“Photo’s of Football Stars” (Tucketts)

Year of issue: 1928/29
Issued by: Tucketts Sweets
Trade reference number(s): TUC-050 / TUC-3
Number of cards in set: 25
Size: standard cigarette card size
Approximate value (per card): Murrays £25.00; FCCM £30.00-£40.00

This small set is a direct copy of the Pattreiouex tobacco set and the Lovells set of around the same time, but are significantly harder to find than either of those two sets. The backs are identical; only the company logo at the top and slogan at the base are different. Even the error of Sam Wadsworth’s name being printed as F.J. Wadsworth” is repeated in all three sets.

It’s also a weirdly skewed balance of teams represented: Arsenal, Everton, Leicester, Middlesbrough, Manchester United, Newcastle and West Ham have just one player; Blackburn, Huddersfield and Sheffield United have two; Cardiff have five; and Manchester City have SEVEN, none of which seems to tie in with League or FA Cup success as far as I can see.

NB Quite a lot of these are ‘mock-ups’ and they’re rather obvious 🙂

TUC-050 TUC-3 Hardy     TUC-050 TUC-3 Hardy back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Dean     TUC-050 TUC-3 Dean back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Keenor     TUC-050 TUC-3 Keenor back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Hufton     TUC-050 TUC-3 Hufton back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Ferguson     TUC-050 TUC-3 Ferguson back     tuc-050-tuc-3-Chandler     tuc-050-tuc-3-Chandler-back     tuc-050-tuc-3 Gillespie     TUC-050 TUC-3 Gillespie back     tuc-050-tuc-3 Tunstall     TUC-050 TUC-3 Tunstall back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Johnson     TUC-050 TUC-3 Johnson back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Wadsworth     TUC-050 TUC-3 Wadsworth back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Rawlings     TUC-050 TUC-3 Rawlings back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Camsell     TUC-050 TUC-3 Camsell back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Roberts     TUC-050 TUC-3 Roberts back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Jackson     TUC-050 TUC-3 Jackson back     TUC-050 TUC-3 McMullen     TUC-050 TUC-3 McMullen back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Davies     TUC-050 TUC-3 Davies back     TUC-050 TUC-3 BArrass     TUC-050 TUC-3 Barrass back     TUC-050 TUC-3 Ridley     TUC-050 TUC-3 Ridley back

  1. William Hardy (Cardiff City)
  2. W.R. Dean (Everton)
  3. Fred Keenor (Cardiff City)
  4. A.E. Hufton (West Ham United)
  5. Hugh Ferguson (Cardiff City)
  6. A. Chandler (Leicester City)
  7. J. Roscamp (Blackburn Rovers)
  8. Tom Farquharson (Cardiff City)
  9. S.C. Puddefoot (Blackburn Rovers)
  10. W. Gillespie (Sheffield United)
  11. F. Tunstall (Sheffield United)
  12. J.H. Hulme (Arsenal)
  13. T.C.F. Johnson (Manchester City)
  14. P. McCloy (Manchester City)
  15. H. Gallacher (Newcastle United)
  16. F.J. Wadsworth (Huddersfield Town)
  17. W.E. Rawlings (Manchester United)
  18. G. Camsell (Middlesbrough)
  19. F. Roberts (Manchester City)
  20. A. Jackson (Huddersfield Town)
  21. J. McMullan (Manchester City)
  22. S. Cowan (Manchester City)
  23. Stan Davies (Cardiff City)
  24. M. Barrass (Manchester City)
  25. J.G. Ridley (Manchester City)

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