Friday 9 May 2014

Chix - CHI-340-1/CGO-2-1 Famous Footballers ~ Series 1


Famous Footballers ~ No. 1 Series
Chix Confectionery Co. Ltd.
48 cards

Various printings of this series as listed below. The first 24 cards are hand-drawn images of the players, whist the second 24 cards are photographic. The various printings are listed here in the order they appear in the Cartophilic Handbook, but I don't think this is the order in which they were issued. They must have been issued over a fairly long period though, as there are a number of varieties known, and these are listed after the checklist.

CHI-340-1a / CGO-2-1A Famous Footballers - Set of 48 (only numbers 1 to 24)

CHI-340-1b / CGO-2-1 Famous Footballers - Set of 24
CHI-340-1c / CGO-2-1B Famous Footballers - Numbers 1 to 24
CHI-340-1d / CGO-2-1C Famous Footballers - Numbers 25 to 48
CHI-340-1ea / CGO-2-1Da Famous Footballers - Numbers 1 to 48 - Printed in London
CHI-340-1eb / CGO-2-1Db Famous Footballers - Numbers 1 to 48 - Printed in Slough

1.  Jimmy Logie (Arsenal)

2.  Jackie Milburn (Newcastle United)
3.  Jim Dickenson (Portsmouth)
4.  Tommy Lawton (Arsenal)
5.  Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers)
6.  Tom Cummings (Burnley)
7.  Bill Eckersley (Blackburn Rovers)
8.  Len Shackleton (Sunderland)
9.  Bert Williams (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
10.  Bill Nicholson (Tottenham Hotspur)
11.  Billy Liddell (Liverpool)
12.  George Hardwick (Oldham Athletic)
13.  Stanley Matthews (Blackpool)
14.  Jimmy Hagan (Sheffield United)
15.  Frank Brennan (Newcastle United)
16.  Ivor Allchurch (Swansea Town)
17.  Stan Mortensen (Blackpool)
18.  Redfern Froggatt (Sheffield Wednesday)
19.  Tom Finney (Preston North End)
20.  Billy Wright (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
21.  Jack Froggatt (Portsmouth)
22.  Bert Mozley (Derby County)   -   amended   -   thanks to Bjorn Shigg
23.  Jack Rowley (Manchester United)   -   amended   -   thanks to Tonio Camilleri
24.  Roy Bentley (Chelsea)

25.  Wilf Mannion (Middlesbrough)

26.  Len Duquemin (Tottenham Hotspur)
27.  John Aston (Manchester United)
28.  Roy Paul (Manchester City)
29.  Ray Daniel (Sunderland)
30.  Jackie Sewell (Sheffield Wednesday)
31.  Harry Johnston (Blackpool)
32.  Alf Ramsey (Tottenham Hotspur)
33.  Trevor Ford (Cardiff City)
34.  George Robb (Tottenham Hotspur)
35.  Tommy Taylor (Manchester United)
36.  Bert Trautmann (Manchester City)
37.  Albert Quixall (Sheffield Wednesday)
38.  Allan Brown (Blackpool)
39.  Gil Merrick (Birmingham City)
40.  Jimmy Mullen (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
41.  Alf Sherwood (Cardiff City)
42.  Doug Lishman (Arsenal)
43.  Ray Barlow (West Bromwich Albion)
44.  Tom Garrett (Blackpool)
45.  Sam Bartram (Charlton Athletic)
46.  Ivor Broadis (Newcastle United)
47.  Harold Hassell (Bolton & Huddersfield Town)
48.  John Hewie (Charlton Athletic)

Famous Footballers ~ No. 1 Series - errors/varieties

1.  Jimmy Logie (Arsenal and Scotland)

1.  Jimmy Logie (now Gravesend)
21.  Jack Froggatt (Portsmouth and England)
21.  Jack Froggatt (Leicester City)
22.  Bert Mozley (Derby and England)
22.  Bert Mozley (Canada)
23.  Jack Rowley (Manchester United)
23.  Jack Rowley (Plymouth Argyle)
25.  Wilf Mannion (Middlesbro and England)
25.  Wilf Mannion (Middlesbro, England, now Poole Town)
32.  Alf Ramsey (Spurs and England)
32.  Alf Ramsey (now Manager Ipswich Town)
46.  Ivor Broadis (Newcastle and England)
46.  Ivor Broadis (England and Carlisle)


  1. Card number 23 is Jack Rowley (Manchester United and England)and not Arthur Rowley (Manchester United).

    1. Hi Tonio,

      Thanks, getting my Rowley's mixed up.



  2. card 47 has two spelling variations Hassall and Hassell

    1. Hi,

      That's for your comment. If you check out the Chix posts listed in the first past of the Index you'll find many more Chix variations. The Hassall/Hassell variation is ones of those already listed.

      Index A-E -


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