Football cigarette cards, trading cards and stickers issued around the world, from the 1880's to the present day and even some that haven't been issued yet. Please be aware, I don't have any cards for sale, this blog is a means of passing on information I have gathered over many decades of collecting. Alan Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Steve Highway All Stars Goal Crisps 22 Only 17 names here, from a set of 22 footballers, any help with the last 5 players names would be much appreciated.
Colin Bell (Manchester City)
Peter Osgood (Chelsea) Peter Lorimer (Leeds United) Steve Heighway (Liverpool) Peter Thompson (Liverpool) Allan Clarke (Leeds United) Paul Reaney (Leeds United) Alan Ball (Everton) Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool) Terry Cooper (Leeds United) Jack Charlton (Leeds United) Gordon Banks (Stoke City) Alan Mullery (Tottenham Hotspur) Tommy Smith (Liverpool) Denis Law (Manchester United) Frank McLintock (Arsenal) Billy
Bremner (Leeds United) ? ? ? ? ?
A very rare set of cards issued in South Wales in 1925. The set is known as 'vari-backed', where each card has a different back, advertising the foods available from the company.
The only card missing from the checklist is card no. 18. The set includes a team photo of Swansea Town who won the Football League Division 3 South at the end of the 1924-25 season. Cardiff City reached the final of the F.A. Cup (losing 0-1 to Shefffield United). It is possible that card no. 18 is a team photo of Cardiff City, but that's pure speculation.
(Glynneath RFC) 3.W. Davies
(Cardiff City FC) 4.Ewart Thomas
(Llanelly RFC) 5.D.H. Davies (Penclawdd
RFC) 6.Len Davies
(Cardiff City FC) 7.Jack Hier
(Kenfig Hill RFC) 8.Arthur John
(Llanelly RFC) 9.Harold Beadles
(Cardiff City FC) 10.Gethin Thomas
(Llanelly RFC) 11.D. Vincent
Chapman (Morriston RFC) 12.L. Thompson
(Swansea Town) 13.Harry Deacon
(Swansea Town) 14.Swansea Town
FC 15.Cyril Shell
(Kenfig Hill RFC) 16.J. Fowler
(Swansea Town) 17.E. Morley
(Swansea Town) 18. 19.Hubert Evans
(Ammanford RFC) 20.W. Hole
(Swansea Town) 21.Morris
(Swansea RFC) 22.Sam Longford
(Swansea RFC - Full Back) 23.Charles Pugh
(Neath RFC) 24.Dick Davies
(Swansea RFC) 25.J.H. John
(Swansea RFC) 26.Teddy Phillips
(Carmarthen RFC) 27.Emlyn Williams
(Aberavon RFC) 28.Dai Parker
(Swansea RFC) 29.Eddie Beynon
(Swansea RFC) 30.J. Elwyn
Watkins (Swansea RFC) 31.Reg Edwards
(Newport RFC) 32.Bryn Phillips
(Aberavon RFC) 33.D. Nicholas
(Swansea Town) 34.Neill
MacPherson (Newport RFC) 35.Dai Pugh
(Maesteg RFC) 36.J. Wetter, Dr.
Roche, N. MacPherson, R. Edwards (Newport RFC) 37.J.T. Nicholas
(Swansea - Wales Boys Intern'l) 38.C.C. Smart
(Briton Ferry C.C.) 39.Herbert
Bellamey(Swansea Town) 40.J. Wetter
Printed in blue and black, these are very rare cards. The series includes both rugby and football scenes to illustrate various football terms. UPDATE (07-02-2016): No. 5 added to the checklist. I think it's safe to assume the first half is rugby and the second half is football. It will be interesting to see what nos. 12 and 13 are, to know where the change occurs.
1. Handing Off (Rugby) ?. All Hands to the Ball (Rugby) 3. Well Tackled (Rugby) 4. 5. Well Taken (Rugby) 6. 7. 8. Break-up of Scrummage (Rugby) 9. A Break Away (Rugby) 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. A Brilliant Save (Football) 17. 18. Checking A Move (Football) 19. 20. 21. Goal Raid (Football) 22. A Fine Save (Football) 23. 24. 25. Goal (Football)
I think these were issued in a number of countries around
the world. The stickers have numbers, but not names. It’s difficult to
recognise some of the players. I don’t know if an album was produced to hold
the stickers but if an album does exist hopefully this will include players
As always, would be glad to hear from anyone who can
provide further details.
2013 Panini Football League (PFL01) Panini Japan / Bandai 176 cards in base set 15 cards in 'SuperStar' subset
I don't intend including too many new releases in this blog, but I'm making an exception this time. Out this week in Japan (19 February, 2013), is a new Panini collection linked to a PC/Web based game called Panini Football League. A collection of 191 cards in this first series, with a second series due out in May. The base set includes 11 cards from each of some of the top clubs around the world - A.C. Milan, Juventus, Internazionale Milan, A.S. Roma, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Valencia, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Santos, Boca Juniors, Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Ajax and Club America.
Logo / Checklist Cards 16 cards Barcelona (Spain) Real Madrid (Spain) Valencia (Spain) Manchester United (England) Paris Saint-Germain (France) Juventus (Italy) A.C. Milan (Italy) Inter Milan (Italy) A.S. Roma (Italy) Bayern Munich (Germany) Borussia Dortmund (Germany) Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany) Ajax (Netherlands) Santos (Brazil) Boca Juniors (Argentina) Club America (Mexico)