J. Baines - Football Cards (99) - Stanley Arms Hotel, Blackpool
J. Baines was not the first to sell football and cricket cards in the North of England in the late 1880's but he was the most prolific and the business survived into the 1920's. I've always been interested in the various issuers and the businesses that took advantage of craze of collecting football and cricket cards. I thought I would delve into my database and shows some of these interesting cards from a bygone age.
These images have been taken from Carl Wilkes' amazing websites - https://www.rarecards.co.uk and https://www.footballsoccercards.com.
Billy McCaffrey was Blackpool's vice-captain in the 1887-88 season when Blackpool St. John's F.C. was wound up and the new was club formed following a meeting at the Stanley Arms Hotel in Blackpool.
J. Baines - Football Cards - Stanley Arms Hotel, Blackpool
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