Monday, 14 November 2016

Sport i Bilder (Norway) - Lagserien (02)

Sport i Bilder
20 cards ?

Øivind has provided some information about this set of cards.
Just a quick note concerning your check list for Sport i Bilder – Lagserien which I was surprised to find on your excellent site. There appears to be a misunderstanding. Sport i Bilder (Sport in Photos) was a Norwegian sport magazine (like Shoot) which published magazines between 1979 and 1982. The cards came as an attachment to the magazine – one in each. So the “3/80 Liverpool” marking does not refer to this being card no 3 in a series of 80. It refers to the fact that this card was issued with the magazine Sport I Bilder issue 3 from 1980. There is no way there was 80 cards published in the set. I have 20 different, there could be some more but not many, I think. I have had quite a few swaps in this series and if there were many more I should have seen more of them by now. I have sold them on eBay for £9.99 - £14.99 each and the English ones are very popular. The Norwegian and English teams are in the set because they were/are popular in Norway at the time, others like Twente and Feyenoord because they had Norwegian players at the time, HSV because of Keegan etc. The cards are post card size with info on the reverse side. Hope this helps.
UPDATE (14-11-2016 12:25):  Lee West has provided the number for the Nottingham Forest card.
UPDATE (15-11-2016 11:26):  Øivind has the missing numbers for the cards that didn't have numbers when this list was originally published.

4/79.  Bolton Wanderers
1/80.  Middlesbrough
2/80.  Viking
3/80.  Liverpool
4/80.  Stoke City
5/80.  Nottingham Forest
6/80.  Coventry City
8/80.  Hamburger Sportsverein
9/80.  Twente
10/80.  Manchester United
11/80.  Feyenoord
12/80.  Leeds United
13/80.  Tottenham Hotspur
14/80.  Borussia Monchengladbach
15/80.  FC Schalke 04
16/80.  Wolverhampton Wanderers
17/80.  FC Kaiserslautern
19/80.  Lillestrøm Sportsklubb
NNO.  Moss Fotballklubb
NNO.  West Bromwich (Albion)


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