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The Collectors Corner Bibliography and Guide Prices page is an area which hopefully identifies all the memorabilia produced in connection with Roy of the Rovers. The Guide prices are formed from a number of resources. The two main references are the Greens Guide to collecting TV, film, music and Comic Book Annuals and the Comic Book Price Guide for 1997/1998 (the last one published). An average price is where appropriate taken from the transactions which regularly take place on ebay.co.uk and the monthly publication the Book and Magazine Collector. An estimated market value is given where an item is not covered under these categories. The prices quoted are for items considered to be in Very Good Condition. A Grading definition and Ready Reckoner page is provided within the Collectors Corner which provides further information on the standards used.

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(The list does not include memorabilia such as desk tidies, waste paper bins or phone cards as insufficient information is available on these at present).

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INDEX

TIGER COMICS TIGER HOLIDAY SPECIALS TIGER ANNUALS TIGER SPORTS LIBRARY TIGER BOOKS OF.....
ROY OF THE ROVERS COMICS ROY OF THE ROVERS MONTHLIES ROY OF THE ROVERS HOLIDAY AND WINTER SPECIALS ROY OF THE ROVERS ANNUALS OTHER ROY OF THE ROVERS BOOKS
BBC MATCH OF THE DAY MAGAZINES ROY OF THE ROVERS GAMES/ SUBBUTEO THE ROY OF THE ROVERS RECORD (with Gary Lineker)

 NEWSPAPER STRIPS

CORGI COMIC  CLASSICS

Where an asterisk is placed next to a price this means that the item is still available "as new".

TIGER COMICS

Amalgamated/I.P.C; 1 11th September 1954-30th March 1985 (1555 issues, numbered to 245; joins Eagle)

Edition

Description

 Guide Price

1

The 1st Tiger Comic (above) is published under its then full title 'Tiger - The Sport and Adventure Picture Story Weekly'. Roy of the Rovers by Frank Pepper & Joe Colquhoun begins. £60.00

2

£30.00
3-5

£15.00
6-10

£12.50
11-50

£7.50
51-77, 85-100

£4.00
78-84 Jointly numbered issue dated 3 Mar-14 Apr 1956 £4.00

101-14 Oct 1959

£3.00
21 Oct 1959 1st "Tiger and Comet"; Jet Ace Logan by Pepper & John Gillatt begins £3.50
21 Oct 1959 With Free gift (football photos) £7.00
28 Oct 1959-24 Mar 1962

£2.50
31 Mar 1962 Johnny Cougar by Geoff Champion begins £2.00
7 Apr 1962- 2 May 1964, 16 May 1964-8 May 1965

£2.00
9 May 1964 Casey and the Champ by Joe Colquhoun begins £2.00
15 May 1965 1st "Tiger and Hurricane"; Val Venture by Jesus Blasco begins £1.50
22 May 1965- 2 Apr 1966, 16 Apr 1966- 10 Jun 1967 24 Jun 1967- 29 Mar 1969

 
£1.50

9 Apr 1966

 

Robot Builders by Carlos Cruz begins (later by Ron Turner) £1.50
17 Jun 1967 Saber, King of the Jungle by Colquhoun begins (later by McLoughlin) £1.50
14 Oct 1967 Peg-Leg's Flying Penguins by Colquhoun begins £1.50

5 Apr 1969

1st "Tiger and Jag" £1.00
12 Apr 1969- 25 Oct 1980

£0.75
1 Nov 1980 1st "Tiger and Speed"; Death Wish by Vano, Topps on Two Wheels by Mike Western begins £0.50
8 Nov 1980- 30 Mar 1985

£0.50

Note: two unnumbered/undated issues appeared between 27th Jun-22nd Aug '59, fortnightly schedule Mar-Apr '74. Return to Index

TIGER HOLIDAY SPECIALS

I.P.C. Magazines; Jun 1971-

Edition

Description

 Guide Price
1971-1973 1st Tiger Holiday Special (above) published in June 1971 - 96 pgs. £3.00

1974-1975

80pgs £2.00

1976-early 1980's

64pgs £1.00

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TIGER ANNUALS

Amalgamated/Fleetway; 1957-1987

Edition

Description

 Guide Price
1957  The first issue of the Tiger Annual (above). £15.005.00

1958-1959

£10.00

1960-1965

£9.009.00
1966-1969

£8.008.00

1970-1980

£5.005.00

1981-1987

£3.003.00

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TIGER SPORTS LIBRARY

Fleetway; 1 Jul 1961-12 Dec 1961

Edition

Description

 Guide Price

1

68pgs, Come on Carford by Alfredo Marculeta £4.00
2-12 Carford on all odd numbers, Bradmere in all even numbers £3.00

ARTISTS/FEATURES

1 Come on Carford by Alfredo Marculeta, 2 Shoot, Cannon! By Fred T. Holmes. 3 Danger Mark. 4 Bird on the Wing by Loredano Ugolini. 5 Private 'Jankers'-Inside Right by Josep Marti. 6 The Unknown Quantity by Giorgio Trevisan. 7 Hit and Run. 8 The Luck of the Bounce by Fred T. Holmes. 9 The Big Deal. 10 Heads...You Lose 11 Rush-Tactics by Josep Marti. 12 clash of the Giants

Note: 13 and 14 advertised but thought not to have appeared. Return to Index

TIGER BOOKS OF....

I.P.C/Fleetway

Edition

Description

 Guide Price
1970 to 1975 The Tiger Book of Soccer Stars was produced from 1970 until 1975. £4 each.
 1978 to 1981

 There are 4 Tiger Books of Sport. These run from 1978 to 1981.

