These cards are pretty much the ‘Holy Grail’ where Pinnace collectors are concerned because they really are so rare. Up until recently only a few were ever known to exist; now, with the help of Mark Hughesdon, Chris Lee, Alan Jenkins, Steve Marsh and especially Matt Stevens, I am able to present almost all of these cards for your enjoyment. In reality these cards are the same size as the player ‘cabinet’ cards (approximately 15cm x 10cm) and a few of the ones shown here are a little dark and skew-wiff because they have been photographed rather than scanned, but sometimes that’s the price that you pay to see something almost unique!
You will also notice that in many cases there is not one, but TWO versions of each team card; the logic behind this is that the original ‘dated’ cards were from the 1920-21 series, but the ‘undated’ examples are almost certainly later. Proof of this is that the second ‘undated’ Huddersfield Town card is the ‘official’ team photograph from the 1921-22 season (I have an original Turton postcard on my HTAFC website to confirm this). In some cases the two teams photos are still the same, regardless of the season, but with others they are different.
It should also be noted that although you are able to see many tens of Team Cards here, you should not be misled into thinking that they must be relatively easy to find if you look hard enough; they most certainly are not! In the vast majority of cases, the image that you see here is a scan or photograph of THE ONLY known example of that card in existence! Which is why, when they DO occasionally come up for auction, you can expect to pay in the high hundreds or even thousands for just a single card.
So – enjoy this collection of miniature versions; they are very probably the closest that you will EVER get to seeing one of these in the flesh! 🙂
THE ENGLISH CLUBS
THE SCOTTISH CLUBS
There are twenty-one Scottish teams represented below; my apologies if you are a fan of Alloa or Queens Park! 😦
THE WELSH CLUBS