Saturday 26 April 2014

Halpaus Zigarettenfabrik, Breslau und Köln-Ehrenfeldermany - 20806-01 Halpaus-Olympia-Karten Album (2)


20806-01 Halpaus-Olympia-Karten Album
Halpaus Zigarettenfabrik, Breslau und Köln-Ehrenfeldermany

Michael McIntyre has very kindly sent in scans of three cards involving Burnley. 20 different series, each of 10 cards.

Folge 1, Bild 2.  Tennis Borussia Berlin - Burnley

Folge 1, Bild 4.  Tennis Borussia Berlin - Burnley
Folge 2, Bild 8.  Fortuna Leipzig - Tennis Borussia Berlin
Folge 3, Bild 7.  Hertha B.S.C. Berlin - Holstein Kiel
Folge 4, Bild 4.  Bayern Munchen - Jahn Regensburg
Folge 5, Bild 10.  Bayern Munchen - Boca Juniors, Argentinien

Folge 7, Bild 8.  Tennis Borussia Berlin - Burnley
Folge 10, Bild 1-10.  Athletics
Folge 11, Bild 1-10.  Athletics
Folge 12, Bild 1-10.  Athletics
Folge 13, Bild 1-10.  Athletics
Folge 14, Bild 1-10.  ?
Folge 15, Bild 1-10.  Tennis
Folge 20, Bild 1-10.  ?
Folge ?, Bild 1-10.  Boxing

Coca Cola (Poland) - Euro 2012 Cans


Euro 2012 Cans
Coca Cola
13 cans

Marek Jakubina has sent in illustrations of the special cans issued by Coca Cola in Poland at the time of Euro 2012.

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D



Kijów (Kiev)
Lwów (Lviv)
Donieck (Donetsk)
Charków (Kharkiv)


Slavek and Slavko

Tennant's Lager - Scottish World Cup Squad 1974 (2)

Scottish World Cup Squad 1974
Tennant's Lager
23 beer mats

Chris Crapper has been in touch regarding the Tennant's World Cup '74 Scottish Squad beermats...
There is another version of this set, whereby there is a red frame within the blue frame on the reverse side.
I've held off publishing this for some time in the hope of finding a couple of  scans to go with it, but I haven't been able to track any down, so I'm publishing it anyway, along with a couple of the beermats without the red line.
UPDATE (13-03-2020 15:26):  Ian Black has provided photos of two of the beermats with the red frameline within the blue frame.

David Hay (Chelsea)
Tommy Hutchison (Coventry City)
Allan Thomson (Dundee)
Kenny Dalglish (Glasgow Celtic)
Jimmy Johnstone (Glasgow Celtic)
Danny McGrain (Glasgow Celtic)
Sandy Jardine (Glasgow Rangers)
Donald Ford (Hearts)
John Blackley (Hibernian)
Eric Schaedler (Hibernian)
Jim Stewart (Kilmarnock)
Billy Bremner (Leeds United)
David Harvey (Leeds United)
Joe Jordan (Leeds United)
Peter Lorimer (Leeds United)
Gordon McQueen (Leeds United)
Peter Cormack (Liverpool)
Willie Donachie (Manchester City)
Denis Law (Manchester City)
Martin Buchan (Manchester United)
Jim Holton (Manchester United)
Willie Morgan (Manchester United)
Willie Ormond (Manager)

Top League - Bury F.C. (2)

1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95
Bury F.C.
Top League

I've had an e-mail from Bury collector Barry Warburton....
Re. Top League Bury FC items. Interesting.  
1992-93 - I have the same three cards as you, and that's all.
1993-94 - I have the same apart from also having Tony Rigby, but no Lee Bracey.
1994-95 - I have the same, but also have Chris Lucketti, Michael Jackson and Tony Rigby.
I also have two of the team stickers and a club badge sticker, which I presume comes from this collection and it would certainly fit in the Top League Logo "Photosticker" space.
I have the album for the 1993/94 season.  It is made of a 'plastic' material and folds over. Interesting that there are 28 space to stick players, as well as a space for the manager.
I remember buying all this stuff from the local Birthdays card shop.  They were a local firm and were our sponsors at the time. The stickers were all on rolls of the same player and were perforated to rip off.  I trimmed the excess paper round the sides.
UPDATE (26-10-2017 14:34):  Alex Bartling is looking for the card of Andy King, who passed away recently. If anyone can help please get in touch and I'll let Alex know. Thanks.

