Saturday 12 December 2015

A. & J. Donaldson - DON-060-1/DOZ-1-1 Sports Favourites ~ John Barr Unissued Designs

DON-060-1/DOZ-1-1 Sports Favourites ~ John Barr Unissued Designs
A. & J. Donaldson
21 designs

For all his Sports Favourites cards John Barr first produced a black & white drawing on white paper (double the size of the card as issued), with the name and club on the reverse. As production reached the printing stage he added the desired colours by hand, sometimes in watercolour, sometimes in crayon or pencil.
In the case of these 17 unissued designs he had noted the colours on tracing paper glued to the drawing.
To show roughly what the cards would have looked out if they had been issued, I have hand coloured scans of the line drawings and added the players’ names at the foot.
The first four pictures show various views of the Dugdale (Everton) sketch - Black & white line drawing, Hand coloured line drawing, Tracing paper colour key, and Reverse with name and team.
Going by the dates of the players’ careers with those clubs, all 17 sketches would seem to date from 1948, (as do most of the issued 'wee heads' designs). For example, Juliussen (who had already appeared as a big head no.66 as a Dundee player) is noted by Barr as “Everton (ex-Portsmouth)”, and he moved to Everton in September 1948.
The preponderance of North of England and Midlands clubs reflects Donaldson’s drive to open up new markets there to try to ward off competition from Baytch and other Glasgow producers. I have established the players’ positions and added them to the R.T. Muat list below.
Bob Peden

A. Black (Inside Forward)  (Manchester City)
A. Brown (Centre Half)  (Notts County)
G. Curtis (Inside Forward)  (Southampton)
G. Dugdale (Left Back)  (Everton)
C. Edwards (Left Half)  (Bristol City)
M. Finlayson (Goalkeeper)  (Millwall)
E. Hinton (Goalkeeper)  (Fulham)
A. Juliussen (Centre Forward)  (Everton (ex-Portsmouth))
Horace Lindrum (Snooker)
D. Lishman (Inside Left)  (Arsenal)
L. McDowall (Centre Half)  (Manchester City)
J. McKenzie (Outside Right)  (Partick Thistle)
J. Pemberton (Right Back)  (West Bromwich Albion)
H. Potts (Inside Forward)  (Burnley)
W. Walsh (Wing Half)  (Manchester City)
W. Wardle (Outside Left)  (Blackpool)
J. Wharton (Forward)  (Manchester City)

Later unissued designs

Going by dates when the players were with these clubs, the other four sketches could have been produced at any date between 1964 and 1972, so possibly Barr drew them around the time he self-published a sheet of 16 Scottish players in 1968? His sketches were all roughly shaded in blue pencil.

G. Hurst (Centre Forward)  (West Ham United)
R. Charlton (Centre Forward)  (Manchester United)
D. Law (Centre Forward)  (Manchester United)
P. Osgood (Centre Forward)  (Chelsea)

Bassett & Co. - (BAS-28) Football 1981-82


(BAS-28) Football 1981-82
Bassett & Co.
50 cards

1.  Garth Crooks (Tottenham Hotspur)

2.  Tommy Hutchison (Manchester City)
3.  Remi Moses (West Bromwich Albion)
4.  Brian Flynn (Leeds United)
5.  Allan Evans (Aston Villa)
6.  Mick Channon (Southampton)
7.  Alan Kennedy (Liverpool)
8.  Don Masson (Notts County)
9.  Alvin Martin (West Ham United)
10.  Frank Gray (Leeds United)
11.  John Wark (Ipswich Town)
12.  Paul Power (Manchester City)
13.  Dennis Mortimer (Aston Villa)
14.  Kenny Sansom (Arsenal)
15.  Garry Thompson (Coventry City)
16.  Craig Johnston (Liverpool)
17.  Gary Mills (Nottingham Forest)
18.  Cyrille Regis (West Bromwich Albion)
19.  Terry McDermott (Liverpool)
20.  Alan Curtis (Swansea City)
21.  Terry Fenwick (Queens Park Rangers)
22.  John Richards (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
23.  Jimmy Nicholl (Manchester United)
24.  Kevin Keegan (Southampton)
25.  Peter Reid (Manchester City)
26.  Graham Rix (Arsenal)
27.  David Armstrong (Middlesbrough)
28.  Trevor Francis (Nottingham Forest)
29.  Graham Souness (Liverpool)
30.  Brendan O'Callaghan (Stoke City)
31.  Keith Bertschin (Birmingham City)
32.  Steve McCall (Ipswich Town)
33.  Glenn Hoddle (Tottenham Hotspur)
34.  Frank Stapleton (Arsenal)
35.  Tony Morley (Aston Villa)
36.  Alan Devonshire (West Ham United)
37.  Russell Osman (Ipswich Town)
38.  Lou Macari (Manchester United)
39.  Sammy Lee (Liverpool)
40.  Steve Archibald (Tottenham Hotspur)
41.  John Gidman (Everton)
42.  Kenny Swain (Aston Villa)
43.  Ian Wallace (Nottingham Forest)
44.  Gordon Strachan (Aberdeen)
45.  Mick Mills (Ipswich Town)
46.  Phil Parkes (West Ham United)
47.  Gary Shaw (Aston Villa)
48.  Viv Anderson (Nottingham Forest)
49.  Bryan Robson (West Bromwich Albion)
50.  Michael Robinson (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Mundicromo - Las Fichas de la Liga 2016 (02) - Error card - 0096

Las Fichas Quiz de la Liga 2016 - Campeonato Nacional de Liga 2015-2016 - Official Quiz Game Collection
666+ cards

One of the error cards from this collection. Thanks to Pablo at

0096.  Santi Mina (Valencia CF)  -  image is De Paul
0096.  Santi Mina (Valencia CF)

Gartmann Schokolade - Album XX ~ Serie 595 ~ Augenblicksbilder vom Fußball

Album XX ~ Serie 595 ~ Augenblicksbilder vom Fußball
Gartmann Schokolade
6 cards

1.  H.S.V. - Kilia
2.  H.S.V. - Kilia
3.  H.S.V. - Kilia
4.  Altona 93 - Schwerin 03
5.  Duisburger Spielverein - Altona 93
6.  Altona 93 - Schwerin 03

Bollycao (Portugal) - Selecção Bollycao (2004)

Selecção Bollycao
30 stickers

Gregory Graetz suggested I include this set and I'm happy to oblige.

1.  Frechaut
2.  Hélder Postiga
3.  Hugo Viana
4.  Fernando Couto
5.  Fernando Meira
6.  Figo
7.  Costinha
8.  Cristiano Ronaldo
9.  Deco
10.  Beto
11.  Boa Morte
12.  Caneira
13.  Quaresma 
14.  Quim
15.  Ricardo
16.  Pauleta
17.  Paulo Ferreira
18.  Petit
19.  Moreira
20.  Nuno Gomes
21.  Nuno Valente
22.  Jorge Andrade
23.  Maniche
24.  Miguel
25.  Sérgio Conceição
26.  Simão
27.  Tiago
28.  Ricardo Carvalho
29.  Rui Costa
30.  Rui Jorge