Thursday, 17 October 2013

D.C. Thomson / Adventure / The Rover / The Hotspur / The Wizard - Famous Footballers (01)


1951
Famous Footballers
D.C. Thomson / Adventure / The Rover / The Hotspur / The Wizard
179 (Black)
38 (Blue)

D.C. Thomson published one 'Famous Footballer' in each of their four story-papers on 25th August 1951. Then, for each of the subsequent 10 weeks, Adventure, The Rover, The Hotspur and The Wizard included 12 'Famous Footballers' with each issue, up to and including the issues on 3rd November, 1951. So, if you bought all four comics for the eleven week period you'd end up with 484 'Famous Footballers', but only 216 would be different. Some are available up to five times throughout the print run, while other appear just once. 179 are available printed in black and of the 121 printed in The Wizard, 37 of them appeared on the back page, which meant they were printed in blue. The blue ones are listed separately. Most are found now individually cut out and sometimes attached to card, which helps make them look more collectable.

G. Aitken (Third Lanark)
I. Allchurch (Swansea Town)
R. Allen (Manchester United)
W. Ardron (Nottingham Forest)
J. Aston (Manchester United)
E. Baily (Tottenham Hotspur)
W. Barnes (Arsenal)
S. Bartram (Charlton Athletic)
W. Bauld (Heart of Midlothian)
R. Beattie (Preston North End)
J. Bell (Blackburn Rovers)
K. Booker (Chesterfield)
F. Bowyer (Stoke City)
A. Boyd (Dundee)
F. Brennan (Newcastle United)
T. Briggs (Coventry City)
I. Broadis (Sunderland)
A. Brown (Blackpool)
J. Brown (Heart of Midlothian)
P. Buckley (St Johnstone)
R. Burgess (Tottenham Hotspur)
E. Burgin (Sheffield United)
G. Burrell (St Mirren)
J. Campbell (Blackburn Rovers)
R. Campbell (Chelsea)
J. Carey (Manchester United)
H. Carter (Hull City)
R. Collins (Glasgow Celtic)
L. Compton (Arsenal)
A. Conn (Heart of Midlothian)
J. Cowan (Morton)
D. Cowie (Dundee)
S. Cox (Glasgow Rangers)
T. Cummings (Burnley)
I. Deakin (St Mirren)
J. Delaney (Aberdeen)
J. Dickinson (Portsmouth)
E. Ditchburn (Tottenham Hotspur)
J. Dixon (Aston Villa)
P. Doherty (Doncaster Rovers)
R. Dougan (Heart of Midlothian)
J. Drinkwater (St Mirren)
J. Duncanson (Third Lanark)
W. Eckersley (Blackburn Rovers)
G. Edwards (Cardiff City)
W. Ellerington (Southampton)
D. Emery (Aberdeen)
R. Evans (Glasgow Celtic)
J. Fairbrother (Newcastle United)
P. Farrell (Everton)
T. Finney (Preston North End)
R. Flavell (Dundee)
C. Fleming (East Fife)
R. Flewin (Portsmouth)
G. Follon (Dundee)
A. Forbes (Arsenal)
W. Forbes (Preston North End)
N. Franklin (Hull City)
J. Froggatt (Portsmouth)
R. Froggatt (Sheffield Wednesday)
H. Gager (Nottingham Forest)
T. Gallacher (Dundee)
E. Gannon (Sheffield Wednesday)
S. Gerrie (Hull City)
J. Gooch (Preston North End)
E. Gregory (West Ham United)
G. Griffiths (Bury)
M. Griffiths (Leicester City)
W. Griffiths (Bury)
J. Hagan (Sheffield United)
G. Hamilton (Aberdeen)
E. Hampson (Stoke City)
G. Hardwick (Oldham Athletic)
J. Harris (Chelsea)
J. Harvey (Newcastle United)
H. Hassall (Huddersfield Town)
W. Houliston (Queen of the South)
L. Hughes (Liverpool)
H. Johnston (Blackpool)
L. Johnston (Stoke City)
R. Johnstone (Hibernian)
W. Kelly (Airdrieonians)
J. Kerr (Hibernian)
J. Kirton (Stoke City)
R. Lambert (Liverpool)
R. Langton (Bolton Wanderers)
T. Lawton (Notts County)
T. Ledgerwood (Partick Thistle)
J. Lee (Derby County)
A. Lesz (St Mirren)
W. Liddell (Liverpool)
D. Lishman (Arsenal)
N. Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers)
J. Logie (Arsenal)
W. Mannion (Middlesbrough)
C. Martin (Aston Villa)
J. Mason (Third Lanark)
S. Matthews (Blackpool)
I. McColl (Glasgow Rangers)
H. McJarrow (Sheffield Wednesday)
P. McKay (Dundee United)
J. McKenna (Huddersfield Town)
J. McKenzie (Partick Thistle)
E. McMorran (Barnsley)
W. McNaught (Raith Rovers)
J. McPhail (Glasgow Celtic)
L. Medley (Tottenham Hotspur)
V. Metcalfe (Huddersfield Town)
R. Middleton (Derby County)
J. Milburn (Newcastle United)
F. Mitchell (Chelsea)
R. Mitchell (Newcastle United)
N. Mochan (Middlesbrough)
W. Moir (Bolton Wanderers)
H. Mooney (Third Lanark)
J. Morris (Derby County)
S. Mortensen (Blackpool)
F. Moss (Aston Villa)
J. Mudie (Blackpool)
W. Ormond (Hibernian)
A. Orr (Third Lanark)
H. Parkes (Aston Villa)
E. Parsons (Chelsea)
A. Paton (Motherwell)
S. Pearson (Manchester United)
T. Pearson (Aberdeen)
W. Penman (Raith Rovers)
I. Powell (Port Vale)
J. Pye (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
E. Quigley (Preston North End)
A. Ramsey (Tottenham Hotspur)
W. Redpath (Motherwell)
D. Reid (Portsmouth)
L. Reilly (Hibernian)
D. Revie (Hull City)
G. Robledo (Newcastle United)
J. Rowley (Manchester United)
E. Sagar (Everton)
L. Scott (Arsenal)
L. Shackleton (Sunderland)
W. Sharp (Partick Thistle)
A. Sherwood (Cardiff City)
E. Shimwell (Blackpool)
F. Smith (Sheffield United)
G. Smith (Hibernian)
G. Smith (Manchester City)
H. Smith (Aston Villa)
S. Smyth (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
J. Stamps (Derby County)
W. Steel (Dundee)
J. Stephen (Portsmouth)
A. Stubbins (Liverpool)
R. Stuart (Blackburn Rovers)
G. Swindin (Arsenal)
P. Taylor (Liverpool)
W. Telfer (St Mirren)
G. Thomas (Nottingham Forest)
S. Tickridge (Chelsea)
C. Tully (Glasgow Celtic)
E. Turnbull (Hibernian)
R. Turnbull (Swansea Town)
R. Ugolini (Middlesbrough)
J. Vernon (West Bromwich Albion)
W. Waddell (Glasgow Rangers)
J. Wardhaugh (Heart of Midlothian)
J. Watson (Motherwell)
W. Watson (Sunderland)
C. Wayman (Preston North End)
J. Weir (Glasgow Celtic)
R. Weston (Swansea Town)
E. Westwood (Manchester City)
W. Whitaker (Middlesbrough)
D. Witcomb (Sheffield Wednesday)
W. Woodburn (Glasgow Rangers)
D. Woodhead (Sheffield Wednesday)
T. Wright (Sunderland)
W. Wright (Wolverhampton Wanderers
H. Yorston (Aberdeen)
G. Young (Glasgow Rangers)

