There were actual albums produced by Godfrey Phillips to house these cards, although you would have needed an awful lot of extra leaves to hold the whole series! It seems that there were two different designs of albums; here is the more regular album …
… and here is an example of the alternative ‘brown’ album; the lettering is not very clear, but it actually reads ‘PHOTOS OF FOOTBALL PLAYERS: GODFREY PHILLIPS: PINNACE NAVY CUT CIGARETTES’.
The pages for the ‘grey’ album were usually blue and white with slots for eleven players of your chosen team as shown here.
And here is one such page kitted out with the Huddersfield Town team that beat Preston in the 1922 FA Cup Final. I have elected to substitute three Pinnace cards with their Thomson ‘Footballers’ counterparts simply because I haven’t got Islip and Wadsworth, and the Pinnace card of Stephenson shows him in Villa kit!
There was also a grey one which was set out in almost the same fashion, but was perhaps not so easy on the eye.
There was also a page/sheet for collectors to select their England/Scotland/Wales teams; it was tough luck if you were Irish, I suppose. In truth, this one looks like the one above which appears to have simply had a sticker affixed over the words ‘England, Scotland, Wales’.
The brown album had different leaves, as you can see from this example of a company rep’s specimen album. The layout was different too; as you can see, there is still room for eleven players but now there was a space in the centre for one of the ‘medium’ sized cards – possibly your favourite player! The cards in this example are of Manchester City players.*
Blank leaves for these albums occasionally become available on eBay but will usually cost a lot as they are far more rare than the cards themselves. An entire album, like either of those pictured above will probably command a very high price!
UPDATE 18/06/16: Bob Thomas has got in touch with the following information … “I was looking at the Pinnace advertisements I sent you. On the 11th January 1923 advert it states, “Albums. New Series. 44 folios. 1/6d each”. So I checked my Pinnace Albums and the one with the footballer on the front has exactly 44 folios! So I reckon the brown album was the first, costing 1/-; the first mention I have of that is 29th March 1922, and then the New Edition of the Footballer cover was issued in January 1923.”