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aljurgela 03-21-2018 09:39 AM

Billy Meredith Rookies
 
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For those of you who did not read through the Top Soccer cards thread, I promised to post some Billy Meredith cards. He was one of the first superstars. You can read more about him at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Meredith

With the cards. I consider his rookie card to be the 1901 "Meredith at Work" card. But the first time that you can see his face is on the 1902 Clarke & Son and WE & HO Will's cards. Those have both "regular" versions and some that were printed in violet for whatever reason The "violet" versions appear much less frequently. While all these cards are amazing, I believe that the three preferred Meredith cards are the 1907 Taddy, 1910 Cope's Clips (Blue cards), and the Cope's Solace card. So these are certainly the most valuable in the UK (which should know something about rarity and desirability). I think that they are most desired because of the scarcity of the issues themselves and aesthetics. So I would have have a problem putting any Meredith rookie on my Mt. Rushmore of soccer cards. When discussing UK cards, I would likely give preference to the Dixie Dean rookie or the George Best rookie.

Anish 03-21-2018 10:32 AM

All beautiful cards, thanks for sharing. Do you own them?

I donít consider the 1901 a RC because it is a subset/action card, but itís nice too. The Wills is my favorite aesthetically. And Iím a City fan so I prefer his early issues ;)

aljurgela 03-21-2018 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Anish (Post 1759529)
All beautiful cards, thanks for sharing. Do you own them?

I donít consider the 1901 a RC because it is a subset/action card, but itís nice too. The Wills is my favorite aesthetically. And Iím a City fan so I prefer his early issues ;)

Yes Anish. All of the cards that I post are from my personal collection. I fully understand that you do not consider In-Action cards as rookies. That is fair enough. You are certainly entitled to your opinion and thoughts! Best, Al

Ulidia 03-22-2018 01:49 AM

Thanks for posting these.

My interest is football / soccer and my memorabilia collection is reasonable, albeit cards are not a part of my collection.

Iíve always thought that, if I did venture into cards, I would collect some of the Spanish issues from the 1920s and 1930s - beautiful cards from an important period of Spanish history and can generally be purchased for very low prices in relative terms.

aljurgela 03-22-2018 09:11 AM

I agree... I love many of the Spanish cards from the 1920s
 
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Originally Posted by Ulidia (Post 1759806)
Thanks for posting these.

My interest is football / soccer and my memorabilia collection is reasonable, albeit cards are not a part of my collection.

Iíve always thought that, if I did venture into cards, I would collect some of the Spanish issues from the 1920s and 1930s - beautiful cards from an important period of Spanish history and can generally be purchased for very low prices in relative terms.


And they have a number of great stars like Alcantara & Zamora. I will post some of those cards at some point. Good luck with your collecting!

Ulidia 03-22-2018 10:40 AM

Thank you - the good wishes are appreciated as I flew to Madrid today with the purpose of completing a (relatively) big transaction of Real Madrid memorabilia.

aljurgela 03-22-2018 03:06 PM

Real Madrid
 
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Originally Posted by Ulidia (Post 1759875)
Thank you - the good wishes are appreciated as I flew to Madrid today with the purpose of completing a (relatively) big transaction of Real Madrid memorabilia.

Very cool! Any Di Stefano or Puskas items? If so, please post them!

samosa4u 03-22-2018 09:30 PM

Rookie card or not, I don't like the "Meredith at work" card. I prefer his 1902 issues instead. As for his best-looking card, I would have to go with the 1910 Cope's Clips.

Nice cards, Al.

aljurgela 03-29-2018 07:47 AM

Cope Clips Meredith
 
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I mentioned that I would post this one, so here it is

Anish 03-30-2018 04:00 PM

That Wills SGC 8 is STUNNING! I have two copies, but they're both around VG.

Do you consider 1902 Wills (or Clarke's) to be the first football card set? I believe there are a few rugby cards in there, but they describe it as a "football" series unlike the other multi-sport sets from around that time.

Also, I see that PSA dates the Ogden's cards as 1902, so the Meredith "at work" may not precede the others.


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