In late 1969 or early 1970, Patterson Blick produced a series of
well-written and well-produced Instant Picture Books. The books were
compiled by Dennis Knight, illustrated by Ralph Bruce. Number 24 in
the series is entitled 'Football'. It includes 10-pages of text on
football, and a double-page inside spread and inside back cover for
kids to apply the transfers provided. The transfers were produced
for Patterson Blick by Letraset, and numbered GK27. The Instant
Picture Book is © 1970 Patterson Blick. The transfers are © 1969.
Letraset's first eponymous foray into the football collectables
marketplace. A set of 24 Action Transfers where you received a set
of transfers and a 'scene'. The scene was printed in the middle of a
fold-out paper folder, and you were supposed to apply the transfers
in order to make up the specified action replay e.g. a hand ball or
a brilliant header. As well as featuring an action replay each item
featured a top player, with an image of that player which could be
rubbed onto a space in the folder.
A small Scottish set from Letraset, featuring key games and
players. This set is called Soccer Action Replay. It is referred to
as 'An Action Transfer Product'. The transfer sheets are understood
to be numbered GK 120/1 to GK 120/12.
A second English set from Letraset, similar to the first. It
still gives you a scene, though this time the transfers are from a
specific game e.g. 1971/72 F.A. Cup Final. Instead of providing a
transfer of a top player you only get two 'Star photos' this time
(boring!). Most of the scenes featured in this set are from the
1971/72 season, which I am guessing dates the set (since there is no
© date on the folder).