“The 50 Star Footballers of 1924 (Part 2)” (Adventure)

Year of issue: 1924
Issued by: “Adventure” (D.C. Thomson)
Trade reference number(s): THO-61
Number of cards in set: 25 unnumbered pictures
Size: approximately 48mm x 34mm (except the back page picture which was bigger)
Approximate value (per card): Murrays uncatalogued; FCCM £5.00

This was a small booklet (published in issue #126, and dated 9th February, 1924) which featured pages of beautiful, brightly coloured footballers in groups of four with brief printed biographies on the facing page, which meant that individually cut-out pictures did not have the correct backs on them, although sellers of these do tend to provide photocopied backs. They were unnumbered and are listed here in the order in which they appeared in the booklet (with grateful thanks to Alan Jenkins). And, in spite of the name, this was the sister booklet to “The 50 Star Players of 1924 (Part 1)”.

The bad news is that I only have a couple of pages from this booklet and judging by the fact that I have a cover which is rather dog-eared, I’m guessing that I must have committed the sacrilegious act of splitting it up into individual pages and selling them off on eBay. Sorry.

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THO-61 Star Footballers of 1924 (part 2) – page 1

  • W. Brown (West Ham United)
  • W. Bradshaw (Bury)
  • H. Whitehurst (Rochdale)
  • W. Chadwick (Everton)

THO-61 Star Footballers of 1924 (part 2) – page 2

  • L. Birks (Port Vale)
  • J.G. Ridley (South Shields)
  • T. Wynne (Oldham Athletic)
  • T. Mort (Aston Villa)

THO-61 Star Footballers of 1924 (part 2) – page 3

  • G. Clark (Stoke City)
    A. James (Raith Rovers)
    T. Curry (Newcastle United)
    L. Banfield (Bristol City)

THO-61 Star Footballers of 1924 (part 2) – page 4

  • J. Walsh (Liverpool)
  • H.S. Miller (Chelsea)
  • T. Magee (West Bromwich Albion)
  • J. Elkes (Tottenham Hotspur)

THO-61 Star Footballers of 1924 (part 2) – page 5

  • W.T. Roberts (Preston North End)
  • John White (Hearts)
  • C. Pringle (Manchester City)
  • A. McKay (Greenock Morton)

THO-61 Star Footballers of 1924 (part 2) – page 6

  • P. Bennie (Burnley)
  • P. McCloy (Ayr United)
  • C. Wilson (Huddersfield Town)
  • J. Walker (Third Lanark)

THO-61 Star Footballers of 1924 (part 2) – page 7

  • A. Wilson (Middlesbrough)

Can you please help with pictures of the missing pages?