SOCCER FOOTBALL & OTHER RARE CARDS
More to come, always updating, through 2017 and afterwards, onwards...

1982/3 Adestor (Paper Merchants) Sales Ltd. was the sticky papers division of a Spanish parent company. Adestor were contracted by QUADRIGA but Adestor liquidated from its offices on Noble Street, London, EC2 - quite an ignoble end - due to printing and releasing these 'rogue' Quadriga stickers in the north, without licence. You can imagine how scarce they are! Most are different to the official 1983 Quadriga launch in GB. Only 1 of each in stock. Please click on the pictures:

AKROPOLIS PRESS : Portugal MUNDIAL 78

 ONLY issued in PORTUGAL. Rare series. Mistake issues too!

FOR MORE OF THESE RARE Tennis, Motor racing and other sports cards of the please click on the picture

 

AMATLLER 1920s Spanish trade cards of sportsmen

 

FOR MORE OF THESE VERY RARE Tennis, Motor racing and other sports cards of the please click on the picture above

 

Anglo American Gum, Bell Boy 1960s paper issues

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Anglo American Gum, Bell Boy 1950's wax paper inserts

 

TO SEE MORE OF THESE EXTREMELY RARE MINT SAMPLE ISSUES and other Bellboy issues from the 1950s please click on the picture above.

 

AVA-LAMPO 1977 framed stickers "Football Special"

TO SEE MORE please click on the picture here. Rarer than most think. These unusual stickers, are of Italian-production origins - origins that are obscured under the Anglo American sounding name, Ava-Americana. This series under-performed due to printing shortages and bad distribution, hence, these days they are 100 times rarer than either the Panini 77 or the Ava 79 issues. 

 

Baines & other Victorian & Edwardian cards

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Shields and other cards by Baines of Bradford & similar manufacturers who printed these Victorian, Edwardian and Belle Epoque cards

 

Barratt & Co..  1920's-1940's issues

TO SEE MORE OF THE RARER SERIES OF BARRATT CARDS, click on the picture above

Football Team folders, Famous Footballers 1936-39, Football Stars, Football Action Caricatures & other 1920's Sherbet & Tarrab Rock issues

 

BIMBO 1970 Spanish-issus World Cup stickers

TO SEE MORE OF THE EXTREMELY RARE SERIES please click on the picture

BIMBO brand issue, "Campeonatos Mundiales de Futbol" (Football World Championships) stickers sold only in SPAIN, dated 1969/1970, issued for the Mexico 70 World Cup. Large stickers by Bruguera. Never available in the UK.

Boomers, 'Super-Cromos', "World Cup 1982"

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"BOOMERS", issued only in SPAIN for the 1982 World Cup. Wax paper inserts, issued with gum, folded as issued. Paper type is similar to the Bell Boy series. Rare.

 

Boys Magazine 1926 Famous Footer Clubs

TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES OF 1982 RARITIES please click on the picture

 

CASDON GAMES 1981 packet issue cards from "England Squad World Cup 82 Soccer Game"

TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES OF 1981 RARITIES please click on the pictures above  

laCASERTA Fizzy Drinks stickers from SPAIN

Much rarer than Cibels & Fher, issued in 1966.

 

TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES OF 1966 RARITIES please click on the pictures above 

Cibels Chocolates, issued only in SPAIN

Issued in 1965/66 for World Cup 1966 in England

TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES OF 1982 RARITIES please click on the pictures above

Cibels Chocolates, issued only in SPAIN

Issued in 1969/70 for World Cup Mexico 1970

TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES OF 1982 RARITIES please click on the pictures above

 

City Bakeries, Football Clubs shields, late 1940s.

 

 

 

 

City Bakeries football shields ... click the pic and you'll be linked to a page with more of these post-war British rarities

 

CdC Portugal World Cups 1974 & 1978 stickers

 

these are DIFFERENT to other FKS and RuiRomer types

FOR MORE OF THESE VERY RARE Tennis, Motor racing and other sports cards of the please click on the picture above

CLIFFORD, British trade cards c.1948/49

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COGED Sports Gazette 1978 Italian packet-issue cards

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SCARCE SERIES of in-used card stickers, click on the picture. ITALIAN TRADE CARDS, packet issues, of SCOTLAND players and other Argentina World Cup 1978 stars, for Argentina at the 1978 World Cup. Issued by "COGED" (Sports Gazette) only in Italia. NEVER AVAILABLE in the UK.  Another series of gems from The John Allen Archive!

