“Footballers” (Lacey)

Year of issue: 1925
Issued by: Lacey’s Chewing Wax
Trade reference number(s): LAC-040-2 / LAG-1
Number of cards in set: 50
Size: standard (approx. 69mm x 35mm)
Approximate value (per card): Murrays £32.50; FCCM £40.00

Murray has these cards dated 1925, whereas FCCM has them as 1923; I believe the former to be correct. Jack Swan(n) joined Watford from Leeds United on 1st September 1925, so this set must have been produced late in 1925. A spanner in the works however, is Bob Kelly who appears as a Burnley player even though he had left over the summer to join Sunderland. The original cards came with two different back designs; one simply reads “Lacey’s Chewing Wax” whilst the second reads “Lacey’s Chewing Wax and Chewing Gum“. These originals are now very hard to find, especially in good condition and are very expensive. The set was also reprinted in the early 2000s, and these are easily distinguished as the back clearly states “The Nostalgia Classic Collection (Limited Edition)” at the bottom of the card.

LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Seymour   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Buchan   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 McGrory   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Swan   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Richmond   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Bromilow   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 McStey   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Fairclough   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Gillespie   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Tunstall   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Rutherford   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Watson   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Kay   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Cross   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Moule   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Davies   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Morton   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Phillipson   Leslie   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Chedgzoy   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 McColl   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 McGovern   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Dorrell   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Bedford   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Cringan   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Fern   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Farquharson   Taylor   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Walker   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Puddefoot   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Sewell   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Wilson   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 MAckie   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Hole   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Barson   Stephenson   Bullock   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Silcock   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Barnes   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Johnson   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Clay   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Bradford   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Flint   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Duncan   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Gallagher   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Vizard   Kelly   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Woodhall   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Smith   LAC-040-2 LAG-1 Gallacher

Back 2   Back 1   Nostalgia back

  1. S. Seymour (Newcastle United)
  2. C. Buchan (Arsenal)
  3. R. McGrory (Stoke)
  4. J. Swan (Watford)
  5. J. Richmond (Leeds United)
  6. T.G. Bromilow (Liverpool)
  7. W. McStey (Glasgow Celtic)
  8. A. Fairclough (Derby County)
  9. W. Gillespie (Sheffield United)
  10. F. Tunstall (Sheffield United)
  11. J. Rutherford (Arsenal)
  12. V. Watson (West Ham United)
  13. G. Kay (West Ham United)
  14. C. A. Cross (Crystal Palace)
  15. A.S. Moulie (Millwall)
  16. L. Davies (Cardiff City)
  17. A. Morton (Glasgow Rangers)
  18. T. Phillipson (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
  19. J.F. Leslie (Plymouth Argyle)
  20. S. Chedgzoy (Everton)
  21. J. McColl (Hibernian)
  22. J. McGovern (Bristol City)
  23. A.R. Dorrell (Aston Villa)
  24. H. Bedford (Blackpool)
  25. J. Cringan (Birmingham)
  26. T.E. Fern (Port Vale)
  27. T. Farquharson (Cardiff City)
  28. E. Taylor (Huddersfield Town)
  29. W.H. Walker (Aston Villa)
  30. S. Puddefoot (Falkirk)
  31. R. Sewell (Blackburn Rovers)
  32. G. Wilson (Sheffield Wednesday)
  33. J. Mackie (Portsmouth)
  34. W. Hole (Swansea Town)
  35. F. Barson (Manchester United)
  36. C. Stephenson (Huddersfield)
  37. N. Bullock (Bury)
  38. J. Silcock (Manchester United)
  39. H. Barnes (Preston North End)
  40. T.C.F. Johnson (Manchester City)
  41. T. Clay (Tottenham Hotspur)
  42. J. Bradford (Birmingham)
  43. W.A. Flint (Notts County)
  44. J. Duncan (Leicester City)
  45. P. Gallaher (Glasgow Celtic)
  46. E.T. Vizard (Bolton Wanderers)
  47. R. Kelly (Burnley)
  48. W.H. Woodall (Bristol Rovers)
  49. J. Smith (Bolton Wanderers)
  50. H. Gallacher (Airdrieonians)

I am still short of several images here – can YOU help, please?