Saturday 15 June 2013

Newcastle Evening Chronicle - Autographed Sports Stars

Autographed Sports Stars
Newcastle Evening Chronicle
Unknown number

Another newspaper cut-out, this time with a facsimile autograph. Please excuse the very small illustration, it's the only one I've ever found from this collection. Can anyone supply any further photos.

18.  Bob Corbett

Unknown Issuers - Italian cards (2)


Unknown issuers

Another batch of Italian cards (and one marble), featuring John Charles and Gerry Hitchens. Can anyone identify which collections these cards come from? Season, Title, Issuer? Any help would be much appreciated.

Smith's Crisps - Football Crazy Fascinating Facts File

Football Crazy Fascinating Facts File
Smith's Crisps
Unknown number

Another collectable cut-out, though rather large as it's a full page advert from a contemporary comic or magazine. This is no. 1 in a numbered series of adverts. I don't know how many there were in total.

1.  The Heaviest Goalkeeper (Willie J. 'Fatty' Foulkes)

Friday 14 June 2013

Crescent Confectionery (1926) - CRE-100 Sportsmen

CRE-100 / CRM-3 Sportsmen
Crescent Confectionery
100 cards

These are very rare cards. Crescent Confectionery issued a number of sets of cards. One set containing only Footballers ran to 100 cards, were unnumbered and had a design on the backs. There was also 10 series of 10 cards with each series concentrating on a specific sport (see This collection of Sportsmen is similar in style to those in the series of 10, and has plain backs. Apparently there are 47 footballers in this collection.
UPDATE (20-11-2016 12:03):  Thanks to Steve Flemming for providing some additional information relating to the cricket cards in this collection.
UPDATE (09-10-2023 17:03):  Date amended to 1930-31. Read Carl Wilkes' amazing biography of this company here - The Crescent Confectionery Co. Ltd.

6.  Cyril Bastin (sic) (Arsenal)
12.  T. Law (Chelsea)   -   added 28-03-2024  -  thanks to Dave Galloway
14.  J. McIntyre (Derby County)
15.  W. Edwards (Leeds United)   -   added 28-03-2024  -  thanks to Dave Galloway
18.  T.G. Bromilow (Liverpool)
19.  S.C. Puddefoot (Blackburn Rovers)
27.  V. Watson (West Ham United)
28.  A.E. Hufton (West Ham United)
31.  A.E. Lindon (Charlton Athletic)
42.  J. Oakes (Port Vale)
48.  non football
49.  non football
50.  non football
51.  non football
52.  non football
53.  non football
54.  non football
55.  A.T. Barber (non football)
56.  non football
57.  non football
58.  non football
59.  non football
60.  non football
61.  C.W. Carr (Barrow RLFC)
62.  James Sullivan (Wigan RLFC)
63.  non football
64.  non football
65.  Jack Hobbs (Surrey - Cricket)
66.  non football
67.  non football
68.  M.W. Tate (Sussex - Cricket)   -   amended   -   thanks to Steve Flemming
69.  M. Leyland (Yorkshire CC)    -   updated 18-04-2024  -  thanks to Brian Jukes
70.  C.P. Mead (Hampshire - Cricket)   -   amended   -   thanks to Steve Flemming
71.  G. Geary (Leicester - Cricket)   -   amended   -   thanks to Steve Flemming
72.  C.N.F. Woolley (Northants CC)    -   updated 18-04-2024  -  thanks to Brian Jukes
73.  Cricketer
74.  Cricketer
75.  K.S. Duleepsinh (Sussex - Cricket)   -   amended   -   thanks to Steve Flemming
76.  M.S. Nichols (Essex - Cricket)
77.  Cricketer
78.  S. Worthington (Derbyshire - Cricket)   -   amended   -   thanks to Steve Flemming
79.  H. Sutcliffe (Cricket)
80.  Cricketer
81.  W.R. Hammond (Cricket)
82.  I.A.R. Peebes (Cricket)
83.  Cricketer
84.  Cricketer
85.  A.P.F. Chapman (Kent - Cricket)   -   amended   -   thanks to Steve Flemming
86.  non football
87.  non football
88.  Miss Betty Nuthall (Tennis Champion)
89.  Miss Winifred Brown (Flyer)
90.  Diana Fishwick (Golf)
91.  non football
92.  Young Stribling (Famous Boxer)
93.  non football
94.  Bobby Jones (Golf)
95.  Walter Hagan (Golf Champion)
96.  W.T. Tilden (Famous Tennis Star)
97.  non football
98.  non football
99.  non football
100.  non football

Soccer magazine - Club Curiosities

Club Curiosities
Soccer magazine
Unknown number

A cartoon strip cut from an unknown newspaper or comic. Each one includes a caricature of a famous footballer connected with the featured club. The number of different ones could probably run to over a hundred.
UPDATE (01-02-2018 19:51):  Richard Small has provided information that proves that these cuttings come from Soccer magazine, the official journal of the Football Players' Union.
UPDATE (16-05-2020 09:54):  It is now known that the cutting shown above is one that originally appeared in Sporting Mirror, some were later reproduced in Soccer magazine, the Official Journal of the Football Players Union.

