Sunday, 3 March 2013

Birmingham Express & Star - Footballers

Birmingham Express & Star newspaper
48 in set, perhaps more

Following the end of the Second World War paper was in short supply. As cigarette cards hadn't re-surfaced newspapers, both locally and nationally quickly provided 'collectable' series of footballers, amongst many other things, that were intended to be cut-out and collected. This is one of these series, featuring players from Birmingham City, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion. I'll be featuring more over the coming weeks. As always, there are gaps in the checklist that I would love to be able to fill.

Birmingham City (Blues)

9.  Harold Bodle (Blues)
10.  Charles Wilson Jones (Blues)
14.  Jack Goodwin (Blues)
15.  Syd Owen (Blues)
17.  William Hughes (Blues)
Alan Wakeman (Villa)
Cyril Trigg (Blues)
Ray Devey (Blues)
Aston Villa
1.  Joe Rutherford (Aston Villa)
2.  George Edwards (Aston Villa)
3.  Victor Potts (Aston Villa)
4.  Leslie Smith (Aston Villa)
5.  George Cummings (Aston Villa)
6.  Bob Iverson (Aston Villa)
7.  Frank Moss (Aston Villa)
8.  Edward Lowe (Aston Villa)
9.  Trevor Ford (Aston Villa)
10.  John R. Martin (Aston Villa)
11.  Dick Dorset (Aston Villa)
12.  Harry Parkes (Aston Villa)
13.  Ernest Callaghan (Aston Villa)
14.  Alan Wakeman (Aston Villa)
15.  John Dixon (Aston Villa)
16.  John Graham (Aston Villa)
West Bromwich Albion
2.  Thomas Kinsell (West Bromwich Albion)
Billy Elliot (West Bromwich Albion)
Cecil E Shaw (West Bromwich Albion)
David Walsh (West Bromwich Albion)
Frank Hodgetts (West Bromwich Albion)
Isaac Clarke (West Bromwich Albion)
Jimmy Duggan (West Bromwich Albion)
Len Millard (West Bromwich Albion)
Reginald Ryan (West Bromwich Albion)
Tony Grimley (West Bromwich Albion)


  1. From the West Bromwich subset, Number 2 is Thomas Kinsell.
    It is on e-bay in a scrapbook.

    1. Thank you very much for letting me know.




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