gillard (Queens Park Rangers)
51.  Ray Wilkins (Manchester United)
52.  Brian Flynn (Leeds United)
53.  Gerry Daly (Derby County)
54.  Kenny Burns (Nottingham Forest)
55.  Asa Hartford (Everton)
56.  Kenny Sansom (Crystal Palace)
57.  Phil Thompson (Liverpool)
58.  Mario Kempes (Valencia)
59.  Charlie George (Southampton)
60.  Emlyn Hughes (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
61.  Joe Jordan (Manchester United)
62.  Peter Nicholas (Crystal Palace)
63.  Mike Doyle (Stoke City)
64.  Mick Mills (Ipswich Town)
65.  Colin Todd (Birmingham City)
66.  Chris Nicholl (Southampton)
67.  Gregorz Lato (Stal Mielec)
68.  Robbie James (Swansea City)
69.  Stuart Kennedy (Aberdeen)
70.  Joe Royle (Bristol City)
71.  Dai Davies (Wrexham)
72.  David Langan (Derby County)
73.  Jimmy Holmes (Tottenham Hotspur)
74.  Joe Corrigan (Manchester City)
75.  Lou Macari (Manchester United)
76.  Leighton Phillips (Swansea City)
77.  Allan Simonsen (Barcelona)
78.  Liam Brady (Arsenal)
79.  Sandy Jardine (Rangers)
80.  Terry McDermott (Liverpool)
81.  Peter Barnes (West Bromwich Albion)
82.  Zico (Flamengo)
83.  Gerry Payton (Fulham)
84.  Kevin Beattie (Ipswich Town)
85.  Dieter Muller (FC Cologne)
86.  Dave Clement (Bolton Wanderers)
87.  Ubaldo Fillol (River Plate)
88.  Arthur Graham (Leeds United)
89.  Trevor Cherry (Leeds United)
90.  Paul Sturrock (Dundee United)
91.  Johan Neeskens (New York Cosmos)
92.  Tony Grealish (Luton Town)
93.  Viv Anderson (Nottingham Forest)
94.  Rainer Bonhof (Valencia)
95.  Sammy McIlroy (Manchester United)
96.  Tony Currie (Queens Park Rangers)
97.  Frank Worthington (Bolton Wanderers)
98.  Bob Latchford (Everton)
99.  Franco Causio (Juventus)
100.  Martin Dobson (Burnley)

Front cover.  Bob Latchford etc (England v Northern Ireland)
Inside front cover.  Liam Brady