I have had a load of football cards since I was a kid. I thought I’d share some of the more interesting ones with you starting with one of my personal favourites, Wilson Hoggan – a giant of a man. Actually he was 5 ft 8″ and weighed 11st 7 lbs. (we ll he did when this snap was taken in 1977, not by me I hasten to add) According to the back of the football card.
‘Wilson is a very frustrating type of player, excellent one day and bad the next. He is always capable of scoring the surprise goal and therefore can never be ignored by the opposition defence. A player with good ball control and a fierce shot’.
What’s more of a surprise is that it doesn’t mention his happy demeanour and aerodynamic haircut. I have a feeling that when he gave up playing football a career in children’s entertainment surely followed.