Barnsley - Harry Tufnell 
Barrow - Jack Crayston
Bristol Rovers - Cliff Britton 
Cowdenbeath - Alec Venters
Derby County - Steve Bloomer 
Hearts - Bobby Walker 
Hibernian - Jimmy Dunn 
Leeds United - Jim Baker 
Northampton Town - Fanny Walden
Nottingham Forest
Reading - Herbert Smith 
Rotherham United - H. Millership 
Stockport County - Alf Lythgoe

Thursday 13 June 2013

F.K.S. - FAA-1 Wonderful World of Soccer Stars 1968-69

FAA-1 - Wonderful World of Soccer Stars 1968-69

1.  George Armstrong (Arsenal)
2.  David Court (Arsenal)
3.  Bobby Gould (Arsenal)
4.  Jim Furnell (Arsenal)
5.  George Graham (Arsenal)
6.  George Johnston (Arsenal)
7.  Frank McLintock (Arsenal)
8.  Bob McNab (Arsenal)
9.  Terry O'Neill (Arsenal)
10.  John Radford (Arsenal)
11.  Jon Sammels (Arsenal)
12.  Peter Simpson (Arsenal)
13.  Peter Storey (Arsenal)
14.  Ian Ure (Arsenal)
15.  Bob Wilson (Arsenal)
16.  John Angus (Burnley)
17.  Arthur Bellamy (Burnley)
18.  Colin Blant (Burnley)
19.  Mike Buxton (Burnley)
20.  Frank Casper (Burnley)
21.  Ralph Coates (Burnley)
22.  Les Latcham (Burnley)
23.  Andy Lockhead (Burnley)
24.  Dave Merrington (Burnley)
25.  Willie Morgan (Burnley)
26.  Brian O'Neil (Burnley)
27.  Fred Smith (Burnley)
28.  Ray Ternant (Burnley)
29.  Harry Thomson (Burnley)
30.  Colin Waldron (Burnley)
31.  Tommy Baldwin (Chelsea)
32.  Alan Birchenall (Chelsea)
33.  Peter Bonetti (Chelsea)
34.  John Boyle (Chelsea)
35.  Charlie Cooke (Chelsea)
36.  Ron Harris (Chelsea)
37.  Marvin Hinton (Chelsea)
38.  John Hollins (Chelsea)
39.  Peter Houseman (Chelsea)
40.  Tommy Hughes (Chelsea)
41.  Eddie McCreadie (Chelsea)
42.  Peter Osgood (Chelsea)
43.  Bobby Tambling (Chelsea)
44.  Jim Thomson (Chelsea)
45.  David Webb (Chelsea)
46.  Gerry Baker (Coventry City)
47.  Dietmar Bruck (Coventry City)
48.  Chris Cattlin (Coventry City)
49.  Dave Clements (Coventry City)
50.  George  Curtis (Coventry City)
51.  Ian Gibson (Coventry City)
52.  Bill Glazier (Coventry City)
53.  Ernie Hannigan (Coventry City)
54.  Ernie Hunt (Coventry City)
55.  Mick Kearns (Coventry City)
56.  Brian Lewis (Coventry City)
57.  Ernie Machin (Coventry City)
58.  Neil Martin (Coventry City)
59.  Maurice Setters (Coventry City)
60.  John Tudor (Coventry City)
61.  Alan Ball (Everton)
62.  Sandy Brown (Everton)
63.  Colin Harvey (Everton)
64.  John Hurst (Everton)
65.  Jim Husband (Everton)
66.  Howard  Kendall (Everton)
67.  Roger Kenyon (Everton)
68.  Brian Labone (Everton)
69.  John Morrissey (Everton)
70.  Joe Royle (Everton)
71.  Gordon West (Everton)
72.  Alan Whittle (Everton)
73.  Ray Wilson (Everton)
74.  Tommy Wright (Everton)
75.  Alex Young (Everton)
76.  Billy Baxter (Ipswich Town)
77.  Frank Brogan (Ipswich Town)
78.  Tommy Carroll (Ipswich Town)
79.  Ray Crawford (Ipswich Town)
80.  Ken Hancock (Ipswich Town)
81.  Danny Hegan (Ipswich Town)
82.  Billy Houghton (Ipswich Town)
83.  Bobby Hunt (Ipswich Town)
84.  Derek Jefferson (Ipswich Town)
85.  Mick McNeil (Ipswich Town)
86.  Mick Mills (Ipswich Town)
87.  John O'Rourke (Ipswich Town)
88.  Eddie Spearritt (Ipswich Town)
89.  Colin Viljoen (Ipswich Town)
90.  Charlie Woods (Ipswich Town)
91.  Rod Belfitt (Leeds United)
92.  Billy Bremner (Leeds United)
93.  Jackie Charlton (Leeds United)
94.  Terry Cooper (Leeds United)
95.  Johnny Giles (Leeds United)
96.  Eddie Gray (Leeds United)
97.  Jimmy Greenhoff (Leeds United)
98.  Norman Hunter (Leeds United)
99.  Albert Johanneson (Leeds United)
100.  Mick Jones (Leeds United)
101.  Peter Lorimer (Leeds United)
102.  Paul Madeley (Leeds United)
103.  Mike O'Grady (Leeds United)
104.  Paul Reaney (Leeds United)
105.  Gary Sprake (Leeds United)
106.  Willie Bell (Leicester City)
107.  Allan Clarke (Leicester City)
108.  Graham Cross (Leicester City)
109.  Dave Gibson (Leicester City)
110.  Len Glover (Leicester City)
111.  David Nish (Leicester City)
112.  Bobby Roberts (Leicester City)
113.  Peter Rodrigues (Leicester City)
114.  Peter Shilton (Leicester City)
115.  John Sjoberg (Leicester City)
116.  Mike Stringfellow (Leicester City)
117.  Bobby Svarc (Leicester City)
118.  Tom Sweenie (Leicester City)
119.  Alan Tewley (Leicester City)
