Friday, 31 July 2015

Merlin Premier League Kick Off 1998 Thierry Bonalair

Merlin Premier League Kick Off 1998 sticker #140 Thierry Bonalair, published for the 1998/99 season. This small collection of just 192 stickers was released early in the season as a precursor to the main Merlin album.

Typhoo International Football Stars Packet Issue Terry Hennessey

Ty-Phoo Tea Ltd International Football Stars Packet Issue #12 Terry Hennessey, released in 1967. These cards were intended to be cut from the outside of tea packets. The collector could exchange 24 of these cards for a large colour version of one of the players in the series.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Transimage Football 79/80 Forest v Malmö

Transimage Football 79/80 sticker #372 Forest v Malmö FF from the 1979 European Cup Final, showing Larry Lloyd clearing. This was Transimage's only UK football album.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Adolph Subbuteo Famous Footballers 2nd Series Wally Ardron

PA Adolph Subbuteo Famous Footballers 2nd Series card #31 Wally Ardron, issued in 1954 as a giveaway with Subbuteo 'Table Soccer' accessories. Ardron is third in the club's all time leading scorers list, with 124 goals between August 1949 and February 1955. He also holds the club record for most league goals in one season, 36 in the 1950/51 season as Forest took the Division Three South title.
Adolph also published a much rarer single 50-card series the same year, where the cards are a slightly larger size and use a photographic print.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Daily Star Football Album Garry Birtles

Sticker #212 Garry Birtles from the Daily Star Football Album, published for the 1980/81 season. Now mostly seen as single stickers they were originally issued in pairs, Birtles coming with Coventry City's Mick Coop. Brief player details were printed on the reverse.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Clevedon Confectionery Football Club Managers Billy Walker

Clevedon Confectionery Football Club Managers card #11 W. Walker, published in 1959. A biography is included on the reverse. These cards were released in violet and light blue variations - this is the violet version.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Orbis Sticker Collection Thorvaldur Orlygsson

Sticker #W29 Thorvaldur Orlygsson from the Orbis Sticker Collection 1990/91. Unusually Orbis opted to arrange the collection by player position rather than club, hence the 'W' prefix, which stands for winger.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Panini Football 79 Steve Elliott

Panini Football 79 sticker #295 Steve Elliott, from the 1978/79 season. As far as I know this is the only time Elliott, who only made four appearances for Forest, featured on a card or sticker while at the club.

Taddy Prominent Footballers Enoch West

Taddy & Co Prominent Footballers cigarette card H.J. West, published in 1907. These are some of the rarer football themed cigarette cards. Enoch West is sixth in the club's all time top scorer list, netting 100 goals between September 1905 and March 1910.

Panini Championship 2011 Guy Moussi & Radoslaw Majewski

Panini Championship 2011 sticker #252A Guy Moussi & #252B Radoslaw Majewski, published for the 2010/11 season.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Topps Saint 'n' Greavsie Football Cards Nottingham Forest

Topps Saint 'n' Greavsie Football Cards #24 Nottingham Forest, published in 1988 for the 1988/89 season. The photo is from the Football League Centenary Tournament (also known as the Mercantile Credit Football Festival) which Forest won beating Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in the final following a goalless draw.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

AVA Americana Football Special '79 Archie Gemmill

AVA Americana Football Special '79 sticker #249 Archie Gemmill, covering the 1978/79 season. Of the two AVA Americana collections this series is relatively common.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Geo Bassett & Co Football 1987 Johnny Metgod

Geo Bassett & Co Football card # 26 Johnny Metgod, published in 1987 for the 1987/88 season. A player biography features on the reverse.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Top Sellers Football 72 Liam O'Kane

Top Sellers Football 72 card #241 Liam O'Kane, covering the 1971/72 season. The card's reverse includes a player biography. Top Sellers were published by Panini, marking the football sticker giants first foray into the UK domestic league market. Although cards there was an album for collectors to glue them into.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Panini Championship 2009 Robert Earnshaw Star Player

Panini Championship 2009 sticker #303 Robert Earnshaw Star Player, published for the 2008/09 season.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Merlin Premier League 95 Stan Collymore

Merlin Premier League 95 sticker #378 Stan Collymore, published for the 1994/95 season.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Fax Pax Football Stars Nigel Clough

Unnumbered Fax Pax 'Football Stars' card Nigel Clough, published in 1988. An extensive player biography is contained on the reverse.

FKS The Wonderful World Of Soccer Stars 1967/68 Alan Hinton

FKS The Wonderful World Of Soccer Stars unnumbered sticker Alan Hinton, published for the 1967/68 season. This was FKS's first UK album, and was only released in certain parts of the country making the collection rare for its age. Many of the pictures were used again the following season, the only difference being the rear carrying a number corresponding to the sticker's place in the album. FKS didn't even bother with a new album cover design for the 1968/69 collection!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Wizard World Cup Footballers Stewart Imlach

The Wizard World Cup Footballers card #9 Stewart Imlach, published by DC Thomson in 1958. A player biography is featured on the reverse. Newspaper publisher DC Thomson issued the cards as a set of 64, with 16 each given away in Adventure, Hotspur, Rover and Wizard comics.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Panini Euro Football 79 Tony Woodcock

Panini Euro Football 79 sticker #100 Tony Woodcock. This was a pan-European album released in a number of countries, featuring many of the continent's top clubs. These stickers are much rarer than the standard Panini Football 79 issue.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

A&BC Footballer 'Star Players' Ian Storey-Moore

Card #1 Ian Storey-Moore from A&BC chewing gum's Star Players collection, published for the 1967/68 season. A player biography is featured on the reverse.