Saturday, 6 July 2013

Unknown Issuers - Italian cards (2)


1950s/60s
Calciotori/Footballers
Unknown issuers
Italy

Manfred De Maker has been in touch about this item....

Last week I stumbled on a very interesting site about Italian soccer cards. It was in Italian so I couldn't read it, but it was nice to it. When I saw on your blog questions about some Italian cards I wrote the owner of the site for some help. And I just got his mail. You can find below the information.
Regards,
Manfred

From: UB

Dear Manfred, here it is the complete answer to your questions.

1a and 1b. I confirm the production NANNINA, 100 cards printed in 1957-58 and 1958-59. The two cards were identical in both the series.

2a. As I expected, it is not a Nannina card, but again Tuttocalcio CICOGNA. A series of 100 cards but from 1957-58 (I repeat, this was the first year John Charles played in Italy, with Juventus).

2b. I said that is was surely CICOGNA  but I have made a mistake. This is a card from STELLA (the third Italian producer at that time of this kind of cards), a series of 40 cards from 1959-60 (my friend is the most competent in this subject!). There exist even in a version in white and red.

3a. I confirm the production Tuttocalcio CICOGNA, 100 cards, but this Hitchens card belongs to the series 1963-64 (the second year Gerry Hitchens played with Torino), and NOT 1962-63. I did confuse the question of the smaller character and bigger character for the name of the player: big for 1959-60, 1961-62 and 1962-63, small for 1960-61 and 1963-64 (the cards were identical under any other characteristic).

3b. Correspondingly, I confirm the production Tuttocalcio CICOGNA, 100 cards, but printed in 1961-62 (when John Charles was indeed a Juventus player).

UB


BAB - Football Club Shields with Rounded Sides (3)

1970s
Football Club Shields with Rounded Sides
BAB
?

Another new discovery - This time it's a Bolton Wanderers sticker.

Bolton Wanderers

Caplin & Rosetti / Score Cards 2008 - Score ~ Football League Stars ~ Series 1 (3)


2008
Score - Football League Stars - Series 1
Caplin & Rosetti / Score Cards 2008
60 cards

The complete checklist.

1.  Roy McFarland (Derby County)
2.  George Best (Manchester United)
3.  Ian Wallce (Coventry City)
4.  Francis Lee (Manchester City)
5.  Billy Bremner (Leeds United)
6.  Brian Little (Aston Villa)
7.  Alan Ball (Arsenal)
8.  Archie Gemmill (Nottingham Forest)
9.  Garry Pendrey (Birmingham City)
10.  Mike Pejic (Stoke City)
11.  Frank Worthington (Leicester City)
12.  Alan Suddick (Blackpool)
13.  Alex Cropley (Aston Villa)
14.  Mike Summerbee (Manchester City)
15.  Paddy Mulligan (Crystal Palace)
16.  Peter Osgood (Chelsea)
17.  Eddie Colquhoun (Sheffield United)
18.  Martin Chivers (Tottenham Hotspur)
19.  Charlie George (Arsenal)
20.  Joe Corrigan (Manchester City) 
21.  Alan Mullery (Tottenham Hotspur)
22.  Ted MacDougall (Norwich City)
23.  Bobby Moore (West Ham United)
24.  Leighton James (Burnley) 
25.  Gerry Francis (Queens Park Rangers)
26.  Malcolm Macdonald (Newcastle United)
27.  Bob Hatton (Luton Town)
28.  Frank Lampard (West Ham United)
29.  Tony Currie (Leeds United)
30.  John O’Hare (Derby County)
31.  Cyrille Regis (West Bromwich Albion)
32.  Kevin Keegan (Liverpool)
33.  Kenny Sansom (Crystal Palace)
34.  Henry Newton (Everton)
35.  John Richards (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
36.  John Hollins (Chelsea)
37.  Jimmy Nicholson (Huddersfield Town)
38.  Joe Jordan (Manchester United)
39.  Graeme Souness (Middlesbrough)
40.  Rodney Marsh (Queens Park Rangers)
41.  Terry Hibbitt (Newcastle United)
42.  Stuart Boam (Middlesbrough)
43.  Martin O’Neill (Nottingham Forest)
44.  Frank McLintock (Arsenal)
45.  Billy Baxter Ipswich Town)
46.  Alan Woodward (Sheffield United)
47.  Tony Brown (West Bromwich Albion)
48.  Jimmy Greenhoff (Manchester United)
49.  Peter Ward (Brighton & Hove Albion)
50.  Jeff Adtle (West Bromwich Albion)
51.  Gordon Banks (Stoke City)
52.  Joe Royle (Everton)
53.  Martin Peters (West Ham United)
54.  Mike Channon (Southampton)
55.  Kenny Dalglish (Liverpool)
56.  Mike Bailey (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
57.  Tommy Smith (Liverpool)
58.  Ray Wilkins (Chelsea)
59.  Bryan ‘Pop’ Robson (Sunderland)
60.  Osvaldo Ardiles (Tottenham Hotspur)


