Sunday, 8 May 2016

Bergmann Bundesliga 79/80 European Cup Final '267'

Bergmann-Verlag Bundesliga 79/80 sticker #267, published in Germany. Bergmann included a small section on the previous season's European Cup final, including this sticker showing the only goal against Malmö FF. This is a less common image of Francis' header, a forlorn looking Jan Möller looking back as the ball hits the net.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Štampa Aero Izdavač Evro Fudbal Notingem Forest

Štampa Aero Izdavač Evro Fudbal 1988 1989 sticker #446 Notingem Forest, published in Yugoslavia. When I bought this I was told it dated from the 1981/82 album, which would make sense as the picture appears to be of the Forest side before the 1980 Intercontinental Club Cup final, played in Tokyo in February 1981. A friend in Serbia however said the sticker is from the 1988/89 collection.

Friday, 6 May 2016

Godfrey Phillips 'Pinnace' Footballers Alfred Bennett

Godfrey Phillips 'Pinnace' Footballers card #721 A. Bennett, published in 1922.
The Pinnace series is massive collection of 2,462 different cards (including some rugby players) - and that doesn't take account duplicate cards of players appearing for different clubs or minor variations of the same card. If that isn't enough there are three different sizes too. The smallest are common enough, but the medium and postcard sized versions take some finding. The 'Pinnace' set was so large it took from 1920 to 1924 to publish.
There are at least two versions of the standard sized Bennett card, where the differences are subtle but nonetheless there.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Shoot's Top 20 All-Stars Peter Shilton

Shoot's Top 20 All-Stars card #19 Peter Shilton (pictured in England's colours), published by IPC and given away with Shoot! magazine on 9 October 1982.


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Barratt & Co Famous Footballers Ted Blagg

Barratt & Co Famous Footballers unnumbered card E Blagge (sic), published during the 1947/48 season.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Sporting Profiles FA Cup Finals Luton Town v Nottingham Forest

Sporting Profiles FA Cup Finals Volume II card #14 Luton Town v Nottingham Forest, published in 2004. The card's rear features basic information on the match, which Forest won 2-1.


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Waddington Top Trumps Nottingham Forest Garry Birtles

Waddington Top Trumps Nottingham Forest card game unnumbered card Gary (sic) Birtles, published during season 1979/80.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Panini Championship 2009 Nathan Tyson

Panini Championship 2009 sticker #315 Nathan Tyson. For this collection Panini decided to mix up the double stickers rather than keep to individual clubs, which is why Tyson is pictured with Darren Carter of Preston North End.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Goala Promatch Series 4 Andy Johnson

Goala Promatch Series 4 card #120 Andy Johnson, published during the 1998/99 season. Player details are included on the reverse.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

JF Sporting Collectibles Footballers in Action 1919-39 Series 1 William Thompson

JF Sporting Collectibles Footballers in Action 1919-39 Series 1 card #23 Bill Thompson. Brief career details are featured on the reverse.

Merlin Premier Gold 1996/97 Steve Stone

Merlin Premier Gold 1996/97 card #112 Steve Stone. Brief career details are on the card's reverse.


Poolette Football Pool Card Game Nottingham Forest

Poolette Football Pool Card Game Barnsley Bradford Nottingham Forest West Ham United published in 1938 by R Sphinx Products. There are two versions of the game, this being identifiable by the card's red reverse. The second edition, published in 1946, contains cards with a blue reverse.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Pro Set Footballers 1991-92 Gary Charles

Pro Set Footballers 1991-92 card #303 Gary Charles. A player pen pic is featured on the reverse.


Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Topps Match Attax Championship 2012/13 Sean O'Driscoll

Topps Match Attax Championship 2012/13 card #274 Sean O'Driscoll.

FHER Futbol 1980-81 Nottingham Forest

FHER Futbol 1980-81 sticker #168 Nottingham Forest, published in Spain. Forest's inclusion was in reference to retaining the European Cup the previous season.

Monday, 25 April 2016

A&BC Club Crests Nottingham Forest

A&BC Club Crests Unnumbered sticker Nottingham Forrest (sic), published during the 1971/72 season. The stickers were included in packs of the second series of Footballer 'Purple Back' cards. A series of 23 stickers, an album could be bought by mail order to house them. While it's common to see Forest referred to as 'Notts' rather than Nottingham this is the only time I've seen Forest misspelled on a card or sticker.

