** !! FINISHED !! **

BreakingNewsThe news that we’ve all been waiting for – I have completed ALL of the basic images for this site! All 2462 players are now included on here, with a few variations to boot! It’s been a long time coming, but with the help of mainly Peter, Matt, Alan and Mark we’ve managed to get the job done! My heartiest congratulations go out to us all on this fantastic achievement!

Now the race is on to find all of the variations and replace some of the really crap quality ones that I have used. I’ve already begun this process and have today replaced 30+ using far better scans from eBay where there are some really nice examples. Now is the time for all of those of you out there who have variations to come forward with them; scan them as straight as possible at 300dpi and then CONTACT ME.

Come on, chaps – LET’S DO THIS!! πŸ™‚


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Stu Fairbridge is nearly there!

0001aStu, like myself, collects the small k-size cards and he is currently only 185 cards short of completing his collection. Can you please help him? I have printed up his list of ‘wants’ on the ‘For Sale/Swaps’ section and there is a link for you to get in touch if you have any to offer him.

Thanks. πŸ™‚

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Another error card found

0165 Doran A Man City LFI am grateful to Brian Houghton who has discovered that the error card 165 of Jack Doran which names him “A. Doran” on the k-sized cards for Brighton also appears incorrectly in the medium/LF issue from his time at Manchester City, and yet he is “J. Doran” on the Brighton medium/LF card!

Well spotted, Brian! πŸ™‚

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New error card identified

0216I am grateful to fellow collector and enthusiast Martyn Wood who has pointed out that card 216 should actually be labelled “J. Duncan” as it shows John Duncan and not his brother, Tom. You can read more about this on the Raith Rovers, Leicester City and numbered cards pages.

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A fellow collector needs help

robert mitchell buttonRobert Mitchell is a fellow collector who, like me, is trying to find just ONE of every card, regardless of back. Click the button at left to see precisely which cards he needs and if you can help there is a button for you to contact him directly.

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Edging closer to completion…

2248 rflMy grateful thanks go to fellow collector Robert Mitchell who has supplied me with a further 21 cards towards my goal of completing the basic set. I have scanned several of these to replace some rather duff images that were already in use on here.

By my calculations I am now short of only 684. I say “only”… πŸ™‚

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More advertising material discovered

Sept 1922a advertI am indebted to Mick McNeill who has provided me with several more examples of advertising material for the PINNACE footballer cards and the competitions centred around them. There’s also an unusual court case from 1922 involving them which is quite bizarre!

Click the image at left to go directly to them. πŸ™‚

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My personal collection inches closer to the finishing line

0356 NUMy thanks go to Paul Briers who has very kindly sent me another nine of my ‘needs’. Adding those to another three that I picked up recently at a card fair, I now have only – I think! – a mere 705 to track down. Bearing mind that I am only looking for one of each card rather than all of the many variations, I am beginning to believe that I might actually get there…

Also of note in the cards added today is a variation of the Milner (Hull rugby) card which features him as an N.U. player on a ‘black oval’ back. πŸ™‚

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‘Wanted’ section added

Wanted posterFinally, more than six years after creating this website, I have decided to add my own list of ‘wants’ so that those of you with some to sell know what I’d be interested in. I also accept gifts… πŸ™‚

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Another variation

0116 dark backgroundKeen-eyed collector Martyn Wood has come up with another variation. He spotted that his card of 116. W.E. Peake of Bury is on a dark background and has slightly more body on show than the two others that I already had on display. You can compare all three versions of this by clicking the image at left.

Well done Martyn, and keep them coming! πŸ™‚

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Yet another variation added

0231 RochdaleAnd still they come! Some years after I began this website, variation cards are still turning up and I am grateful to people who send me the information about them. Today it’s the turn of Phil Barlow who has sent me an image of George Wall on card 231 but this time as a Rochdale player. George played – and appeared on other Pinnace cards – for Oldham Athletic and Hamilton Academicals before making the switch to Spotland for the 1922-23 season.

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