“Stand-Up Famous Footballers: All Star Team” (Rover)

Year of issue: 1923
Issued by: “The Rover” (D.C. Thomson)
Trade reference number(s): THO-350 / THO-50
Number of cards in set: 11
Size: 110mm high
Approximate value (per card): Murrays unlisted; FCCM £20.00

These superb cards are catalogued in FCCM as “Great Britain Select XI“. When you find them the bases are usually folded as intended but in some cases, as in a couple here, they have been cut off.

THO-350 THO-50 BuchanTHO-350 THO-50 Buchan back

GrimshawGrimshaw backTHO-350 THO-50 MortonMorton backTHO-350 THO-50 CrosbieTHO-350 THO-50 Crosbie backTHO-350 THO-50 ChambersTHO-350 THO-50 Chambers backWaltersWalters backGilchristTHO-350 THO-50 Gilchrist backMcBainMcBain backTHO-350 THO-50 SmartSmart backWadsworthWadsworth backDawsonDawson back

  • C.M. Buchan (Sunderland) – issue #48, 27th January
  • W. Grimshaw (Cardiff City) – issue #49, 3rd February
  • Alan L. Morton (Rangers) – issue #50, 10th February
  • John Crosbie (Birmingham) – issue #51, 17th February
  • Harry Chambers (Liverpool) – issue #52, 24th February
  • Chas Walters (Tottenham Hotspur) – issue #53, 3rd March
  • John Gilchrist (Celtic) – issue #54, 10th March
  • Neil McBain (Manchester United) – issue #55, 17th March
  • Tom Smart (Aston Villa) – issue #56, 24th March
  • Sam Wadsworth (Huddersfield Town) – issue #57, 31st March
  • Jerry Dawson (Burnley) – issue #58, 7th April

*Buchan image kindly supplied by David Ribbens.