A&BC Chewing Gum variants

A&BC Chewing Gum variant and error cards

A&BC Chewing Gum produced some of the most attractive and high quality football cards in the period from 1954 until they were taken over by Topps in 1975. However, during this period they also produced some variant and error cards, which have now become collectable in their own right. This page highlights the A&BC variant and error cards from their English productions (remembering that A&BC also produced Scottish sets). If you know of any others, or can add extra information to this page, please send an email to this email link. The reasons for the existence of variant and error cards is not always evident. Some can be explained away by simple human error in the production process, while others seem to defy logic. If you have knowledge, or even a theory, of why these cards exist please feel free to contact this site. I do not claim to have discovered these variants or errors. Most of them have been documented since the cards themselves were first issued. This page exclusively examines the English version of the A&BC cards.

1958/59 Top Stars Famous Footballers


This series comes in two different versions for Series 1; with and without the Planet Ltd token on top. Be aware that the series with the Planet Ltd token can be found with cut-off versions, and those are considered not worth collecting. The genuine cards without the token can be recognized by the backside, where the color of the font is blue and not black. See photos of the cards of Syd Owen of Luton for more details. In addition to this, I’m aware of two variations in the 1958/59 set of 92 cards. Each card has a quiz and a cartoon on the back, but cards 83 and 84 are known with two different cartoons. For card 84, Stan Mortensen is the answer to the quiz, so the cartoon with his surname jumbled is considered the ‘correct’ card. For card 83 Jerry advises that the player with his eyes covered is probably the correct cartoon answer to the question ‘Who is the Burnley half-back whose nickname is Geordie’, since the other cartoon is printed on another card with an appropriate question. There also exist cards with no text on the back, just blank. So far, the only reported one is No. 43 Tommy Banks of Bolton Wanderers.

1960/61 Footballers Black Backs

Card 21 Jimmy Armfield

I’ve been made aware of scans of the Jimmy Armfield card. It’s intriguing to note that despite being labeled as such, the player featured on the card isn’t Jimmy Armfield but rather Jimmy Kelly. This particular card is said to appear on an uncut sheet, but as far as I know, it hasn’t been seen as an actual standalone card.

Card 25 and 41 Tom and John Wilson

Another interesting find from this collection is the card with white biography text on a black background, known as the elusive version. It seems that initially, this card was produced with a segment of the back of the Tom Wilson card (No. 25). While I haven’t personally handled the original card, descriptions suggest that parts of cards 25 and 41 were combined to reconstruct its potential appearance. Following this, the version was overprinted with the correct name and John Wilson’s biography. Notably, traces of Tom Wilson’s original biography remain visible beneath the overprinted section. Subsequent printings appear to have corrected this error. Furthermore, I’ve included scans of both sides of the Tom Wilson card for reference.

1962/63 Footballers (Bazooka)

Card 25 Tony Knap

This card exists in two different versions: one with the right leg shaded and the other with no shading.

1963/64 Footballers Blue Backs

Card 32 John Gordon

Reports indicate that there exists a card of Johnny Gordon with Geoff Barrowcliffe on the backside. It’s unclear whether this backside is oriented the right way or upside down.

1964/65 Footballers Red Backs

Card 67 Ian Lawson

This is the only known variant card for this series. It features two different questions on the back, with one of the card numbers slightly larger than the other.

The difference in number size has been noted in several cards, specifically those with numbers between 59 and 99. An educated guess suggests that the designers encountered difficulties when they reached the three-digit number cards and had to reduce the size, inadvertently affecting the entirety of series two.

1966/67 Footballers B&W Pairs

Card 125 Jimmy Robson

There are several players who appear in more than one pairing. For instance, Jimmy Robson is depicted with three different players known so far: Colin Appleton (card 118), Malcolm Beard (card 137), and John Talbot (card 206). Here, he is shown with the latter.

Card 159 Pat Crerand and card 124 Andy Lochhead

These are the only known error cards from this series. The pictures of the players have switched places. To compound the issue, Andy Lochhead’s name has been misspelled on the front of the card. Another noteworthy detail is that only the last series features the player’s names on the front of the cards.

1968/69 Footballers (Yellow backs)

Card 71 Joe Baker

Some of the cards in this set have a picture of a football on the front, next to the team name, while others do not. This is considered a variation, rather than an error. Perhaps the cards were produced in two lots, with the football forgotten from one of the lots.