Birmingham Evening Gazette - These Are Soccer Stars, New Series (2)

1946-47
These Are Soccer Stars, New Series
Birmingham Evening Gazette
58

Trevor Cotterell has provided plenty of information recently, including some of the missing players from this collection, which leaves just No. 1 and No. 54 missing from the checklist. Once the checklist is complete I'll post the full list. Until then, the previous post can be found here:
http://cartophilic-info-exch....Birm..Even..Gazette

1.  
22.  Frank O'Donnell (Nottingham Forest)
26.  Albert Brown (Nottingham Forest)
31.  Herbert Barlow (Portsmouth)
43.  Thomas G. Jones (Everton)
51.  Tom Brolly (Millwall)
52.  Bert Sproston (Manchester City)
54.  
55.  Sam Bartram (Charlton Athletic)



Friday, 5 July 2013

SportKings LP - SportKings Series C

Silver

2009
SportKings - Series C 
SportKings LP
USA
Approx. 900 cards

SportKings - Series C - Base Card
SportKings - Series C - Mini Card
SportKings - Series C - Silver Mini Card
SportKings - Series C - Gold Mini Card
118.  Giorgio Chinaglia      Illustration 01
134.  Pelé      Illustration 02, 03

SportKings - Series C - Autograph Cards
A-GCH1.  Chinaglia, Giorgio      Illustration 04
A-GCH2.  Chinaglia, Giorgio
A-P4.  Pelé
A-P5.  Pelé
A-P6.  Pelé

SportKings - Series C - Autograph Memorabilia Cards
AM-GCH1.  Chinaglia, Giorgio      Illustration 07
AM-GCH2.  Chinaglia, Giorgio

SportKings - Series C - Autothreads
AT-GC.  Giorgio Chinaglia
AT-P.  Pelé

SportKings - Series C - Game-Used Memorabilia - Single Memorabilia
SM-03.  Giorgio Chinaglia      Illustration 08
SM-23.  Pelé

SportKings - Series C - King-Sized Memorabilia
KSM-05.  Giorgio Chinaglia
KSM-19.  Pelé

SportKings - Series C - Logo Cards
LC-10.  Giorgio Chinaglia
LC-26.  Pelé

SportKings - Series C - Single Made To Order Redemption Card
SportKings - Series C - Double Made To Order Redemption Card
SportKings - Series C - Triple Made To Order Redemption Card
Adu, Freddie (DC United jersey) 
Chastain, Brandi (USA jersey) 
Chinaglia, Giorgio (New York Cosmos jersey) 
Pelé (New York jersey) 

SportKings - Series C - Numerology
N-04.  Giorgio Chinaglia
N-12.  Pelé

SportKings - Series C - Patch
P-06.  Pelé

SportKings - Series C - VIP prefix - 30th National Card Show
VIP-6.  Taylor  / Girogio Chinaglia / Gyarmati / Karolyi / Rudolph / Smith 
VIP-7.  Morenz / Pollard / Johnson / Nagurski / Smith / Pelé      Illustration 05

All Sport (China) - Euro 2000 Golden Card

2000
Euro 2000 Golden Card
All Sport
China
16 cards

Issued in China, some strange choices to represent their countries. 14 out of the 16 cards listed below. Can anyone identify the missing players?

