Sunday, 31 January 2016

Rover Footballers Jack Spaven

Rover Footballers unnumbered card Jack Spaven, published by DC Thomson and given away with Rover comic on 8 July 1922. A player biography is on the card's reverse.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Friday, 29 January 2016

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Topps Footballers 'Pale Blue' Peter Shilton

Topps Footballers 'Pale Blue' card #75 Peter Shilton, published in 1979. Career statistics are included on the reverse.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Panini Football 90 Steve Hodge

Panini Football 90 sticker #223 Steve Hodge, published for the 1989/90 season. A player biography is featured on the reverse.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Football Card Collector Terry Hennessey

Football Card Collector Series 2 card #8 Terry Hennessey, published in 2011. A summary of Hennessey's career is included on the reverse.

Monday, 25 January 2016

The Hotspur Football Stars William Whare

The Hotspur Football Stars card #44 William Whare, published by DC Thomson in 1957. A set of 48 cards, half were given away with Hotspur and the remainder with Adventure. Whare was included in a strip of four with Johnny Haynes (Fulham), Dai Ward (Bristol Rovers) and Brian Pilkington (Burnley) on 16 March 1957. A detailed pen pic is found on the reverse.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Orbis Sticker Collection Brian Clough

Orbis Sticker Collection sticker #MG7 Brian Clough, published during the 1990/91 season. Unusually Orbis opted to arrange the collection by position rather than club, hence the 'MG' prefix, which stands for manager.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Daddies Football Greats Peter Shilton

Daddies Sauce Daddies Football Greats sticker #18 Peter Shilton, published by Smedley Foods in 1982.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Transimage Football 79/80 Archie Gemmill

Transimage Football 79/80 sticker #233 Archie Gemmill. Brief career details are printed on the reverse. These stickers were originally issued in pairs.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Top Sellers Football 73 Nottingham Forest

Top Sellers Football 73 unnumbered sticker Nottingham Forest badge, published by Panini during the 1972/73 season. The club badges were issued in pairs, with Forest alongside Manchester City.

Monday, 18 January 2016

The Sun Soccercards Viv Anderson

The Sun Soccercards card #356 Viv Anderson, published in 1980. A large collection of 1,000 cards the reverse includes a player biography. It's not unreasonable to suggest the artwork is less than flattering.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Barratt & Co Cricketers, Footballers & Teams Harold Wadsworth

Barratt & Co Cricketers, Footballers & Teams unnumbered card H. Wadsworth. This series is listed in catalogues as being published in 1926, which may be correct up to a point but some of the player to club variations are certainly no earlier than 1927.
The card appears in two versions, Leicester City and Notts Forest with the latter being much rarer. Wadsworth spent most of the 1926/27 season at Leicester City before moving to Forest in April 1927. He made his debut in a friendly at Northampton Town a month later, and only spent a year in Nottingham. Wadsworth played his final game for the club against West Bromwich Albion on 14 April 1928 before joining Millwall.

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Panini Junior Stickers Soccer's Super Sevens Roy Keane

Panini Junior Stickers Soccer's Super Sevens sticker #88 Roy Keane, published in 1991 for the 1991/92 season.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

A&BC Footballer 'Orange/Red' Peter Hindley

A&BC Footballer 'Orange/Red Back' card #18 Peter Hindley, published during the 1972/73 season. A brief player biography is on the reverse. The answer to the quiz question is Nottingham Forest. Francis Hindley made eight appearances and scored three goals in the 1938/39 season.

Daily Mirror Soccer 88 Lee Glover

Daily Mirror Soccer 88 sticker #160 Lee Glover. A brief pen pic is on the reverse.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Panini Football 81 John Robertson

Panini Football 81 sticker #257 John Robertson, published for the 1980/81 season. A player biography is featured on the reverse.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Monday, 11 January 2016

UPEC Matches Football League Club Series Nottingham Forest

UPEC Matches Ltd Football League Club Series card #56 Nottingham Forest. These paper matchbox labels were published during the 1981/82 season and are quite rare. UPEC was a prolific issuer of matchbox labels, and the Forest label also bears the company's individual issue number 16378.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Clevedon Confectionery Famous Footballers Jack Burkitt

Clevedon Confectionery Famous Footballers card #3 Jack Burkitt. These cards are widely listed as being published in 1961, but the biography on Burkitt suggests otherwise. He is described as Forest's cup winning captain "last season", which was 1958/59 therefore meaning the collection was released during the 1959/60 season.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Sport And Adventure Our Gallery of Famous Footballers Jack Spaven

Sport and Adventure magazine Our Gallery of Famous Footballers card #37 Jack Spaven, published on 22 July 1922. In total the set was made up of 46 cards issued between April and August 1922.

Friday, 8 January 2016

Forest Cards Cup and Trophies Vorwaerts Frankfurt/Oder

Forest Cards Series 2 Cups and Trophies card #20. Rather unusual both in its content and in that the card is untitled, it depicts a vase presented to the club by the East Germans.
I have to confess I know pretty much nothing about this card, and I haven't seen any others from this collection. If anyone knows anything about this set or series 1 please get in touch.
The UEFA Cup first round second leg in East Germany was played on 28 September 1983, Forest winning 1-0 thanks to an Ian Bowyer goal in front of a crowd of 18,000. Forest's then opponents now ply their trade in the Oberliga Nordost, Germany's fifth tier, under the name 1.FC Frankfurt.
Update 19/01/16: Trevor Gillies has been in touch to say the cards were issued by the club in conjunction with Repro House and Apollo Soft Drinks (part of Home Brewery, Daybrook) and given to season ticket holders in 1984. In all there are three series of 20 cards.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

DC Thomson Football Team Cards Notts Forest

DC Thomson Football Team Cards card #47 Notts Forest, published in 1933. A series of 64, the cards were given away in sheets of four in DC Thomson magazines Adventure, Rover, Skipper and Wizard between April and July 1933.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Primrose Confectionery Famous Footballers Jim Iley

Primrose Confectionery Ltd Famous Footballers Series FBS1 card #15 Jim Iley, published in 1961. A surprisingly candid player biography is on the card's reverse.
Just as the A&BC card published in the same season Iley is shown in Spurs colours, even though he had been at Forest for two years.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Godfrey Phillips 'Pinnace' Footballers Sidney Gibson

Godfrey Phillips 'Pinnace' Footballers card #1705 S. Gibson, published in 1923.
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 was published over four years from 1920 to 1924.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Daily Mirror Stick With Soccer David Campbell

Daily Mirror Stick With Soccer unnumbered sticker David Campbell, published in 1986. Stickers could be found either with or without a player profile on the reverse.

A&BC Footballers 'Quiz' John Quigley

A&BC Footballers 'Quiz' card #84 John Quigley, published during the 1964/65 season. Brief player details are printed on the reverse.

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Sweetule Football Club Nicknames Notts Forest

Sweetule Products Ltd Football Club Nicknames card #9 Notts Forest, published in 1959. The card's reverse features a brief history of the club. The series must have been issued in the early part of 1959 as the club's honours list doesn't include the FA Cup triumph of that year.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Emlyn Hughes' Team Tactix Franz Carr

Emlyn Hughes' Team Tactix card #11 Franz Carr, published by Boss Leisure in 1986. The cards formed part of a board game.