Sporting Publicity (Leeds) 'Soccer Stars' plain back trade card (Daily Herald) (Trade Ref: DAA-2)

Originally to be kept in a booklet called 'Sport Stars: 1. Soccer Stars', several variations here: thick and thin lettering, even within the much rarer SPORTFOTO issue.


'Sport' or 'Sporting Mirror' newspaper, original Mickey Durling caricature

(Modern reprints of this series can be seen on the 1980 page)

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D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd. 'Famous Sports Stars (Rover)' unnumbered paper trade

As with the previous year's issue, these are much desirable with the yellow border but were often trimmed.

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Published 28th August

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Published 11th September

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Published 9th October

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Published 6th November

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Published 5th March, 1955


A.&BC Gum 'All Sport Series' plain back trade card (Trade Ref: ABF-1)

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P.A. Adolph (Subbuteo) 'Famous Footballers'

2nd Series trade card (Trade Ref: ADP-1 / ADO-040-2b)

Series numbered 25-48. Narrower card and slightly cropped image

Glossy photographic trade card (Trade Ref: ADP-1B / ADO-040-1)

The much rarer glossy photographic card which fetches up to 60 in some catalogues


Barratt & Co. Ltd. 'Famous Footballers (Series A.2)' trade card (Trade Ref: BAR-72-02 / BAR-315)


Liam Devlin & Sons Ltd. 'Famous Footballers (Series A.2)' trade cards (Trade Ref: DEV-3-3 / DEV-060-3)

Some of  these were officially trimmed to fit into smaller packets

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Blue Band Margarine (Netherlands) '40 Sporten en Spelen in Woord en Beeld'

The date is an approximation. The Dutch translates as "144. Even masters must keep up. English footballers do ball exercises. One of 150 splendid colour photographs in the large Blue Band Sportbook '40 Sports and Games in Words and Pictures."

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144. Green (Birmingham), Hooper (West Ham), Bill McGarry (Town) and Robb (Tottenham)


H. B. Langham & Co., 'The Legible Soccer Diary'

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