120.  Alan Woollett (Leicester City)
121.  Alf Arrowsmith (Liverpool)
122.  Gerry Byrne (Liverpool)
123.  Ian Callaghan (Liverpool)
124.  Ray Clemence (Liverpool)
125.  Tony Hateley (Liverpool)
126.  Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool)
127.  Roger Hunt (Liverpool)
128.  Chris Lawler (Liverpool)
129.  Tommy Lawrence (Liverpool)
130.  Ian St John (Liverpool)
131.  Tommy Smith (Liverpool)
132.  Geoff Strong (Liverpool)
133.  Peter Thompson (Liverpool)
134.  Peter Wall (Liverpool)
135.  Ron Yeats (Liverpool)
136.  Colin Bell (Manchester City)
137.  Tony Book (Manchester City)
138.  Tony Coleman (Manchester City)
139.  Dave Connor (Manchester City)
140.  Harry Dowd (Manchester City)
141.  Mike Doyle (Manchester City)
142.  George Heslop (Manchester City)
143.  Stan Horne (Manchester City)
144.  Chris Jones (Manchester City)
145.  Francis Lee (Manchester City)
146.  Ken Mulhearn (Manchester City)
147.  Alan Oakes (Manchester City)
148.  Glyn Pardoe (Manchester City)
149.  Mike Summerbee (Manchester City)
150.  Neil Young (Manchester City)
151.  John Aston (Manchester United)
152.  George Best (Manchester United)
153.  Shay Brennan (Manchester United)
154.  Francis Burns (Manchester United)
155.  Bobby Charlton (Manchester United)
156.  Pat Crerand (Manchester United)
157.  Tony Dunne (Manchester United)
158.  John Fitzpatrick (Manchester United)
159.  Bill Foulkes (Manchester United)
160.  David Herd (Manchester United)
161.  Brian Kidd (Manchester United)
162.  Denis Law (Manchester United)
163.  David Sadler (Manchester United)
164.  Alex Stepney (Manchester United)
165.  Nobby Stiles (Manchester United)
166.  Albert Bennett (Newcastle United)
167.  Ollie Burton (Newcastle United)
168.  Frank Clark (Newcastle United)
169.  Dave Craig (Newcastle United)
170.  Wyn Davies (Newcastle United)
171.  Dave Elliott (Newcastle United)
172.  Jim Iley (Newcastle United)
173.  John McNamee (Newcastle United)
174.  Gordon Marshall (Newcastle United)
175.  Bobby Moncur (Newcastle United)
176.  Bryan Robson (Newcastle United)
177.  Tommy Robson (Newcastle United)
178.  Eric Ross (Newcastle United)
179.  Jim Scott (Newcastle United)
180.  Jackie Sinclair (Newcastle United)
181.  Joe Baker (Nottingham Forest)
182.  John Barnwell (Nottingham Forest)
183.  Jim Baxter (Nottingham Forest)
184.  Bob Chapman (Nottingham Forest)
185.  Peter Grummitt (Nottingham Forest)
186.  Mick Harby (Nottingham Forest)
187.  Terry Hennessey (Nottingham Forest)
188.  Dave Hilley (Nottingham Forest)
189.  Peter Hindley (Nottingham Forest)
190.  Barry Lyons (Nottingham Forest)
191.  Bob McKinlay (Nottingham Forest)
192.  Ian Moore (Nottingham Forest)
193.  Henry Newton (Nottingham Forest)
194.  Jeff Whitefoot (Nottingham Forest)
195.  John Winfield (Nottingham Forest)
196.  Les Allen (Queens Park Rangers)
]97.  Frank Clarke (Queens Park Rangers)
198.  Dave Clement (Queens Park Rangers)
199.  Bobby Finch (Queens Park Rangers)
200.  Allan Harris (Queens Park Rangers)
201.  Tony Hazell (Queens Park Rangers)
202.  Ron Hunt (Queens Park Rangers)
203.  Mike Keen (Queens Park Rangers)
204.  Bobby Keetch (Queens Park Rangers)
205.  Mike Leach (Queens Park Rangers)
206.  Rodney Marsh (Queens Park Rangers)
207.  Ian Morgan (Queens Park Rangers)
208.  Roger Morgan (Queens Park Rangers)
209.  Ron Springett (Queens Park Rangers)
210.  Alan Wilks (Queens Park Rangers)
211.  Ian Branfoot (Sheffield Wednesday)
212.  Sam Ellis (Sheffield Wednesday)
213.  Peter Eustace (Sheffield Wednesday)
214.  John Fantham (Sheffield Wednesday)
215.  David Ford (Sheffield Wednesday)
216.  Jim McCalliog (Sheffield Wednesday)
217.  Don Megson (Sheffield Wednesday)
218.  Vic Mobley (Sheffield Wednesday)
219.  John Ritchie (Sheffield Wednesday)
220.  Wilf Smith (Sheffield Wednesday)
221.  Peter Springett (Sheffield Wednesday)
222.  Colin Symm (Sheffield Wednesday)
223.  Brian Usher (Sheffield Wednesday)
224.  Jack Whitham (Sheffield Wednesday)
225.  Gerry Young (Sheffield Wednesday)
226.  Mick Channon (Southampton)
227.  Ron Davies (Southampton)
228.  Hugh Fisher (Southampton)
229.  Campbell Forsyth (Southampton)
230.  Jimmy Gabriel (Southampton)
231.  Denis Hollywood (Southampton)
