Saturday, 18 April 2015

Barratt & Co. - BAR-430/BAR-34Aa Football "Stars" (1930)

BAR-430/BAR-34Aa Football "Stars"
Barratt & Co.
100 cards

All the cards are available with two different backs. The cards are unnumbered, with 51 in the first section and 49 in the second and are numbered here for reference purposes only. 

I'd like to acknowledge the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain as the source of this information. The Society has been around for over 75 years and is a tremendous resource for collectors of cigarette cards and trade cards. Click on the link to find out more.
UPDATE (19-04-2015):  I've always wondered why one list has 51 cards and the other 49 cards. It's quite possible that Roger Pashby has found the answer. He has been in touch to let me know that his card of Hudderfield Town's Sam Wadsworth has a "Barratt & Co's Sweets are Pure" back, which takes him out of the first list and places him firmly in the second one. I've included Roger's scans.

BAR-430/ BAR-34A Football Stars - "Barratt's Xmas Club Boxes are the Best. Order Yours Early" 

BAR-430/BAR-34Ab Football Stars - "Tarrab Brand Rock is the Best"
50 cards
  1. H. Adcock (Leicester City)
  2. T. Avey (Fulham)
  3. A. Barrett (Fulham)
  4. T. Bradshaw (Bury)
  5. W. Brae (Ayr United)
  6. Jack Cock (Millwall)
  7. J. Cookson (West Bromwich)
  8. A. Cunningham (Glasgow Rgrs)
  9. Len Davies (Cardiff City)
  10. W. Davies (Notts County)
  11. Dixie Dean (Everton)
  12. W. Gillespie (Sheffield United)
  13. G. Goddard (Queens Pk Rangers)
  14. S. Haden (Notts County)
  15. W. Haines (Southampton)
  16. D. Halliday (Sunderland)
  17. N. Harris (Oldham Athletic)
  18. Fred Hopkin (Liverpool)
  19. R. Irving (Portsmouth)
  20. A. Jackson (Huddersfield)
  21. J. Jenkins (Brighton & Hove)
  22. R.F. John (Arsenal)
  23. Fred Keenor (Cardiff City)
  24. W. Kirkham (Port Vale)
  25. J. Landells (Millwall)
  26. A. Lockhead (Leicester City)
  27. R. McDonald (Clapton Orient)
  28. A. McGlory (Motherwell)
  29. P. Maddison (Hull City)
  30. A.L. Messer (Reading)
  31. J. Murdock (Airdrieonians)
  32. L. Murphy (Bolton Wanderers)
  33. Reg Osborne (Leicester City)
  34. Tom Parker (Arsenal)
  35. W. Pease (Middlesbro)
  36. F. Roberts (Manchester City)
  37. J. Seddon (Bolton Wanderers)
  38. Joe Smith (Stockport County)
  39. Joe Spence (Manchester United)
  40. Clem. Stevenson (Huddersfield)
  41. N. Storer (Derby County)
  42. A. Thain (Chelsea)
  43. J. Townrow (Chelsea)
  44. J. Trotter (Wednesday)
  45. Fred Tunstall (Sheffield United)   -    team amended 01-06-2020
  46. T. Vizard (Bolton Wanderers)
  47. Victor Watson (West Ham United)
  48. Jesse Whatley (Bristol Rovers)
  49. Owen Williams (Middlesbro)
  50. A. Wilson (Chelsea)
BAR-430/BAR-34Ba Football Stars - "Barratt & Co's Sweets are Pure"
BAR-430/BAR-34Bb Football Stars - "Buy Barratt & Co's Sherbert Novelties"
50 cards
  1. S.W. Austin (Manchester City)
  2. F. Barson (Watford)
  3. M. Bell (Hull City)
  4. Syd Bishop (Chelsea)
  5. A. Black (Millwall)
  6. B. Blair (Clyde)
  7. W. Blyth (Arsenal)
  8. J. Bradford (Birmingham)
  9. Norman Bullock (Bury)
  10. G. Camsell (Middlesboro)
  11. H. Chambers (West Bromwich)
  12. J. Collins (Swansea Town)
  13. W. Cresswell (Everton)
  14. Jim Dimmock (Spurs)
  15. J. Elkes (Spurs)
  16. J. Fort (Millwall)
  17. Hugh Gallacher (Newcastle Utd.)
  18. Vivian Gibbons (West Ham)
  19. J. Gibson (Aston Villa)
  20. A. Grimsdell (Spurs)
  21. W. Hardy (Cardiff City)
  22. J.H. Hill (Newcastle United)
  23. J.H. Hulme (Arsenal)
  24. David Jack (Bolton Wanderers)
  25. Alec. James (Preston North End)
  26. Sam Jennings (Leeds United)
  27. J. Johnson (Sheffield Utd.)   -   player is Harry Johnson  -  thanks to Paul
  28. H. Jones (Blackburn Rovers)
  29. P. McCloy (Manchetser City)
  30. D. McKinlay (Liverpool)
  31. J. McMullen (Manchester City)
  32. F. Morgan (Notts Forest)
  33. D.H. Morris (Swindon)
  34. Alan Morton (Glasgow Rangers)
  35. E. O'Callaghan (Spurs)
  36. Syd Puddefoot (Blackburn Rovers)
  37. Alf. Quantrill (Bradford)
  38. J. Ruffell (West Ham)
  39. Jimmy Seed (The Wednesday)
  40. S. Seymour (Newcastle Utd.)
  41. H. Skitt (Spurs)
  42. T. Smart (Aston Villa)
  43. W.H. Smith (Huddersfield)
  44. J. Sykes (Swansea Town)
  45. S. Wadsworth (Huddersfield)   -   moved from previous section  -  see update above   -   thanks to Roger Pashby
  46. W. Walker (Aston Villa)
  47. Charlie Wilson (Stoke)
  48. G. Wilson (Nelson)
  49. T. Yews (West Ham)
  50. R. York (Aston Villa)
BAR-430/BAR-34Bb Football Stars - errors/varieties

