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1948-49 Season Memorabilia ...

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Tommy Moroney

BARRETT & Co Ltd

Football Transfers

Coloured player transfers, issued as two separate strips of 40 transfers. Some of the rarest Barratt items issued.

Size when cut approx:- 53x35mm    PRICE GUIDE: £20.00

JOHN PLAYER & Sons

Football Fixtures 1948-49

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Fixture list features all 10 London clubs in the Football League for the 1948-49 season

D.C. THOMSON & Co Ltd

Footballer Club Colours

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Coloured picture cut from the front of the Rover magazine for boys dated 28th August 1948.

Size: when cut 40x30mm  PRICE GUIDE: £2.00

SHEFFIELD WEEKLY TELEGRAPH

Paper Insert

Sepia team photos that were intended to be cut out and collected.

Size when cut 210x140mm PRICE GUIDE: £5.00

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SPORT (Magazine)

Paper Insert

West Ham's "Throw-In King" Norman Corbett

Featured in the March 12,1949 issue

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Norman Corbett was born in Camelon, Falkirk, Scotland on 23 June 1919, and signed professional for Heart of Midlothian at the age of 15. The youngster played for Scotland Schoolboys against England at Hampden Park, Glasgow and a year later was selected as captain in his fourth junior international. After a short stay with the Scottish side he joined West Ham United in April 1937 and made his Hammers debut in the 1-0 victory over Sheffield United in the concluding fixture at Upton Park 1st May 1937.

 

Had it not been for the Second World War it was generally thought he would have gone on to win full international honours with Scotland. During the war years he served as a T.A. volunteer with the Essex Regiment, rising to the rank of Sergeant-Major PTI.

 

Corbett went on to record 174 league and cup appearances for the Hammers and was often referred to as the “Throw-in King”, due to the many goals scored off his throws. His throwing prowess was often captured in newspaper cartoons of the day. However, his greatest recognition to the art of his “Throw In” technique came when he was immortalised as part of the Football Association Coaching Charts in 1950.

 

Towards the end of his Hammers career the popular half-back played for the Reserve side, later becoming an F.A. coach before joined Clapton F.C. until illness brought his eventual retirement from the game. Norman Corbett died in June 1990 aged 71.

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D.C. Thomson & Co Ltd

Footballer Club Nicknames

ROVER COMIC

A. & J. DONALDSON Ltd

Sports Favourites

A mammoth 534 card set featuring sports personalities from football, athletics, boxing, cricket, cycling, golf, speedway and snooker. A special album was issued to accompany the series,

however the album only holds 240 cards.

Size: 65x42mm

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103. Ken Tucker