Emile Heskey (England)
Sylvain Wiltord (France)
Markus Babbel (Germany)
Fernando Morientes (Spain)
Danny Boffin (Belgium)
Patrick Berger (Czech Republic)
Dennis Bergkamp (Holland)
Demetrio Albertini (Italy)
Johan Mjallby (Sweden)
Thomas Helveg (Denmark)
Savo Milosevic (Yugoslavia)
Zlatko Zahovic (Slovenia)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Norway)
Sergio Conceicao (Portugal)
?
?

Immediate Communications - Superstar Call (2)

1990
Superstar Call (phone cards)
Immediate Communications Ltd
20

Trevor Cotterell has again sent in an almost complete checklist, which leaves just three numbers missing... 6, 13 and 20. Can anyone else fill in the missing names?

Hello again, the checklist I can offer is as follows:-
Regards, Trevor.

1.  Ian Wright (Crystal Palace)
2.  Vinny Jones (Leeds United)
3.  Steve Bruce (Manchester United)
4.  Paul Gascoigne (Tottenham Hotspur)
5.  David Platt (Aston Villa)
6.  ????
7.  Dean Saunders (Derby County)
8.  Gary Lineker (Tottenham Hotspur)
9.  Steve Nicol (Liverpool)
10.  Gordon Durie (Chelsea)
11.  Frank McAvennie (West Ham United)
12.  Steve McMahon (Liverpool)
13.  ????
14.  Ally McCoist (Rangers)
15.  Charlie Nicholas (Celtic)
16.  Paul McStay (Celtic)
17.  John Barnes (Liverpool)
18.  Lenny Lawrence (Charlton Athletic)
19.  Mick Quinn (Newcastle United)
20.  ????

Thursday, 4 July 2013

SportKings LP - SportKings - Series B

 
 

2008
SportKings - Series B
SportKings LP
USA
Approx. 900 cards

The second series of SportsKings cards, featuring the following players: Pele, David Beckham (1 card in the Toronto Fall Expo series), Brandi Chastain, goalkeeper Frank Borghi, Freddie Adu and one of my heroes, Giorgio Chinaglia (Cardiff City once told him he wouldn’t make the grade as a footballer!!). Series C to follow soon.

SportKings - Series B - Base Cards
SportKings - Series B - Parallel - Mini Cards
64.  Pelé      Illustration 01
94.  Frank Borghi      Illustration 02
105.  Brandi Chastain      Illustration 03

SportKings - Series B - Autograph cards - Silver
SportKings - Series B - Autograph cards - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 10)
SportKings - Series B - Autograph cards - SP - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 4)
SportKings - Series B - Autograph cards - SP - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 10)
A-FB1.  Borghi, Frank
A-FB2.  Borghi, Frank
A-BC1.  Chastain, Brandi      Illustration 04
A-BC2.  Chastain, Brandi      Illustration 05
A-P1.  Pele      Illustration 06
A-P2.  Pele
A-P3.  Pele      Illustration 07

SportKings - Series B - Autograph Memorabilia cards - Autothreads
AT-P.  Pelé      Illustration 10

SportKings - Series B - Autograph Memorabilia cards - Silver
SportKings - Series B - Autograph Memorabilia cards - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 10)
AM-BC1.  Chastain, Brandi
AM-BC2.  Chastain, Brandi

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Cityscapes Double - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 20)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Cityscapes Double - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 10)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Cityscapes Double SP - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 4)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Cityscapes Double SP - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 1)
CS-08.  New York - Pelé / Messier
CSD-08.  New York - Pelé / Messier      Illustration 08

