Friday, 13 February 2015

Daily Herald / Sportfoto - DAI-180-3-1/2 / SPO-130 / DAA-2 Footballers


1954

DAI-180-3-1a/b/c / DAA-2 Footballers (Daily Herald)
DAI-180-3-2a/b / DAA-2 Footballers (Daily Herald / SPORTFOTO)
DAI-180-3-2a/b / DAA-2 Footballers (SPORTFOTO)
SPO-130 / DAA-2 Footballers (Sportfoto)
Daily Herald / Sportfoto
32 cards

These cards are usually referred to as being issued in 1954 and I've gone with that date here.
Jesse Pye left Wolverhampton Wanderers for Luton Town prior to the start of the 1952-53; Raich Carter left Hull City at the start of the 1951-52 season and was at Cork Athletic around 1953, prior to moving to Leeds United as Manager; Tommy Lawton mover from Notts County to Brentford in the latter half of the 1951-52 season.
Charlie Mitten was a Manchester United player in the summer of 1950 when he moved to Independiente Santa Fe in Bogotá, Colombia. He then joined Fulham in December 1951, where he stayed until February 1956.
I think it's fair to say that the Daily Herald version was issued around early 1951.
I've included the Sportfoto versions, which make a total of three different sets and all three come with at least two different printings.
I've added the team names as they appear on the cards, though there are a few with a '?' against them in the Daily Hearld/Sportfoto list. The Sportfoto version is the rarest so I have only identified a small number of the team names on these cards.
I'll be glad to hear from anyone who may have some thoughts or more information relating to these cards.
UPDATE:   The Sportfoto version may have been issued sometime in the 1953-54 season. Graham Bruton has sent in a scan of the Johnny Carey card that has him listed as 'Manager Blackburn Rov.' a role he accepted in August 1953, a couple of months after retiring from the game.
UPDATE: Roger Pashby has sent in scans of four Vic Metcalfe cards from his collection. The one on the right illustrates the second version of the Daily Herald cards - name and number in normal style, not bold. I hadn't shown this one in the images I posted yesterday.
UPDATE (14-02-2018 20:32):  I have tried to simplified the information in this checklist. There are now two main lists, the first one covers the Daily Herald Copyright, Daily Herald Copyright / SPORTFOTO and SPORTFOTO cards as they all have the same checklist, though there are plenty of differences between some of the cards. The second checklist is for the Sportfoto cards where there are quite a number of different players included compared to the other set.

DAI-180-3-1a/b/c / SPO-130 / DAA-2 Footballers - Daily Herald Copyright
Name normal spacing; Name and number normal; All text without serifs
Name normal spacing; Name and number in bold; All text without serifs
DAI-180-3-1a/b/c / SPO-130 / DAA-2 Footballers - Daily Herald Copyright / SPORTFOTO
Name normal spacing; All text without serifs, 'Sportfoto' in title case
Name narrow spacing; All text without serifs, 'Sportfoto' in upper case
DAI-180-3-1a/b/c / SPO-130 / DAA-2 Footballers - SPORTFOTO
Name normal spacing; All text without serifs, 'Sportfoto' in upper case

1.  Wilf Mannion (Middlesbrough)
2.  Stanley Matthews (Blackpool)
3.  Billy Wright (Wolves)
4.  Ted Ditchburn (Spurs)
5.  Reg Flewin (Portsmouth)
6.  Joe Mercer (Arsenal)
7.  Stan Mortensen (Blackpool)
8.  Trevor Ford (Sunderland)
9.  Dennis Compton (Arsenal)
10.  Billy Liddell (Liverpool)
11.  Peter Doherty (Doncaster)
12.  John Charles (Leeds United)
13.  Bobby Langton (Bolton Wanderers)
14.  Jimmy Logie (Arsenal)
15.  Vic Metcalfe (Huddersfield Town)
16.  Neil Franklin (Hull City)
17.  George Robledo (Newcastle United)
18.  Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers)
19.  Raich Carter (Hull City)
20.  Tommy Lawton (Notts County)
21.  Eddie Quigley (Preston North End)
22.  Charlie Mitten (Bogota)
23.  Les Bennett (Spurs)
24.  Jesse Pye (Wolves)
25.  Jack Rowley (Manchester United)
26.  Roy Bentley (Chelsea)
27.  Ike Clarke (Portsmouth)
28.  Charlie Vaughan (Charlton Athletic)
29.  Jack Stamps (Derby County)
30.  Frank Dudley (Southampton)
31.  Len Duquemin (Spurs)
32.  Sonny Walters (Spurs)

