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!! 🙂
Robert 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.
My 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”… 🙂
I 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. 🙂
My 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. 🙂
Finally, 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… 🙂
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.