Tuesday, 9 April 2013
Godfrey Phillips - Footballers (B.D.V. Sports Package)
Footballers (B.D.V. Sports Package)
These 'cards' were cut from the cigarette package and can be found printed on paper or card. The collection consists of 136 cards, but there are many variations where the players name is printed with or without first names. When players changed clubs the team name was altered. Some club names have been shortened too.
The Cartophilic Society of Great Britain has produced many reference books for the hobby and one of these details all the known variations.
UPDATE: Please disregard this article. Gary Curtis has been in touch to let me know that this person is a Speedway rider.... I have this card and it is of Jack Parker the speedway rider, captain of Clapton (Lea Bridge) Saints, I think it could be from the set of Speedway Riders not Footballers.
The Arsenal player is Tom Parker, not Jack Parker.
The above card seems to have gone unrecorded.
The original card details: