theyflysohigh : Steve Marsh

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1921-22 Season Memorabilia ...


spad001 William Thirlaway

Famous Footballers

Coloured, numbered series of 46 Famous Footballers. Issued in strips of 3

(No's 1 - 42) and strips of 2 (No's 43-46) Dated 29/04/22 to 12/08/22.

Size 68x44mm   PRICE GUIDE: £2.30

11. William Thirlaway



(Anonymous Title)

Brown gravures, unnumbered series of 5 cards. Anonymous

plain backs. Inscribed to front base "Sport & General"

Size 86x54mm


spge001 - Puddefoot

Syd Puddefoot

The 'MAGNET' Library

magn001 - George Butcher magn002 - Syd Puddefoot

Black and white glossy photographs. Cards given free with the "Magnet" periodical dated 15th July 1922

Size 42x34mm


Black and white glossy action photographs. Cards given free with the "Magnet" periodical dated 22nd July 1922

Size 42x34mm


Please Note:

Syd was a Falkirk player at the time this set was released, however he is featured wearing a West Ham United shirt

Please Note:

George was a Luton Town player at the time this set was released, he is however featured wearing a West Ham United shirt

17. George Butcher

18. Syd Puddefoot

thom004 - Syd Puddefoot back thom004 - Syd Puddefoot

D.C. THOMSON & Co. Ltd

Footballers - Signed Real Photos

Black glossy photographs, unnumbered series of 22 footballers.

Each card has a facsimile autograph on reverse and inscribed

"This unique Series of Signed Real Photos is presented by the favourite paper "

Adventure". 25 February 1922,  issue no. 24.  

Size: 69x44mm   PRICE GUIDE: £1.50

1922-23 Season 1920-21 Season

The 1921-22 season herald the start of the free comic give-aways, up until this period most football related memorabilia items were produced for the cigarette smoker. The publishing giants D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd are best known for their ‘Dandy’ and ‘Beano’ comics which hit the newsagents shelves in 1937 and 1938 respectively and are still going strong today.


The publishers first boys’ story paper was with ‘Adventure’ in 1921. The success of this paper led to five further publications, The Rover and The Wizard in 1922, The Vanguard in 1924, The Skipper in 1930 and The Hotspur in 1933.

In February 1922 Syd Puddefoot was the subject of West Ham’s first comic give-away hero, however it didn’t quite go according to plan. The centre-forward was depicted on a unique series of signed real photos as a West Ham United player at the time his card was issued with their English edition dated 25 February 1922. Within days he was transferred to Falkirk for a world record £5,000 fee and the boys paper hastily included him in the Scottish release, though the same picture showing him in Hammers’ attire was used for both cards.