The two cards shown have been randomly selected to show this feature. The cards which do not have the football are numbers 2, 12, 19, 25, 32, 40, 44, 47, 48, 63, 65, 77, 78, 79, 82, 83, 86, 87, 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 95, 96, 100 and 101.

Card number 71, Joe Baker, is known with both a football and a non-football version. The version without the football is rarer, is therefore considered the error card.

Card number variations

Card numbers 6 and 48 appear to have their card numbers printed in a smaller font than all other cards in the set (see pictures). There is not an obvious explanation for this.

1969/70 Footballers (Green backs)

The 1969-70 A&BC Footballers Green Backs series is well-known for its plethora of variant and error cards, making it a treasure trove for collectors. Surprisingly, many of these unique cards are relatively easy to obtain at reasonable prices. Whether it’s due to a misspelled name or featuring players with two different cards, each card adds a distinctive charm to the collection. This accessibility enables enthusiasts to explore the world of football memorabilia without overspending, enhancing the series’ appeal for both seasoned collectors and newcomers alike.

Card number variations

Green back cards from Series 1 and 2 (numbers 1 to 117) have a card number on the rear without a full-stop, with the exception of cards 85 and 95, which have small full-stops. Cards from Series 3 all have a full-stop after the number.

Card 3 Geoff Hurst

A&BC has had a few instances of misspelling names over the years. However, considering Geoff Hurst’s hat-trick in England’s World Cup victory two years prior to the publication of this card, I felt it warranted a mention.

Card 29 Allan Clarke

Allan Clarke was transferred from Leicester City to Leeds United in June 1969 in a high profile, £165,000, transfer. It is likely that this transfer coincided with the production run of the Green backs in time for the 1969/70 season. In order to ensure that they captured the event A&BC produced a second version of the Allan Clarke card with the text ‘Transferred to Leeds United’ on the front. There was no change made to the back of the card.

Card 54 Colin Suggett 

Colin Suggett was transferred from Sunderland to W.B.A. in July 1969. A&BC reflected this transfer through a second version of this card with the text ‘Transferred to West Brom. Alb.’ on the front. There was no change made to the back of the card.

Card 103 David Nish

I assume that an entire sheet of cards from this series had the backs placed incorrectly, and somehow these cards managed to slip past A&BC’s quality control. This means that there must be more similar cards out there. The card shown here has David Nish on the front and Geoff Strong upside down on the back.

Card 117 David Woodfield and Tommy Lawrence

There are two cards in this set with number 117. The David Woodfield card does not have the full-stop after the card number, and is included on the Series 2 checklist. This card is therefore accepted as being part of Series 2. The Tommy Lawrence card does include the full-stop, and is included on the Series 3 checklist, and is therefore accepted as being part of Series 3. This means that the green back set has a high card number of 170, but includes 171 cards plus three checklists.

Series 2 checklist variation

The 2nd series checklist begins a sequence of variations in A&BC Gum checklists lasting until 1973/74! It appears as if A&BC Gum produced an early or trial version, and then updated it closer to the actual production run of the cards, often making last minute changes. A number of cards mentioned on the checklists may therefore never have been produced.

For the Green backs the 2nd series checklist reflects a change in style from Series 1, where the player name and team was printed, to the Series 3, where only the player name appears. One version of the Series 2 checklist includes the team name (the 4-column version), while the other doesn’t (the 5-column version). Perhaps surprisingly the more accurate checklist of the two does not include the team names.

4-column version checklist
66 A. Lochhead (Leicester City, transferred to Aston Villa February 1970)
68 John Toshack (Cardiff City, transferred to Liverpool November 1970)
105 Willie Morgan (Manchester City)

5-column version checklist
66 Chris Cattlin (Coventry City)
68 Ernie Hunt (Coventry City)
105 John Dempsey (Chelsea)

To the best of my knowledge the three cards in the table above from the 4-column version were never produced.

Card 125 David Sadler

David Sadler played for Manchester United from 1963 until 1973. Although he was not transferred within the timeframe of the A&BC print run there are two completely different versions of this card. The two cards have different front pictures, and different text on the rear. One of the cards has the full-stop after the card number, and uses the same image from the 1968/69 Yellow backs (though resized and reversed, an old trick, see pictures). However, the green back text is quite different and his place of birth has been changed, from Yalding (which is correct according to his Wikipedia page) to Maidstone. The other green back card has no full-stop after the number, has the same place of birth as the yellow back card, and a similar (though different) biography. This card tends to

be rarer than the ‘full-stop’ green card. It is not clear which of these two cards came first. The ‘full-stop’ card suggests that it was part of the original Series 3 run. The fact that it uses the same image as the previous year’s yellow backs also suggests that they were struggling with their Sadler card. Perhaps it was replaced when the new image became available, although if this were the case why would they change the place of birth, biography and Football Quiz?

