The title of this pack, “Football”, is rather misleading. In fact, all of the footballers depicted are from the UK. Each player is named – which is just as well as some of them are almost unrecognisable! No doubt in order to avoid having to pay reproduction rights or royalties, none of the images is an actual photograph: all have been redrawn, some rather better than others. The Jokers depict a hand holding a red card, a hand holding a yellow card (x2), and a football. The back design shows the layout of a football pitch in green and white. See the box►
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Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Hearts 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Dondorf Jägerkarte Nr. 465 playing cards dedicated to the theme of hunting, c.1930.
Commemorative Olympic Playing Cards produced by Waddingtons exclusively for Stanley Gibbons Antiquar...
Clamcleats playing cards for sailors designed by Celia Allison, New Zealand, 1986.
Centennial Olympic Games playing cards celebrating the centenary of the modern Olympic Games, 1896-1...
A flicker pack with different backs, advertising the Saab 900 Convertible motor car.
Bicycle Negro League Baseball Museum souvenir playing cards, USA, 2012.
Cyclists from the Domex-Weinmann team who took part in the 1989 Tour de France.
Photos of American football players representing the University of Alabama in 1972.
Colour photographs of the World Cup-winning French football squad of 2018.
Centenary playing cards illustrating vintage trucks and buses produced by the Swedish company Scania...
Families card game with comic designs featuring seven of the teams competing in the 1998 World Cup. ...
A 1982 World Cup commemoration pack by Heráldica Castanyer from Spain with non-standard suits.
Two packs (one French-suited, one Spanish-suited) for the World Cup held in Spain, 1982.
James Purdey & Sons is a long-established gun manufacturer founded in 1814 in London.
PBR (Professional Bull Riders) licensed playing cards, USA, 2005
‘Calcio Storico Fiorentino’ by Costante Costantini is based on an early form of football that origi...
Animal Aid playing cards with anti-shooting cartoons created by Steve Hutton.