“British Team Of Footballers” (Wizard)

Year of issue: 1922
Issued by: “The Wizard” (D.C. Thomson)
Trade reference number(s): THO-095 / ZA10-2
Number of cards in set: 11
Size: MF (approx. 80mm x 38mm)
Approximate value (per card): Murrays £3.35; FCCM £3.00

This set, wrongly dated 1923 in both Murrays and FCCM, was given away in the very first eleven issues of the comic and is another example of “hand-coloured” images. They are unnumbered but include one player for every ‘position’ of the football field. Not too difficult to find they are an attractive set.

CampbellCampbell backMarshallMarshall backBlairBlair backMossMoss backWilson GWilson G backGrimsdellGrimsdell backChedgzoyChedgzoy backKellyKelly backWilson AWilson A backCunninghamCunningham backSmithSmith back

K. Campbell (New Brighton) – issue #1, 23rd September, 1922
J. Marshall (Middlesbrough) – issue #2, 30th September, 1922
J. Blair (Cardiff City) – issue #3, 7th October, 1922
F. Moss (Aston Villa) – issue #4, 14th October, 1922
G. Wilson (Sheffield Wednesday) – issue #5, 21st October, 1922
A. Grimsdell (Tottenham Hotspur) – issue #6, 28th October, 1922
Sam Chedgzoy (Everton) – issue #7, 4th November, 1922
Bob Kelly (Burnley) – issue #8, 11th November, 1922
Andy Wilson (Middlesbrough) – issue #9, 18th November, 1922
Andy Cunningham (Rangers) – issue #10, 25th November, 1922
W.H. Smith (Huddersfield Town) – issue #11, 2nd December, 1922