Sunday, 3 November 2013

D.C. Thomson / The Hornet and The Hotspur - THO-805 / THO-254-1 World Cup Stars

THO-805 / THO-254-1 World Cup Stars
D.C. Thomson / The Hornet and The Hotspur

36 cards with each of The Hornet and The Hotspur comics. They were issued in sheets of 8 or 10 cards. They weren't perforated so they had to be cut by hand with a scissors. Some have been cut better than others. Illustrations not to scale.

Sheet 1 - The Hornet - 06 June, 1970

1.  Terry Neill (Arsenal and Ireland)
2.  Mick Jones (Leeds United and England)
3.  Peter Rodrigues (Leicester City and Wales)
4.  Alan Mullery (Tottenham Hotspur and England)
5.  John Greig (Glasgow Rangers and Scotland)
6.  Peter Bonetti (Chelsea and England)
7.  Tommy Lawrence (Liverpool and Scotland)
8.  Brian Labone (Everton and England)

Sheet 2 - The Hotspur - 08 June, 1970

9.  Gordon Banks (Stoke City and England)
10.  Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham Hotspur and England)
11.  Sammy Todd (Burnley and Ireland) - actually Colin Waldron
12.  Peter Shilton (Leicester City and England)
13.  Barrie Jones (Cardiff City and Wales)
14.  John Hughes (Glasgow Celtic and Scotland)
15.  Terry Cooper (Leeds United and England)
16.  Billy Bremner (Leeds United and Scotland)

Sheet 3 - The Hornet - 13 June, 1970

17.  Ron Springett (Sheffield Wednesday and England)
18.  Alex Elder (Stoke City and Ireland)
19.  Gerry Byrne (Liverpool and England)
20.  John Toshack (Cardiff City and Wales)
21.  Jimmy Johnstone (Glasgow Celtic and Scotland)
22.  Geoff Hurst (West Ham United and England)
23.  Derek Dougan (Wolverhampton Wanderers and Ireland)
24.  Paul Madeley (Leeds United and England)
25.  Eddie Gray (Leeds United and England)
26.  Terry Paine (Southampton and England)

Sheet 4 - The Hotspur - 15 June, 1970

27.  Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur and Ireland) 
28.  Peter Simpson (Arsenal and England)
29.  George Eastham (Arsenal and England)
30.  Colin Stein (Glasgow Rangers and Scotland)
31.  Jeff Astle (West Bromwich Albion and England)
32.  Gary Sprake (Leeds United and Wales)
33.  Ian Ure (
Manchester United and Scotland)   -   amended 29-10-2021  -  thanks to Sean C.
34.  Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool and England)
35.  Dixie Hale (Watford and Ireland)
36.  Ian Moore (Nottingham Forest and England)

Sheet 5 - The Hornet - 20 June, 1970

37.  Bobby Moncur (Newcastle United and Scotland)
38.  Ian Callaghan (Liverpool and England)
39.  Bobby Charlton (Manchester United and England)
40.  Keith Newton (Blackburn Rovers and England)
41.  Roger Hunt (Liverpool and England)
42.  John Mahoney (Stoke City and Wales)
43.  Paul Reaney (Leeds United and England)
44.  Colin Bell (Manchester City and England)

Sheet 6 - The Hotspur - 22 June, 1970

45.  Tommy Jackson (Everton and Ireland)
46.  Peter Thompson (Liverpool and England)
47.  Charlie Cooke (Chelsea and Scotland)
48.  Colin Harvey (Everton and England)
49.  Joe Kinnear (Tottenham Hotspur and England)
50.  Allan Clarke (Leeds United and England)
51.  Nobby Stiles (Manchester United and England)
52.  Terry Hennessey (Nottingham Forest and Wales)

Sheet 7 - The Hornet - 27 June, 1970

53.  Mike England (Tottenham Hotspur and Wales)
54.  Martin Harvey (Sunderland and Ireland)
55.  Norman Hunter (Leeds United and England)
56.  Billy McNeill (Glasgow Celtic and Scotland)
57.  Alan Ball (Everton and England)
58.  Bobby Moore (West Ham United and England)
59.  Pat Stanton (Hibernian and Scotland)
60.  Tony Dunne (Manchester United and Republic of Ireland)
61.  Alan Oakes (Manchester City and England)
62.  Jimmy Armfield (Blackpool and England)

Sheet 8 - The Hotspur - 29 June, 1970

63.  Ray Wilson (Everton and England)
64.  Ron Davies (Southampton and Wales)
65.  Martin Peters (West Ham United and England)
66.  George Best (Manchester United and Ireland)
67.  Jack Charlton (Leeds United and England)
68.  Ron McKinnon (Glasgow Rangers and Scotland)
69.  Francis Lee (Manchester City and England)
70.  Eddie McCreadie (Chelsea and Scotland)
71.  Tommy Wright (Everton and England)
72.  John Connelly (Blackburn Rovers and England)


  1. Hi Alan,
    No. 33 Ian Ure had left Arsenal in 1969 for Man Utd and is noted as such on the back of the card.
    Keep up the good work - its appreciated !
    Sean C.

    1. Thanks Sean, of course... I should have realised that's Manchester United's kit, not Arsenal's.


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