Saturday, 17 October 2015

Bassett & Co. - (BAS-24-1) Football Action (1976-77)

(BAS-24-1) Football Action
Bassett & Co.
50 cards

Mark Hughesdon has sent in some scans of cards from this series. Mark discovered an error as the first card shown (no. 32) is described as Newcastle v Wolves, but Mark easily identified his second home, Luton Town's Kenilworth Road. The action is from the February 1975 fixture Luton Town v Newcastle United.
There are two different sets of 50 Football Action cards and it's easy to tell the difference between them. This set, issued in 1976-77, has no gap between the title of the card and the body of text whereas the set issued the following season has a recognisable gap between the title and the descriptive text. For some of the cards I've been able to add the names of players featured in the action photo.

1.  Bolton Wanderers v Sunderland - Tony Dunne (Bolton Wanderers) , Billy Hughes (Sunderland)
2.  Spurs v Wolves
3.  Stoke City v Man City
4.  Birmingham v Burnley - Trevor Francis (Birmingham City)
5.  Q.P.R. v Stoke City - Gerry Francis (Queens Park Rangers), John Mahoney (Stoke City)
6.  West Ham v Stoke
7.  Man City v Man United - Stuart Pearson (Manchester United)
8.  Coventry City v Middlesbrough - Terry Cooper (Middlesbrough)
9.  Norwich v Aston Villa
10.  Q.P.R. v Stoke City - Don Givens (Queens Park Rangers), Mick Leach (Queens Park Rangers), Geoff Salmons (Stoke City)
11.  Leicester City v Wolves - Chris Garland (Leicester City)
12.  Derby v West Ham Utd - Colin Todd (Derby County), Billy Jennings (West Ham United)
13.  Ipswich Town v West Ham Utd
14.  Aston Villa v Leeds Utd - Ray Graydon (Aston Villa)
15.  Leicester City v Derby - Jeff Blockley (Leicester City) , Roger Davies (Derby County)
16.  Q.P.R. v Derby County
17.  Man City v Man Utd - Steve Coppell (Manchester United), Dennis Tueart (Manchester City)
18.  Wolves v Manchester Utd - Brian Greenhoff (Manchester United), Willie Carr (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
19.  Ipswich v Liverpool - Ian Callaghan (Liverpool)
20.  Coventry City v Stoke City
21.  Wolves v Birmingham City
22.  Leicester v Derby - Jeff Blockley (Leicester City) , Archie Gemmell (Derby County)
23.  Arsenal v Liverpool
24.  Wolves v Spurs - Willie Carr (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Terry Naylor (Tottenham Hotspur)
25.  Arsenal v Leeds Utd
26.  Birmingham v Middlesbrough - Ralph Coates (Tottenham Hotspur), John Beck (Coventry City),  Alan Dugdale (Coventry City)
27.  Ipswich Town v Liverpool
28.  Man City v Arsenal - Joe Royle (Manchester City), Pat Rice (Arsenal)
29.  Man City v Leeds Utd - Allan Clarke (Leeds United)
30.  West Ham Utd v Burnley - Peter Noble (Burnley)
31.  Man City v Liverpool - Mike Doyle (Manchester City), Ian Callaghan (Liverpool)
32.  Newcastle United v Wolves - Tommy Craig (Newcastle United)
33.  West Ham Utd  v Stoke
34.  Aston Villa v Leeds Utd
35.  Luton Town v Q.P.R. - Dave Thomas (Queens Park Rangers)
36.  Wolves v Ipswich Town
37.  Celtic v Rangers - Sandy Jardine (Rangers)
38.  West Ham Utd v Wolves
39.  Ipswich Town v Liverpool
40.  Middlesbrough v Ipswich - Willie Maddren (Middlesbrough), John Craggs (Middlesbrough), Kevin Beattie (Ipswich Town), David Johnson (Ipswich Town)
41.  Derby County v West Ham Utd
42.  West Ham Utd  v Spurs
43.  Everton v Liverpool - Dai Davies (Everton), John Toshack (Liverpool)
44.  Leeds United v Everton
45.  Newcastle Utd v Ipswich - Malcolm Macdonald (Newcastle United), John Wark (Ipswich Town)
46.  Spurs v Liverpool
47.  Ipswich v Newcastle Utd - David Johnson (Ipswich Town)
48.  Arsenal v Everton
49.  Spurs v Liverpool - John Duncan (Tottenham Hotspur), Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool)
50.  Derby County v Burnley

(BAS-24-1) Football Action - errors/varieties

32.  Newcastle United v Wolves  -  actually Luton Town v Newcastle United (from February 1975)  -   thanks to Mark Hughesdon

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