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Cityscapes Triple - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 20)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Cityscapes Triple - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 10)
CST-06.  New York - Messier / Mattingly / Pelé

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Decades - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 20)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Decades - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 10)
D-03.  Turcotte / Montana / Pelé

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - King Size Memorabilia (Ltd.Ed. 1/1)
KSM-08.  Brandi Chastain
KSM-37.  Pelé

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Numerology - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 9)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Numerology - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 1/1)
N-03.  Brandi Chastain
N-32.  Pelé      Illustration 09

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Passing the Torch - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 20)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Passing the Torch - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 10)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Passing the Torch Short Print - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 4)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Passing the Torch Short Print - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 1)
2.  Soccer - Pelé / Freddy Adu

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Quad Memorabilia - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 9)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Quad Memorabilia - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 1)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Quad Memorabilia SP - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 4)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Quad Memorabilia SP - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 1)
QM-06.  Pelé / Messier / Frazier / Mattingly

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Single Memorabilia - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 30)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Single Memorabilia - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 10)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Single Memorabilia - Short Print - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 4)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Single Memorabilia - Short Print - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 1/1)
SM-11. Brandi Chastain
SM-42. Pelé

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Sport Kings Logo (Ltd.Ed. 1/1)
LC-16. Pelé
LC-46. Frank Borghi
LC-57. Brandi Chastain

SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Triple Memorabilia - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 20)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Triple Memorabilia - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 10)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Triple Memorabilia Short Print - Silver (Ltd.Ed. 4)
SportKings - Series B - Game Used Memorabilia - Triple Memorabilia Short Print - Gold (Ltd.Ed. 1/1)
TM-10.  Pelé / Freddy Adu / Brandi Chastain      Illustration 12, 13

SportKings - Series B - Single Made To Order Redemption Card
SportKings - Series B - Double Made To Order Redemption Card
SportKings - Series B - Triple Made To Order Redemption Card
Pele (New York Cosmos jersey)
Chastain, Brandi (USA jersey)

SportKings - Series B - 2008 Toronto Fall Expo - Post Card Redemption Cards
Pelé / Brandi Chastain

SportKings - Series B - 2008 Toronto Fall Expo Redemption Cards
TS-07. Pelé / Giorgio Chinaglia      Illustration 11

SportKings - Series B - 2008 Toronto Fall Expo Super Box Game-Used Memorabilia (Lrd.Ed. 1/1)
Brandi Chastain
David Beckham
Freddie Adu
Giorgio Chinaglia
Pele

Hasbro - Manchester United Trivial Pursuit


2000
Manchester United - Trivial Pursuit
Hasbro
100 cards

Not really a collectable card set, but as all the trading cards in the Uk these days are game-based cards, then I think these picture cards are similar. If you collect Manchester United cards or those of some of their players, like David Beckham or Ryan Giggs, then I'm sure they'd be of interest. For some reason I don't have details for cards 20, 21 and 22.

