Saturday 5 October 2013

D.C. Thomson/Adventure - THO-355/THO-17-2 Footballers ~ Scottish Signed Real Photos

THO-355/THO-17-2 Footballers - Scottish Signed Real Photos
D.C. Thomson / Adventure

Beautiful cards, with a facsimile autograph on the back. The Scottish version has S. Puddefoot as being a Falkirk player, but the English version has him as being a West Ham United player.

R. Archibald

F. Barson
W. Birrell
J. Cassidy
J. Dunn
R. Ferrier
Alec. Graham
T. Hamilton
R. Kelly
J. Low
N. McBain
J. McDonald
D. Meikeljohn
David Mercer
V.E. Milne
S. Puddefoot (Falkirk)
P. Quinn
A. Rawlings
W. Salisbury
J.R. Smith
F. Walker
C. Wilson

The Gem Library - The "Gem" Footer Puzzle

The "Gem" Footer Puzzle
The Gem Library
1 sheet

Paul Briers sent in these two scans of a sheet given away with The Gem Library. It's the first time that I have seen this item, it's not even listed in the Cartophilic Society reference books. No Cardiff City player included, so I don't have to add this to my 'wants' list. The white circles are actually holes and the puzzle was to try and fold the sheet so that all the players would be visible at the same time. The solution was printed in the following weeks' issue of the story-paper. You can click on the photos to access much larger versions of the photos.

C.M. Buchan (Arsenal)
W.H. Walker (Aston Villa)
J. Bradford (Birmingham)
S. Puddefoot (Blackburn Rovers)
Joe Smith (Bolton Wanderers)
J. Hill (Burnley)
Howard-Baker (Chelsea)
A.L. Morton (Glasgow Rangers)
C. Stephenson (Huddersfield Town)
F. Roberts (Manchester City)
F. Barson (Manchester United)
J. Lansdale (Millwall)
J.G. Cock (Plymouth Argyle)
W. Gillespie (Sheffield United)
T. Clay (Tottenham Hotspur)
J. Ruffell (West Ham)

Caplin & Rosetti / Score Cards 2008 - Score ~ International Stars ~ Series C

Score - International Stars - Series C
Caplin & Rosetti / Score Cards 2008

Another collection by Caplin & Rosetti / Score Cards 2008, a further set of 10 cards showing players wearing unfamiliar jerseys or in unusual costumes, and some people who aren't professional footballers at all.

1.  Denis Law (Rest of the World)
2.  Raquel Welch (Chelsea)
3.  Norman Hunter (Leeds United)
4.  Eric Cantona (Manchester United)
5.  Francis Lee (Manchester City)
6.  Bobby Moore (West Ham United)
7.  Johan Cruyff (AC Milan)
8.  George Best (Manchester United)
9.  Gerry Marsden (Liverpool)
10.  The Three Degrees (West Bromwich Albion)

Scottish Sunday Mail - Scottish Footballers

Scottish Footballers
Scottish Sunday Mail
Unknown number

These coloured portraits were printed on paper and individual items you see these days have been cut from sheets, with each measuring approximately 55 x 73mm. 17 known so far, but I think there must be at least one more, which would make two sheets of 9 players.

J. Barbour (Dundee)
D. Colman (Aberdeen)
Alex Craig (Greenock Morton)
J. Croal (Falkirk)
F. Gibson (Raith Rovers)
A.H. Goodwin (Ayr United)
Andrew Greig (Aberdeen)
W. Hogg (Falkirk)
J. McLaughlan (Ayr United)
J. McNaught (Falkirk)
E. Magner (St Mirren)
J. Meaney (Falkirk)
H. Raith (Raith Rovers)
Willis Rippon (Hamilton Academicals)
J. Robertson (Falkirk)
J. Soye (Aberdeen)
W. Whittle (Kilmarnock)

Topps - Match Attax 2013/14 (09) - Preview pack

Match Attax 2013/14
445 cards + 6x3 LE's

Thanks to Jimmy on Football Card Forum who discovered the difference in the Bryan Ruiz card, and to pholla65 also on the Football Card Forum. who confirmed it. 

I've also included example of the Yoan Gouffran and Sylvain Marveaux cards, both photos are of Marveaux. Although a mistake was made these can't be described as error cards in the same way as the others. Only if Topps issues a replacement card for Gouffran will there be an error card.