232.  Ken Jones (Southampton)
233.  Joe  Kirkup (Southampton)
234.  John McGrath (Southampton)
235.  Eric Martin (Southampton)
236.  Jimmy Melia (Southampton)
237.  Terry Paine (Southampton)
238.  Frank Saul (Southampton)
239.  John Sydenham (Southampton)
240.  David Walker (Southampton)
241.  Tony Allen (Stoke City)
242.  Gordon Banks (Stoke City)
243.  Williem Bentley (Stoke City)
244.  Alan Bloor (Stoke City)
245.  Gerry Bridgwood (Stoke City)
246.  Henry Burrows (Stoke City)
247.  Peter Dobing (Stoke City)
248.  George Eastham (Stoke City)
249.  Alex Elder (Stoke City)
250.  John Farmer (Stoke City)
251.  John Mahoney (Stoke City)
252.  John Marsh (Stoke City)
253.  Eric Skeels (Stoke City)
254.  Willie Stevenson (Stoke City)
255.  Roy Vernon (Stoke City)
256.  Len Ashurst (Sunderland)
257.  Ralph Brand (Sunderland)
258.  Geoff Butler (Sunderland)
259.  Derek Forster (Sunderland)
260.  Gordon Harris (Sunderland)
261.  Martin Harvey (Sunderland)
262.  George Herd (Sunderland)
263.  Charlie Hurley (Sunderland)
264.  Cecil Irwin (Sunderland)
265.  George Kinnell (Sunderland)
266.  Jimmy Montgomery (Sunderland)
267.  George Mulhall (Sunderland)
268.  Calvin Palmer (Sunderland)
269.  Ian Porterfield (Sunderland)
270.  Colin Suggett (Sunderland)
271.  Philip Beal (Tottenham Hotspur)
272.  Dennis  Bond (Tottenham Hotspur)
273.  Martin Chivers (Tottenham Hotspur)
274.  Mike England (Tottenham Hotspur)
275.  Alan Gilzean (Tottenham Hotspur)
276.  Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham Hotspur)
277.  Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur)
278.  Cliff Jones (Tottenham Hotspur)
279.  Joe Kinnear (Tottenham Hotspur)
280.  Cyril Knowles (Tottenham Hotspur)
281.  Dave Mackay (Tottenham Hotspur)
282.  Alan Mullery (Tottenham Hotspur)
283.  Jimmy Robertson (Tottenham Hotspur)
284.  Terry Venables (Tottenham Hotspur)
285.  Tony Want (Tottenham Hotspur)
286.  Jeff Astle (West Bromwich Albion)
287.  Tony Brown (West Bromwich Albion)
288.  Clive Clark (West Bromwich Albion)
289.  Dennis Clarke (West Bromwich Albion)
290.  Ian Collard (West Bromwich Albion)
291.  Eddie  Colquhoun (West Bromwich Albion)
292.  Ray Fairfax (West Bromwich Albion)
293.  Doug Fraser (West Bromwich Albion)
294.  Bobby Hope (West Bromwich Albion)
295.  John Kaye (West Bromwich Albion)
296.  John Osborne (West Bromwich Albion)
297.  Ron Rees (West Bromwich Albion)
298.  Rick Sheppard (West Bromwich Albion)
299.  John Talbut (West Bromwich Albion)
300.  Graham Williams (West Bromwich Albion)
301.  Billy Bonds (West Ham United)
302.  Eddie  Bovington (West Ham United)
303.  Ron Boyce (West Ham United)
304.  Peter Brabrook (West Ham United)
305.  Trevor Brooking (West Ham United)
306.  John Charles (West Ham United)
307.  John Cushley (West Ham United)
308.  Brian Dear (West Ham United)
309.  Bobby Ferguson (West Ham United)
310.  Geoff Hurst (West Ham United)
311.  Bobby Moore (West Ham United)
312.  Martin Peters (West Ham United)
313.  Harry Redknapp (West Ham United)
314.  John Sissons (West Ham United)
315.  Alan Stephenson (West Ham United)
316.  Mike Bailey (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
317.  Derek Dougan (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
318.  Alun Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
319.  John Holsgrove (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
320.  Mike Kenning (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
321.  Peter Knowles (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
322.  Francis Munro (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
323.  Phil Parkes (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
324.  Derrick Parkin (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
325.  Gerry Taylor (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
326.  Bobby Thomson (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
327.  Dave Wagstaffe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
328.  Frank Wignall (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
329.  Les Wilson (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
330.  David Woodfield (Wolverhampton Wanderers)


