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Recollections  -  Entertainment and Hobbies

Collecting

Football Cards

 

Recollections

1.

John Clark

Canada

Thank you to John Clark who wrote:

Big Heids

"Does anyone remember collecting football cards in the late 1940s and early 1950s?  They were similar to the Wills cigarette cards, but not quite as classy. They were called, 'Big Heids'.

They depicted famous footballers of the day, and they were not photos, but caricatures of the players, with a very large head and small body with the strip of the team they played for."

Hard to Find

"You could buy the cards in the corner store.  They came in packs of 6 or 8, I can't quite remember. I think a full set was 50 or 52, and naturally there was a player or two that was always very very scarce - a good marketing ploy!

I remember the two hardest to get players to find were, Morris of East Fife and Ormond of Hibs. If I put my mind to it I could probably name at least 30 of the set."

Morris of East Fife

"It was great fun buying, trading and bartering to try to get a full set. If someone was absolutely fortunate enough to have a second card of Morris of East Fife, he could trade that for probably 200 mixed cards.

I'd give a lot to have a set of these now, but I imagine they are now collectors' items."

Photographic Cards

"Quite a few years later they came out with black and white football cards which were real photos, but it wasn't the same.

Then they came out with a small package that involved a negative and a printing paper.  You would put them together, sit them  on your window in the sun, and the paper would develop into a picture.  It was all great fun."

Wills Cigarette Cards

"To get back to the Wills cigarette cards, they were classy.  They had full sets of everything you could think of, in full colour.

Ahh, the good old days."

John Clark, Canada:  August 11, 2008

 

Recollections

2.

Jim Robertson

Berlin, Germany

Thank you to Jim Robertson who wrote:

Tam Preston

"I was over in Edinburgh in April, this year and met former Hibs player,  Tam Preston.  He showed me a photograph of the Hibs Football Team, taken in 1955-56 when he was in the team.  He managed to name all 22 players in the photo."

Sweety Cigarette Cards

"It certainly brought back many good memories of my youth.  We used to collect football cards of the Hibees.  If I remember right, they were inside little packets of sweety cigarettes.

Names like Willie Ormond and Tam Preston, were some of our favourites, I'm sure.  There were lots of kids in the Southside who collected them.  We used to swap them with each other."

Jim Robertson, Berlin, Germany:  May 19, 2009

 Recollections

3.

Bob Sinclair

Queensland, Australia

After reading John Clark's comments (Recollections 1 above) Bob Sinclair wrote:

Tam Preston

"I also remember the caricature football 'heads' cards.  They seemed to be a predominantly blue colour.

At Tollcross on the NW corner and one door along, there was a cycle shop who used to sell them.  The vendor had a number of them on display in his glassed shop door.  From memory, these were 'Kiddies' cards, but I can't remember who issued them.

I used to save up and buy the odd one or two but never managed to get a whole set together. As pointed out by John, the issuers were fly, always keeping your hopes up that you might get one of the hard-to-get cards."

Bob Sinclair, Queensland, Australia:  January 12, 2010

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks