“Footballers – Signed Real Photos” (Adventure)

Year of issue: 1922
Issued by: “Adventure” (D.C. Thomson)
Trade reference number(s): THO-355 / THO-17-1
Number of cards in set: 22
Size: MF (approx. 70mm x 45mm)
Approximate value (per card): Murrays £2.50; FCCM £1.50

These cards, wrongly dated as 1923 in both Murrays and FCCM, were unnumbered and undated but Alan Jenkins has managed to discover the relevant details. Also of interest is the fact that there’s not a great spread of clubs here; three from Aston Villa, three from Preston, and two from Newcastle. And, as with other similar cards of the era, there was a different release in Scotland, the details for which you will find on Alan’s site HERE.

Simms Simms backScott Scott backDavies Davies backKirton Kirton backCurry Curry backPuddefoot Puddefoot backBateman Bateman backWoodhouse Woodhouse backDoran Doran backDorrell Dorrell backStan Davies Stan Davies backDonkin Donkin backMcKay McKay backWalker Walker backWilson Wilson backLow Low backBirrell Birrell backHamilton Hamilton backMacdonald Macdonald backGraham Graham backMercer Mercer backQuinn Quinn back

E. Simms (Luton Town) – issue #19, 21st January
E. Scott (Liverpool) – issue #20, 28th January
Len Davies (Cardiff City) – issue #21, 4th February
W. Kirton (Aston Villa) – issue #22, 11th February
T. Curry (Newcastle United) – issue #23, 18th February
S. Puddefoot (West Ham United) – issue #24, 25th February
J. Bateman (Crystal Palace) – issue #25, 4th March
R.T. Woodhouse (Preston North End) – issue #26, 11th March
J. Doran (Brighton and Hove Albion) – issue #27, 18th March
A.R. Dorrell (Aston Villa) – issue #28, 25th March
Stan. Davies (West Bromwich Albion) – issue #29, 1st April
W.G. Donkin (Barnsley) – issue #30, 8th April
J. McKay (Blackburn Rovers) – issue #31, 15th April
W. Walker (Aston Villa) – issue #32, 22nd April
C. Wilson (Tottenham Hotspur) – issue #33, 29th April
J. Low (Newcastle United) – issue #34, 6th May
W. Birrell (Middlesbrough) – issue #35, 13th May
T. Hamilton (Preston North End) – issue #36, 20th May
J. McDonald (Everton) – issue #37, 27th May
Alec. Graham (Arsenal) – issue #38, 3rd June
David Mercer (Sheffield United) – issue #39, 10th June
P. Quinn (Preston North End) – issue #40, 17th June