Saturday 25 February 2023

Sporting Profiles - Liverpool 5 Times Winners Programme Covers

Liverpool 5 Times Winners Programme Covers
Sporting Profiles
5 cards

Liverpool 5 Times Winners Programme Covers
Liverpool 5 Times Winners Programme Covers - uncut sheet

1977 European Cup Final
1978 European Cup Final
1981 European Cup Final
1984 European Cup Final
2005 Champions League Final

The Sporting Life Publishing Co. - Mecca Series 1

Mecca Series 1
The Sporting Life Publishing Co.
25 cards (1 football)

This is a Sporting Life Art Card. Information is taken from the description on eBay:
This card is hand assembled and distressed to varying degrees to reflect or simulate a vintage, period-like item, but is a newer product! Due to this process, the average card ranges from Fair to Very Good. Only approximately two dozen (or less) of any card will ever be produced.

Marilyn Monroe (Movies)
George Gipp (Notre Dame - American Football)
Cassius Clay (Boxing)
Willie McCovey (San Francisco - Baseball)
Joe Louis (Boxing)
Ronald Reagan (Philadelphia - Baseball)
Josh Gibson (Homestead Grays - Baseball)
Roy Hobbs (New York Knights - Baseball)
Duke Kahanamoku (Swimming)
Babe Didrickson (Golf)
Honus Wagner (Pittsburgh - Baseball)
Hank Aaron (Atlanta - Baseball)
Jack Johnson (Boxing)
Babe Ruth (New York Yankees - Baseball)
Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn - Baseball)
Tyrus Cobb (Detroit - Baseball)
The Four Horsemen of Notre Dame (American Football)
Otto Graham (Cleveland Browns - American Football)
Johnny Weissmuller (Swimming)

Donald Duck & Co. (Norway) - Fotballstjerner 1966

Fotballstjerner 1966
Donald Duck & Co.
? cards

Sheets of 4 players were included in Norwegian Donald Duck comics in 1966. I don't know how many players are included in the series. The sheet that features Puskas was included with issue number 35.
UPDATE (21-01-2024 13:34):  Andrew Hall has provided some names for the checklist.

1.  Kjetil Hasund (Hødd)   -   added 14-04-2024
2.  Harald Berg (Lyn Oslo)   -   added 14-04-2024
5.  Kjell Kaspersen (Skied)   -   added 14-04-2024
6.  Edgar Stakseth (Steinkjer I&FK)   -   added 14-04-2024
7.  Arne Bergersen (Frigg Oslo)
8.  Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham Hotspur)
9.  Finn Seemann (Dundee United)   -   added 28-06-2024
10.  Erik Hagen (Frigg Oslo)   -   added 28-06-2024
11.  Morten Helgesen (Lisleby FK)
12.  Agne Simonsson (Örgryte IS)   -   added 28-06-2024
13.  Erik Johansen (Gjøvik/Lyn)
14.  Sverre Andersen (Viking Stavanger)
15.  Per Pettersen (Frigg Oslo)
16.  Dennis Law (Manchester United) (sic)
17.  Roar Johansen (Fredrikstad FK)
18.  Kai Sjøberg (Skeid Oslo)   -   added 28-06-2024
19.  Harald Sunde (Nidelv Trondheim)
20.  Ron Springett (Sheffield Wednesday)
21.  Per Martinsen (Lisleby FK)
22.  Ole Stavrum (Lyn Oslo)
23.  Roald Jensen (Heart of Midlothian)   -   added 21-01-2024
24.  Lev Yashin (Dynamo Moskva)  -  Nr. 40 - 28 September 1966   -   added 21-01-2024
25.  Arne Pedersen (Fredrikstad FK)
26.  Leif Eriksson (Vålerengen IF)   -   added 21-01-2024
27.  Olav Nilsen (Viking Stavanger)
28.  Gordon Milne (Liverpool)   -   added 21-01-2024
29.  Einar Ian Aas (Fredrikstad FK)   -   added 21-01-2024
30.  Arild Mathisen (Vålerengen IF)   -   added 21-01-2024
31.  Geir Karlsen (Odd Skien)   -   added 28-06-2024
32.  Bobby Charlton (Manchester United)   -   added 28-06-2024
33.  Martin Kjølholt (Sarpsborg FK)
34.  Sveinung Aarnseth (Lyn Oslo)
36.  Ole Madsen (Sparta Rotterdam)   -   added 28-06-2024
37.  Rudolf Lunde (Sarpsborg FK)   -   added 28-06-2024
38.  Arild Gulden (Lyn Oslo)   -   added 28-06-2024
39.  Trygve Andersen (Brann Bergen)   -   added 28-06-2024
40.  Eusebio (Benfica)   -   added 28-06-2024

??.  Puskas (Real Madrid CF)

Fleetway Books / Roy of the Rovers - Roy of the Rovers Poster Sticker Book (03) - The World's Best! Poster

Roy of the Rovers Poster Sticker Book ~ The World's Best!
Fleetway Books / Roy of the Rovers
22 stickers

A completed poster included with the book. The complete checklist can be found here - Fleetway Books / Roy of the Rovers - Roy of the Rovers Poster Sticker Book.

