The 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!! 🙂
Keen-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! 🙂
And 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.
I have recently increased my personal collection by 90+ cards and amongst them were a good many cards which have allowed me to upgrade some of the pictures on this site, most notably those of Wigan Highfield.
I am grateful to Martyn Wood once more for supplying me with images of nine more cards depicting variations in number size, placement and ‘darker’ background. Affected players are as follows: 83. F. Duckworth (Blackburn Rovers), 150. D. Mercer (Sheffield United), 168. A.E. Longstaff (Brighton & H.A.), 330. W.H.J. Kirsopp (Bury), 332. T. Fleetwood (Everton), 338. D.S. Nicholas (Merthyr Town), 396. G. Sinclair (Hearts), 454. H. Martin (Sunderland) and 515. J. Banks (Tottenham Hotspurs).
My personal collection grew to 1697 today when I picked up another 57 cards from a card fair outside Nottingham. All bar one of them were ‘high-numbers’ too so I was very pleased to pick up so many in one go; they really are becoming more and more difficult to pick up at reasonable prices these days. They are, however, all footballers; the rugby players remain elusive, especially at the prices that I am prepared to fork out. I certainly am NOT going to pay £15 per card which is what some dealers seem to think that they are worth.
Simple maths would suggest that I am short of approximately 765 cards – probably mainly rugby – but my total includes one or two variations, so I can’t be sure. I have a second filing system which, I think, works on a ‘one of each card’ basis and that suggests that I am short of 825 so, to be honest, I think that is a better guide. Not that I’m going to find out for certain any time soon… 🙂
I have also been busy scanning a goodly number of these cards as they are far better than some of the images which are currently on-site, especially those which have come from eBay. Good examples are those of the Southport team of which I’ve managed to buy and replace the images of more than half a dozen, so it’s now plainly obvious which ones I still need.
Martyn Wood is working his way through his collection, hunting out variations of the cards on show here. He has recently uncovered this card of Bristol Rovers’ A.S. Leigh with the number in a different position to the ones already displayed on here.
I am expecting several more over the coming days and weeks. 🙂
It’s been quite a long time since I have been able to add anything new to this site so I am grateful to fellow collector and enthusiast Martyn Wood who has supplied images of cards 135 and 910, both Leicester City players, with the numbers in a different position to those already displayed.
If you have any such examples please don’t hesitate to get in touch and I’ll give you an email address to send images; the more detailed we can get this site, the better it will be for everybody! 🙂
John Northcutt has been in touch to point out that there is a double error involving Swindon players; card 1224 labelled “Nash” is actually Denyer and, conversely, card 1226 labelled “Denyer” is in reality Nash. (December 2017)
Please feel free to keep sending information like this – it’s vital to be as accurate as possible.
I have just created a website dedicated to these cards. Obviously it is still very much in its infancy but you might like to take a look. And, if you are in a position to supply me with good quality (300dpi) images of cards, then you know where to find me … 😉
It’s been a very long time since I’ve been able to post any real additions to this site although, in truth, it’s really my own collection which has increased significantly today, but the website benefits because it means that I have been able to add seventeen improved images.
Anyway, a visit to the Nuthall Card Fair brought me a total of 29 cards, all but two being of the ‘higher number’ variety above and beyond 940. I also snagged card 292, one that I have been missing since I started collecting, despite it being available in two teams.
Only a further 870 to go now then, mostly the more expensive rugby cards, unfortunately.
Edit: I also picked up one of the grey albums containing eleven stiff brown card leaves. It’s pretty much falling apart but I suppose that it was probably worth the tenner that I paid for it. 🙂