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Ray Van 11-26-2011 12:24 PM

Some of My Favourite Vintage Soccer Cards
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I will post some of my faves over a few posts. Here are some vintage die-cuts, scottish "flag" cards, and a Stanley Matthews oval card.

thescooper 11-26-2011 12:49 PM

love the Sir Stanley Matthews card.How old is it?

Ray Van 11-26-2011 04:05 PM

Stanley Matthews Card
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Here's the back.

thescooper 11-26-2011 08:43 PM

beautiful card. Should be able to pick that one up easy enough,not an impossible card eh?

Copa7 12-08-2011 09:44 AM


Nice vintage soccer stuff. Would like to see more of the flags - and closer up.

Do you have a checklist ?


Ray Van 12-10-2011 01:34 PM

Scottish "Flag" Cards
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Sorry, no checklist. I only have 5 cards ... here are the other 3 close up and also a picture of the backs. Based on research of the players I have, I believe these are from the mid-1930's.

Ray Van 12-10-2011 01:48 PM

Some More Vintage Soccer Cards
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Stop me when you've seen enough! :)

European Cup Final Cigar Band from 1968.
Sir Matt Busby cards from when he was a player in the 1930's.
Manchester United Pattreiouex team card from 1927.
Uncut mini-sheets of 4 cards (each sheet is 3.5"x5.5") from "Boys' Magazine" (1920's?).

Ray Van 12-10-2011 02:03 PM

Manchester United / Bugs Bunny & Friends Stickers
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Very unique stickers that I believe are from the 1960's based on the soccer ball depicted.

Collect Equity 12-13-2011 11:08 PM

Keep 'em coming
Very cool vintage soccer cards. Keep 'em coming!

On a side note, any idea, if you were to do a type collection, kind of like people do in baseball cards, how many sets might there be for 1900-1920?

Ray Van 06-27-2012 09:13 PM

Vintage Soccer Cards - type card set
Murray Cards puts out a price guide for all cigarette cards not just soccer cards, so that's a good place to start:

There's also a website dedicated to Huddersfield Town cards over the years and there are pictures dating back to the early 1900's:

If I had to guess, there are maybe around 50 different soccer card sets that date prior to 1920. Anyone else have any guesses? I'll try to put a list together from my various sources. There's more than you might think.

Side note re: Soccer Flags - these were put out by DC Thomson in "The Skipper" comic books in 1933. I believe there are about 64 in the set. Not sure if they were issued in sheets but based on the size of each flag (small), my guess is there were sheet supplements in a few consecutive issues.

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