Crecs 1970s Spanish plastic-coated stickers

CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE the full page of these rare items. Cropan Crec plastic 1970s football team badge on plastic stickers. From set of 1970s stickers sold only in SPAIN. Medium-sized stickers, sized similar to Panini items of the mid-70s. Never available in the UK. Only 1 of each in stock.

 

Daily Mail 1970 "World Cup Souvenir" stickers

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SCARCE SERIES of 28 un-used stickers, click on the picture

Mexico 1970 "Daily Mail World Cup Souvenir" stickers, with gummed backs, cut-out types, from a series of 28, issued as a complete sheet

 

Di Dasco c.1950, Italian-only issue

Never issued in Great Britain, this 1950 extremely rare series of English players, under the name "AlboSport", was probably the first ever set of footballers on stickers to be issued in Italy. They have gummed backs, and they are 'stamp' types, issued 10 per packet, mixed sports and mixed nationalities, from a series of about 600 sportsmen & women! EXTREMELY RARE!

TO SEE MORE OF THIS EXCEEDINGLY RARE SERIES click on the picture

Dipul Portugal-only issues, 1970/71

Portuguese ARSENAL stickers from 1971 ... Arsenal, Celtic and others. NEVER AVAILABLE in The UK.

TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES  click on the picture above

Disgra 1962 Spanish "World Cup Chile 62" stickers

1962. Only issued in Iberia, these are extremely rare  stickers from The World Cup '62, in Chile.

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Disgra-FHER 1966 Spanish  World Cup 1966 stickers

1966. Only issued in Spain, these are very rare stickers from The World Cup '66, in England.

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D.S. : "France 98" (World Cup) & also "Euro-Foot 96".

Two, different collections!

Please CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE MORE of this very scarce series.

We have selected rarities from both series, Euro Foot 96 and  France 98 World Cup. Some of these stickers are simply unobtainable nowadays. We have them!  But we only have 1 of each. Remember these were not ever issued in the UK.

DONALDSON A.J. Donaldson

A few of the rarer issues are in stock

Ediguia "MUNIQUE 74" PORTUGUESE stickers

DIFFERENT to the similar looking Spanish cards of '74

Please CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE MORE of this very scarce series 

 

Calcio74, an Italian-only issue of World Cup 1974 Scottish soccer stars by Ediraf, Italia-

Never issued in Great Britain, this 1974 rare series of British players, under the name "Calcio 74", was only issued in Italy. The cards are typically gum card sized, high quality items.

Please CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE MORE of this very scarce series

Est. 1980 Spanish-only cards of British players

Exceedingly rare sub-sets of England football stars, and World Cup legends, from 1979/80. Only ever issued in Spain!

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SERIE click the pic 

Fedora Cigarette Cards. 1966.

Only issued in The Canary Islands!

Exceedingly rare England football stars, and World Cup legends, from 1966 on cigarette cards from Iberia!

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SERIES OF SUPER-RARITIES click on the picture to the left

 

Fher SPANISH 1970 stickers from

"ASES DEL IX MUNDIAL DE FUTBOL"

DIFFERENT to similar international issues of 1970 due to textual reverse with players' biographies.

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Fher  SPANISH 1974 card issues for Munich 74

DIFFERENT to the similar Portuguese issue of 1974

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SERIES OF SUPER-RARITIES click on the picture to the left

FKS 1967, the initial, rarest series of FKS. The launch year.

For a 1966 FKS World Cup album, "World Cup Stars" (the first ever UK release)

For more from this very rare 1967 FKS series - the very first FKS launch - click on the picture

 

Gabardina World Cup Teams. 1950, SPANISH-issue.

