Saturday 20 February 2016

American Tobacco Company / Piedmont / Sweet Caporal / Old Mill - T206 Baseball Subjects (Bud Sharpe)

T206 Baseball Subjects
American Tobacco Company / Piedmont Cigarettes
American Tobacco Company / Sweet Caporal Cigarettes
American Tobacco Company / Old Mill Cigarettes
524 cards (1 football-related)

I've been sent a scan of this card which probably features the first footballer (soccer player) to appear on an American cigarette card. 'Bud' Sharpe player for West Chester Soccer Club (see the cutting from the 8 October, 1908 issue of Sporting Life), but he was more famous as a baseball players and it's in this guise that appears on a number of American cigarette cards.
This card is from the T206 series, probably the most famous set of baseball cigarette cards as it's one that includes Honus Wagner card that has attarct huge sums whenever it has come up for auction. The last time it was sold it went for $2,100,000. Another copy was sold for $262,000 in 2010.
On doing a little research on this player it seems that the player featured on the Sharp card is actually Harry Hinchman (Toledo), and you have to find the Harry Hinchman card to see the features of Bud Sharpe. On top of that there is also a mis-print where his name appears as 'Shappe' in stead. The T206 collection also has it's own website ( and on there it states that there are as many as 41 different backs across the whole set.

Sharpe (Newark)  -   wrong photo, shows Harry Hinchman (Toledo)
Shappe (Newark)  -   misprinted name  -   wrong photo, shows  Harry Hinchman (Toledo)
Harry Hinchman (Toledo)  -   wrong photo, shows Bud Sharpe (Newark)

Different backs:

American Beauty (Narrower cards)
Carolina Brights
El Principe De Gales
Hindu - brown ink; red ink (rare)
Lenox - black ink; brown ink (rare)
Old Mill - black ink; brown ink (rare)
Polar Bear
Sweet Caporal
Ty Cobb - only one card with this back - the Ty Cobb card

Match! magazine - 50 Best Prem Players Ever! (Booklet)

50 Best Prem Players Ever!
Match! magazine
1 booklet

The current issue (16-22 February, 2016) of Match! magazine includes a free 36 page A5 full colour booklet.

50 Best Prem Players Ever!

EA Games - FIFA 14

EA Games
1 'card'

Mark Avenell has found a FIFA 14 card similar to the previous EA Games cards shown recently, but this one comes from Mexico.

Xbox Live.  Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Philip Neill - (067) Arsenal '79 ~ A Tribute to the Classic F A Cup Winners of 1979


(067) Arsenal '79 ~ A Tribute to the Classic F A Cup Winners of 1979
Philip Neill
15 cards

More scans from Alan Probert.

1.  Pat Jennings

2.  Graham Rix
3.  Willie Young
4.  David Price
5.  Pat Rice
6.  Sammy Nelson
7.  Liam Brady
8.  Brian Talbot
9.  Alan Sunderland
10.  Frank Stapleton
11.  David O'Leary
12.  Steve Walford
13.  Terry Neill
14.  Don Howe
15.  Title Card

Panini - Adrenalyn XL UEFA Euro 2016 (05) - Limited Editions

Adrenalyn XL UEFA Euro 2016
40 LE's

The number of Limited Edition cards for this collection currently stands at 37 different cards. Here's my attempt to compile an illustrated checklist. I wonder when the first XXL card will appear?
Cards are unnumbered and are numbered here as a means of counting the number of cards as they are known.
UPDATE (20-02-2016 11:21):  Kevin De Bruyne added, thanks to Lee West. Just two missing at the moment.
UPDATE (20-02-2016 19:20):  Three more cards added, including the third version of a Wayne Rooney Limited. He is the first to found in all three versions - Classic, Hero and Shiny.

Limited Edition
  1. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgique/België)  -  Classic
  2. Eden Hazard (Belgique/België)  -  Classic
  3. Vincent Kompany (Belgique/België)  -  Classic
  4. Petr Čech (Česká Republika)  -  Hero
  5. Mario Götze (Deutschland)  -  Classic
  6. Mario Götze (Deutschland)  -  Hero
  7. Mesut Özil (Deutschland)  -  Classic
  8. Manuel Neuer (Deutschland)  -  Classic   -   added 20-02-2016 19:20
  9. Joe Hart (England)  -  Classic
  10. Harry Kane (England)  -  Classic
  11. Wayne Rooney (England)  -  Classic   -   added 20-02-2016 19:20
  12. Wayne Rooney (England)  -  Hero
  13. Wayne Rooney (England)  -  Shiny
  14. Raheem Sterling (England)  -  Classic
  15. Jamie Vardy (England)  -  Classic
  16. Sergio Busquets (España)  -  Hero
  17. Cesc Fabregas (España)  -  Classic
  18. Andrés Iniesta (España)  -  Classic   -   added 20-02-2016 19:20
  19. Gerard Piqué (España)  -  Classic
  20. Sergio Ramos (España)  -  Classic
  21. Antoine Greizmann (France)  -  Classic
  22. Paul Pogba (France)  -  Hero
  23. Gianluigi Buffon (Italia)  -  Classic
  24. Gianluigi Buffon (Italia)  -  Hero
  25. Gábor Király (Magyarország)  -  Classic
  26. Ádám Szalai (Magyarország)  -  Classic
  27. Steven Davis (Northern Ireland)  -  Classic
  28. David Alaba (Österreich)   -   Classic
  29. Grzegorz Krychowiak (Polska)  -  Classic
  30. Robert Lewandowski (Polska)  -  Classic
  31. Robert Lewandowski (Polska)  -  Shiny
  32. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)  -  Classic
  33. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)  -  Shiny
  34. Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)  -  Hero
  35. Robbie Keane (Republic of Ireland)  -  Shiny
  36. John Guidetti (Sverige)
  37. Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sverige)  -  Shiny
  38. Arda Turan (Türkiye)  -  Classic
  39. Gareth Bale (Wales)  -  Classic
  40. Gareth Bale (Wales)  -  Shiny