Blue

G. Aitken (Third Lanark)
W. Bauld (Heart of Midlothian)
R. Beattie (Preston North End)
A. Boyd (Dundee)
A. Brown (Blackpool)
J. Campbell (Blackburn Rovers)
A. Conn (Heart of Midlothian)
S. Cox (Glasgow Rangers)
J. Dickinson (Portsmouth)
J. Duncanson (Third Lanark)
G. Edwards (Cardiff City)
P. Farrell (Everton)
N. Franklin (Hull City)
J. Froggatt (Portsmouth)
R. Froggatt (Sheffield Wednesday)
W. Griffiths (Bury)
J. Harris (Chelsea)
J. Harvey (Newcastle United)
L. Hughes (Liverpool)
H. Johnston (Blackpool)
L. Johnston (Stoke City)
J. Kirton (Stoke City)
J. Lee (Derby County)
H. McJarrow (Sheffield Wednesday)
J. McPhail (Glasgow Celtic)
R. Middleton (Derby County)
F. Mitchell (Chelsea)
S. Mortensen (Blackpool)
H. Parkes (Aston Villa)
E. Parsons (Chelsea)
J. Rowley (Manchester United)
G. Smith (Hibernian)
S. Smyth (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
E. Turnbull (Hibernian)
W. Waddell (Glasgow Rangers)
J. Wardhaugh (Heart of Midlothian)
C. Wayman (Preston North End)
D. Witcomb (Sheffield Wednesday)

6 comments:

  1. do you know which editions had Carey & Vernon thanks ken

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    1. Hi Ken,

      Give me a couple of hours and I'll get the complete list of which players were included with the various issues. I'll add a new post a 7pm tonight.

      Alan

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  2. Hi Alan

    I would also be interested to know which issue F. Smith (Sheffield United) appeared in.

    best

    Paul

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    1. Hi Paul,

      Earlier this year I compiled another listing, giving issue dates:

      D.C. Thomson / Adventure / The Rover / The Hotspur / The Wizard - Famous Footballers (02)
      https://cartophilic-info-exch.blogspot.com/2020/09/dc-thomson-adventure-rover-hotspur.html

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    2. Apologies, Alan. I missed this update listing.

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    3. Hi Paul,

      Don't worry, I'm always happy to help.

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