Cope Brothers Tobacco cards. The Black-border "Solace" cards were issued before the blue Clips cards. Advertising proves this. The SOLACE series dates to late 1908. See the MAN UTD Turnbull card for supporting photos which show 3 adverts for Solace footballer cigarettes, 1908

The blue CLIPS cards came in 3 series, first issued in autumn 1909, then two more series during the 1909-10 and 1910-11 season.

NOTE: THIS PAGE, below  there is a dating error, so please ignore "1908" on my blue Clips cards. They are NOT 1908. They are from 1909 ("120" backs) and 1910 "282" and "500" backs.