Peter Grummit (Nottingham Forest)
Terry Hennessey (Nottingham Forest)

Grade One Graphics / Comic Strip - Glasgow Rangers Kits

Glasgow Rangers Kits
Grade One Graphics / Comic Strip

A nice collection of cards detailing the kits used by Rangers down the years. The illustration isn't a good one, but it's the only one I've ever seen of these cards.

1.  ?
2.  ?
3.  ?
4.  ?
5.  ?
6.  ?
7.  ?
8.  ?
9.  ?
10.  ?
11.  ?
12.  1945 (Away)
13.  ?
14.  ?
15.  ?
16.  ?
17.  ?
18.  ?
19.  ?
20.  1963
21.  ?
22.  1968
23.  ?
24.  ?
25.  ?
26.  ?
27.  ?
28.  ?
29.  1982
30.  1984
31.  1985
32.  1986
33.  1987
34.  1988 (Away)
35.  1990 (Home)
36.  ?
37.  1992 (Home)
38.  ?
39.  ?
40.  1992 (Euro - Away)

Football & Sports Favourite - Grand Coloured Plate

Grand Coloured Plate (Front cover cut-outs)
Football & Sports Favourite

Football & Sports Favourite started life as Football Favourite with the first issue on 4 September 1920. By 7 May the following year (issue 36) it had been renamed. The magazine usually had colour covers but this series of illustrations were intended to be cut out and collected. I've only got information on three of these issues.

