Monday, 29 February 2016

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Wills Football Series James Iremonger

WD & HO Wills Football Series card #27 J. Iremonger, published in 1902. These cards were also released in a violet coloured version. The black and white version, seen here, is very similar to the W Clarke & Son series which was released at the same time.

Topps Footballers 1979 Scottish Edition Archie Gemmill

Topps Footballers 1979 Scottish Edition card #111 'Topps Salutes' Archie Gemmill. 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.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Nottingham Statues Brian Clough

Nottingham Statues card #2 Brian Clough, published by Reflections of a Bygone Age. While not from a football themed series this testament to Clough's achievements is more than worthy of inclusion.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Action Portraits of Famous Footballers Tony Woodcock

Sigma Sports Silhouettes Action Portraits of Famous Footballers card #58 Tony Woodcock published in 1979. A postcard sized issue, the rear includes a brief summary of the player's career.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

John Player Association Cup Winners Notts Forest 1898

John Player & Sons Association Cup Winners card #19 Notts Forest 1898, published in 1930. In addition to featuring the eleven in the cup winning side the card's reverse gives a summary of the 3-1 win over Derby as Forest lifted the cup for the first time.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Mobil Oil Football Club Badges Nottingham Forest

Mobil Oil Ltd Football Club Badges silk sticker #21 Nottingham Forest, published in 1983.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

A&BC Footballer 'Orange' Action Transfer Henry Newton

A&BC Footballer 'Orange Backs' (1970/71) unnumbered Action Transfer Henry Newton. Issued with the second and third series, there were 72 transfers in the set. These transfers are considered to be rare, as most would inevitably have had a pen or pencil taken to them and ended up on a book.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Panini Football 78 Larry Lloyd

Panini Football 78 sticker #300 Larry Lloyd, published during the 1977/78 season.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Daily Star Football Album Ian Bowyer & Peter Shilton

Daily Star Football Album pair of stickers #213 Ian Bowyer and #223 Peter Shilton published in the 1980/81 season. Brief player details are printed on the reverse.

Panini Football 86 Victory in Europe 7

Panini Football 86 untitled sticker #269. The Football 86 album included a 'Victory in Europe' section on English clubs' successes in the European competition, with five stickers dedicated to Forest's back-to-back European Cup titles. This one depicts Larry Lloyd evading the attention of Kevin Keegan.

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Famous Footballers in Action Charlton Athletic v Notts Forest

Boys' Magazine Famous Footballers in Action card #18 Charlton Athletic v Notts Forest, published during the 1932/33 season. These cut-out and keep cards were given away with the magazine in December 1932 and January 1933 in six sheets. Very much an assumption on my part, but the picture could well be from Forest's visit to The Valley on 15 October 1932, the hosts winning 3-0 in front of a crowd of 10,635.

Friday, 19 February 2016

FKS The Wonderful World Of Soccer Stars 1968/69 Mick Harby

FKS The Wonderful World Of Soccer Stars 1968/69 sticker #186 Mick Harby. A brief pen pic is on the reverse.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Bell Boy Famous Soccer Clubs Nottingham Forest

Bell Boy Series Famous Soccer Clubs wrapper #14 Nottingham Forest, published by Anglo-American Chewing Gum in 1960. Part of a collection of 72 wax-coated bubble gum wrappers. It doesn't really fall into the trading card category, but nonetheless is a nice item worthy of inclusion.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

European Champions Olympic Stadium Munich 30 May 1979 Ian Bowyer

Nottingham Forest European Champions Olympic Stadium Munich 30 May 1979 unnumbered card Ian Bowyer, published by Alfin06.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Match/Sported Kevin Campbell

Match/Sported Kevin Campbell sticker #45 Kevin Campbell, published by EMAP in 1996. These stickers were given away with various editions of Match and Sported magazines.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Carreras Famous Footballers William Simpson

Carreras Ltd Famous Footballers card #3 W. Simpson, published in 1935. A player biography is included on the reverse.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Football Fact Cards Brian Clough

Shoot! Football Fact Cards card #19 Brian Clough, published by IPC in 1984.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Quadriga Engelsk Tips Fodbold 1982-83 Calvin Plummer

Quadriga Engelsk Tips Fodbold 1982-83 sticker #180 Calvin Plummer, released in Denmark. A very rare collection, this was the first season without FKS publishing an album. Quadriga took over FKS' business, but chose to only go ahead with a Scandinavian release - making these stickers very difficult to find.

Friday, 12 February 2016

English Football Clubs Nottingham Forest

Northern Trancessories English Football Clubs unnumbered sticker Nottingham Forest, published in the early 1970s.

Onze Mondial Steve Stone

Onze Mondial unnumbered card Steven Stone, published in 1996. This is a thin paper issue from a well known French football magazine.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

FKS Soccer Stars Golden Collection Archie Gemmill

FKS Soccer Stars Golden Collection 78/79 sticker #230 Archie Gemmill. This wasn't the first time FKS opted to use an out-of-date image of a Forest player sporting the colours of a former club.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Victor Stand Up Footballers Colin Addison

Victor Stand Up Footballers Colin Addison, published by DC Thomson and given away with the Victor comic on 16 January 1965.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Geo Bassett & Co Football 1986 Nigel Clough

Geo Bassett & Co Football card #16 Nigel Clough, published in 1986 for the 1986/87 season. A player biography features on the reverse.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Football Legends Trevor Francis

Royal Mail Football Legends unnumbered sticker Trevor Francis, published in 1996.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Panini Football 87 Nottingham Forest 'Then & Now'

Panini Football 87 sticker #404 Nottingham Forest 'Then & Now'. The Football 87 album included a section on past and present club colours. Forest's sticker depicts the club's strips in the 1884/85 and 1986/87 seasons.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Lion and Champion Album of Soccer Stars Peter Grummitt

Lion and Champion Album of Soccer Stars sticker #53 Peter Grummitt published by Fleetway in 1967. A collection of 110 stickers with an album, these were issued in six sheets and given away in the Lion and Champion comic in Otober and November 1967. The Grummitt sticker dates from 28 October 1967.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Match Weekly Sticker Stars 88/89 Nigel Clough

Match Weekly Sticker Stars 88/89 unnumbered sticker Nigel Clough, published by EMAP.

Editions Benjamin Coupes d'Europe 1980 'Finale 1979: 3-5'

Editions Benjamin Coupes d'Europe 1980 stickers #3, 4 and 5 Finale de la Coupe des champions 1979. The album was released in France and covered the three UEFA club competitions for the 1979/80 season. The album's first page was dedicated to Forest's 1-0 victory over Malmö FF in Munich, with team and individual player stickers also included for clubs participating in the 1979/80 competitions. Here Tony Woodcock appears to take on the entire Malmö back four.
These stickers are rare, both in the UK and in their 'home' country of France. 

Thursday, 4 February 2016

A Question of Sport Neil Webb

BBC Enterprises A Question of Sport unnumbered card Neil Webb with David Speedie, published in 1986.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

AVA Americana Football Special '79 Peter Withe

AVA Americana Football Special '79 sticker #254 Peter Withe, covering the 1978/79 season.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Monday, 1 February 2016

Panini Football 79 Nottingham Forest

Panini Football 79 sticker #279 Nottingham F. The club badges in the Football 79 collection are easily recognisable as being what is known as 'silks' in card collecting circles.