A set of 24 postcards to be collected and stuck into the album, although
only 12 of the postcards were ever known to have been issued. The album
refers to the pictures as 'full-colour photographs' and suggests that 'cards
and album will become a collector's item eagerly sought after in years ahead'.
So are they cards, photographs or postcards? Your guess is as good as mine!
The photographs have' © Major Sports (Leicester) on the front. The album
was 'Printed in England'.
A set of 50 cards depicting
players from England and Scotland, issued in packets of Football Sweet Cigarettes.
Similar to the 1974/75 series, except with
blue writing on the reverse, and the date '1975-6'.
English First Division, Stars of Scotland, Ireland and Wales,
European Team Pictures. It's no longer
a 'Wonderful World', with the phrase gone from the title after 8 years,
but the phrase 'Picture Stamp Album' is back on the front of the cover after
a 3-year absence - hooray. The card experiment has been ditched in favour
of the original sticker format. Album: Price 20p.
A new concept for FKS with postcards. Only 55 in the set, with 22 being English
teams. You could buy postcards directly from FKS to make up your set at
a price of 4p each. The album for these postcards is similar to the traditional
FKS albums, where you were expected to stick the postcards into the album
at the top only. The postcards have no specific markings on them to indicate
where to glue, but the album spaces have instructions to 'Apply adhesive
here only'. Album: Price 20p.
The ultra-violent Action comic issue dated 28/02/1976 gave away these cards as a free gift.
The front page of the comic states
'There are four sets of 16 players! Which set will you get?'. If I understand
this correctly it is a strange way to give away football cards, and made
it impossible to collect all 64 unless you bought at least four copies of
the comic on the same day. You therefore don't often see these cards as a complete set.
Unnumbered, poor quality cards on a cheap card with plain grey
backs. The quality control on the player and team names is also very suspect,
with one card mentioning both the player and team name as 'Everton' (actually
Terry Darracott). The QPR and Glasgow Rangers cards were printed with the
word 'Football' in either red or yellow writing. The set is mainly
of individual players, but also includes team cards. Only 12 teams are included,
11 from England plus Rangers from Scotland. While it might be reasonable
to expect 16 cards from each team (15 players plus a team photo), the actual
numbers vary with 20 for Rangers, 20 for Leicester City, 17 for QPR, 16
for Coventry, Derby, Everton, Manchester United and Newcastle, 15 for Ipswich,
Leeds and Norwich, and only 13 for Middlesbrough. The cards were
released in the UK through Hannah's of Johnstone. Each packet cost 3p
and contained 7 cards.
A set of 100 large stickers with glued-backs.
This set covers 'Superstars' from many fields of entertainment and sport,
including Bill Bixby, Alice Cooper, Dad's Army, Tony Blackburn, Bjorn Borg,
Evel Knievel etc.
A large set of stickers (no longer cards) featuring the First Division
teams, plus some puzzle cards. The stickers no longer have the player's
name or biography on the back, just the card number.
A set comprising individual footballers from the First and Second Divisions.
One section of cards includes a Great Britain Select Eleven. The cards have
'Topps Bazooka Limited' printed on the back.
An interesting first set from Topps, quite small at
only 88 cards, and with a strange mix of teams (17 of the 18 teams from
the 1974/75 Scottish Premier League, missing Airdrie) and players from
teams (9 players from Clyde, but
only 4 from Celtic). The cards are grey in colour, rather than white, which
leads to these sometimes being called 'blue/grey backs'.