1.  Dwight Yorke
2.  Ryan Giggs
3.  Andy Cole
4.  Old Trafford
5.  Old Trafford
6.  Manchester United Supporters
7.  Mikael Silvestre
8.  Old Trafford
9.  Peter Schmeichel
10.  Manchester United Players
11.  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
12.  Old Trafford
13.  Eric Cantona
14.  Paul Scholes
15.  Dwight Yorke, Denis Irwin
16.  Eric Cantona
17.  Peter Schmeichel
18.  Beckham, Neville, Neville, Ferguson
19.  Brian McClair
20.  
21.  
22.  
23.  David Beckham
24.  Denis Irwin
25.  Jim Ryan
26.  Gary Neville
27.  Eric Cantona
28.  Sammy McIlroy
29.  Jonathan Greening
30.  Premiership Trophy
31.  Andy Cole
32.  Les Sealey
33.  Martin Edwards (Chairman)
34.  Nicky Butt
35.  Andy Cole
36.  Quinton Fortune
37.  Dwight Yorke
38.  Ray Wilkins
39.  Jaap Stam, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
40.  Brian Kidd
41.  Eric Cantona, Alex Ferguson
42.  Alex Ferguson, Dwight Yorke
43.  Simon Davies
44.  Lou Macari
45.  Peter Schmeichel
46.  Andy Cole
47.  Raimond van der Gouw
48.  Denis Law
49.  Alex Ferguson
50.  F.A. Cup
51.  Phil Neville
52.  Paul McGrath
53.  Mark Hughes
54.  Steve Bruce, Paul Ince
55.  Alex Ferguson
56.  David Beckham
57.  David Beckham
58.  European Cup
59.  Gordon Strachan
60.  Red Devil
61.  Manchester United Players Celebrate
62.  Norman Whiteside
63.  David Beckham
64.  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
65.  Raimond van der Gouw
66.  Jonathan Greening
67.  Dr, Mke Stone
68.  Kevin Phillips, Mikael Silvestre
69.  Brian Kidd, Alex Ferguson
70.  Jimmy Greenhoff
71.  Erik Nevland
72.  John Curtis
73.  Ryan Giggs
74.  David Beckham, Roy Keane
75.  Peter Schmeichel
76.  Jaap Stam
77.  Jordi Cruyff
78.  Eric Cantona
79.  Dwight Yorke
80.  David Beckham, Roy Keane
81.  Massimo Taibi
82.  Jesper Blomqvist
83.  Jaap Stam
84.  Ronnie Johnson
85.  Dwight Yorke
86.  Denis Irwin
87.  David Beckham
88.  David May
89.  Paul Scholes
90.  Andy Cole, Roy Keane, Dwight Yorke
91.  Andy Cole
92.  David Beckham, Paul Scholes
93.  Tony Coton
94.  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
95.  Henning Berg
96.  Alex Ferguson
97.  Gordon McQueen
98.  Mark Wilson
99.  Massimo Taibi
100.  Gary Neville


Thomson's Weekly News - Great Football Players


1913-14
Great Football Players
Thomson's Weekly News
9 sheets - 65 players

Trevor Cotterell sent in the above photo...  it is of a sheet of footballers marked 'Thomson's Weekly News'. I have seven sheets with 8 footballers on and a single sheet with 9 players making 65 in total. I would guess these are 1910/20 period.

I think these can be quite accurately dated to some time in the 1913-14 season. H.T.W. Hardinge joined Woolwich Arsenal at the beginning of that season and the following summer the club dropped the Woolwich part from their name. I have details of one of the other sheets, which I've listed below. They are numbered for reference only, it doesn't indicate the order in which they were issued.

Sheet 1

W. Wedlock (Bristol City)
D. Shea (Blackburn Rovers)
J. Pennington (West Bromwich Albion)
E. Fletcher (Manchester City)
D. Taylor (Burnley)
G. Holley (Sunderland)
J. Coleman (Fulham)
J. Kitchen (Sheffield United)

Sheet 2

W. Watson (Burnley)
A. Turnbull (Manchester United)
J.S. Maconnachie (Everton)
F. Walden (Tottenham Hotspur)
E. Holdsworth (Preston North End)
H.T.W. Hardinge (Woolwich Arsenal)
R. Crompton (Blackburn Rovers)
G.W. Elliot (Middlesbro')

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Caplin & Rosetti / Score Cards 2008 - Score ~ Football League Stars ~ Series 1 (2)


2008
Score - Football League Stars - Series 1
Caplin & Rosetti / Score Cards 2008
60 cards

Here's an updated listing for these cards, still some way to go before completing the checklist though.


