“Footballers (plates)” (Nelson Lee)

Year of issue: 1921-22
Issued by: “The Nelson Lee Library” (Amalgamated Press)
Trade reference number(s): NEL-020 / NEL-1
Number of cards in set: 20 (10 English, 10 Scottish)
Size: approximately 86mm x 128mm
Approximate value (per card): Murrays unlisted; FCCM £15.00

These dark green paper ‘plates’ were issued across the back end of 1921 and the beginning of 1922. A parallel set was issued in Scottish editions of the paper. They are very hard to track down.

NEL-020 NEL-1 Buchan     NEL-020 NEL-1 Meredith     1922 NELSON LEE NEL-020 NEL-1 Walden     NEL-020 NEL-1 Barson     NEL-020 NEL-1 Blair     1922 NELSON LEE NEL-020 NEL-1 Mew     1922 NELSON LEE NEL-020 NEL-1 Clay     NEL-020 NEL-1 Simms

  • Charlie Buchan (Sunderland) – issue #338, dated 26th November, 1921
  • Billy Meredith (Manchester United) – issue #339, dated 3rd December, 1921
  • ‘Fanny’ Walden (Tottenham Hotspur) – issue #340, dated 10th December, 1921
  • Frank Barson (Aston Villa) – issue #341, dated 17th December, 1921
  • Jimmy Blair (Cardiff City) – issue #342, dated 24th December, 1921
  • S. Chedgzoy (Everton) – issue #343, dated 31st December, 1921
  • J.W. Mew (Manchester United) – issue #344, dated 7th January, 1922
  • T. Clay (Tottenham Hotspur) – issue #345, dated 14th January, 1922
  • E. Simms (Luton Town) – issue #346, dated 21st January, 1922
  • R. McNeal (Chelsea) – issue #347, dated 28th January, 1922

1922 Nelson Lee NEL-020-NEL-1 McMenemy SCOTTISH

Scottish series

  • James McMenemy – issue #338, dated 26th November, 1921
  • J.E. Gordon – issue #339, dated 3rd December, 1921
  • K. Campbell – issue #340, dated 10th December, 1921
  • A. Cunningham – issue #341, dated 17th December, 1921
  • James McMullan – issue #342, dated 24th December, 1921
  • Andrew Wilson – issue #343, dated 31st December, 1921
  • W. Cringan – issue #344, dated 7th January, 1922
  • D. Walker – issue #345, dated 14th January, 1922
  • John McIntyre – issue #346, dated 21st January, 1922
  • James Brownlie – issue #347, dated 28th January, 1922

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