WORLD CUP 1950 trade cards issued by Gabardine raincoats - only in Spain!  INCREDIBLY RARE & UNUSUAL football soccer trade cards. CLICK THE PICTURE to SEE MORE

Gente : Mondiali 1970 & 1974. Italian-issue stickers

TO SEE MORE OF THIS DUAL SERIES OF RARITIES ...

... please click on the pictures above

Giornarlino World Cup stickers, 1982. Italian-issue only.

SCOTLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND and ENGLAND World Cup 1982 stars only issued in Italy, 1982

Graficas 3D cards, World Cup 1982, only issued in Spain.

Team emblem cards issued by GRAFICAS 3D a manufacturer in Spain, 1981/82.  RARE, attractive card items from Spain.

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JAS Spanish-only issues of British PL players

Very scarce, never available in The UK, only sold for 1 week, only in Spain. 'Packet-issue' magazine release.

Attractive contemporary cards. Only 1 of each available.

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Keisa  "Champions of World Sport" 1974 Spanish cards

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The Knight rare foreign issue USA 1994 series.

NOTE: these are NOT 'Service Line'.  These are different, better quality, larger stickers, NEVER issued in the UK nor USA

This series was issued by The Knight, in 1994, and it was only in the far east. A very scarce series of stickers. Similar to the Service Line series but NOT the same!

Very few in stock. TO SEE MORE OF THIS SCARCE SERIES click on the picture to the left. 

Lampo-Verbania, Ediz.Moderna World Cup Chile 1962

ENGLAND football stars on cards issued only in Italy, 1961/62, for the World Cup 1962 in Chile. VERY RARE items.

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SERIES OF GREAT RARITIES click on the picture

LQL. Stickers & cards from Chile, 1962, for The World Cup. Some cards in stock ... hopefully stickers will follow one day.

 TO SEE MORE OF THIS SERIES OF GREAT RARITIES click on the pictures above

 

Maple Leaf Gum, 1959/60 issues from Holland

Team cards issued by an early gum cards manufacturer in Holland, Maple Leaf Chewing Gum, c.1959-60.  VERY SCARCE, much under-valued, very attractive items. TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY SCARCE SERIES click on the picture

MARCA, 1999 Spanish-issues, large stickers of GB stars

Never issued in GB/UK.  A set of Spanish stickers of British and World Stars; large stickers. Very scarce items. TO SEE MORE OF THIS SCARCE SERIES click on the picture

MANILL,  Portuguese issues

Various Portuguese series from c.1980's (up to 1992) issued only in Portugal - never in The UK, never in The British Isles.

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SERIES OF EXTREMELY RARE CARDS click on the picture

 

MIRA Piacenza 1962

ENGLAND, World Cup 1962 Chile, football cards, issued only in Italy, 1961/62. VERY RARE items.

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SERIES OF EXTREMELY RARE CARDS click on the picture 

MIROIR SPRINT French trade cards, in the style of playing cards, from 1960

Never issued in GB/UK.  Very rare cards of international stars of the day. TO SEE MORE OF THIS SCARCE SERIES click on the picture
 

Moderna 1970 Mexicorama, Italian issues.

Never issued in GB/UK.  This is the Italian (card, not paper) version of the FKS 1970 World Cup Mexico series. Very rare items! TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES click on the picture
 

Monello 1972, Footballers of Gold, issued only in Italy.

Never issued in GB/UK.  This is an Italian sticker, a cut-out type, issued by Monella magazine in 1972, for their "Footballers of Gold" series. TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RE SERIES click on the picture

Nabisco 1971 issue, "Cup Winners" pairs & singles

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PACKERS Chocolates,  footballers   c.1905

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PERRY BOOKS 1949 Famous Stars of Sport

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POSTCARDS

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Palirex - Aces of the Ninth World Cup 1970, from Portugal.

Never issued in GB/UK. This is the Portuguese version of the FKS 1970 World Cup Mexico series. Very rare items!

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Palirex - European Champions of Football 1968, from Portugal

Never issued in GB/UK.  This a Portuguese series that celebrated late 1960's European Cup competitions, with Manchester City, Glentoran, Celtic and Manchester United stickers included in a pan-European collection. Very rare items!

