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 football cards with a thin slab of chewy, a combination which proved a natural winner. Throughout the 1960s and into the 1970s they produced a yearly set of football cards, as well as other stickers, tattoos and card series covering everything from the Beatles to Star Trek…

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They produced some great designs over the years, and we are now asking you to pick your favourite…  have a look and then vote in the poll at the bottom, if you would be so kind…

1967-68 – ‘Black Backs’.

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1968-69 – ‘Yellow Backs’.

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1969-70 – ‘Green Backs’.

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1970-71 – ‘Orange Backs’.

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1971-72 – ‘Purple Backs’.

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1972-73 – ‘Orange-Red Backs’.

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1973-74 – ‘Blue Backs’.

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1974-75 – ‘Red-Orange Backs’

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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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  1. Pingback: Your favourite A&BC Cards – the Poll Winner | Got, Not Got

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