CARDS & SPORTSCARDS 1880 - 1980
The world's 1st football cards website, since summer 1995
In memoriam JOHN ALLEN with whom this website was created, July 1995
Click on the various white boxes below, links will take you to the cards
For useful blogs on football / soccer cards try
these, various pages:
To SEARCH for players, teams, manufacturers, etc.
** please please please READ the VERY HELPFUL SEARCH TIP explained below :
SEARCH TIP : at the search results page
as using 'Images' you'll see just pictures of cards, not long lists of text and details
(and please ignore the top band of Google adverts for other sites pictures)
This site used to be on globalnet, in the 1990's, then we moved and we called our domain
Italiafrance as it was refounded while the 2006 World Cup final was in action.
Hence, www.italiafrance.eu is the host but we use the trading name of rarecards
So, www.rarecards.co.uk is the same people as italiafrance.eu
we BUY very rare cards, TOP prices
we PAY £100 or more for each VG card we want by these types of makers:
Bunsen, Batger's, Crescent, Fedora, DiDasco, Baines, etc.
Send us your wants list.
We will work to find the cards you need.
We may even have them in stock!
We sell only the rarest
soccer & sports cards
only very rare football trade cards &
only very rare sport tobacco cigarette cards.
The articles page will be updated in December
For the old articles page click here
The World Cup
ephemera page has been moved:
click here for what's left of John Allen's WC stuff
This website is in memoriam to
John Allen, R.I.P.
For a bio/pic of John Allen : click here