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A&BC Chewing Gum's first dedicated football card sets. There are
two series of these cards, numbers 1 to 46 and 47 to 92, but no
known checklist cards.
For Series 1 there are two versions of the set, commonly referred to as 'Planet', due to an offer printed at the top of some of the cards. In Series 1, the 'Planet' cards have black and red backs, while the non-Planet cards have blue and red backs. Interestingly, there are also two different card printing sizes for the Series 1 non-Planet cards, with some cards slightly larger and with a larger printed image than other cards in the set. Click here for a discussion and images of the card size variations .
All cards in Series 2 have, or originally had, the Planet offer at the top and therefore have black and red backs. The text of the offer is 'Send your name and address with 1/- . for 32 page FOOTBALL ALBUM to PLANET LTD., 50 Hampstead Road, . 1.
The wrapper has text which states 'Send 1 wrapper and 1/- for your TOPSTAR ALBUM'. Write your name and address on separate paper. The address on the wrapper is A&BC Chewing Gum Ltd., London . 9. Click to view the Topstars Album of Famous Footballers .
Number in set: 92
Gallery: Series 1 , Series 2
Checklists sorted by card number: Series 1 , Series 2 , Set
Checklists sorted by team: Series 1 , Series 2 , Set
Special: Wrappers gallery
Special: Topstars Album of Famous Footballers
Special: Card size variations