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1959 Blue Cap Ltd. Cheese


The Blue Cap Cheese Flixies series is a 144-card trade set from the UK. The cards were contained in at least 3 albums, separated into 12 subsets, each containing 12 cards. Within the sports subset, there is one basketball card #7. An odd combination of subsets comprises the full set - flowers, military uniforms, aviation, dogs, football (soccer), ships, birds, Robin Hood, ancient monuments, tropical fish, and butterflies. The “cards” are really transparencies or slides, designed to project onto a wall or larger area. Each of these cards is approximately the size of a stamp, measuring 37mm x 35mm. Websites disagree on when these cards were produced. While I see several references to 1952 or 1953, the Football Cartophilic Info Exchange site makes reference to the badge on the shirt of a Cardiff City football player as having only been used in the 1958-1960 time period. Further, PSA labeled the set as 1959. There is another Blue Cap set that appears to be from 1953, which adds to the confusion as well. There is enough support for me to date these cards to 1959. The cards are inexpensive. The vintage basketball collector should enjoy the search for this interesting card. I acquired the one shown on October 16, 2006.



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