D.C. Thomson / Advenutre / The Vanguard - (THO-275/THO-12) Adventure and Vanguard Football Photos (02) - Error Card

THO-275/THO-12  Adventure and Vanguard Football Photos
D.C. Thomson ~ Adventure / The Vanguard
40 cards

Tor Henrik von der Ohe has informed me of an error card in this collection. W. Bradhsaw is actually Tom Bradshaw. I've included a scan of his card from This Years Top-Form Footballers card set issued by The Rover storypaper, where his name is indicated correctly. Don't go looking for a corrected card as one doesn't exist.

11.  W. Bradshaw (Bury)  -  error - player is Tom Bradshaw

Ferrero (South Africa) - Nutella 2010 (Nutella)

Nutella 2010
Ferrero / Nutella
South Africa
2 postcards

I believe these postcard were produced following a design competition prior to the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

Safari by Thomas Witte
South African Sunset by Barbel Hottges

Topps KICK - Topps KICK 23 - 2023 MLS El Tráfico

Topps KICK 23 - 2023 MLS El Tráfico
Topps KICK
? cards

Another new KICK 23 collection.

2023 MLS El Tráfico - White
2023 MLS El Tráfico - Gold
2023 MLS El Tráfico - Diamond

J. Baines - Football Cards (99) - J.W. Fielding

Football Cards
J. Baines
20,000+ cards

J. Baines was not the first to sell football and cricket cards in the North of England in the late 1880's but he was the most prolific and the business survived into the 1920's. I've always been interested in the various issuers and the businesses that took advantage of craze of collecting football and cricket cards. I thought I would delve into my database and shows some of these interesting cards from a bygone age.

J. Baines - Football Cards - J.W. Fielding

Line Up - Wortley

Friday 24 February 2023

A&BC - (AAB-345/ABF-10-7) Footballers - Scottish - 1966-67 (Coloured) - Pairs (02) - Celtic

(AAB-345/ABF-10-7) Footballers - Scottish (Coloured) - Pairs
66 cards (43 pairs)

The composite picture of Celtic F.C. 1966/7 - cards 43 to 66.

Topps - The Lost Rookie Cards - 2022 (21) - Cafu

The Lost Rookie Cards
21 cards

Classic Rookie Cards that were never made… until now!!! Celebrating the debut season in the UEFA Champions League of more of the biggest stars in world football, past and present. A new Rookie Card released every week on a vintage Topps design from the same season as when the player debuted in the competition. Cards are priced at £7.99/€8.00 each.
Look out for numbered parallels included with lucky orders of base cards # to 1, # to 5, # to 10, # to 25, # to 49 and 99. Any autograph cards for ’Lost Rookie’ subjects are sold separately. This product is printed to order. There will be a one-week sale period, after which we will collate all orders and then begin printing ! Please allow 28 working days after the sales window ends for fulfilment. If for any reason the orders are running behind schedule you will be notified by email.
This is the card that was originally scheduled to be card number 18, but was replaced by Gennaro Gattuso. The Cafu autograph cards are only available on the Topps Italia website - #/10 priced at €200.00; #/5 priced at €450.00 and the 1/1 card priced at €700.00.


The Lost Rookie Cards
20 cards
PARALLEL: The Lost Rookie Cards  #/99
PARALLEL: The Lost Rookie Cards  #/49
PARALLEL: The Lost Rookie Cards  #/25
PARALLEL: The Lost Rookie Cards  #/10
PARALLEL: The Lost Rookie Cards  #/5
PARALLEL: The Lost Rookie Cards  1/1
PARALLEL: The Lost Rookie Cards - Autograph  #/10
PARALLEL: The Lost Rookie Cards - Autograph  #/5
PARALLEL: The Lost Rookie Cards - Autograph  1/1