Card 132 Frank McLintock

There appears to be no reason for this reprint. The photo stays the same (though is resized) and the text is changed. The original card starts “Arsenal’s captain,…”, while the newer version starts “The brains behind…”.

One possibility is that A&BC mixed up the Scottish Blue back set, which includes the larger photo and text which begins “Arsenal’s captain”. Interestingly, and wrongly, the Scottish card lists McLintock as a centre-forward!

Card 145 Bobby Moncur 

Two versions exist of the Bobby Moncur card. The pictures are similar, though different. The text on the rear of the cards is the same, though one has ‘Football Facts’ and the other a ‘Football Quiz’. The original Series 3 card has the team name ‘Newcastle United’ printed on the front and rear, as does every other Newcastle card in the set (view here). However, the apparently ‘newer’ version has the team name ‘Newcastle’. Does this mean that a new error was introduced in the reprint? To add further to the confusion, the image used on the original, ‘full-stop’ version of the card is the same as used for the following year’s orange back series (see picture).


Card 151 John Sissons

The Johnny Sissons mystery is similar to that of David Sadler. He was not transferred during the period of the production run, so there is no obvious reason to reprint the card. The photo has been changed, the biography changed and there is a different ‘Football Fact’. This one defies all logic…

1969/70 World Cup Footballers

Not for the first time, and certainly not for the last time, A&BC released a series in various variants. These cards, one in each pack, were sold alongside a World Cup poster and came in two variants: embossed and not embossed. The not embossed version appears to be the rarest. The cards are unnumbered, and there are a total of 37 cards.

1970/71 Footballers (Orange backs)

1970-71 Orange backs were yet another year where A&BC made some mistakes, which delights us collectors as it gives us even more cards to collect to complete the series. Here, there are, among other things, exchanges of images, rewriting of biographies, and errors on checklists. I have collected most of these variants/error cards here. Please feel free to send me an email if you have other cards that should be included on this list.

Card 85 Checklist

The 2nd Series checklist, card number 85, has cards listed wrongly in the sequence 144 to 160. The checklist has Terry Alcock as 144, through to Neil Young as 160. John Angus is actually card 144, and Alcock is card 145. All of the cards listed in the checklist from 144 to 159 are numbered +1 on the actual cards e.g. Peter Dobing is 155 on the checklist but is card number 156. Neil Young appears on card 218 (not 160), and is correctly listed as 218 on the 3rd Series checklist. So, in summary, there is a numbering error on the 2rd Series checklist where these numbers do not match the actual card numbers.

The Checklist has card 169 as David Tayne, whereas it should be David Payne.

What it says on the Checklist 

144.  Terry Alcock (Blackpool)
145.  Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool)
146.  Frank Clarke (Ipswich Town)
147.  Peter Mellor (Burnley)
148.  Roger Hoy (Crystal Palace)
149.  Alan Whittle (Everton)
150.  Alan Foggon (Newcastle United)
151.  Ian Gibson (Coventry City)
152.  Peter Thompson (Liverpool)
153.  Wyn Davies (Newcastle United)
154.  John Kaye (West Bromwich Albion)
155.  Peter Dobing (Stoke City)
156.  John O’Hare (Derby County)
157.  Mick Mills (Ipswich Town)
158.  Alex Stepney (Manchester United)
159.  Tommy Wright (Everton)
160.  Neil Young (Manchester City)

What is should have been

144. John Angus (Burnley)
145. Terry Alcock (Blackpool)
146. Emlyn Hughes (Liverpool)
147. Frank Clarke (Ipswich Town)
148. Peter Mellor (Burnley)
149. John McCormack (Crystal Palace)
150. Alan Whittle (Everton)
151. Alan Foggon (Newcastle United)
152. Ian Gibson (Coventry City)
153. Peter Thompson (Liverpool)
154. Wyn Davies (Newcastle United)
155. John Kaye (West Bromwich Albion)
156. Peter Dobing (Stoke City)
157. John O’Hare (Derby County)
158. Mick Mills (Ipswich Town)
159. Alex Stepney (Manchester United)
160. Tommy Wright (Everton)

Card 98 Brian O’Neil

Brian O’Neil was signed by Southampton from Burnley for £75,000 in the summer of 1970, just about the time A&BC would have been preparing and printing the cards for the Orange back series. In response to this A&BC coloured in his shirt (you can tell this as there is a player in Burnley colours in the background) and changed the team name on the front of the card, but apparently forgot to change the team name or text on the back. In a later reprint they changed the team name and rewrote the player biography. The practice of coloring shirts when lacking a picture of the player wearing the correct shirt was something Topps frequently did when they assumed control of football card production. This is demonstrated on another page on this site. 