1.  Roy McFarland (Derby County)

2.  George Best (Manchester United)
3.  Ian Wallce (Coventry City)
4.  Francis Lee (Manchester City)
5.  Billy Bremner (Leeds United)
6.  Brian Little (Aston Villa)
7.  Alan Ball (Arsenal)
8.  Archie Gemmill (Nottingham Forest)
9.  
10.  
11.  Frank Worthington (Leicester City)
12.  
13.  Alex Cropley (Aston Villa)
14.  Mike Summerbee (Manchester City)
15.  Paddy Mulligan (Crystal Palace)
16.  Peter Osgood (Chelsea)
17.  Eddie Colquhoun (Sheffield United)
18.  
19.  Charlie George (Arsenal)
20.  Joe Corrigan (Manchester City) 
21.  Alan Mullery (Tottenham Hotspur)
22.  Ted MacDougall (Norwich City)
23.  Bobby Moore (West Ham United)
24.  
25.  
26.  
27.  
28.  Frank Lampard (West Ham United)
29.  Tony Currie (Leeds United)
30.  
31.  Cyrille Regis (West Bromwich Albion)
32.  Kevin Keegan (Liverpool)
33.  Kenny Sansom (Crystal Palace)
34.  
35.  John Richards (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
36.  
37.  Jimmy Nicholson (Huddersfield Town)
38.  
39.  Graeme Souness (Middlesbrough)
40.  Rodney Marsh (Queens Park Rangers)
41.  Terry Hibbitt (Newcastle United)
42.  Stuart Boam (Middlesbrough)
43.  
44.  
45.  
46.  Alan Woodward (Sheffield United)
47.  
48.  
49.  Peter Ward (Brighton & Hove Albion)
50.  Jeff Adtle (West Bromwich Albion)
51.  Gordon Banks (Stoke City)
52.  Joe Royle (Everton)
53.  Martin Peters (West Ham United)
54.  Mike Channon (Southampton)
55.  
56.  
57.  Tommy Smith (Liverpool)
58.  
59.  
60.  Osvaldo Ardiles (Tottenham Hotspur)


World Cup 1966 / Campeonato de Mundial 1966 - F.K.S., Disgra, Sicker, A.P.R., etc.


1966
World Cup 1966 / Campeonato de Mundial 1966
F.K.S., Disgra, Sicker, A.P.R., etc.
Europe and South America

Mark Avenell has been in touch again...

I have had these plain backed stickers for a few years. I do not know much about them,except that they are very similar to FKS items. I hope someone looking at your site could help.

They do look very much like the photos in the FKS album that was produced in the U.K. at the time of the 1966 World Cup. These same images were used all around the world - Sicker in West Germany, Disgra in Spain, Agência Portuguesa de Revistas in Portugal, etc.

The Spanish version was also available in at least some countries in South America. Below you will find the Spanish Disgra version along with the Peruvian Disgra album and you'll see that the stickers in the Peruvian album are numbered like the ones you have. I hope this helps.


 Spain
 Peru


SportKings LP - SportKings Series A

 

2007
Sportkings - Series A
Sportkings LP
USA
Approx. 800 cards

In late 1933 and early 1934, Goudey issued the legendary 48-card Sport Kings, a set that featured the first-ever football cards of Red Grange, Jim Thorpe and Notre Dame immortal Knute Rockne. The set was the who's who of American sport. Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth and Carl Hubbell represented baseball, Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen represented golf, Bill Tilden represented tennis, Gene Tunney, Jack Dempsey and Max Baer represented boxing, Eddie Shore, Ace Bailey and Howie Morenz represented hockey, Joe Lopchick, Nate Holman and Eddie Burke presented basketball while speed skating, ski jumping, billiards, horse racing, wrestling, athletics, boating and aviation were all captured by the stars of their day.

In 2007 SportKings LP resurrected the brand name by issuing a series of cards similar to the original 1930s cards, but with this new series, there was also so much more - on card autographs, memorabilia and ultra rare 1 of 1 cards. Series F is due out in a week or two and will include cards of Cristiano Ronaldo. In the meantime, I thought I would checklist all the football (sorry, soccer) cards issued in the five series of SportKings that have been issued to date.

