Famous Footballers 1896-97 1st Series 1998
J.F.Sporting Collectibles Football Famous Footballers 1896-97 1st Series 1998 Famous Footballers 1896-97 1st Series 1998 M40 - This set consists of players from the 1896-97 season. The black bordered, black and white photos are remarkably clear for their age and I love the one of Freddie Wheldon of Small Heath who appears to be sitting on a kitchen chair! Freddie was capped 4 times for England in addition to being a cricketer for Worcestershire so was doubtless in need of a sit down. Arsenal’s Henry Boyd by contrast was obviously pictured in a studio as he is posing on a rock with plants in the background. Also included are Arsenal goalie Harry Storer who played cricket for Derbyshire, Aston Villa’s John Devey (who also played cricket for Warwickshire) and Charlie Athersmith who surely wins the prize for longest shorts, Welsh International and Bolton Wanderers full back Di Jones, Millwall’s Joe Gettins, Sheffield United’s William Foulke who was also a Derbyshire cricketer, Tom Crawshaw of Sheffield Wednesday who had 10 England caps and West Brom’s centre-half Charles Perry. The numbered backs give brief career details. Size 80 x 55mm
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Famous Footballers 1896-97 1st Series 1998

Issuer: J.F.Sporting Collectibles Condition: Mint * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This set consists of players from the 1896-97 season. The black bordered, black and white photos are remarkably clear for their age and I love the one of Freddie Wheldon of Small Heath who appears to be sitting on a kitchen chair! Freddie was capped 4 times for England in addition to being a cricketer for Worcestershire so was doubtless in need of a sit down. Arsenal’s Henry Boyd by contrast was obviously pictured in a studio as he is posing on a rock with plants in the background. Also included are Arsenal goalie Harry Storer who played cricket for Derbyshire, Aston Villa’s John Devey (who also played cricket for Warwickshire) and Charlie Athersmith who surely wins the prize for longest shorts, Welsh International and Bolton Wanderers full back Di Jones, Millwall’s Joe Gettins, Sheffield United’s William Foulke who was also a Derbyshire cricketer, Tom Crawshaw of Sheffield Wednesday who had 10 England caps and West Brom’s centre-half Charles Perry. The numbered backs give brief career details. Size 80 x 55mm Number of cards in set: M40 Abbreviations used for Number In Set:
EL = Extra Large; LT = Large Trade ( size 89 x 64mm); L = Large; M = Medium; K = Miniature.

Price for complete set: Only £30.00

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