Card 170 Checklist

Following the error with the second checklist, A&BC encountered further issues with the third checklist. This included the listing of 18 cards that were never issued, along with another checklist card at number 256. Moreover, the Series 3 checklist card is available in two versions: one referencing cards up to 255, and the other up to 256. There are discrepancies in the players listed on these cards, detailed in the table below. Notably, the players listed on the 255 version, such as Hill, Barnard, Howe, among others, are not confirmed to exist. The 255 version bears the note “Subject to change” at the bottom, while Card 256 (Checklist) is not confirmed to exist.


255 version (cards not issued)
175 Alan Hill (Nottingham Forest)
178 Chris Barnard (Ipswich Town)
181 Bobby Howe (West Ham United)
184 Ian Bowyer Manchester City)
189 Dennis Clarke (Huddersfield Town)
192 Mike Pejic (Stoke City)
193 Nobby Stiles (Manchester United)
196 Michael Coop (Coventry City)
198 Jimmy Lindsay (West Ham United)
215 Roger Hynd (Crystal Palace)
220 Henry Mowbray (Blackpool)
222 Micky Hill (Ipswich Town)
227 Jimmy Thomson (Burnley)
228 Richard Krzywicki (Huddersfield Town)
230 Bill Bentley (Blackpool)
234 Mike Lambert (Ipswich Town)
245 Mike Docherty (Burnley)
247 Sandy Brown (Everton)

256 version (cards issued)
175 Jim Barron (Nottingham Forest)
178 Keith Weller (Chelsea)
181 Trevor Brooking (West Ham United)
184 Derek Dougan (Wolves)
189 James Pearce (Tottenham Hotspur)
192 Phil Parkes (Wolves)
193 Denis Law (Manchester United)
196 Mike Coop (Coventry City)
198 Derek Parkin (Wolves)
215 Mike Bailey (Wolves)
220 Les Wilson (Wolves)
222 Mike O’Grady (Wolves)
227 Mike Lambert (Ipswich Town)
228 Keith Newton (Everton)
230 Dennis Bond (Tottenham Hotspur)
234 John Winfield (Nottingham Forest) 245 John Ritchie (Stoke City)
247Thomas Jackson (Everton)
256 Check List III

Card 174 Jimmy Greenhoff

The John O’Rourke / Jimmy Greenhoff error is one of the more obvious A&BC ever made by simply mixing up the photos of the two players. Click to see the Tony Coakley letter explaining this variant. The letter states ‘this mistake was spotted and immediately the printers corrected it, but unfortunately a certain amount of cards were manufactured and released into the shops’. In a later reprint A&BC corrected the photos. Notice also how the picture of John O’Rourke is slightly different between the two cards. In the Jimmy Greenhoff version, you can see a bit more of the Ipswich logo than in the John O’Rourke version.

Card 216 John O’Rourke

The John O’Rourke / Jimmy Greenhoff error is one of the more obvious A&BC ever made by simply mixing up the photos of the two players. Click to see the Tony Coakley letter explaining this variant. The letter states ‘this mistake was spotted and immediately the printers corrected it, but unfortunately a certain amount of cards were manufactured and released into the shops’. In a later reprint A&BC corrected the photos. Notice also how the picture of John O’Rourke is slightly different between the two cards. In the Jimmy Greenhoff version, you can see a bit more of the Ipswich logo than in the John O’Rourke version.

Card 242 Bobby Moore

Examine the area near the bottom left corner of the back of the card. One card displays the A&BC logo to the left of the word ‘Footballer,’ while the other does not. Several cards are known to lack the A&BC logo, but these are the only ones that can be found both with and without the logo.

