<10 years ago a line of these sold for almost $2,000 on eBay! See supporting photo for that 2014 sale.
They date to the mid-1880s. These particular cards come from an 1880 's scrapbook,and these are surely the earliest ever 'stand-up' soccer cards in the world!
The firm of Raphael Tuck made these 'scraps' (scraps were designed and sold to be scrap-booked - gluing down cards into scrapbooks was a massive hobby in those times. Sold as seen with damage but how often do you have a chance to own 140-year-old football/soccer cards? NOTE: the 4th photo is a museum piece owned by a wealthy collector. It is the only one known in the world. All of Tuck's original artwork, and its stock, was destroyed in World War 2. What remained is what has been found in scrapbooks since. The three soccer players for sale here are the only ones known other than the museum piece shown in the 4th photo.