DAI-180-3-1a/b/c / SPO-130 / DAA-2 Footballers - Sportfoto
Name normal spacing; All text in serifs, 'Sportfoto' in title case

1.  Wilf Mannion (Middlesbrough)
2.  Stan Matthews (Blackpool)
3.  Bill Holden (Burnley)
4.  Ted Ditchburn (Tottenham)
5.  Bert Trautmann (Manchester City)
6.  Joe Mercer (Arsenal)
7.  Derek Dooley (Retired)
8.  Trevor Ford (Sunderland)
9.  Tom Finney (Preston North End)
10.  Billy Liddell (Liverpool)
11.  Peter Doherty (Doncaster)
12.  J. Hancocks (Wolverhampton)
13.  Jack Sewell (Sheffield Wednesday)
14.  Jimmy Logie (Arsenal)
15.  John Carey (Manager Blackburn Rov.)   -   amended   -   thanks to Graham Bruton
16.  Alf Ringstead (Sheffield United)
17.  George Robledo (Chile)
18.  Nat Lofthouse (Bolton Wanderers)
19.  Alf Ramsey (Tottenham)
20.  Bill Eckersley (Blackburn Rovers)
21.  Eddie Quigley (Blackburn Rovers)
22.  Charles Mitten (Fulham)
23.  Roy Paul (Manchester City)
24.  Ray Lambert (Liverpool)
25.  Jack Rowley (Manchester United)
26.  Ivor Broadis (Manchester City)
27.  Ted Burgin (Sheffield United)
28.  Henry Cockburn (Manchester United)   -   amended   -   thanks to Graham Bruton
29.  Albert Quixall (Sheffield Wednesday)
30.  Jack Milburn (Newcastle United)
31.  Les Duquimen (Tottenham) (sic)
32.  Redfern Froggatt (Sheffield Wednesday)

DAI-180-3-1a/b/c / SPO-130 / DAA-2 Footballers - Daily Herald / Sportfoto - errors/variations

4.  Ted Ditchburn (Spurs)

4.  Ted Ditchburn (Tottenham)
9.  Denis Compton (Arsenal)
9.  Dennis Compton (Arsenal)
10.  Billy Liddell (Liverpool) "No" in front of number 10
15.  Vic Metcalfe (Huddersfield Town)
15.  Vic Metcalfe (Huddersfield)
19.  Raich Carter (Hull City)
19.  Raich Carter (Hull)  -  Normal spacing
19.  Raich Carter (Cork Athletic)  -  Narrow spacing
20.  Tommy Lawton (Brentford)
20.  Tommy Lawton (Notts County)
21.  Eddie Quigley (Blackburn)
21.  Eddie Quigley (Preston)
22.  Charles Mitten (Bogota)
22.  Charles Mitten (Fulham)
24.  Jesse Pye (Luton)
24.  Jesse Pye (Wolves)
28.  Charlie Vaughan (Charlton Athletic)
28.  Charlie Vaughan (Charlton)
31.  Len Duquemin (Spurs)
31.  Len Duquemin (Tottenham)

DAI-180-3-1a/b/c / SPO-130 / DAA-2 Footballers - Sportfoto - errors/variations

31.  Len Duquemin (Tottenham)

31.  Les Duquimen (Tottenham) (sic)


2 comments:

  1. Hello, I wanted to comment on the Daily Herald Version of the set.

    Under the error/variations 10 Liddel with a "No." before the number. This is actually part of an earlier only 12 (or possibly 15 card) first series set that was issued sometime in 1950. The Daily Herald decided to drop the "No." on all future Daily Herald and Sportfoto series. The first series set is also characterized by regular (unbolded) font.
    I have cards 1 (Mercer) to 12 (Charles) with a "No." in front of the number with the exception of card 9 Denis Compton (who incidentally played his last football game in spring 1950). In addition, the Trevor Ford card from this first series lists him with Aston Villa who he left for Sunderland in October 1950 which conclusively dates the set earlier than the other versions. The Second series printed in 1951 updated this change and shows him with Sunderland.
    I believe the Second series (characterized by Bold name and number) was an expansion of the first series and issued the following year in early 1951 but sometime after card 16 Neil Franklin joined Hull in February 1951. I have yet to see a "No." version of the card above John Charles; however, it is possible that cards 13-15 also had a No. as Vic Metcalf (card 15) is written in regular unbolded font.

    Hopefully another collector can provide some information around Denis Compton and whether cards 13-15 with a "No." in front of the number exist?



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    1. That's very interesting, I'd love to be able to create proper checklists for the different versions but I don't know enough about these cards. Thanks for your input.

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