1971/72 Footballers (Purple backs)

In 1971/72, A&BC released a total of 290 cards with a purple back, divided into series 1, 2, and 3. Series 1 ranged from 1-109, series 2 from 110-219, and series 3 from 220-290. According to the checklists, there were supposed to be a total of 293 cards, but for unknown reasons, some cards were omitted. I will elaborate further on this when I review the checklists. Additionally, they produced so-called “lucky Bags,” which contained a crinkle-cut version of series 2. For some reason, series 1 and series 3 were not included in this, except for one card, which is the checklist for series 3. Thus, the checklist for series 2 was omitted from the crinkle-cut version.

Card 150 Neil Young

As in the previous season, A&BC once again managed to confuse the images of two players, releasing a Neil Young card with a picture of Mike Doyle instead. At least they stayed within the same club. The Neil Young card with Mike Doyle’s image is so rare that I had to obtain the picture from Alan Jenkins’s Football Cartophilic Info Exchange site, which in turn obtained it from Carl Wilkes, author of the two most important books published on football cards (see further information elsewhere on this site), as well as the owner of the oldest football cards & sport card website in the world. Created just a few year ahead of this site. Take a look at https://www.rarecards.co.uk/ and https://www.footballsoccercards.com/, where you can purchase football cards not available anywhere else.

Card 162 Mike Doyle

There is no logical reason why A&BC created two versions of the Mike Doyle card. Both images feature Mike Doyle, and I presume the one with the blue jersey was the first and thus the rarer of the two. They later switched to printing the same image they had mistakenly used on the Neil Young card above. Once again, I had to resort to Carl Wilkes’s pictures from Alan Jenkins’s Football Cartophilic Info Exchange site.


Card 170 Checklist

This Series 2 checklist is an amazingly inaccurate reference. What was going on at A&BC? Did they allocate this task to the work experience boy? The checklist covers cards from 110 to 153 on the front, and then 154 to 219 on the back, plus it lists 302 as the Series 3 checklist? Series 3 only ran to 290 cards (though A&BC may not have designed it by the time they were producing Series 2), and the checklist ended up being card 277 (see entry below). The many differences between the checklist and the actual cards are listed below. To the best of my knowledge the errors on this card were never corrected by a reprint.



135 Alan Foggon (transferred to Cardiff City, August 1971) issued as Ian Gibson (Cardiff City)
136 Peter King (struggling for a place with Cardiff City early in the 1971/72 season) issued as Brian Kidd (Manchester United)
150 Ian Bowyer (transferred to Orient, June 1971) issued as Neil Young (Manchester City)
173 John Tudor (Tudor ended up in Series 3 as the last card, 290) issued as Jack Charlton (Leeds United)
183 Trevor Whymark (not in the Ipswich Town side in early 1971/72) issued as Bobby Stokes (Southampton)
193 John McAlle (never appeared in an A&BC card?) issued as David Wagstaffe (Wolves)
206 Roger Wyle (did they mean John Wile?) issued as Geoff Blockley (Coventry City)
211 Bernard Shaw (another Wolves player who never featured for A&BC) issued as David Woodfield (Wolves)
217 John Brindley (Notts County, in what would have been his only appearance in football cards) issued as Charlie George (Arsenal)

Card 277 Checklist

After A&BC released the checklist for series 3, it became evident that they had once again made a mistake. There were more cards listed on the checklist than were actually produced. They then adjusted this to a checklist with 291 cards. However, this adjustment was also incorrect. Consequently, they had to make further changes, ultimately succeeding in creating a correct checklist with 290 cards. This is beneficial for us collectors, as it means there are even more cards to collect in order to obtain the full set.

245.  Colin Addison replaced with David Walker
273.  Chris Barnard replaced with John Hope
274.  Pat Rice replaced with Jim Walker

291.  David Walker not issued
292.  Jim Walker not issued
293.  John Hope not issued

277.  Checklist Series 3 (cards 220 – 293)
277.  Checklist Series 3 (cards 220 – 291)
277.  Checklist Series 3 (cards 220 – 290)

Stamp Album checklist

The Footballer Stamp Album , issued to store the Club crests and Superstar stamps has a ‘complete checklist’ of the Purple Back set on the back cover. There are some interesting anomalies between this checklist and the actual cards.

