Early 2018: 300 pages 1000 pix 1 million words 4 years work...


Book & new website too! More details here at New Year
1000's of rare cards for sale now, at  Ye Olde Shopp - see below

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13:XI:17 the blue-black colours STOKE Sharpe's card, above, is c.1878-1883.
Neither this card nor the oval card of Bolton Wanderers, as shown on TV, on
14 November 2017, were the very first cards - no matter what TV says - but they
they were close to first! Soccer cards were first made in the 1870's, in England.
Soccer stickers were first made in 1914, in Scotland!  And, no matter what TV 
says, Italians did not invent the packet of soccer cards in 1960. It's an untruth.
It was yet another British invention, patented by John Baines 70 years earlier!
MUCH much more to come in my book ... watch the above blogs for more news

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