Monday, 9 February 2015
Sunday Mail Junior Sports Club - SUN-250-2 / SURR-1-1B Scottish Footballers (Colour) (2)
SUN-250-2 / SURR-1-1B Scottish Footballers (Colour)
Sunday Mail Junior Sports Club
21 large cards known
Terry Kramer has provided a lot of information about the coloured and b&w Sunday Mail Junior Sports Club cards. He has sent in scans of two more cards and he thinks there are probably more out there waiting to be identified.
The cards were actually produced in 1946/47. I have cuttings from the Sunday Mail with dates of that time. The jerseys of some players on the cards when the pictures were taken also back this up. As another side note, the Club was likely formed or certainly headed by the famous journalist of the time "REX" R.E. Kingsley. In an era in Scotland before the Scottish Football Writers' Association started their own Player of the Year award, the 'Player of the Year' awarded in the Sunday Mail by "REX" was prestigious enough to be properly recognised.
These cards are quite large, measuring 8" x 5". The original list of 19 known cards can be found here - Sunday Mail Junior Sports Club - SUN-250-2 / SURR-1-1B Scottish Footballers (Colour).
Jerry Dawson (Falkirk)
John McPhail (Celtic)