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
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
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'.