“Famous Club Colours and Players”

Year of issue: 1923
Issued by: Adventure (DC Thomson & Co. Ltd.)
Trade reference number(s): ZJ5-31 / THO-325
Number in set: 12 sheets, 108 footballers/clubs
Size: approximately 215mm x 145mm
Approximate value: Murrays – uncatalogued; FCCM £30.00 per sheet

A series of beautiful full-colour plates given free over a twelve week period. Sadly complete sheets are quite rare as these are almost always cut up and the individual players appear on eBay for about a fiver each. The backs were plain so there was absolutely no biographical information for each player.

Once again I am indebted to Alan Jenkins who has researched the issue dates and which sheet came with which issue.1923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 061923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 111923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 011923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 051923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 031923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 021923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 081923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 101923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 091923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 121923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 041923 ADVENTURE ZJ5-31 THO-325 sheet 07

Sheet 1issue no. 75, dated 17 February, 1923

  • F. Knowles (Stockport County)
  • S. Furniss (Bristol Rovers)
  • Cliff Jones (Burnley)
  • R.H. Hill (Millwall)
  • M. Gilhooley (Sunderland)
  • Bob Wallace (Linfield)
  • J. McDougall (Airdrieonians)
  • S.W. Abbot (Portsmouth)
  • Thomas Robb (Hamilton Accies)

Sheet 2issue no. 76, dated 24 February, 1923

  • P. Sutcliffe (Darlington)
  • H. Wilkinson (Southport)
  • Ellis Hall (Halifax Town)
  • A. Rawlings (Preston North End)
  • F.G. Craig (Plymouth Argyle)
  • W. Ashurst (Notts County)
  • A. Bradford (Ashington)
  • R. McFarlane (Partick Thistle)
  • J. McColl (Hibernian)

Sheet 3issue no. 77, dated 3 March, 1923

  • R.C. Britton (Cardiff City)
  • J. McCrae (Bury)
  • Wm. Bradbury (Rochdale)
  • E. Crompton (Exeter City)
  • W. Gibson (Ayr United)
  • David Pratt (Bradford City)
  • James Hodge (Norwich City)
  • F. Hopkins (Liverpool)
  • Wm. Culley (Kilmarnock)

Sheet 4issue no. 78, dated 10 March, 1923

  • R. Freeman (Oldham Athletic)
  • H. Baverstock (Blackpool)
  • Albert Sturgess (Sheffield United)
  • J. Osmond (Clapton Orient)
  • L. Banfield (Bristol City)
  • Syd Puddefoot (Falkirk)
  • Chas. Deacey (Grimsby Town)
  • Dennis Jones (Leicester City)
  • R. McGregor (Greenock Morton)

Sheet 5issue no. 79, dated 17 March, 1923

  • Stewart Davidson (Middlesbrough)
  • Arthur Grimsdell (Tottenham Hotspur)
  • B. Manderson (Rangers)
  • W. McCracken (Newcastle United)
  • F. Barson (Manchester United)
  • G. Kay (West Ham United)
  • Joe Kitchen (Hull City)
  • A. Wright (Hearts)
  • F. Moss (Aston Villa)

Sheet 6issue no. 80, dated 24 March, 1923

  • J. Crosbie (Birmingham)
  • Clem Stephenson (Huddersfield Town)
  • W.R. Wainscoat (Barnsley)
  • J. Armstrong (Notts Forest)
  • Andy Ducat (Fulham)
  • H. Hart (Everton)
  • David Howie (Bradford)
  • Victor Milne (Aberdeen)
  • Craig Brown (Motherwell)

Sheet 7issue no. 81, dated 31 March, 1923

  • A.E. Maitland (South Shields)
  • Frank Reilly (Blackburn Rovers)
  • M. Hamill (Manchester City)
  • W. Paterson (Derby County)
  • W. Feebury (Crystal Palace)
  • D. Thomson (Dundee)
  • G. Wilson (Sheffield Wednesday)
  • P. Gallacher (Glasgow Celtic)
  • Arthur Dominy (Southampton)

Sheet 8 issue no. 82, dated 7 April, 1923

  • J. Seddon (Bolton Wanderers)
  • J.H. Harrow (Chelsea)
  • F. Bradshaw (Arsenal)
  • Sid Bowser (West Bromwich Albion)
  • Val Gregory (Wolverhampton)
  • Samuel Currie (Wigan Borough)
  • Bert Emmett (Rotherham)
  • Tom McGregor (Alloa Athletic)
  • Billy Inglis (Raith Rovers)

Sheet 9issue no. 83, dated 14 April, 1923

  • E.W. Perry (Crewe Alexandra)
  • J. Loney (Dumbarton)
  • R. Thomson (Tranmere Rovers)
  • Jas. Baker (Leeds United)
  • J. McAlpine (Queens Park)
  • H. Fleming (Swindon Town)
  • Wm. Hopkins (Hartlepool’s United)
  • J. Broad (Stoke)
  • M.J. M’Cullouch (Nelson)

Sheet 10issue no. 84, dated 21 April, 1923

  • A. Whalley (Charlton Athletic)
  • J. Connor (Newport County)
  • J.H. Evans (Southend)
  • W. Dennis (Stalybridge Celtic)
  • Pat Hendren (Brentford)
  • Harry Rae (Clyde)
  • S. Stevens (Coventry City)
  • D. Lawson (St. Mirren)
  • Harry Leddy (Chesterfield)

Sheet 11issue no. 85, dated 28 April, 1923

  • J. Feebury (Brighton & Hove Albion)
  • Andy Walker (Accrington Stanley)
  • Chas. White (Watford)
  • W. Lockett (Northampton Town)
  • Michael Nimmo (Barrow-in-Furness)
  • Jas. Birch (Queens Park Rangers)
  • J. Walker (Reading)
  • John Scraggs (Clydebank)
  • J. Archibald (Aberdare)

Sheet 12issue no. 86, dated 5 May, 1923

  • T. M’Inally (Third Lanark)
  • A. Tirrell (Luton Town)
  • W. Cope (Wrexham)
  • Teddy Peers (Port Vale)
  • W. Pillinger (Merthyr Town)
  • J. Roulson (Swansea Town)
  • J. M’Colgan (Albion Rovers)
  • G. Hendry (Belfast Distillery)
  • T. Davison (Durham City)