Monthly Archives: April 2013

Your favourite A&BC Cards – the Poll Winner

We asked you which set of the classic A&BC card sets of the 60s and 70s were your favourites… The winner scooped almost a third of the votes polled…  the Blue Backs series from 1973-74. In second place was the … Continue reading

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Duncan McKenzie’s Leap of Faith

The latest in Steve Mitchell’s series of blogs for ‘Got, Not Got’…. During the 1970’s the UK witnessed some great escapades of daring do. In 1975, legendary stuntman Evel Knievel put himself closer to god in a failed attempt to … Continue reading

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Car Booty No 1 – SHOOT!

Sunday morning Car Boot Sales can be a hit and miss affair, but this week’s Car Booty made getting up early on a Sunday worthwhile… I discovered a big box of early to mid-70s Shoot! magazine going for 5p each… … Continue reading

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A&BC Football Cards – Which Set Was Best?

A&BC Chewing Gum of Romford, Essex, holds a special place in the hearts of millions of big kids… Back in the 1950s, it was Douglas Coakley (the ‘C’ in the company name) who came up with the idea of packaging … Continue reading

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The 1977 League Cup Final – The One Month Final

The latest in Steve Mitchell’s articles for the ‘Got, Not Got’ blog looks at the 1977 League Cup Final… In 1977 Aston Villa and Everton played out one of the most epic cup encounters of all time. The 1977 League … Continue reading

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Admiral Art

A bit of Admiral Art for a Wednesday afternoon… If you haven’t got the first ‘Got, Not Got’ yet then please sort yourselves out and buy it from branches of WH Smith and Waterstones or online here…

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Wrong Kits Topical Update!

We are beginning to wonder if any club has ever turned up to an away game with entirely the right kit… On Saturday referee Keith Stroud ruled that Barnsley’s blue and black away strip clashed with Palace’s red and blue … Continue reading

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