Rover Famous Footballers Henry Newton

Rover comic Famous Footballers unnumbered paper issue Henry Newton, published by DC Thomson. Over two years the comic's front page included pictures of footballers, which were to be cut out and stuck onto card. Newton appeared on the front of issue number 2293 on 7 June 1969.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Internationaler Fussball Nottingham Forest gewann den englischen Pokal

de Jonge Internationaler Fussball unnumbered card Nottingham Forest gewann den englischen Pokal, published in Germany in 1959. The card's reverse contains a brief summary which reads "With a 2-1 scoreline Luton Town were beaten in London's Wembley stadium. Nottingham's goalkeeper Thomson gathers the ball after a corner in front of Morton, Luton's centre forward." This card is rare, both in the UK and Germany.

Friday, 22 April 2016

A&BC Footballer 'Yellow' Scottish Edition Jim Baxter

A&BC Footballer 'Yellow Back' Scottish Edition card #10 Jim Baxter, published during the 1968/69 season. The only season where A&BC opted to have the same colour backs for the English and Scottish collections, the two Baxter versions are visually very different. The Scottish edition has Baxter pictured in Sunderland's colours, whereas the English version is up to date with Baxter in Forest's change colours. The player biography is on the reverse is identical to that on the English card.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Ogden's Football Club Colours Notts Forest

Ogden's Football Club Colours card #24 Notts Forest, published in 1906. The reverse contains a brief club history - brief in that the FA Cup had been won for the first time just eight years earlier in 1898.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Panini Football 89 Nigel Clough

Panini Football 89 sticker #212 Nigel Clough, published for the 1988/89 season. A brief player biography is featured on the reverse.



Monday, 18 April 2016

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Campeonato Liga 80-81 Trevor Francis

Ediciones Este Campeonato Liga 80-81 stickers #12/13/14/15 T Francis Futbolistas En Accion (footballers in action).

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Editions Benjamin Coupes d'Europe 1980 Larry Lloyd

Editions Benjamin Coupes d'Europe 1980 stickers #72 Larry Lloyd. The album, released in France, included a selection of players from clubs participating in the 1979/80 competition.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Godfrey Phillips 'Pinnace' Footballers Noah Burton

Godfrey Phillips 'Pinnace' Footballers card #24 N. Burton, published in 1923.
The Pinnace series is massive collection of 2,462 different cards (including some rugby players) - and that doesn't take account duplicate cards of players appearing for different clubs or minor variations of the same card. If that isn't enough there are three different sizes too. The smallest are common enough, but the medium and postcard sized versions take some finding. The 'Pinnace' set was so large it took from 1920 to 1924 to publish.
There are at least two versions of the standard sized Burton card, the other when he was still a Derby County player prior to joining Forest.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Panini Football 90 Lee Chapman

Panini Football 90 sticker #229 Lee Chapman, published for the 1989/90 season. A player biography is featured on the reverse.


Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Anonymous Nottingham Forest FC The City Ground circa 1921

Anonymous postcard Nottingham Forest FC The City Ground circa 1921. The card's caption reads "View towards the East Stand as Forest in plain shirts play a team in stripes." The postcard is a modern issue, and the rear is endorsed image copyright Sutton Family Album.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

JF Sporting Collectibles Famous Footballers 1896-97 John McPherson

JF Sporting Collectibles Famous Footballers 1896-97 Series 1 card #25 John McPherson, published in 2000. Brief career details are featured on the reverse.


Monday, 11 April 2016

Match Facts Football Yearbook 87/88 (Star Gallery) Gary Fleming

Match Weekly Match Facts Football Yearbook 87/88 (Star Gallery) unnumbered sticker Gary Fleming, published by EMAP. The cut-out sticker, which was to be glued into an album, was given away with the magazine on 5 September 1987.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

One Touch Premier Striker Jason Lee

One Touch Publishing Premier Striker card #80 Jason Lee, published during the 1995/96 season. Brief statistics are included on the card's reverse.


Saturday, 9 April 2016

Football Team Folders English League Division II Nottingham Forest (1934)

Barratt & Co Football Team Folders English League Division II unnumbered card Nottingham Forest. Barratt issued three series of undated team folders, which are only identifiable by variations in the respective team squads. This edition is the third, published in 1934 and covering the 1934/35 season. Generally the Forest cards are listed by the third player - in this case Peacock, with the first and second editions being Smith and Graham respectively.


Thursday, 7 April 2016

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Quadriga Soccer 83-84 Steve Wigley

Quadriga Soccer 83-84 sticker #168 Steve Wigley. A brief player profile is on the reverse. Quadriga took over FKS in 1982, but only published one 'standard' football collection in the UK before going out of business.