Several new ‘variations’ added

0403During the course of updating  and re-scanning my collection for better images I have come across an increasing number of ‘variation’ cards which I am simply adding in wherever they crop up. There are way too many to list here but I can confirm that I have found at least one each of Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Chelsea and Clapton Orient to name but a few. I don’t claim these to be hitherto undiscovered, just images that weren’t previously included on this site. I still have the better part of one thousand cards to scan over the next few weeks so there should be even more ‘variations’ coming to light in that time. My advice is simply to check your ‘team’ or the cards ordered by number to see if there is something that you don’t recognise or possess.

Also, because I am inserting better and deleting poorer quality cards where possible, it may just be that certain images don’t appear; rather, they are replaced by a little ‘X’. Could you please inform me if this occurs anywhere? I am being very careful as I go along but there is always the chance that the odd one might just sneak through … 🙂

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‘Cabinet’ cards on offer

full-setDave Johnson has contacted me to let me know that he has FIFTEEN ‘Cabinet’ cards for sale, all featuring Wigan Highfields rugby players. They seem to be in very good condition – he has sent me four photographs which you can see at left and below. (Clicking on any of them will provide you with larger views of the cards)

He will consider offers over £140 for the lot and you can contact him by clicking HERE.

Good luck! 🙂


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Leytonstone ‘Celtic’ cards mystery

celtic_backDuring the course of my re-scanning of my cards, I noticed that I have two cards – 1787 Buckey and 1788 Woodham, both Leytonstone players – which are both stamped ‘CELTIC‘ on the back as can be seen here. I have tried to discover via the internet if they were transferred to Glasgow Celtic but they don’t appear in lists of their players. My first thought was that a child has stamped them  with a printing set, but I’m just not sure. Can anyone please offer an explanation as to why they should appear thus? :/

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Brighton & HA variation found

0165Terry Kramer has alerted me to the fact that he has posted Pinnace card 165 of Brighton & HA player Doran for sale on eBay. This particular one is the variation with the first initial ‘A’ rather than ‘J’ and is the first of its kind that I have seen. The card has now been duly added to both the cards by numbers section and that of Brighton & HA players.

Keep ’em coming! 🙂

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Six Luton variations added

0192Mark Hughesdon has been back in touch to provide me with six images of Luton Town players, all of which have the most subtle of differences to those already recorded here, even down to just a slight magnification or the angle of a cap! I needed a lot of convincing over the one of T. Gibbon (left) but succumbed in the end!

Please get in touch with good quality scans of any others that you might come across.

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New lamps for old!

1016I have today embarked upon the enormous – not to mention laborious – task of re-scanning and replacing some of the images on my site. Over the years that it has taken to create the complete ‘set’ I have reluctantly included images of cards which were photographs and as a result some are blurry, dark or over-exposed; in fact, they are not all exactly as I would have hoped. However, as my own collection slowly but surely increases, I now have more cards at my disposal to scan and add, and so that is the direction that I will be going in over the next few months. I will compare what I have with all of the images on here and slowly, gradually replace them. This might lead to one or two links breaking down; the pages of players by number order should be ok, but I might forget to link a new picture with his specific team, and for this I will be dependent upon YOU to let me know if you get the little tell-tale black cross on your page informing you that a picture has not loaded – please do let me know if any of my links are broken.

So, off we go …

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Drip … drip … drip …

1243Yesterday I added a further twenty cards to my personal collection. A successful morning at the Nuthall Temple Card Fair saw me pick up these cards, all of which are ‘high numbers’ above 940, all good quality with nice, sharp corners and all at decent prices too – only £2.00 per card.

Only another 914 needed now! 🙂

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