Vol.12 #392: 10-03-28.  Hugh Ferguson (Cardiff City)
Vol.12 #393: 17-03-28.  Jimmy McMillan (Manchester City)
Vol.12 #397: 14-04-28.  Owen Williams (Middlesbrough)

Glentoran Supporters Committee - Glentoran Gazette Collection 2001/02

Glentoran Gazette Collection 2001/02
Glentoran Supporters Committee (1923)
20 cards

The Glentoran Gazette is the title of the matchday programme for Glentoran F.C., which is produced by the Glentoran Supporters Committee (1923). In 2001/02 season a set of 20 collector cards were given with the programme, probably one per match. They were issued in association with Speedfit. I only know of 3 cards.

15.  Michael Halliday
16.  Neil Armstrong
21.  Brian Russell

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Chocoaltes Brotons (Elche) - ¿Qué es el Juego del Fútbol?

¿Qué es el Juego del Fútbol?
Chocoaltes Brotons (Elche)

A set of cards detailing the origins and fundamentals of the game of football. These cards were issued by a number of different companies in Spain. 

1.  ?
2.  El origin del Futbol (Roma)
3.  El fútbol en Inglaterra
4.  El fútbol en Inglaterra
5.  El Equipe
6.  El Start
7.  El pase
8.  El juego de cabeza
9.  Dribbler ó dribbling
10.  La carga
11.  ?
12.  La mano
13.  ?
14.  La carga ilegal
15.  Free Kick
16.  La caída del portero
17.  Off-side
18.  ?
19.  Penalty-kick
20.  El Goal

Matthew Sim / Sim's Confection Works - SIM-040 Scottish Football Club coupons

(SIM-040) Scottish Football Club coupons
(45 x 35mm)
Matthew Sim / Sim's Confection Works
20 coupons

The back of the coupon states: Free Full-Size Football To every boy who collects a complete set of 20 Coupons making up the Scottish League First Division and forwards them to Sim's Confection Works, Paisley.

Clyde  (not in 
Scottish League First Division - 1924-25, 1925-26)
Hamilton Academicals
Third Lanark
  (not in Scottish League First Division - 1925-26, 1926-27, 1927-28. 1929-30)

Unknown Issuers - Italian cards


Unknown issuers

A number of small cards, John Charles and Gerry Hitchens. Two ex-Cardiff City players who had successful spells in Italy. Can anyone identify which collections these cards come from? Season, Title, Issuer? The top two might come from the same set, the same with the bottom two, even though the typeface is different. Any help would be much appreciated.

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Webcosa - Football Bingo Wrappers (5)

WEB-140 / ZJ10-1 - Footballers
(Football Bingo wrappers)

Some more photos from this collection.

England's Glory - Soccer Trivia (3)


Soccer Trivia
England's Glory, Swedish Match
36 matchbox labels

Another success story. I've been able to procure a list of all the questions for the Soccer Trivia matchbox labels. I didn't realise that the 'Did You Know?' section was made up of the answers to the Soccer trivia questions.

