The man who invented football cards

The story of Victorian eccentric John Baines, the self-styled Football Card King, written for When Saturday Comes magazine.

Read the full story in issue 379 of When Saturday Comes.

Published by Paul Brown

Writes about football, history, true adventure. The Guardian, Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, Longreads, Deadspin, etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK