“Famous Footballers” (Roche)

Year of issue: 1927
Issued by: “The Rising Sun Best Paraffin Matches” (Roche & Co. Ltd.)
Trade reference number(s): ROC-030 / ROM-1
Number of cards in set: 50
Size: K (approx. 51mm x 29mm)
Approximate value (per card): Murrays £12.00; FCCM £15.00

A series of fifty cards issued within matchboxes, these are very hard to find and command very high catalogue prices.

Wadsworth     Wadsworth back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Chandler     ROC-030 ROM-1 Chandler back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Silcock     ROC-030 ROM-1 Silcock back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Kemp     ROC-030 ROM-1 Kemp back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Davis     ROC-030 ROM-1 Davis back

Watson     Watson back

Hudspeth     Hudspeth back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Baker     ROC-030 ROM-1 Baker back

Jackson     Jackson back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Harper     ROC-030 ROM-1 Harper back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Bradford     ROC-030 ROM-1 Bradford back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Seddon     ROC-030 ROM-1 Seddon back

ROC-030 ROM-1 York     ROC-030 ROM-1 York back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Duncan     ROC-030 ROM-1 Duncan back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Galbraith     ROC-030 ROM-1 Galbraith back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Troup     ROC-030 ROM-1 Troup back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Smith     ROC-030 ROM-1 Smith back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Green     ROC-030 ROM-1 Green back

ROC-030 ROM-1 McClelland     ROC-030 ROM-1 McClelland back

Stephenson     Stephenson back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Kelly     ROC-030 ROM-1 Kelly back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Crosbie     ROC-030 ROM-1 Crosbie back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Gillespie     ROC-030 ROM-1 Gillespie back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Puddefoot     ROC-030 ROM-1 Puddefoot back

Keenor     ROC-030 ROM-1 Keenor back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Bedford     ROC-030 ROM-1 Bedford back

Hardy     Hardy back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Roberts     ROC-030 ROM-1 Roberts back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Dominy     ROC-030 ROM-1 Dominy back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Rutherford     ROC-030 ROM-1 Rutherford back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Blythe     ROC-030 ROM-1 Blythe back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Dean     ROC-030 ROM-1 Dean back

Moore     Moore back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Wilson     ROC-030 ROM-1 Wilson back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Williams O     ROC-030 ROM-1 Williams O back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Cock     ROC-030 ROM-1 Cock back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Tunstall     ROC-030 ROM-1 Tunstall back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Cresswell     ROC-030 ROM-1 Cresswell back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Graham     ROC-030 ROM-1 Graham back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Buchan     ROC-030 ROM-1 Buchan back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Walker     ROC-030 ROM-1 Walker back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Iremonger     ROC-030 ROM-1 Iremonger back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Baker     ROC-030 ROM-1 Baker back

Hill     Hill back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Gallacher     ROC-030 ROM-1 Gallacher back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Hart     ROC-030 ROM-1 Hart back

Kay     Kay back

ROC-030 ROM-1 O'Donnell     ROC-030 ROM-1 O'Donnell back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Chambers     ROC-030 ROM-1 Chambers back

ROC-030 ROM-1 Froggatt     ROC-030 ROM-1 Froggatt back

1. S.J. Wadsworth (Huddersfield Town)
2. A. Chandler (Leicester City)
3. J. Silcock (Manchester United)
4. H. Kemp (Notts County)
5. A.G. Davis (Notts County)
6. V. Watson (West Ham United)
7. F.C. Hudspeth (Newcastle United)
8. A. Baker (Arsenal)
9. A. Jackson (Huddersfield Town)
10. E. Harper (Blackburn Rovers)
11. J. Bradford (Birmingham)
12. J. Seddon (Bolton Wanderers)
13. R.E. York (Aston Villa)
14. J. Duncan (Leicester City)
15. J. Galbraith (Clapton Orient)
16. A. Troup (Everton)
17. J. Smith (Bolton Wanderers)
18. G.H. Green (Sheffield United)
19. J. McCelland [sic] (Middlesbrough) – should be McClelland
20. C. Stephenson (Huddersfield Town)
21. R. Kelly (Sunderland)
22. J. Crosbie (Birmingham)
23. W. Gillespie (Sheffield United)
24. S.C. Puddefoot (Blackburn Rovers)
25. F.C. Keenor (Cardiff City)
26. H. Bedford (Derby County)
27. W. Hardy (Cardiff City)
28. F. Roberts (Manchester United)
29. A. Dominy (Everton)
30. J. Rutherford (Clapton Orient)
31. W.N. Blythe (Arsenal)
32. W.R. Dean (Everton)
33. W.G.B. Moore (West Ham United)
34. A. Wilson (Chelsea)
35. O. Williams (Middlesbrough)
36. J.G. Cock (Plymouth Argyle)
37. F. Tunstall (Sheffield United)
38. W. Cresswell (Sunderland)
39. L. Graham (Millwall)
40. C.M. Buchan (Arsenal)
41. W.H. Walker (Aston Villa)
42. A. Iremonger (Lincoln City)
43. B.H. Baker (Corinthians)
44. J. Hill (Burnley)
45. H. Gallacher (Newcastle United)
46. H. Hart (Everton)
47. G. Kay (West Ham United)
48. J. O’Donnell (Everton)
49. H. Chambers (Liverpool)
50. F. Froggatt (Sheffield Wednesday)