Q1 - Can you name the first England international to be capped while with five clubs'? 
A1 - Dave Watson was capped for England while with Sunderland, Manchester City, Werder Bremen. Southampton and Stoke. 
Q2 - Who was the first England player to be sent off in a full international?
A2 - Alan Mullery of Spurs was the first England player to be sent off in a full international - against Yugoslavia in 1968. 
Q3 - Who were England playing when Gary Linoker was controversially withdrawn and replaced by a substitute during the 1992 European Championships in Sweden?
A3 - England were playing Sweden in Stockholm during ihe 1992 European Championship when Gary Lineker was substituted in what proved to be his 80th and fast game for his country.
Q4 - Everybody remembers Gareth Southgate's miss with England's sixth penalty in the shoot-out during the 1996 European Championship - but who scored the winning sixth penalty for Germany?
A4 - Andy Moller scored the winning penalty for Germany in the European Championships, after Gareth Southgate had missed England's sixth and fast shot.
Q5 - John Barnes scored a marvellous solo goal against Brazil in Rio in 1984 - but who scored the other goal during England's 2-0 win?
A5 - John Barnes and Tony Hateley were the scorers when England beat Brazil 2-0 in the Maracana Stadium. Rio. in 1984. 
Q6 - Glenn Hoddle became England manager after playing for his country 53 times, but was never captain. True or false?
A6 - True - Glenn Hoddle never captained England in any of the 53 games he played for his country. 
Q7 - How many times did Alf Ramsey play for England before eventually becoming manager?
A7 - Alf Ramsey was capped 32 times by England - once with Southampton and 31 with Tottenham - before becoming manager 
Q8 - Which England forward of the 60’s and 70's scored 13 penalties for his club in a season, but issed both those he took for his country?
A8 - Francis Lee scored 13 penalties for Manchester City in 1971-72 season, but missed both that he took for England. 
Q9 - Stanley Matthews played League football when just past his 50th birthday. How old was he when he won his last international cap?
A9 - England winger Stanley Matthews won his last cap when 42 - against Denmark in May 1957. 
Q10 - Which club once provided seven players for an England team in the 1930s - when there were no substitutes?
A10 - Seven Arsenal players were in the England team who beat Italy 3-2 in November 1934 - on the Arsenal ground at Highbury. 
Q11 - Can you name the England player who scored two goals in a match during the 1968 World Cup. on his 26th birthday?
A11 - Roger Hunt of Liverpool scored twice for England in a World Cup game against France on July 20, 1966 - his 26th birthday. 
Q12 - Throughout the 1970's only one player scored more than two goals in a single game for England. Which player?
A12 - Malcolm Macdonald of Newcastle scored all five goals for England againsl Cyprus in April 1974. No other England player of the 70's scored more than twice in one game. 
Q13 - Who was so badly injured in the 1955 FA Cup Final, just after winning his first England cap. that his career was ended at the age only 23?
A13 - Manchester City full-back Jimmy Meadows had just made his England debut, aged 23. when he was so badly hurt in the 1955 FA Cup Final that he never played again. 
Q14 - Name the last man to play in a full international for England at both cricket and soccer.
A14 - Arthur Milton (Arsenal winger and Gloucestershire opening batsman) played for England at both soccer and cricket in the 1950s and remains the last man to do so. 
Q15 - Dixie Dean scored 60 goals in only 39 League games for Everton in 1927-28 season. How many goals did he score in his 16 full internationals for England?
A15 - Everton's Dixie Dean scored 18 goals in only 16 full internationals for England. 
Q16 - Which Bofton defender of the I960's is the only man ever to play six games for England without being on the winning side?
A16 - Bolton full-back Tommy Banks is the only man to earn six England caps without being on the winning side. His six games, all in 1958. resulted in five draws and one defeat. 
Q17 - On Thursday 23 May 1996 England won 3-0 in a country where they had never previously played. Which country?
A17 - China, in Beijing in May 1996 on the first meeting of the two nations. 
Q18 - Paul Gascoigne scored his first England goal at Wembley in April 1989, against which country?
A18 - Albania. 
Q19 - Which Englishman was the first footballer, of any nation, to win 100 caps?
A19 - Billy Wright, when he played against Scotland in 1959. 
Q20 - Which player of the 1950's was briefly England captain while also running a newsagent's shop?
A20 - Blackburn's Ronnie Clayton. 
Q21 - Two of the England squad at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico had the same name. What name?
A21 - Gary Stevens - one was with Spurs, the other with Everton. 
Q22 - Brian Marwood's career as an England international lasted only nine minutes, as a substitute for Chris Waddle in 1988. Where was the match played?
A22 - Riyadh, against Saudi Arabia, in 1988. 
Q23 - Which England international of the early post-war era made his debut for his country at the age of 38?
A23 - Arsenal centre-half Leslie Compton - a record achievement. 
Q24 - Name the player who gained four England caps, two in 1966 and two in 1977?
A24 - Liverpool's Ian Callaghan. 
Q25 - Can you name the goalkeeper with a Scottish club who played for England in Dublin on his 31st birthday in 1990?
A25 - Chris Woods kept goal for England against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin in 1990, on his 31st birthday. He was then with a Scottish club, Rangers. 
Q26 - Why did England play an away match in 1973 at Goodison Park, Everton?
A26 - England's 2-1 away win over Northern Ireland in 1973 was switched from Belfast because of the political situation in Northern Ireland. 
Q27 - Which England manager's record during his time in charge was 11 wins, 11 draws and one defeat in 23 games?
A27 - Terry Venables. 
Q28 - Name the opposition when England played their only post-war match to draw a crowd below 3,000
A28 - San Marino, in Bologna in 1993. It was watched by 2,378 - a record low. 
Q29 - Which player of the post-war era played 764 League games, all for one club, plus 48 for England?
A29 - Jimmy Dickinson won 48 caps for England and played 764 League games, all for Portsmouth, 1946-65. 
Q30 - Who was the first player born after the 1966 World Cup to play for England?
A30 - Tony Adams of Arsenal, born October 1966, won his first cap in February 1987. 
Q31 - Name the goalkeeper who conceded 45 goals in 23 games for England during the 1950s.
A31 - Goalkeeper Gilbert Merrick of Birmingham played for England 23 times in the 1950s and conceded 45 goals. 13 of them in two games against Hungary. 
Q32 - Which nation has played against England in Mexico (twice), Spain. Italy and the USA, in addition to home and away matches?
A32 - England have played West Germany at Wembley, Tottenham. Berlin. Nuremburg, Hanover, Dusseldorf. Munich, Leon. Mexico City, Madrid. Turin and Detroit. 
Q33 - Name the country who have played England eight times since the first meeting in 1984 and never scored a goal.
A33 - Turkey. 
Q34 - Who was the substitute who scored England's last-minute equaliser when they drew 1-1 with Tunisia in 1990?
A34 - Steve Bull of Wolves scored twice as an England substitute, once in the last minute of a 1-1 draw with Tunisia in 1990. 
Q35 - Which England hero of recent years has the middle name Winston?
A35 - Gary Lineker. 
Q36 - Peter Shilton faced 15 penalties during his 125-cap England career. How many did he save?
A36 - Two. He saved one (from Brehme of Germany) and the other hit a post. 

