Wednesday, 17 June 2015

D.C. Thomson / The Rover - Histories of Britain's Football Clubs (1953) (02)


1953-54
Histories of Britain's Football Clubs
D.C. Thomson / The Rover
Unknown number

A couple of years ago I published a partial list of this collection. JF Sporting Collectibles new June auction catalogue has 37 of these listed, with more to follow in the August auction.
Some numbers appear twice, and I first thought that the numbering system was just a little haphazard, but that is not the case. It may indicate a mixture of two diffferent series or the possibility that the series also ran in one of The Rover's sister publications, or that some weeks different teams were available in the Socttish and English versions of the comic. The West Ham one is unnumbered and until it is dated, appears at the bottom of the list

1.  Aston Villa - Archie Hunter
2.  Queens Park - no player
3.  Arsenal - Herbert Chapman
4.
5.  Kilmarnock - Bobby Templeton
6.  Notts County - Albert Ironmonger
7.  Celtic - Jimmy McGrory
8.  Barnsley
8.  Tottenham Hotspur - Ronnie Burgess
9.  Queen of the South - Billy Houliston
9.  Arbroath - Ned Doig
10.  Stoke City
10.  Wolverhampton Wanderers - Major Frank Buckley
11.  Glasgow Rangers - Alan Morton
12.  Burnley - Bill Holden -  24 October, 1953
12.  Blackburn Rovers - Bob Crompton
13.  Aberdeen - Jock Hutton
14.  Manchester United - Johnny Carey
15.  Clyde - Danny Blair
15.  Ayr United - Jimmy Smith
16.  Newcastle United - Frank Brennan
17.  Heart of Midlothian - Bobby Walker
18.
19.  Stenhousemuir - Alec McNair  -  12 December, 1953
19.  Hamilton Academicals - Davie Wilson
20.  Everton - Dixie Dean
21.  Morton - Jimmy Cowan
21.  Brechin City - Dave Paris
22.
23.  St. Johnstone - A. McLaren
24.  Brighton & Hove Albion - Ernie Marriott   -  23 January, 1954
24.  Sunderland - Charlie Buchan
25.  Partick Thistle - Alex Raisbeck
26.  St. Mirren - Bobby Rankin
27.  Hull City - Neil Franklin
27.  Airdrieonians - Hugh Gallacher
28.  Chelsea - Andy Wilson
28.  Montrose - Benny Yorston   -   20 February, 1954
29.  Luton Town - Jesse Pye
29.  Raith Rovers - Alec James
30.  East Stirlingshire - Jim Smith   -  06 March, 1954
30.  Prrston North End - Tom Finney
31.  Hibernian - W. Harper
31.  Leicester City - John Duncan
32.
33.  Manchester City
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NNO.  West Ham United - Syd Puddefoot


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