Monday, 31 August 2015

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Panini Super Players '96 Vance Warner

Panini Super Players '96 sticker #217 Vance Warner, published for the 1995/96 season. At this time Merlin had secured the Premier League rights, so this collection didn't feature players in club kits. I believe this is the only time Warner featured in a collection while at Forest as he only made five appearances, although I am not actually convinced the photo is of him.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Merlin Premier League 1996 Trading Cards Ian Woan

Merlin Premier League 1996 Trading Cards card #46 Ian Woan, published during the 1996/97 season.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Panini English Football 92 Roy Keane

Panini English Football 92 sticker #150 Roy Keane, published for the 1991/92 season.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Topps Footballers 1979 Scottish Edition Kenny Burns

Topps Footballers 1979 Scottish Edition card #115 'Topps Salutes' Kenny Burns. The reverse features a brief player biography.
A number of Scots who played their football south of the border were included in the Scottish edition, which can be identified by their red backs whereas the English version is pale blue.

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Goal Magazine Star Parade Ian Moore

An IPC paper issue of Ian Moore, cut from Goal Magazine and dating early 1971. The reverse has an extensive player biography.
Moore featured in a Star Parade centre spread, along with Derek Dougan of Wolves, West Ham's Geoff Hurst and Billy Bremner of Leeds.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Palitoy Top Team Martin O'Neill

Palitoy Top Team card game unnumbered card Martin O'Neill, published in 1979. Palitoy published eight individual team sets.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Ardath Football Clubs Nottingham Forest

Ardath Football Clubs Supplementary Series card #ES7 Nottingham Forest, published in 1936. The card features the squad for the 1936/37 season, with the players listed on the reverse.

Panini Football 84 Hans Van Breukelen

Panini Football 84 sticker #184 Hans Van Breukelen, published for the 1983/84 season. A player biography is featured on the reverse.

Friday, 21 August 2015

FKS Soccer Stars 80 Tony Woodcock

FKS Soccer Stars 80 sticker #221 Tony Woodcock, published for the 1979/80 season. A brief pen pic is on the reverse.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Merlin Ultimate 1995/96 Bryan Roy

Merlin Ultimate 1995/96 card #164 Bryan Roy. Player statistics are featured on the reverse.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Pro Set Footballers 1991-92 Kingsley Black

Pro Set Footballers 1991-92 card #462 Kingsley Black. This card featured in the transfer update expansion set. A player pen pic is featured on the reverse.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Top Trumps Nottingham Forest Ian Bowyer

Waddington Top Trumps Nottingham Forest card game unnumbered card Ian Bowyer, published during season 1979/80. Only seven clubs were deemed worthy enough of having their own individual set, but then being champions of Europe it was hardly a surprise that Forest was one of them.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Saturday, 15 August 2015

One Touch Premier Striker City Ground

One Touch Publishing Premier Striker unnumbered card City Ground, published during the 1995/96 season. In addition to the seven player cards, which are still readily available, this double sided stadium card was also issued. The stadia cards are considerably rarer than the player cards.

Friday, 14 August 2015

El Libro de los Campeones De Europa Club Badge

El Libro de los Campeones De Europa sticker #130 Club Badge, published by Marca/VIA Digital in 1999. The album was issued in Spain to mark Real Madrid's seventh European Cup win the previous year. Part of the album is dedicated to other clubs who had been crowned European champions - hence Forest's inclusion.

The Sun Soccer Sticker Collection 1990/91 David Currie

The Sun Soccer Sticker Collection 1990/91 sticker #200 David Currie, published by Euroflash. Signed in January 1990 Euroflash clearly didn't have an image of Currie in Forest colours (which would have been an achievement anyway as he only made eight appearances for the club) so opted to use him in this awful Barnsley strip.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Goala Promatch Series 4 Pierre Van Hooijdonk

Goala Promatch Series 4 card #50 Pierre Van Hooijdonk, published during the 1998/99 season. Player details are included on the reverse.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Churchman's Cigarettes Association Footballers Dave 'Boy' Martin

WA & AC Churchman Association Footballers card #33 D Martin, published in 1938. A player biography features on the reverse.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Merlin Premier League 96 Andrea Silenzi

Merlin Premier League 96 sticker #72 Andrea Silenzi, published for the 1995/96 season.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Scorcher My Favourite Soccer Stars Henry Newton

Scorcher My Favourite Soccer Stars card #26 Henry Newton, published by IPC during the 1969/70 season. The Newton card - which actually shows Dave Hilley - was given away with the Scorcher comic on 28 February 1970, along with seven other cards.
Publisher IPC issued the cards as a set of 32, along with an album to hold them. At the same time different sets of 32 were also given away with Buster, Lion, Smash and Tiger comics, all with their own albums, making a total of 160 cards.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Hasbro Subbuteo Squads Premier League Pro Edition Alan Fettis

Hasbro Subbuteo Squads Premier League Pro Edition unnumbered card Alan Fettis, published in 1996. Fettis is perhaps not surprisingly pictured in Northern Ireland kit, as he only made four league appearances for Forest.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Panini Soccerstars 88 Neil Webb

Panini Soccerstars 88 card #57 Neil Webb, published during the 1987/88 season.

Bertcord Big League Jurgen Rober

Bertcord Big League card #12 Jurgen Rober, published in 1982. Big League was a card game featuring 16 teams, each with a club badge and 12 players. This is the only time Rober featured on a card during his six-month spell at the club.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

FKS Soccer Stars Golden Collection Colin Barrett

FKS Soccer Stars Golden Collection 78/79 sticker #227 Colin Barrett. This is generally regarded as FKS's best album, as the stickers are of a higher quality then their other productions. These stickers are still available, but are rarer than FKS's other sets from the late 70s.
Barrett is perhaps not held in quite the same regard as some of him team mates of the time, but he scored the vital second goal to see off Liverpool in the first round of the European Cup in September 1978.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Godfrey Phillips 'Pinnace' Footballers Sidney Harrold

Godfrey Phillips 'Pinnace' Footballers card #724 S. Harrold, published in 1922.
The Pinnace series is massive collection of 2,462 different cards (including some rugby players) - and that doesn't take account duplicate cards of players appearing for different clubs or minor variations of the same card. If that isn't enough there are three different sizes too. The smallest are common enough to find, but the medium and postcard sized versions take some finding. The 'Pinnace' set was so large it took from 1920 to 1924 to publish.
Harrold played for the club between 1920 and 1922, and was part of the Forest side which took the Division Two title in 1921/22. He then left for Accrington Stanley, and appears in this collection as a Stanley player with the same card number.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Barratt Famous Footballers Series A14 Joe Baker

Barratt & Co Famous Footballers Series A14 card #23 Joe Baker, published in 1966 for the 1966/67 season. A player biography is featured on the reverse.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Daily Mirror Soccer 88 Paul Wilkinson

Sticker #165 Paul Wilkinson from the Daily Mirror Soccer 88 album. A brief pen pic is on the reverse.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Topps Footballers 1980 John Robertson

Topps Footballers 1980 card #69 John Robertson, published during the 1979/80 season. Brief player details are printed on the reverse. These cards, commonly referred to as 'pink backs' were issued in strips of three, although most are now found separated into singles. On the 'uncut' card Robertson is with Norwich City's Kevin Bond and Northern Ireland international Pat Jennings.