1.  Ronaldo (FC Internazionale Milano)  -  Print run = 6,738
2.  Luis Figo (FC Barcelona)  -  Print run = 1,784
3.  Michael Owen (Liverpool)  -  Print run = 1,405
4.  Andrés Iniesta (FC Barcelona)  -  Print run = 2,463
5.  Frank Lampard (Chelsea)  -  Print run = 1,326
6.  Andrea Pirlo (FC Internazionale Milano)  -  Print run = 1,375
7.  Kaká (AC Milan)  -  Print run = 3,066
8.  Xavi (FC Barcelona)  -  Print run = 2,202
9.  Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)  -  Print run = 2,216
10.  Emile Heskey (Liverpool)  -  Print run = 942
11.  Iker Casillas (Real Madrid CF)  -  Print run = 1,375
12.  Roy Keane (Manchester United)  -  Print run = 1,206
13.  Fernando Torres (Liverpool)  -  Print run = 2,761
14.  Steven Gerrard (Liverpool)  -  Print run = 2,160
15.  Javier Zanetti (FC Internazionale Milano -  Print run = 1,296
16.  Robert Pires (Olympique de Marseille -  Print run = 840
17.  Robin van Persie (Feyenoord)  -  Print run = 1,372
18.  Cafu (AS Roma)  -  not issued 
18.  Gennaro Gattuso (AC Milan)  -  Print run = 1,026
19.  Francesco Totti (AS Roma)  -  Print run = 2,301
20.  Marcel Desailly (Olympique de Marseille)  -  Print run = 778
21.  Cafu (AS Roma)  -  Print run = 1,023

Futera - Arsenal F.C. - Player of the Month (2022-23) (02)

Arsenal F.C. ~ Player of the Month
2+ cards

A new season and the start of a new set of Player of the Month cards.
UPDATE (10-02-2023):  Three new cards issued today.
Previous cards can be seen here:

Arsenal F.C. ~ Player of the Month
PARALLEL: Arsenal F.C. ~ Player of the Month #/?
PARALLEL: Arsenal F.C. ~ Player of the Month - Gold-Plated Frame 1/1

22 October, 2022
08-2022.  Gabriel Jesus
09-2022.  Granit Xhaka
10 February, 2023
10-2022.  Granit Xhaka
11-2022.  Ben White
12-2022.  Bukayo Saka
24 February, 2023
01-2023.  Oleksandr Zinchenko

Topps - FC Bayern München Team-Set (2022/23)

FC Bayern München Team-Set
139 cards

A new FC Bayern München Team Set has been released. In addition to the men's cards, there will again be cards of the whole FC Bayern women team. Furthermore, there are again 12 special FC Bayern Legends in a special retro design, including one of the best players: Franz Beckenbauer. 8 Packets of 5 cards; 1 numbered and 1 unnumbered Parallel card is guaranteed with every box as well as 8 insert cards. Autograph cards can be found 1:3 boxes, while Match Worn jersey relics from Leroy Sané, Jamal Musiala and Sadio Mané as well as gloves from Manuel Neuer that can be found 1:13 boxes.

FC Bayern München Team-Set
139 cards
PARALLEL: FC Bayern München Team-Set - TBA

FC Bayern München
25 cards

FCB-MN.  Manuel Neuer
FCB-SU.  Sven Ulreich
FCB-JSC.  Johannes Schenk
FCB-BS.  Bouna Sarr
FCB-LH.  Lucas Hernández
FCB-DU.  Dayot Upamecano
FCB-BP.  Benjamin Pavard
FCB-AD.  Alphonso Davies
FCB-JS.  Josip Stanišić
FCB-MD.  Matthijs de Ligt
FCB-NM.  Noussair Mazraoui
FCB-MS.  Marcel Sabitzer
FCB-PW.  Paul Wanner
FCB-RG.  Ryan Gravenberch
FCB-JK.  Joshua Kimmich
FCB-LG.  Leon Goretzka
FCB-LS.  Leroy Sané
FCB-JM.  Jamal Musiala
FCB-SG.  Serge Gnabry
FCB-SM.  Sadio Mané
FCB-EC.  Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
FCB-KC.  Kingsley Coman
FCB-TM.  Thomas Müller
FCB-MT.  Mathys Tel
FCB-JN.  Julian Nagelsmann

FC Bayern München Frauen
25 cards

FCB-LB.  Laura Benkarth
FCB-MG.  Maria Luisa Grohs
FCB-CR.  Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir
FCB-JL.  Janina Leitzig
FCB-HG.  Hanna Glas
FCB-MR.  Maximiliane Rall
FCB-GVI.  Glódis Perla Viggósdóttir
FCB-EB.  Emilie Bragstad
FCB-TA.  Tainara
FCB-GG.  Giulia Gwinn
FCB-CS.  Carolin Simon
FCB-SK.  Saki Kumagai
FCB-KV.  Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir
FCB-LD.  Linda Dallmann
FCB-SL.  Sydney Lohmann
FCB-EL.  Emelyne Laurent
FCB-LM.  Lina Magull
FCB-FK.  Sarah Zadrazil
FCB-SZ.  Franziska Kett
FCB-JD.  Jovana Damnjanović
FCB-KB.  Klara Bühl
FCB-LSC.  Lea Schüller
FCB-IR.  Ivana Rudelić
FCB-GS.  Georgia Stanway
FCB-AS.  Alexander Straus

