Football books and Magazines published in the late 1940's progressing to the early 1960's used a unique photographic process, the photograph was taken on a large format camera the negative (the plate) created an extremely high quality finished print. The print was then hand colored/tinted giving an innovative effect. In many cases features were added like the crowed in the background sometimes even the ball.
The best known Publisher to use this process was L.T.A Robinson in their Publication the Big Book of Football Champions; Charles Buchan also used the same agency 'Topical Colour Process Syndicate Ltd (London) in the Football Monthly Magazine and the Soccer Gift Book.
The Greeting Card
Size: 8inch (20.32cm) x 10inch (25.4cm)
We have reproduced as fine art prints mounted onto Greeting Cards the entire collection, which runs into over 75 all pre 1960's Famous Players/Big Boy Heroes. The print has been mounted onto a quality art board that forms the Greeting card? Inside an insert has been fitted, that gives a short profile of the player, opposite is where you write your greetings. We have limited the print run to 500 of each player, adhered on the back of each card is a Limited Edition Certificate.