150 Ian Bowyer (Manchester City, transferred to Orient in June 1971) issued as Neil Young (Manchester City)
183 Trevor Whymark (Ipswich Town) issued as Bobby Stokes (Southampton)
193 John McAlle (Wolves) issued as David Wagstaff (Wolves)
206 Roger Wyle (Sheffield Wednesday?) issued as Jeff Blockley (Coventry City)
211 Bernard Shaw (Wolves) issued as David Woodfield (Wolves)
217 John Brindley (Notts County) issued as Charlie George (Arsenal)
245 Colin Addison (Sheffield United) issued as David Walker (Southampton)
291 David Walker (Southampton) not issued…

1972/73 Footballer (Orange/Red backs))

Card 154 Checklist

Two versions of this checklist exist, one numbering up to 218 and another numbering up to 219.

The 219 version checklist is the later edition (it has the words ‘Revised checklist’ on the back), including players from the promoted clubs from 1971/72 (Norwich and Birmingham) and removing some players from the relegated clubs (Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town). The updated checklist also has the spelling corrected on card 204 from Malcolm McDonald to Malcolm MacDonald, and card 213 Jack Witham corrected to Whitham.


It is not thought that any of the cards which appeared on the 218 version checklist and which were replaced on the 219 version were ever printed i.e. you will not find a card number 112 with Terry Dolan.

218 version
112 Terry Dolan (Huddersfield Town)
125 Steve Smith (Huddersfield Town)
134 Alan Mullery (Fulham)
136 Mick Fairclough (Huddersfield Town)
139 Jim Barron (Nottingham Forest)
141 Gordon West (Everton)
144 Rodney Marsh (Manchester City)
149 Ollie Burton (Newcastle United)
152 Liam O’Kane (Nottingham Forest)
160 John Osborne (W.B.A.)
163 John Winfield (Nottingham Forest)
164 Alan Merrick (W.B.A.)
170 Harry Redknapp (West Ham United)
181 George Best (Manchester United)
219 (no card)

219 version
112 Malcolm Page (Birmingham City)
125 Graham Paddon (Norwich City)
134 Alan Gilzean (Tottenham Hotspur)
136 Alan Campbell (Birmingham City)
139 John Craven (Crystal Palace)
141 David Lawson (Everton)
144 Willie Donachie (Manchester City)
149 Bobby Moncur (Newcastle United)
152 Bobby Kellard (Crystal Palace)
160 Bobby Gould (W.B.A.)
163 Tony Byrne (Southampton)
164 Alistair Brown (W.B.A.)
170 John McDowell (West Ham United)
181 John Ayris (West Ham United)
219 Denis Law (Manchester United)

Card 179 Roger Morgan 

There are two versions of the Roger Morgan card, though it is not clear why. One shows his head and shoulders only, while the other shows the head and torso. The backs of the two cards are identical.

1973/74 Footballer (Blue backs)

Card 182 Checklist

Two versions of this checklist exist, one numbered to 264 and the other to 261. The ‘261 version’ is the later, and therefore more accurate version though it is still not an accurate checklist for the actual set. Cards 262 (George Armstrong) and 264 (Billy Ingham) from the ‘264 version’ were never produced. The Marvin Hinton card is numbered 263, so there is no card number 235 in the set. The cards in the table below from the ‘264 version’ e.g. Giles, Macari, Holton etc. are not known to exist.

264 version
138 Johnny Giles (Leeds United)
160 Lou Macari (Manchester United)
184 Jim Holton (Manchester United)
189 Colin Suggett (W.B.A., transferred to Norwich City)
193 Roger Davies (Derby County)
211 Colin Stein (Coventry City, transferred back to Rangers)
235 John Craven (Crystal Palace, transferred to Coventry City)
237 Trevor Hockey (Norwich City, transferred to Aston Villa)
262 George Armstrong (Arsenal)
263 Marvin Hinton (Chelsea)
264 Billy Ingham (Burnley)

261 version
138 Paul Reaney (Leeds United)
160 Sammy McIlroy (Manchester United)
184 Jimmy Rimmer (Manchester United)
189 George Armstrong (Arsenal)
193 Terry Hennessey (Derby County)
211 Bobby Parker (Coventry City)
235 Marvin Hinton (Chelsea)
237 Kevin Keelan (Norwich City)

Card 241 John Toshack

In a remarkable coincidence with the previous set, one card (John Toshack) has two versions, a full body shot and a head and shoulders only shot. The two cards have different text and cartoons on the back. Interestingly, the ‘head and shoulders’ card has a section ‘Goals’, which appears on the rear of the 1st series cards but not the 2nd series cards, suggesting that the Toshack head and shoulders card was originally intended as a Series 1 card.


1973/74 Football Photos - Autographed

These cards are usually found in the crinkle-cut version but also exist in an uncut version with large borders.