F. Barson (Hartlepools)

F. Barson (Watford)
W. Blythe (Birmingham)
W. Blyth (Arsenal)
J.H. Hill (Burnley)  -  amended   -   thanks to Mike McIntyre
J.H. Hill (Newcastle United)
David Jack (Arsenal)
David Jack (Bolton Wand.)
A. Jackson (Huddersfield)  without blue stripes  -  Huddersfield Town Cards & Stickers
Joe Smith (Wigan)
Joe Smith (Stockport County)
S. Wadsworth (Huddersfield)
S. Wadsworth (Bolton)


  1. Fred Tunstall should read Sheffield United.

  2. Hi Alan

    W. Gillespie should read Sheffield United.



  3. Hi Alan

    Another correction. 27 J. Johnson (Sheffield Utd.) should read H. Johnson.



  4. Hi Alan

    Sorry, I need to make a correction to my message above. I have just obtained this card and it is indeed printed as "J. Johnson" but this is a printing error, no one called J. Johnson has ever played for United and the caricature is definitely Harry.

    Sorry for the correction.


    1. Hi Paul,

      No problem, don't worry. I'll amend it straight away.



  5. Alan - have a set of these cards in MINT CONDITION!!! - Only thing is they appear to be re-prints as there's nothing on the reverse side and there's no indication that they are reprints although they most certainly are. Nothing on E Bay or in the LCC Catalogue re-print section - Maybe I can class them as "Rare Re-Prints" LOL Mike

    1. Hi Mike,

      If you've got a full set, it's likely to be the unofficial reprint, created by a collector back in the early 1990's (I think - it was a long time ago). Yours are probably on white card and most would have straight sides and square corners. I bought the few in my collection at the time they were created.


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