Anglo Confectionery

Anglo Confectionery

Anglo Confectionery of Halifax produced a range of bubble gum cards in the late 1960s, in a range of subjects including football.


Football Quiz

Picture cards with Football Quiz. Each card has Quiz questions on the back, with the answers available on the following card. The interesting thing about this set is the variety of players and clubs featured, not just the elite club players but inclusions from Bury, Chester, Darlington, Lincoln City, Port Vale, Southport, York City, to name but a few…

Number in set: 84
Gallery: Set gallery
Checklists: Set checklist or Team checklist

National Team Colours

A rare set of 56 attractive cards. Each card states ‘Colours of national teams shown in this series are colours officially registered with F.I.F.A. – Federation Internationale de Football Association, the governing body of World Football.

It must be remembered that national sides wear, on occasions, alternative colours and also that some countries may have registered new colours since the publication of this series’.

I’m not sure who selected the 56 teams, but there are some strange choices. For example, Congo Kinshasa, Basutoland and Sierra Leone are featured while the likes of Czechoslovakia, Portugal, Bulgaria and Wales are not.

Number in set: 56
Gallery: Set gallery Checklist: Set checklist


World Cup / Learn the Game

A completely different style of cards to coincide with the World Cup. It’s difficult to tell which side of the card is the front and which the back. One side has a feature from the World Cup, while the other has a tip on playing better football.

Number in set: 48
Gallery: Learn the Game or World Cup 1970
Checklists: Set checklist or Team checklist


Football Hints

OK, so they are not technically football cards, but they are interesting and collectable. A set of 12 ‘volumes’, prepared with the co-operation of the Football Association. The 12 volumes all have the same picture on the front cover, but the colours and writing change for each book.

You bought these Minibooks on Football Hints with a piece of Anglo Bubble Gum. It cost 3p for the bubble gum. The gum and book came in wrappers which themselves came in a variety of colours.

Number in set: 12
Gallery: N/A
Checklists: Set checklist