Action Portraits of Famous Footballers
Described as a
set of 'sixty postacards' these portrait cards were drawn by Barrie Cutler
with text by Keith Parsons. The set was produced in association with 'The
Supporters Football Form Book and Diary, 1979-80 edition'. The set was printed
in Great Britain by Prescott-Pickup & Co. Ltd., Bridgnorth.
Silhouettes Limited had an address of 'Stanmore Industrial Estate, Bridgnorth,
Salop, England', but not much more is known about them. The introduction
to the album for these cards states 'Nearly four years ago our associated
Company published the first in a uniform series of books for collectors
and enthusiasts in which could be mounted sets of sixty different postcard
size colour prints. So far these collections have treated transport and
historical subjects exclusively, but from the inception of the series we
have been asked repeatedly to include sport, including football'. The publishers
also state 'This first collection is intended to be representative only
- a difficult enough task in itself - but successive annual sets of sixty
portraits will fill out the gaps...'.
The Foreword ends 'It is possible that
this First Edition will become a collectors item since it is restricted
in number and it is being offered for sale only to readers of certain provincial
newspapers'. How true.... Unfortunately there is no record of subsequent productions.
Number in set: 60