SportKings - Series A - Base Cards

SportKings - Series A - Base Cards - Mini
11.  Hamm, Mia    Illustration 1, 2

SportKings - Series A - Autograph Cards

SportKings - Series A - Autograph Cards - Gold version
A-MH.  Mia Hamm    Illustration 4, 5

SportKings - Series A - Future SportKings Autograph Cards 

FSA-FA.  Freddy Adu    Illustration 6, 7

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Autograph Memorabilia

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Autograph Memorabilia - Gold version
Freddy Adu

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Decades Cards - 2000s

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Decades Cards - Gold - 2000s
Freddy Adu / Quinton Jackson / Reggie Bush

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Game-Used Single Memorabilia

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Game-Used Single Memorabilia - Gold 
Freddy Adu

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Game-Used Triple Memorabilia

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Game-Used Triple Memorabilia - Gold
Freddy Adu / Quinton Jackson / Reggie Bush    Illustration 8

SportKings - Series A - SportKings King Size Memorabilia

Freddy Adu

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Logo (1 of 1)

Mia Hamm 

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Patch

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Patch - Gold
Freddy Adu    Illustration 3

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Quad Memorabilia

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Quad Memorabilia - Gold
Reggie Bush / Quinton Jackson / Freddy Adu / Amanda Beard    Illustration 9

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Single Made to Order Redemption Card

SportKings - Series A - SportKings Double Made to Order Redemption Card 
SportKings - Series A - SportKings Triple Made to Order Redemption Card 
Freddie Adu (DC United jersey) 

2008 Toronto Spring Expo Redemption Cards - Gold 1-1
2008 Toronto Spring Expo Redemption Cards - Silver (Ltd Ed. 9)
Pele / Freddie Adu

Blackpool F.C. - 1935-36 Programme inserts (2)

1935-36 
Blackpool F.C.
Programme inserts
Unknown number in set

Another card has been discovered from this collection.

4.  Peter Doherty    Thanks to Trevor Cotterell
Maurice Reeday
Tom Shipman
?
?
?


Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A&BC - AAB-305 / ZJ12-8 Football Team Pennants - Scottish

1968
AAB-305 / ZJ12-8 Football Team Pennants - Scottish
A&BC
Scotland
3 known

These pennants were given away with the 1968-69 Yellow backed Footballer cards issued by A&BC. In the 1960's and 1970's A&BC issued different collections for the English and Scottish markets. The English version of the pennants is made up of 26 different clubs. Only 3 Scottish clubs are known to exist, but do not include teams like Celtic, Rangers and Aberdeen. If you know of any other Scottish pennants please get in touch.

Dunfermline Athletic
Morton
St. Johnstone

I found it impossible to find a scan of one of these pennants anywhere, except for this St. Johnstone one on Nigel Mercer's superb site: Nigel's Webspace - Galleries of English Football Cards 1965/66 - 1979/80. If you've never seen it, check it out. You won't be disappointed.


Unknown newspaper - Sports Album (2)

 
1940s
Sports Album (newspaper cut-outs)
Unknown newspaper
40

Trevor Cotterell has sent in another checklist, leaving only five left to find. I'm grateful to Trevor for the list and the illustrations:

Hello Alan, To add to your checklist, I have the following:-

1.  Cliff Anderson (Boxer)
2.  Al Phillips (Boxer)
3.  Dinny Pails (Tennis Player)
4.  Henry Cotton (Golfer) 
5.  Jack Parker (Speedway Rider) 
6.  Norman Yardley (Cricketer) 
7.  Douglas Smith (Jockey) 
8.  Fred Daly (Golfer)
9.  Olle Tandberg (Boxer) 
10.  Dudley Nourse (Cricketer)
11.  Jack Robinson (Cricketer)
12.  Vic Duggan  (Speedway)
13.  Tony Mottram (Tennis)
14.  Dado Marino (Boxer)
15.  Jackie Paterson (Boxer)
16.  Pauline Betz (Tennis)
17.  Ian Smith (South Africa - Cricket)
18.  Harold Butler (Cricket)
19.  
20.  "Split" Waterman (Speedway)
21.  Gregor McIntosh (Golf)
22.  Dick Burton (Golf)
23.  Dick Burton (Golfer)
24.  Bill Bowes (Cricketer)
25.  
26.  
27.  Gordon Bradley (Leicester City - Footballer)
28.  
29.  Peter Kane (Boxer)
30.  
31.  Max Grosskreutz (Speedway)
32.  Tommy Dawson (Brentford - Footballer)
33.  W.H. Copson (Cricketer)
34.  Bruce Mitchell (Cricketer)
35.  Len Muncer (Cricketer)
36.  Billy Steel (Derby County - Footballer)
37.  Stan Mortensen (Blackpool - Footballer)
38.  Clarence Jordan (Doncaster Rovers Footballer)
39.  Gerald Smithson (Cricketer)
40.  Tommy Walker (Chelsea - Footballer)

