Wednesday, 23 July 2014

D.C. Thomson / Adventure / The Rover / The Skipper / The Wizard - THO-290 / THO-13 Football Team Cards


1933

THO-290 / THO-13  Football Team Cards
D.C. Thomson / Adventure / The Rover / The Skipper / The Wizard
64 cards

These cards were issued in blocks of 4 and readers were encouraged to collect a complete set of these small cards (45mm x 31mm) to win a football. The cards were given out a random over a period of 16 weeks in the four main story-papers issued by D.C. Thomson (Adventure nos 596 - 611; The Rover nos 572 to 587; The Skipper nos 135 - 150: The Wizard nos 539 - 554) with the issues dated from 1 April, 1933 to 15 July, 1933.

I have details of 13 sheets, but there could be many more as some clubs already appear twice.

1.  Arsenal

2.  Birmingham
3.  Glasgow Celtic
4.  Burnley
5.  Aston Villa
6.  Bristol City
7.  Leeds United
8.  West Ham United
9.  Heart of Midlothian
10.  Chelsea
11.  Sheffield United
12.  Cardiff City
13.  Liverpool
14.  Swansea Town
15.  Charlton Athletic
16.  Darlington
17.  Middlesbrough
18.  Wolverhampton Wanderers
19.  Clapton Orient
20.  Notts County
21.  Glasgow Rangers
22.  West Bromwich Albion
23.  Newcastle United
24.  Bolton Wanderers
25.  Brighton & Hove Albion
26.  Sunderland
27.  Oldham Athletic
28.  Swindon Town
29.  Everton
30.  Grimsby Town
31.  Fulham
32.  Barnsley
33.  Motherwell
34.  Stoke City
35.  Sheffield Wednesday
36.  Chesterfield
37.  Bury
38.  Gateshead
39.  Tottenham Hotspur
40.  Coventry City
41.  Derby County
42.  Walsall
43.  Bradford
44.  Southampton
45.  Manchester United
46.  Huddersfield Town
47.  Nottingham Forest
48.  Portsmouth
49.  Plymouth Argyle
50.  Dundee
51.  Southport
52.  Leicester City
53.  Aberdeen
54.  Hull City
55.  Blackburn Rovers
56.  Lincoln City
57.  Crystal Palace
58.  Port Vale
59.  Preston North End
60.  Manchester City
61.  Bradford City
62.  Crewe Alexandra
63.  Millwall
64.  Blackpool

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 01) as issued


3.  Glasgow Celtic

4.  Burnley
5.  Aston Villa
6.  Bristol City

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 02) as issued


1.  Arsenal

46.  Huddersfield Town
56.  Lincoln City
55.  Blackburn Rovers

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 03) as issued


9.  Heart of Midlothian

10.  Chelsea
20.  Notts County
19.  Clapton Orient


THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 04) as issued


31.  Fulham

32.  Barnsley
40.  Coventry City
39.  Tottenham Hotspur

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 05) as issued


25.  Brighton & Hove Albion

26.  Sunderland
38.  Gateshead
37.  Bury

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 06) as issued


23.  Newcastle United

24.  Bolton Wanderers
44.  Southampton
29.  Everton

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 07) as issued


51.  Southport

52.  Leicester City
42.  Walsall
41.  Derby County

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 08) as issued


47.  Nottingham Forest

48.  Portsmouth
50.  Dundee
49.  Plymouth Argyle

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 09) as issued


1.  Arsenal

2.  Birmingham
30.  Grimsby Town
29.  Everton

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 10) as issued


31.  Fulham

32.  Barnsley
4.  Burnley
3.  Glasgow Celtic

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 11) as issued


25.  Brighton & Hove Albion

26.  Sunderland
6.  Bristol City
5.  Aston Villa

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 12) as issued


15.  Charlton Athletic

16.  Darlington
47.  Nottingham Forest
48.  Portsmouth

THO-290 / THO-13 - Football Team Cards (sheet 13) as issued


9.  Heart of Midlothian

10.  Chelsea
41.  Derby County
42.  Walsall


3 comments:

  1. I have a few of these that I have found in my parents cupboard are they worth anything

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    1. Hi, You can check on eBay, they're not worth much. I hope you haven't given up your day job! :)

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  2. Hi Alan, I just wanted to ask if anyone out there has a copy of card 43, Bradford (this is Bradford Park Avenue)? The other cards are fairly easy to find, although the Man Utd and Wolves cards seem a little rarer, but the Bradford card is almost non-existent! I've only seen one copy on eBay and it looked a little different to the others so not sure if it was genuine or not.

    Given the teams were issued in different combinations, I'm wondering if DC Thomson simply produced very few of them.

    I also have a couple more strips of four to add to your list:
    13 Liverpool 14 Swansea Town 1 Arsenal 46 Huddersfield T
    and 21 Rangers 22 W. Bromwich Albion 23 Newcastle United 45 Manchester Utd.

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