Category Archives: soccer/football

Another Expo in the books

The Spring and Fall Expos are three days of card-filled fun and frolic of which I get to experience the first 90 minutes – if I’m lucky.  As such, I need a fairly specific plan when I get there just … Continue reading

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More borrowed designs – 1962 Topps Baseball becomes 1963 A&BC Football (UK)

For their 1963-64 football issue, English cardmakers A&BC licensed a previously-developed Topps baseball design (much like they did with their 1960-61 release – one can’t fault their taste.)  The familiar wood-grained layout of 1962 was laterally-reversed and a different grain-pattern chosen, … Continue reading

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1959 baseball’s lost cousin – 1960 A&BC Football (UK)

I’ve been fascinated by these ever since I first saw them online.  This is the 1960 A&BC football release.  A&BC is/was an English candy maker that for many years was the go-to source for football cards – sort of an … Continue reading

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Great football (UK) cards – John Roberts

I’d been planning on doing another ’52 Bowman, or maybe some hockey, but this post reminded me just how much fun I had with 1975 Topps UK Footballers and I had to post another one of them.  This is John … Continue reading

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Fun with old (British) football

I haven’t spoken of it much, but my lockout-inspired dalliance with the EPL hasn’t stopped despite the return of the NHL and the pending start of real baseball.  I’ve made great strides on my 1975 Topps set and am well … Continue reading

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Finding a familiar face in a new place

The NHL lockout isn’t even two full weeks old, but I’ve already mentally abandoned the season.  It’s just better for my sanity to assume the entire thing isn’t going to happen and then be pleasantly surprised should a season occur.  … Continue reading

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