12 cards

LG-RA.  Raimond Aumann
LG-MD.  Martín Demichelis
LG-DB.  Daniel van Buyten
LG-FB.  Franz Beckenbauer
LG-KA.  Klaus Augenthaler
LG-ZR.  Zé Roberto
LG-LM.  Lothar Matthäus
LG-SE.  Stefan Effenberg
LG-GE.  Giovane Élber
LG-CP.  Claudio Pizarro
LG-RM.  Roy Makaay
LG-IO.  Ivica Olić

5 cards

HM-MN Manuel Neuer
HM-JK Joshua Kimmich
HM-LG Leon Goretzka
HM-JM Jamal Musiala
HM-TM Thomas Müller

Ein Team
8 cards

EV-GD.  Giulia Gwinn
EV-GD.  Alphonso Davies
EV-BS.  Klara Bühl
EV-BS.  Leroy Sané
EV-SM.  Georgia Stanway
EV-SM.  Sadio Mané
EV-SC.  Lea Schüller
EV-SC.  Kingsley Coman
EV-RH.  Maximiliane Rall
EV-RH.  Lucas Hernández
EV-LK.  Sydney Lohmann
EV-LK.  Joshua Kimmich
EV-DM.  Linda Dallmann
EV-DM.  Thomas Müller
EV-MM.  Lina Magull
EV-MM.  Jamal Musiala

1 card


Jersey Relic (1:3 boxes)
3 cards

RC-JM.  Jamal Musiala
RC-SM.  Sadio Mané
RC-LS.  Leroy Sané

Glove Relic (1:13 boxes)
1 card

RG-MN.  Manuel Neuer

FC Bayern München Autograph
24 cards

BA-MN.  Manuel Neuer
BA-SU.  Sven Ulreich
BA-JSC.  Johannes Schenk
BA-BS.  Bouna Sarr
BA-LH.  Lucas Hernández
BA-DU.  Dayot Upamecano
BA-BP.  Benjamin Pavard
BA-AD.  Alphonso Davies
BA-JS.  Josip Stanišić
BA-Md.  Matthijs de Ligt
BA-NM.  Noussair Mazraoui
BA-MS.  Marcel Sabitzer
BA-PW.  Paul Wanner
BA-RG.  Ryan Gravenberch
BA-JK.  Joshua Kimmich
BA-LG.  Leon Goretzka
BA-LS.  Leroy Sané
BA-JM.  Jamal Musiala
BA-SG.  Serge Gnabry
BA-SM.  Sadio Mané
BA-EC.  Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
BA-KC.  Kingsley Coman
BA-TM.  Thomas Müller
BA-MT.  Mathys Tel

FC Bayern München Frauen Autograph
24 cards

BA-LB.  Laura Benkarth
BA-MG.  Maria Luisa Grohs
BA-CR.  Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir
BA-JL.  Janina Leitzig
BA-HG.  Hanna Glas
BA-MR.  Maximiliane Rall
BA-GVI.  Glódis Perla Viggósdóttir
BA-EB.  Emilie Bragstad
BA-TA.  Tainara
BA-GG.  Giulia Gwinn
BA-CS.  Carolin Simon
BA-SK.  Saki Kumagai
BA-KV.  Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir
BA-LD.  Linda Dallmann
BA-SL.  Sydney Lohmann
BA-EL.  Emelyne Laurent
BA-LM.  Lina Magull
BA-SZ.  Sarah Zadrazil
BA-FK.  Franziska Kett
BA-JD.  Jovana Damnjanović
BA-KB.  Klara Bühl
BA-LSC.  Lea Schüller
BA-IR.  Ivana Rudelić
BA-GS.  Georgia Stanway

Legend Autograph
11 cards

LA-RA.  Raimond Aumann
LA-MD.  Martín Demichelis
LA-DB.  Daniel van Buyten
LA-FB.  Franz Beckenbauer
LA-KA.  Klaus Augenthaler
LA-ZR.  Zé Roberto
LA-LM.  Lothar Matthäus
LA-GE.  Giovane Élber
LA-CP.  Claudio Pizarro
LA-RM.  Roy Makaay
LA-IO.  Ivica Olić

Lefevre Utile (France) - Fix Max' Foot l'Equipe de France de Football (2002)

Fix Max' Foot l'Equipe de France de Football
Lefevre Utile / LU Prince
11 pieces

Serge Plumecocq has provided information and some photos relating to the collection of die-cut self-adhesive shapes that can be used on fridges or windows.

Zinedine Zidane
Patrick Vieira
Marcel Desailly
Claude Makélélé
Mikaël Silvestre
Robert Pires
Sylvain Wiltord
Emmanuel Petit
Thierry Henry
Bixente Lizarazu
Fabien Barthez