3 known

Luther Blissett
Lee Bracey
Michael Jackson

20 known

David Adekola
Lee Anderson
Lee Bracey
Mark Carter
Nick Daws
David Esdale
Ian Hughes
Mark Kearney
Tony Kelly
Alan Knill
Chris Lucketti
Ronnie Mauge
Andy Reid
Tony Rigby
Roger Stanislaus
Ian Stevens
Paul Valentine
Mike Walsh
Derek Ward
Kevin Woods

17 known

Lee Anderson
Lee Bracey
Mark Carter
Ryan Cross
Nick Daws
Ian Hughes
Michael Jackson
Lenny Jonrose
Tony Kelly
Chris Lucketti
Ronnie Mauge
Jimmy Mulligan
John Paskin
David Pugh
Tony Rigby
Mark Sertori
Roger Stanislaus

Daily Express - Cardiff City F.C.


Cardiff City F.C.
Daily Express
1 postcard

One of many advertising postcards issued by the Daily Express in the 1950s.

12 November, 1955.  Cardiff City v Everton

Sullivan, Rutter, Harrington, Ford, Howells, Stitfall, Dixon, McSeveney, Sherwood (Capt.), Williams (R), Kirtley.

A Bola (Portugal) - Copa do Mundo ~ Brasil 2014


Copa do Mundo ~ Brasil 2014
A Bola

This time an album that isn't going to be. A Bola newspaper in Portugal were planning to issue a sticker album to tie in with this summers World Cup competition. But the album is not now going to be produced.

I've managed to get photos of some of the caricatures that were going to be used in the album, all drawn by Ricardo Galvão.
To check out more of Ricardo's work, access his Facebook page -

Karim Benzema (France) and Danny Wellbeck (England)

Gianluigi Buffon (Italy) and Blaise Matuidi (France)
Iker Casillas (Spain) and Giorgio Chiellini (Italy)
Marouane Fellaini (Belgium) and Franck Ribéry (France)
Frank Lampard (England) and Fred (Brazil)
Ezequiel Garay (Argentina) and Gary Chaill (England)
Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina) and Hugo Lloris (France)
Andrea Pirlo (Italy) and Axel Witsel (Belgium)

D.C. Thomson / Adventure - THO-020/THO-62 Adventure Football Snapshot Album (2)


THO-020/THO-62 Adventure Football Snapshot Album
D.C. Thomson / Adventure
32 page booklet, 36 stickers

It seems like there are two different coloured booklets. A booklet with a grey cover is shown in the previous article on this collection, which can be found here, along with a complete checklist:  D.C. Thomson / Adventure - THO-020/THO-62 Adventure Football Snapshot Album

The one shown here has a red cover and the photo was kindly supplied by Chris Nappi.

Friday 25 April 2014

Panini - F.I.F.A. World Cup Brasil 2014 Prizm (9)



F.I.F.A. World Cup Brasil 2014 Prizm
200 cards (Base set)

Panini America has released some more images of these cards....

The Kickoff: Panini America Begins Packout for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm

APRIL 25, 2014

by Tracy Hackler

You’ve seen preliminary product information from that initial headline-grabbing announcement in late February. You’ve seen the uncut sheet previews here, here and here. Now, following so much pre-release buzz, we’re finally ready to start showing off some honest-to-goodness finished cards from Panini America’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm set, a release that could very well go down as one of the most globally collected trading card sets in . . . well . . . forever.

And that would likely be true even if 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Prizm didn’t feature arguably the greatest soccer autograph checklist ever assembled (which it does). But we’ll get to that legendary list of signers next week. Today, we’re bringing you up close and personal with some of the set’s shimmering insert cards and their various splendid parallels — just some of the results from the packout process that began in earnest late last week.

Some of the product began shipping to international destinations earlier this week. U.S. collectors can expect to find the product on shelves starting around May 7. Trust us, though, we’ll have plenty more previews to share between now and then. But today, sit back and enjoy this...