JohnsonCongratulations on navigating your way to my website dedicated to the Taddy ‘Prominent Footballers’ cards of the early 20th century. Hopefully you will find something here of interest, even if it’s only your own team cards. Encouraged by long-time collector and enthusiast Matt Stevens, my aim to present images of every card available together with any kind of information and history that I can find has now been achieved!


Two more Southampton cards found!

SOUTHAMPTON Glover 2nd seriesSOUTHAMPTON Robertson 2nd seriesBig news! Matt Stevens has contacted me with images of two more Southampton footballers in the 2nd issue (“Imperial” with footnote), namely Glover and Robertson, thus bringing the total in that sub-set to fourteen and the whole collection total to 1402 of which there are now 1264 footballers and officials. This leads Matt to suggest that there is still one more Southampton player out there waiting to be found – Layton, anybody? πŸ˜‰

Crystal Palace omissions

WoodgerI am grateful to Chris England for pointing out that my Crystal Palace page was actually short of six player cards. I don’t know how this could possibly have happened, but it did. Chris supplied me with a card for Woodger and Matt Stevens has come through with all of the others.

This is, of course, a salutary lesson in the need to CHECK before publishing! If you find any other oversights please get in touch so that I can make corrections.


AndrewsI have finally added the last team subset, that of Southampton ‘London Mixture’. As ever, images have been supplied by the ever-reliable Matt Stevens.

I will now only be adding anything which enhances the information behind these cards, such as collectors’ notes and stories; there are no more images to add.

Thanks for sticking with me. πŸ™‚

An unavoidable delay …

BaverstockI must apologise to anyone wondering why it is taking so long to upload all the remaining images for the last three or four teams. It’s because it’s proving rather tough to find really good images of all of the cards; they’re not always readily available and so it’s worth the wait to make sure that I get the best possible ones out there.

Patience is a virtue … but I want mine now! πŸ™‚