Another quiet year for football cards, perhaps with the World Cup impact not fully felt? The A&BC Footballer photos are the highlight of the season, showing some names and faces which were to become very familiar in the following years. FKS produced their World Cup Stars album which featured player photos, but not yet stickers. I'm not sure how this was meant to be a test for whether boys would like the stickers.
|A&BC Chewing Gum (English)|
|Footballers. A set of 220 black
and white cards in two series (1-110 and 111-220) issued in pairs, but
most often seen as singles. The 2nd series differs in that the player
name is printed on the front of the card. There are 8 checklist cards
for the 1st series, all being parts of a picture of the 1966 England
World Cup Winning Team. The 8 checklists from the 2nd series form a
picture of the runners-up - West Germany.
The sets must have been produced in September 1966, since they include details of transfers which occurred early in the 1966/67 season e.g. Card 95 Colin Dobson but not October transfers e.g. Card 177 Dominic Sharkey.
Number in set: 220
Gallery: Series 1 (1-110), Series 2 (111-220)
Checklists: Series 1 (1-110), Series 2 (111-220), Team checklist
Cup Footballer Stickers (also known as World Cup Stamps). 50 stickers/stamps
sold by A&BC. These are very, very rare.
For the price of 1d. you received a piece of bubble gum, plus one sticker.
Some stamps depict players (vertical), while others depict players and their teams (horizontal). Many thanks to one particular website visitor who contributed most of these images.
Number in set: 50
Gallery: Set gallery
Checklists: Set checklist, Team checklist
|A&BC Chewing Gum (Scottish)|
|Footballers. A set of
66 coloured photograph cards issued in pairs, but most often seen as singles.
There are 42 different individual footballers to collect, although they
were issued as a number of different 'pairs' - each footballer may therefore
appear on more than one paired card. There are 55 known paired card combinations.
There are also 12 paired cards (24 individual cards) which each depict part of a photograph of the Celtic team group - these cards are very rare.
|Barratt & Co.|
Footballers (Series A.14). Another series of 50 attractively coloured sweet
cigarette cards, issued by Barratt & Co Ltd, London. Cards printed in
Number in set: 50
Checklists: Set checklist or Team checklist.
A Full Colour Picture Gallery of World Cup Stars.
An album of colour pictures, not stickers, which is not marked as FKS but
which is clearly the precursor to the FKS sticker sets. The image on the
front of the album is the same as used for the 1974 and 1978 World Cup albums
(see album gallery).The
album was printed in Spain, but published in England by World Distributors
of Manchester. Album price 2s 6d.
Number in set: 256
Gallery: Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, North Korea, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay, West Germany
|Famous Footballers. Following on from the tremendous sales experienced
as a result of the 1966 World Cup and the 'World Cup Willie' sugar lollipops
(see above) Sugosa designed and wholesaled packs of sweet cigarettes through
the UK, which included these Famous Footballers cards. The football cards were
supplied by a company who added Sugosa's name to the bottom of the cards,
though the name of the production company has been lost over time. I
suspect that it was the same company that manufactured for
Barratt & Co if not Barratt itself.
Number in set: 12
Gallery: Set gallery
1. Denis Law (Manchester United)
2. Jimmy Armfield (Blackpool)
3. Jimmy Greaves (Tottenham Hotspur)
4. Terry Paine (Southampton)
5. Ian Callaghan (Liverpool)
6. Tony Hateley (Chelsea)
7. George Eastham (Stoke City)
8. Gordon Banks (Leicester City)
9. Roger Hunt (Liverpool)
10. Bobby Moore (West Ham United)
11. George Cohen (Fulham)
12. Peter Bonetti (Chelsea)
|The Hornet Gallery of Sport. These
two giant posters were given away with the Hornet comic. They both fold
out to large posters with many coloured images of teams and players.
No. 1 includes Gordon Banks, Denis Law, England's World Cup Squad, Hull City F.C., Glasgow Rangers F.C., Jim Clark (Motor Racing), Frank McLintock, West Ham's World Cup Trio, D. Temple, R.Wilson, A.Ball, Len Killeen (Rugby), Cassius Clay (Boxing), Manchester City F.C. and Southampton.
No. 2 includes Jim Baxter, Johnny Crossan, Sheffield Wednesday F.C., Celtic F.C., Everton F.C., Chelsea F.C., Leeds United F.C., J. Cruickshank, C. Shevland, D. Holt, Gary Sobers (Cricket), Walter McGowan (Boxing), George Eastham, Mike England, John Surtees (Motor Racing), George Best, Willie Henderson.
Number in set: 2
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