Sunday, 15 February 2015

William Younger & Co. / Youngers Tartan Special - Sporting Greats

Sporting Greats
William Younger & Co. / Youngers Tartan Special
50 cards (11 Footballers)

Allan has asked if I know anything about this collection when he sent in all the scans you can see above. Here is the checklist for this multi-sport set. The cards are numbered here for reference purposes only.

  1. Carl Lewis (Athletics)
  2. Sebastian Coe (Athletics)
  3. Ed Moses (Athletics)
  4. Steve Ovett (Athletics)
  5. Daley Thompson (Athletics)
  6. Ian Botham (Cricket)
  7. Donald Bradman (Cricket)
  8. Len Hutton (Cricket)
  9. Clive Lloyd (Cricket)
  10. Viv Richards (Cricket)
  11. Joe Montana (American Football)
  12. David Bryant (Bowls)
  13. Eric Bristow (Darts)
  14. Peter Beardsley (Football)
  15. George Best (Football)
  16. Bobby Charlton (Football)
  17. Brian Clough (Football)
  18. Johan Cruyff (Football)
  19. Jimmy Greaves (Football)
  20. Kevin Keegan (Football)
  21. Gary Linekar (Football)
  22. Stanley Matthews (Football)
  23. Pele (Football)
  24. F.A. Cup (Football)
  25. Pat Jennings (Football)
  26. Seve Ballesteros (Golf)
  27. Nick Faldo (Golf)
  28. Tony Jacklin (Golf)
  29. Jack Nicklaus (Golf)
  30. Sandy Lyle (Golf)  -  originally listed at Tom Watson   -   amended   -   thanks to Gregory Graetz
  31. Alain Prost (Motor Racing)
  32. Jackie Stewart (Motor Racing)
  33. Racing Car and Driver (Motor Racing)
  34. Phil Bennett (Rugby Union)
  35. Gareth Edwards (Rugby Union)
  36. Calcutta Cup (Rugby Union)
  37. Andy Irvine (Rugby Union)
  38. Willie John McBride (Rugby Union)
  39. J.P.R. Williams (Rugby Union)
  40. 'Hermes' Weather Vane, Twickenham (Rugby Union)
  41. Steve Davis (Snooker)
  42. Alex Higgins (Snooker)
  43. Dennis Taylor (Snooker)
  44. Jimmy White (Snooker)
  45. Muhammed Ali (Boxing)
  46. Mike Tyson (Boxing)   -   amended   -   thanks to Gregory Graetz
  47. Bjorn Borg (Tennis)
  48. Rod Laver (Tennis)
  49. Billie-Jean King (Tennis)
  50. John McEnroe (Tennis)


  1. I'm very keen to get the rugby related cards from this set. Does anyone have any they want to sell?
    Phil Bennett (Rugby Union)
    Gareth Edwards (Rugby Union)
    Calcutta Cup (Rugby Union)
    Andy Orvine (Rugby Union)
    Willie John McBride (Rugby Union)
    J.P.R. Williams (Rugby Union)


  2. Interested in buying Joe Montana (American Football) from this set.

    Much appreciated!
    - James

    1. Hi James,

      Sorry, I can't help you. I don't sell cards, this blog is just a means of passing on information and checklists I have gathered over decades of collecting



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