Martin Botwright suggested to me that a second John Baines QPR football card was known to exist. Then a few months ago Moreno came across it within a collection of cards that were coming up for auction and kindly forwarded me an image of the card which is shown below. The Lot was estimated at between ¬£250 and ¬£350 and included six other Baines cards.
The first card was difficult to date, but this one is even more difficult despite including what looks like a player’s name which I’ve been trying unsuccessfully to decipher. In fact the more you enlarge the image the more the lettering breaks up.
Please get in touch if you have any further details or if you are aware of any other John Baines QPR cards.
John Baines even offered prizes to encourage sales which peaked between 1919 and 1920 when apparently over 13 million were snapped up. Baines sold his business to a company based in Barnsley in the 1920’s.
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