What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

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I missed out winning a complete year (1975) Battle Picture Weekly. Did win the 1976 year though. :D
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I had been undecided about bidding on a bundle of Buster (which had included the pre merge issue before Cor!! joined Buster.)

It had slipped through my fingers. One day, I will get that elusive issue one day. :(

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No comics but I did pick up 61 free gift football cards for £2. They were free gifts with the Hornet and Hotspur. I emailed my mate Steve to ask which issues they came with. He has Derek's free gifts book but Steve informed me it doesn't cover the Hornet and New Hotspur. Luckily Steve was able to get the information from his collection which I reprint here for the benefit of forum members. The set was of 72 cards and titled World Cup Stars and issued in 1970.

The Hotspur cards were issued between 555-558. Eight + wallet in 555, ten in 556, eight in 557 and ten in 558.



The Hornet cards were issued between 352-355. Eight + wallet in 352, ten in 353, eight in 354 and ten in 355.



I have managed to identify the cards given with each issue, where they provide the information in the preceding issue, or if I have the cards myself.



Hotspur 555 Terry Neill, Mick Jones, Peter Rodriguez, Alan Mullery, John Greig. Peter Bonetti, Tommy Lawrence, Brian Labone.



Hotspur 556 Pat Jennings, Peter Simpson, George Eastham, Colin Stein, Jeff Astle, Gary Sprake, Ian Ure, Emlyn Hughes, Dixie Hale, Ian Moore.



Hotspur 557 Tommy Jackson, Joe Kinnear, Peter Thompson, Alan Clarke, Charlie Cooke, Nobby Stiles, Colin Harvey, Terry Hennessey.



Hotspur 558 (I have the cards) Ray Wilson, Ron Davies, Martin Peters, George Best, Jack Charlton, Ron McKinnon, Francis Lee, Eddie McCreadie. Tommy Wright, John Connelly.



Hornet 352 Gordon Banks, Jimmy Greaves, Sammy Todd, Peter Shilton, Barry Jones, John Hughes, Terry Cooper, Billy Bremner.



Hornet 353 Ron Springett, Alex Elder, Gerry Byrne, John Toshack, Jimmy Johnstone, Geoff Hurst, Derek Dougan, Paul Madeley, Eddie Gray, Terry Paine.



Hornet 354 Bobby Moncur, Ian Callaghan, Bobby Charlton, Keith Newton, Roger Hunt, John Mahoney, Paul Reaney, Colin Bell.



Hornet 355 Mike England, Martin Harvey, Norman Hunter, Billy McNeill, Alan Ball, Bobby Moore, Pat Stanton, Tony Dunne, Alan Oakes, Jimmy Armfield.

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

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The reason that the free gifts given with THE NEW HOTSPUR and THE HORNET did not appear in my 'FREE GIFTS IN THE BIG FIVE'. Steve, is because neither of those titles is one of THE BIG FIVE, which comprised ADVENTURE, THE ROVER, THE WIZARD, THE HOTSPUR and THE SKIPPER, all of which were essentially text story papers. THE NEW HOTSPUR and THE HORNET were picture story papers for the most part. However, if you can be patient, the best serials from them will feature in 'ADVENTURE AND HIS BROTHERS - The Great Stories', the equivalent book for boys to 'BUNTY AND HER SISTERS - The Great Stories', both of which I'm quietly confident will be printed by Deanprint Limited in Stockport, and published by Darsym Press towards the end of this year.

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Your endeavours are much appreciated.

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A recent auction of the first three months of 1981 of the Beezer slipped through my fingers today.

It was due to end next Saturday morning my time, but was ended early, and it seemed to have been bid on as well (I usually don't bid on items until close to the end)

The upside is the fact that I will have saved my money until next time (lets see how long before the next time the final Beezer and Plug will be listed)

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