“Footballers” (Filshill)

Year of issue: 1924
Issued by: “Lotus Toffees” (John Filshill Ltd.)
Trade reference number(s): FIL-120 / FIS-2
Number of cards in set: 25
Size: standard (approx. 37mm x 68mm)
Approximate value (per card): Murrays £22.00; FCCM £20.00

This is a very rare set of unnumbered cards which can also be found with plain backs. Players and teams are predominantly Scottish, which makes sense since the toffees were produced in Glasgow mainly for the Scottish market.

FIL-120 FIS-2 Barson     FIL-120 FIS-2 Barson back

Blair     Blair back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Buchan     FIL-120 FIS-2 Buchan back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Cassidy     FIL-120 FIS-2 Cassidy back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Chambers     FIL-120 FIS-2 Chambers back

FIL-120 FIS-2 French     FIL-120 FIS-2 French back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Grimsdell     FIL-120 FIS-2 Grimsdell back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Henderson     FIL-120 FIS-2 Henderson back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Hutton     Hutton back

1924 FIL-120 FIS-2 Jack Bolton     1924 FIL-120 FIS-2 Jack Bolton back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Jennings     FIL-120 FIS-2 Jennings back

Kelly     Kelly back

FIL-120 FIS-2 LAwson     FIL-120 FIS-2 Lawson back

FIL-120 FIS-2 McDougall     FIL-120 FIS-2 McDougall back

FIL-120 FIS-2 McLean     FIL-120 FIS-2 McLean back

FIL-120 FIS-2 McMillan     FIL-120 FIS-2 McMillan back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Ramsay     FIL-120 FIS-2 Ramsay back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Rankin     FIL-120 FIS-2 Rankin back

FIL-120 FRS-2 Ritchie     FIL-120 FRS-2 Ritchie back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Taylor     FIL-120 FIS-2 Taylor back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Townsley     FIL-120 FIS-2 Townsley back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Walker      FIL-120 FIS-2 Walker back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Watson     FIL-120 FIS-2 Watson back

FIL-120 FIS-2 White     FIL-120 FIS-2 White back

FIL-120 FIS-2 Wilson     FIL-120 FIS-2 Wilson back

Players are numbered here and organised in alphabetical order purely for reference.

  1.  F. Barson (Manchester United)
  2.  J. Blair (Cardiff City)
  3.  C.M. Buchan (Sunderland)
  4.  Joe Cassidy (Celtic)
  5.  H. Chambers (Liverpool)
  6.  G. French (Greenock Morton)
  7.  A. Grimsdell (Tottenham Hotspur)
  8.  Geo. Henderson (Rangers)
  9.  J. Hutton (Aberdeen)
  10.  D. Jack (Bolton Wanderers)
  11.  T.H.O. Jennings (Raith Rovers)
  12.  R. Kelly (Burnley)
  13.  D. Lawson (St. Mirren)
  14.  J. McDougall (Airdrieonians)
  15.  D. McLean (Dundee)
  16.  L. McMillan (Hamilton Academicals)
  17.  J.H. Ramsay (Kilmarnock)
  18.  W. Rankin (Motherwell)
  19.  H. Ritchie (Hibernian)
  20.  E. Taylor (Huddersfield Town)
  21.  T. Townsley (Falkirk Athletic)
  22.  F. Walker (Third Lanark)
  23.  V. Watson (West Ham United)
  24.  J. White (Hearts)
  25.  A. Wilson (late of Middlesbrough, now Chelsea)

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