Friday, 17 April 2015

Sunday Empire News - SUN-180 Famous Footballers of Today by Micky Durling


1953 1950

SUN-180 Famous Footballers of Today by Micky Durling
Sunday Empire News
48 cards

These cards were issued in booklets, compiled neatly with eight cards in each. The booklets had both a front and back cover (see above) and an album was issued to hold the cards. As can be seen in the illustration the cards were intended to be cut along the top to remove the part of the card where they were stapled into booklets. The cards can be found cut or uncut but my preference is for the complete card, with the staple holes and associated rust stains! As usual, none of the images are to scale.

UPDATE (10-05-2019 17:36):  Year of release amended - see comment below.

1.  Ted Ditchburn (Spurs & England)

2.  George Robledo (Barnsley)
3.  J. Dickenson (Portsmouth)
4.  Alf Sherwood (Cardiff City & Wales)
5.  Cliff Edwards (Bristol City)
6.  Tommy Jones (Everton & Wales)
7.  Harry McIlvenny (Bradford)
8.  R. Harrison (Derby County)
9.  Bill McEwan (Queens Park Rangers)
10.  John Kelly (Barnsley & Scotland)
11.  Doug Gardiner (Luton Town)
12.  Billy Elliott (West Brom & England)
13.  Frank Lock (Charlton Ath.)
14.  G. Hepple (Middlesbro')
15.  Dave Walsh (West Brom & Ireland)
16.  Lionel Smith (Arsenal)
17.  Joe Rutherford (Aston Villa)
18.  Tommy Reynolds (Sunderland)
19.  Ernie Jones (Spurs & Wales)
20.  Stan Matthews (Blackpool & England)
21.  Norman Lockhart (Coventry City & Ireland)
22.  Bill Hughes (Blackburn & Wales)
23.  Arthur Stevens (Fulham)
24.  Len Shackleton (Sunderland & England)
25.  Maurice Edelston (Reading)
26.  Jimmy Hernon (Bolton W)
27.  Jack Chisholm (Brentford)
28.  Stan Montgomery (Cardiff City)
29.  George Dews (Plymouth A.)
30.  Ronnie Rooke (Arsenal)
31.  Frank Dudley (Southend Utd.)
32.  Jack Milburn (Newcastle & England)
33.  Charlie Vaughan (Charlton Athletic)
34.  E.C. Day (Southampton)
35.  Jimmy Bowie (Chelsea)
36.  Reg Allen (Queens Park Rangers)
37.  Ronnie Burgess (Spurs, Wales & Great Britain)
38.  Johnny Morris (Man. Utd.)
39.  Dick Walker (West Ham)
40.  Tommy Lawton (Notts County, England & Gt. Britain)
41.  Maurice Owen (Swindon T.)
42.  Roy Bentley (Chelsea)
43.  Bryn Jones (Arsenal & Wales)
44.  Eric Parsons (West Ham)
45.  Stan Mortensen (Blackpool & England)
46.  George Stobbart (Newcastle Utd.)
47.  Eddie Quigley (Sheffield Wednesday)
48.  Roy Paul (Swansea & Wales)

SUN-180 Famous Footballers of Today by Micky Durling (booklet 1) as issued


1.  Ted Ditchburn (Spurs & England)

2.  George Robledo (Barnsley)
3.  J. Dickenson (Portsmouth)
4.  Alf Sherwood (Cardiff City & Wales)
5.  Cliff Edwards (Bristol City)
6.  Tommy Jones (Everton & Wales)
7.  Harry McIlvenny (Bradford)
8.  R. Harrison (Derby County)

SUN-180 Famous Footballers of Today by Micky Durling (booklet 2) as issued


9.  Bill McEwan (Queens Park Rangers)

10.  John Kelly (Barnsley & Scotland)
11.  Doug Gardiner (Luton Town)
12.  Billy Elliott (West Brom. & England)
13.  Frank Lock (Charlton Ath.)
14.  G. Hepple (Middlesbro')
15.  Dave Walsh (West Brom. & Ireland)
16.  Lionel Smith (Arsenal)

SUN-180 Famous Footballers of Today by Micky Durling (booklet 3) as issued


17.  Joe Rutherford (Aston Villa)

18.  Tommy Reynolds (Sunderland)
19.  Ernie Jones (Spurs & Wales)
20.  Stan Matthews (Blackpool & England)
21.  Norman Lockhart (Coventry & Ireland)
22.  Bill Hughes (Blackburn & Wales)
23.  Arthur Stevens (Fulham)
24.  Len Shackleton (Sunderland & England)

SUN-180 Famous Footballers of Today by Micky Durling (booklet 4) as issued


25.  Maurice Edelston (Reading)

26.  Jimmy Hernon (Bolton W)
27.  Jack Chisholm (Brentford)
28.  Stan Montgomery (Cardiff City)
29.  George Dews (Plymouth A.)
30.  Ronnie Rooke (Arsenal)
31.  Frank Dudley (Southend Utd.)
32.  Jack Milburn (Newcastle & England)

SUN-180 Famous Footballers of Today by Micky Durling (booklet 5) as issued


33.  Charlie Vaughan (Charlton Athletic)

34.  E.C. Day (Southampton)
35.  Jimmy Bowie (Chelsea)
36.  Reg Allen (Queens Park Rangers)
37.  Ronnie Burgess (Spurs, Wales & Great Britain)
38.  Johnny Morris (Man. Utd.)
39.  Dick Walker (West Ham)
40.  Tommy Lawton (Notts County & England)

SUN-180 Famous Footballers of Today by Micky Durling (booklet 6) as issued


41.  Maurice Owen (Swindon T.)

42.  Roy Bentley (Chelsea)
43.  Bryn Jones (Arsenal & Wales)
44.  Eric Parsons (West Ham)
45.  Stan Mortensen (Blackpool & England)
46.  George Stobbart (Newcastle Utd.)
47.  Eddie Quigley (Sheffield Wednesday)
48.  Roy Paul (Swansea & Wales)



2 comments:

  1. Hello,
    I have an advert from Sport magazine dated 28 April 1950 which offers these cards in blocks of 8.
    Therefore you should date this set from 1950

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  2. Hi,

    Thank you for letting me know, I've just amended the date as suggested. I think I'll try and track down that issue to get a scan of the advert.

    Cheers,

    Alan

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