“This Year’s Top-Form Footballers” (Rover)

Year of issue: 1927
Issued by: “The Rover” (D.C. Thomson)
Trade reference number(s): THO-690 / THO-29
Number of cards in set: 24
Size: standard cigarette card (approx. 71mm x 40mm)
Approximate value (per card): Murrays £3.60; FCCM £2.00

Wrongly dated 1924 in FCCM, the twenty-four cards in this set were issued in groups of four at a time although you wouldn’t know this going by the information on the back of them. Alan Jenkins has done the donkey work here for me.

Blair     Blair back

Gallacher     Gallacher back

Briggs     Briggs back

Spence     Spence back

Jackson     Jackson back

Ruffell     Ruffell back

Crawford     Crawford back

Green     Green back

Glidden     Glidden back

McLachlan     McLachan back

Gibson     Gibson back

Dean     Dean back

McInroy     McInroy back

Bradshaw     Bradshaw back

Adcock     Adcock back

Jennings     Jennings back

Lambert     Lambert back

Sommerville     Sommerville back

Harris     Harris back

Cook     Cook back

Brown     Brown back

Parker     Parker back

Mitchell     Mitchell back

James     James back

Issue #253, dated 20th February 1927:
1. J. Blair (Tottenham Hotspur)
2. H. Gallacher (Newcastle United)
3. G. Briggs (Birmingham)
4. J. Spence (Manchester United)

Issue #254, dated 27th February 1927:
5. A. Jackson (Huddersfield Town)
6. J. Ruffell (West Ham United)
7. J. Crawford (Queens Park)
8. G. Green (Sheffield United)

Issue #255, dated 5th March 1927:
9. T. Glidden (West Bromwich Albion)
10. G. McLachlan (Cardiff City)
11. J.D. Gibson (Partick Thistle)
12. W.R. Dean (Everton)

Issue #256, dated 12th March 1927:
13. A. McIlroy (Sunderland)
14. T. Bradshaw (Bury)
15. H. Adcock (Leicester City)
16. T. Jennings (Leeds United)

Issue #257, dated 19th March 1927:
17. J. Lambert (Arsenal)
18. G. Sommerville (Burnley)
19. W. Harris (Aston Villa)
20. W. Cook (Dundee)

Issue #258, dated 26th March 1927:
21. G. Brown (Huddersfield Town)
22. R. Parker (Millwall)
23. T. Mitchell (Blackburn Rovers)
24. A. James (Preston North End)