Finally, I've also included two Cardiff City cards, where the same image was used for both players. Andreas Cornelius only player a few minutes for Cardiff City in the red and black kit, coming on the 90th minute of Cardiff City's win over Manchester City on the second weekend of the season. Topps didn't have a photo of him available and ended up superimposing his head on the body of Joe Mason. I only spotted it because they picked a player who appears next to him in the collection. Cornelius has been injured for most of this season, so a replacement card looks unlikely at the moment.

Here's a link to the complete checklist for this set:

Preview pack only - not in Official Collection

21.  Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa)     different ratings - 69/20 (Preview); 69/35 (Regular)
64.  Ramires (Chelsea)     partial number on shorts (Preview); No number (Regular)
95.  Antolín Alcaraz (Everton)      different image
106.  Victor Anichebe (Everton)     replaced by Romelu Lukaku (Everton)
123.  Bryan Ruiz (Fulham)     more sock (Preview); Overall image slightly larger (Regular)
148.  Kolo Toure (Liverpool)     different image
186.  Phil Jones (Manchester United)     Tackle score - 80 (Preview); 81 (Regular)
211.  Jonás Gutiérrez (Newcastle United)     Blue socks (Preview);  Black socks (Regular)
299.  Ki Sung-Yueng (Swansea City)     replaced by Alejandro Pozuelo (Swansea City)
360.  Andy Carroll (West Ham United)     Less sock visible (Preview); More sock visible (Regular)

Friday 4 October 2013

Futera - Futera World Football Online ~ Series 4 (Virtual) Gareth Bale (4)

Futera World Football Online - Series 4 - Virtual
Gareth Barry - Memostars

'1 of 10' to '10 of 10' The Triple Memorabilia cards.

Futera - Futera World Football Online ~ Series 4 (Virtual) Gareth Bale (3)

Futera World Football Online - Series 4 - Virtual
Gareth Barry - Memostars

'1 of 20' to '20 of 20' The Dual Memorabilia cards.

Futera - Futera World Football Online ~ Series 4 (Virtual) Gareth Bale (2)

Futera World Football Online - Series 4 - Virtual
Gareth Barry - Memostars

'1 of 70' to '70 of 70'

Futera - Futera World Football Online ~ Series 4 (Virtual)

Futera World Football Online - Series 4 - Virtual

Futera have today, 4 October 2013, released a new collection of their online game virtual cards. Virtual packs can be bought for .49¢, with the opportunity to obtain real cards too. Actual Player Autographs and 24ct Gold-Plated cards, plus Autograph Mythicals with diamonds! If you find one when you open your virtual pack, the actual card will be posted to you.

The Football Card Forum runs it's own official Futera World Football FCF Game.

Pablo Puzzles (Indonesia) - Looney Tunes Pogs

Looney Tunes
Pablo Puzzles
64 Pogs

It's possible the soccer-related ones are numbered 33-48 in this set of 64 pogs. Can anyone supply further information.

35.  Tasmanian Devil   - illustrated above
38.  Daffy Duck   - illustrated above
45.  Daffy Duck   - illustrated above

Croky (Belgium) - Topshots (Pogs)

Topshots (Pogs)

A similar collection was issued in the Netherlands at this time, but these are the only ones I know from the Belgian collection. Can anyone provide further information.

6.  Raymond Mommens (R. Charleroi S.C.)
11.  David Paas (K.S.C. Eendracht Aalst)

Caplin & Rosetti / Score Cards - Football Stars

Football Stars
Capelin & Rosetti / Score Cards

Another collection by Caplin & Rosetti.

10.  Dave Thomas (Everton)
   -    added 21-07-2021 - see comment
41.  Dave Mackay (Heart of Midlothian)
42.  Stan Bowles (Queens Park Rangers)
43.  Pat Nevin (Chelsea) and John Hollins
44.  Mo Johnston (Glasgow Rangers)
45.  Robin Friday (Reading)
46.  Chris Hughton (Tottenham Hotspur)
47.  Tony Godden (West Bromwich Albion)
48.  Ian Rush (Liverpool)
49.  Alex Ferguson (Queens Park)
50.  Darren Anderton (Portsmouth)
51.  Bobby Robson (West Bromwich Albion)
52.  Kevin Keegan (Southampton)
53.  Matt Le Tissier (Southampton)
54.  Glyn Pardoe (Manchester City)
55.  Peter Marinello (Hibernian)
56.  Jim Gannon (Crystal Palace)
57.  Davie Cooper (Clydebank)
58.  Tom Finney (Preston North End)
59.  Robin Friday (Cardiff City)

Thursday 3 October 2013