I have no others above this, nor do I have any un-numbered.
The only thing I do not like about this series is the variety in size of the sportsman, anything from 135mm x 55mm down to 55mm x 30mm.
Hope this helps, until next time, regards, Trevor

Both the ones I listed last time as unnumbered might have been documented as such because the number had been cut off. So I think it's safe to assume that this is probably a collection of 40 sports personalities.


Unknown issuer (China) - 2006 World Cup (Playing Cards)

 

2006
2006 World Cup (Playing Cards)
Unknown issuer
China
54

Issued in China at the time of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Just missing details of 9 Diamonds...
In record time - we've now got the complete checklist!!

A♦.  Adriano (Brazil)
2♦.  Robinho (Brazil)
3♦.  Roque Santa Cruz (Paraguay)
4♦.  Luca Toni (Italy)
5♦.  Jurgen Koller (Germany)
6♦.  Joaquin (Spain)
7♦.  Frank Lampard (England)
8♦.  Michael Essien (Ghana)
9♦.  Agustín Delgado (Ecuador)
10♦.  Andrea Pirlo (Italy)
J♦.  Jens Lehmann (Germany)
Q♦.  Dwight Yorke (Trinidad & Tobago)
K♦.  Francsco Totti (Italy)
A♣.  Gianluigi Buffon (Italy)
2♣.  Claude Makelele (France)
3♣.  Fabio Grosso (Italy)
4♣.  Steven Gerrard (England)
5♣.  Carles Puyol (Spain)
6♣.  Lilian Thuram (France)
7♣.  Rio Ferdinand (England)
8♣.  Frederic Ljungberg (Sweden)
9♣.  Mark van Bommel (Holland)
10♣.  Fabio Cannavaro (Italy)
J♣.  Patrick Vieira (France)
Q♣.  John Terry (England)
K♣.  Alessandro Nesta (Italy)
A♠.  Zinedine Zidane (France)
2♠.  Luis Figo (Portugal)
3♠.  Cafu (Brazil)
4♠.  Alessandro Del Piero (Italy)
5♠.  Raul (Spain)
6♠.  Roberto Carlos (Brazil)
7♠.  Thierry Henry (France)
8♠.  Juan Román Riquelme (Argentina)
9♠.  Ronaldo (Brazil)
10♠.  Ruud van Nistelrooy (Holland)
J♠.  Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic)
Q♠.  Andreiy Shevchenko (Ukraine)
K♠.  Michael Owen (England)
A♥.  Lionel Messi (Argentina)
2♥.  Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
3♥.  Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
4♥.  Kaka' (Brazil)
5♥.  Wayne Rooney (England)
6♥.  Franck Ribery (France)
7♥.  Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast)
8♥.  Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo)
9♥.  Fernando Torres (Spain)
10♥.  Ronaldinho (Brazil)
J♥.  Arjen Robben (Holland)
Q♥.  David Beckham (England)
K♥.  Michael Ballack (Germany)

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Fernando Torres (Spain)
Lionel Messi (Argentina)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)
Wayne Rooney (England)
Kaka (Brazil)

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Michael Ballack (Germany)
Zinedine Zidane (France)
Francesco Totti (Italy)
Ronaldinho (Brazil)
Luis Figo (Portugal)
David Beckham (England)