“Football Photos” (Adventure & Vanguard)

Year of issue: 1925
Issued by: “Adventure” and “Vanguard” (D.C. Thomson)
Trade reference number(s): THO-275 / THO-12
Number of cards in set: 40
Size: standard, approximately 65mm x 35mm
Approximate value (per card): Murrays £6.50; FCCM £8.00

Alan Jenkins informs me that each week five cards were issued, but only one card in any one of the two comics which very probably would have made it difficult to complete a set. FCCM tell us that these are far more scarce than usual catalogue prices suggest and I would most certainly agree with that given how hard it is to find images on the internet.

Sheffield United seem to ‘top score’ in this set, with three representations; my guess is that this reflects their FA Cup Final success against Cardiff City in April 1925.

*On 14th February 2020, one of the “Dixie” Dean cards shown here sold on eBay for an astonishing £475.89!!! Apparently it’s what the Americans call his “rookie” card, the first one that he ever appeared on.

THO-275 THO-12 Tunstall     THO-275 THO-12 Tunstall back     THO-12 THO-275 Jackson     THO-12 THO-275 Jackson back     THO-275 THO-12 John     THO-275 THO-12 John back     THO-275 THO-12 Dean     THO-275 THO-12 Dean back     THO-275 THO-12 Williams JT     THO-275 THO-12 Williams JT back     THO-275 THO-12 Rock     THO-275 THO-12 Rock back     THO-275 THO-12 Townrow     THO-275 THO-12 Townrow back     THO-12 THO-275 Williams     THO-12 THO-275 Williams back     THO-275 THO-12 Adcock     THO-275 THO-12 Adcock back     THO-275 THO-12 Bradshaw     THO-275 THO-12 Bradshaw back     THO-12 THO-275 Devlin     THO-275 THO-12 MIller     THO-275 THO-12 MIller back     THO-12 THO-275 Hardy     THO-12 THO-275 Hardy back     THO-275 THO-12 Barry     THO-275 THO-12 Barry back   THO-275 THO-12 Fleming     THO-275 THO-12 Fleming back     THO-275 THO-12 Forshaw     THO-275 THO-12 Forshaw back     THO-275 THO-12 Cook     THO-275 THO-12 Cook back     THO-275 THO-12 Bennie     THO-275 THO-12 Bennie back     THO-275 THO-12 Hulme     THO-275 THO-12 Hulme back     THO-275 THO-12 Barson     THO-275 THO-12 Barson back     THO-275 THO-12 Skitt     THO-275 THO-12 Skitt back     THO-275 THO-12 Gillespie     THO-275 THO-12 Gillespie back     THO-12 THO-275 McKenzie     THO-12 THO-275 McKenzie back     THO-275 THO-12 McInroy     THO-275 THO-12 McInroy back     THO-275 THO-12 McIntyre     THO-275 THO-12 McIntyre back     THO-12 THO-275 Brown     THO-12 THO-275 Brown back     THO-275 THO-12 Kennedy     THO-275 THO-12 Kennedy back     THO-275 THO-12 McGrory     THO-275 THO-12 McGrory back     THO-275 THO-12 Meredith     THO-275 THO-12 Meredith back     THO-275 THO-12 Williams WD     THO-275 THO-12 Williams WD back     THO-275 THO-12 Ramage     THO-275 THO-12 Ramage back    THO-275 THO-12 Kelly     THO-275 THO-12 Kelly back     THO-12 THO-275 Davies     THO-12 THO-275 Davies back     THO-275 THO-12 Halliday     THO-275 THO-12 Halliday back     THO-275 THO-12 Meiklejohn     THO-275 THO-12 Meiklejohn back     THO-275 THO-12 Green     THO-275 THO-12 Green back     THO-275 THO-12 Cowan     THO-275 THO-12 Cowan back

26 September, 1925
1. F. Tunstall (Sheffield United)
2. A. Jackson (Huddersfield Town)
3. R.F. John (Arsenal)
4. S.R. Bennion (Manchester United)
5. W. Dean (Everton)

3 October, 1925
6. J.T. Williams (Middlesbrough)
7. R.M. Rock (Kilmarnock)
8. J.E. Townrow (Clapton Orient)
9. J.J. Williams (Huddersfield Town)
10. H. Adcock (Leicester City)

10 October, 1925
11. W. Bradshaw (Bury)
12. W. Devlin (Cowdenbeath)
13. H.S. Miller (Chelsea)
14. H. Hardy (Stockport County)
15. L. Barry (Notts County)

17 October, 1925
16. J. Fleming (St. Johnstone)
17. R. Forshaw (Liverpool)
18. T. Cook (Brighton & Hove Albion)
19. R. Bennie (Airdrie)
20. J. Hulme (Blackburn Rovers)

24 October, 1925
21. F. Barson (Manchester United)
22. G. James (West Bromwich Albion)
23. H. Skitt (Tottenham Hotspur)
24. R. Gillespie (Queens Park)
25. R. McKenzie (Newcastle United)

31 October, 1925
26. A. McInroy (Sunderland)
27. J. McIntyre (Derby County)
28. O. Brown (Darlington)
29. J. (sic) Kennedy (Everton) – actually F. Kennedy (Everton) – shown in Manchester United kit
30. J. McGrory (Celtic)

7 November, 1925
31. J. Meredith (Blackpool)
32. W. Gillespie (Sheffield United)
33. W.D. Williams (West Ham United)
34. Ramage (Hearts)
35. R. Kelly (Burnley)

14 November, 1925
36. W. Davies (Cardiff City)
37. D. Halliday (Sunderland)
38. D. Meikeljohn (Rangers)
39. C.H. Green (Sheffield United)
40. S. Cowan (Manchester City)

I am still short of images of Bennion, Devlin (back), James and Gillespie (Sheffield Utd) as well as a few improvements. Can YOU please help?