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PALS 1920s NEW SERIES, uncut doubles and singles

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(Spanish) Panini Supersport 1988- not issued in the UK

NEVER ISSUED in the UK, a 1988 Spanish stickers series, with English and Irish players,  issued only in Spain, "Supersport" (1988). Very scarce.

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SERIES click on the picture

Panini  EURO FOOTBALL 78 double stickers

One of the rarest Panini issues of modern times.

Known with blue and with black backs.

TO SEE MORE OF THIS SCARCE SERIES click on the pictures

Panini proofs 1972 Benelux issue - UNIQUE ITEMS!

TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES click on the picture above. These are PROOF CARDS!  1972 un-issued BENELUX (Holland, Belgium & Luxembourg) cards, either without numbers, or numbered, but all (all 8 - we only have 8!) with red inked over-print (rubber stamp) stating "exemplaar proef" (proof) on a type of back that was never officially printed! Thanks to John Allen's archive of rare soccer cards, we have here only 8... with Johan Cruyff, Bobby Moore, Denis Law and George Best amongst them! 

Pattreiouex Tobacco 1922

Casket Cigarettes football teams cards

VERY RARE tobacco cards issues. 1922 real photographic issues by PATTREIOUEX.  FOR MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES click the pic above

PHILLIPS post-war c.1950,  "SPORTS" packet issues  card and paper varieties, various series . . .

FOR MORE OF THESE RARE SERIES click the pic above

Quelcom, Sports Aces, 1979, from Spain.

Never issued in GB/UK.

This series of cards was launched in Barcelona, in 1979, and called WORLD ACES of SPORT.

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Radio Fun stamps, 'sportsmen', 1921

 

TO SEE MORE OF THIS VERY RARE SERIES OF 1982 RARITIES please click on the picture 

RADIO COURIER 1970

"COPPA RIMET MEXICO 70"

Never issued in GB/UK.  An ITALIAN issue only

A 1970 set of Italian packet-issue stickers of England stars. Very rare items!

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RuiRomer. 

Spanish 1960s European Fairs Cup Winners Cup & European Cup British Isles teams

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Ruiromer, Futbol 1973 Spanish stickers

Never issued in GB/UK.

An unusual set of Spanish stickers of British clubs.

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Ruiromer, Mundial 74 Spanish cards

Spanish stickers & cards for World Cup 1974

 

Never issued in GB/UK.

An unusual set of Spanish stickers of British clubs.

Very rare items.

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Ruiromer, Futbol c.1976,  Spanish issue stickers

Never issued in GB/UK.

A late 1970s set of Spanish stickers of British football stars.

Very rare items!

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Sorcasius (Portugal) Futebol Euro 84, not issued in UK/BI

Never issued in GB/UK.

A Euro 1984 series of Portuguese stickers of British football stars. Rare items!

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Spanish anonymous stickers, 1998, "Campeonato de Futbol, Francia Mundial '98" British & World stars

NEVER ISSUED in the UK, a 1998 World Cup stickers series, with English and Scottish players,  issued only in Spain, "Campeonato de Futbol, Francia Mundial '98". An otherwise anonymous issue. Large stickers. Scarce.  TO SEE MORE OF THIS SCARCE SERIES click on the picture

 

TADDY cigarette cards 1908-1914, all varieties...

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TIME MAGAZINE (Italy) 1966 - only issued in Italy!

NEVER ISSUED in the UK, a series of World Cup 1966 Italian stickers, with English players, issued only in Italy 1966 by the Italian version of Time Magazine (Tempo). Cut-outs, to be cut and stuck into the exceedingly rare album also issued by TIME Italy.

TO SEE MORE OF THIS RARE SERIES click on the picture

 

VERBANIA  "Coppa Rimet 1966" Italian cards

Only issued in Italy, 1965-66

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MANY MORE TYPES to add.

THIS PAGE TO BE UPDATED 2017 and onwards...

 

WEBCOSA 1950s Footballers - wax paper gum inserts

 ... just the one listed but more coming later in 2017 

   
   
   
 

RARE FOOTBALL SOCCER CARDS FOR SALE

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