Golden Penny magazine - Golden Penny Football Album 1903-04

Golden Penny Football Album 1903-04
Golden Penny magazine

A collection of prints from Golden Penny magazine, these are sometimes found loose, but more often than not you'll find them bound into book form. Very rare items that command high price at auction.

Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
Brighton & Hove Albion
Bristol Rovers
Glossop North End
Leicester Fosse
Lincoln City
Manchester City
New Brompton
Northampton Town
Notts County
Plymouth Argyle
Preston North End
Sheffield United

Immediate Communications - Superstar Call

Superstar Call (phone cards)
Immediate Communications Ltd

Issued around 1990, these cards were a means of advertising exclusive phonelines where you could keep up to date with the career of the featured footballer, or manager. There are lots of gaps in this cehcklist, so any help would be much appreciated.

1.  Ian Wright (Crystal Palace)
John Barnes
3.  Steve Bruce (Manchester United)
Gary Lineker
Vinnie Jones
Micky  Quinn
Lennie Lawrence
David Platt
Paul Gascoine
11.  Frank McAvennie
18.  Lennie Lawrence (Charlton Athletic)

Matthew Sim / Sim's Confection Works - (SIM-050) Footballers

(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers
Matthew Sim / Sim's Confection Works
20 known

Only 12 of these cards are known, issued some time in the 1920s and they measure approximately 52mm x 31mm. Each card may come with up to eight different backs, but it's more likely that this is a vary-backed series (each card having a different back design. Always interested in getting more information about this collection. Scans of cards are also welcomed. The cards are not numbered and are numbered here for reference purposes only.

(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Black Striped Balls  -  added 05-06-2019
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Edinburgh Rock
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Football Toffee
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Malt Toffee
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Mixed Fruit Toffee
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Perfumed Bon-Bons
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Royal Toffee
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Strawberry & Cream Toffee
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Swiss Bon-Bons
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - 
Sim's Tango Toffee  -  added 05-06-2019
(SIM-050/SIM-1) Footballers - Sim's Treacle Toffee  -  added 05-06-2019
  1. Abernethy (Hamilton Accies)
  2. Brown (Celtic)  -  added 05-06-2019
  3. Collier (Raith Rovers)
  4. Dodds (Celtic)  -  added 05-06-2019
  5. A. Scott Duncan (Dumbarton)  -  added 05-06-2019
  6. Edwards (Morton)
  7. Gilchrist (Celtic)
  8. Jennings (Raith Rovers)
  9. McColl (Celtic)  -  added 05-06-2019
  10. McInally (Celtic)  -  added 05-06-2019
  11. McLean (Celtic)  -  added 05-06-2019
  12. McMenemy (Celtic)  -  added 05-06-2019
  13. Meikeljohn (Rangers)
  14. Meldrum (Falkrik)
  15. Milne (Aberdeen)
  16. Neich (Clydebank)
  17. Nicol (Dundee)
  18. Niven (Queen's Park) - Sims Perfumed Bon-Bons
  19. Shaw (Celtic)  -  added 05-06-2019
  20. Young (Morton)