Saturday, 5 April 2014

The Boy's Own Paper - Our Football Leaders (2)


Our Football Leaders
The Boy's Own Paper
24 Footballers

Peter has been in touch regarding this collection...

I have illustrated 18 of the 19 footballers from this series that appeared in Boy's Own Paper. The three in sepia are unconfirmed but I think they should look like this. Just two of these portraits I couldn't find on any other cards (Moon and Storer). The rest were published a couple of times (Ogden, Cohen Weenen, Hudson & Kearns). The series came in two issues in Volume 22 dated 1899-1900 . The first: Our Football Leaders - Amateurs, the second one - Our Football Leaders - Professionals. I've never seen uncut sheets so it would be great to find a copy.

Our Football Leaders (sheet 1 - Amateurs)

Charles McGahey (Tottenham Hotspur & Clapton)

G.O. Smith (Corinthians)
R.R. Sandlands (Old Westminsters)
McGregor (Rugby)
R.N. Bosworth-Smith (Old Harrovians)  -   updated
W.R. Moon (Old Westminsters)
E. Field (Rugby)
R.R. Barker (The Casuals)
R.C. Gosling (Old Etonians)
Fegan (Rugby)
Hooper (Rugby)
C.M. Wells (Rugby)

Our Football Leaders (sheet 2 - Professionals)

J. Montgomery (Notts County)

W.J. Bassett (West Bromwich Albion)
W. Storer (Liverpool)
D. Allsopp (Nottingham Forest)  -   updated
W.J. Williams (West Bromwich Albion)
T. Earp (Sheffield Wednesday)
J.E. Doig (Sunderland)
W.C. Athersmith (Aston Villa)
T. Crawshaw (Sheffield Wednesday)
C. Jenkins (Walsall & Wales)
T. Hyslop (Scotland)
L. Bell (Edinburgh Academicals, Rugby)

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