 £3 each.

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 ROY OF THE ROVERS COMICS

Fleetway/I.P.C; 1
25th September 1976-20th March 1993
Edition

Description

 Guide Price

1 (25th Sep 1976)

The first issue of the Roy of the Rovers comic (above) including a free gift of soccer league tables £3.00

1 (25th Sep 1976)

 First issue without free gift £2.00
2nd Oct 1976 to 4th Feb 1989

£0.50
4th Feb 1989 Joins with Gary Lineker's 'Hot-Shot' Comic £1.00

11th Feb 1989 to 13th March 1993

£0.50

20th March 1993

 Last ever Roy of the Rovers Comic

£2.00

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ROY OF THE ROVERS MONTHLIES

I.P.C/Fleetway
Edition

Description

 Guide Price
"Best of.." series ran from April 1988 to June 1990

 

The first issue of the "Best of" Roy of the Rovers monthly appeared in April 1988 and was published until June 1990. Reprinted stories only.

£2.00

 

Roy of the Rovers Monthly - July 1990 to March 1993

 

The first issue of the Roy of the Rovers monthly featuring new and reprinted stories appeared in July 1990 and was published until March 1993.

£2.00

 

September 1993 to March 1995

 

On the closure of the weekly comic the Roy of the Rovers story continued for a further 19 issues in a monthly format. This storyline was also mirrored weekly in the 'Shoot' magazine.

£2.00

 

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ROY OF THE ROVERS HOLIDAY (or Summer) AND WINTER SPECIALS

I.P.C/Fleetway

Edition

Description

 Guide Price
1977 to 1993 The Holiday Specials were produced from 1977 (above) until 1993. £2.00

??

There are records of Winter Specials being produced, particularly in the 1980's. £2.00

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ROY OF THE ROVERS ANNUALS Amalgamated Press/I.P.C/Fleetway 1958-1994 and 2000

 

Edition

Description

 Guide Price
1958 The first issue of the Roy of the Rovers Annual (above). Painted frontpiece by G. Keane. £30.0030.00
1959

£20.0020.00
1960-1965

£15.00
1966-1969

£10.0010.00

1970-1979

£5.005.00
1980-1994

£3.003.00
2000

£3.00

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OTHER ROY OF THE ROVERS PUBLICATIONS

Description

 Guide Price

I.P.C Magazines Ltd has published at least one 'story' book in paperback in July 1977. This was written by James Hart, and simply called Roy Of the Rovers £2.50
Mirror Books produced Quiz Books in 1978 and 1979 , which were edited by Barrie Tomlinson and included forwards by Eric Morecambe (1978) and Trevor Francis (1979). £2.50
The Roy of the Rovers name was used in the Football Champions Annuals series produced by Fleetway. Years 1990 and 1991 are definitely known to be credited to Roy of the Rovers £3
Two paperback storybooks were produced in 1993 by World International Publishing.

Book One - 'The Shoot Out' by Scott Goodall

Book Two - 'Come on You Reds!' by Tom Tully

 

£3 each

Two Roy of the Rovers Paperbacks, both published by Ravette Books in 1993. Book One was called "Melchester Magic" and Book Two was called "Eastern Promise" £3 each
Two Roy of the Rovers Colouring Books were produced in 1993 £1.50 each

Roy of the Rovers - 'The Playing Years'  - compiled by Peter Acton and Colin M. Jarman. Queen Anne Press. A superb compilation put together using original Comic Strips.

£7.99* (still in print - see the Shop for details on how to purchase).

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BBC MATCH OF THE DAY MAGAZINES    

BBC Magazines

Edition

Description

 Guide Price
May/June 1997

 

First edition and the return of the Roy of the Rovers story. £2.00*
July/August 1997 A double issue produced

 

£1.50*

 

September 1997 to July 1998

 

Eleven separate monthly editions produced

 

£1.50*

 

August/September 1998 A double issue produced £1.50*

October1998 to June 1999

Nine separate monthly editions produced £1.50* each

July/August 1999

 

A double issue produced

 

£1.50*

 

September 1999 to January 2000 May 2001 (series ended)

 

Monthly editions

 

£2.50 each

 

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ROY OF THE ROVERS GAMES & SUBBUTEO TEAMS

Description

Guide Price

The Roy of the Rovers computer game was only produced for 8 and 16 bit computers. One popular one was for the Atari. £12
A Roy of the Rovers Board Game was produced - buying and selling your players and competing with your team £5
Subbuteo produced Melchester Rovers teams during the 1980's and 1990's. £5 per team

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ROY OF THE ROVERS RECORD

Description

Guide Price*

In 1990 Roy Race and Gary Lineker produced a record called 'Europe United' (1992 mix) (Let's work together). Europe United was described as a hot rocking heavy metal rap, featuring Gary Lineker and Roy on vocals and Roy on lead guitar. It was a double A side with the 'Roy Of the Rovers Rap' featuring MC Wade Locket on the flip side.

£3

NEWSPAPER STRIPS

Description

Guide Price

In 1986 the Today newspaper carried daily extracts from the Roy of the Rovers story. Some of these were published in a compilation book (featured above - right) called "The Roy of the Rovers Collection - No 1." produced in 1987 by I.P.C Magazines.

£5 for the compilation book.

The Daily Star Newspaper also ran extracts from the Roy of the Rovers story in the 1980's.

CORGI - COMIC CLASSICS

In 1991 as part of the Corgi - Comic Classics range, a Tiger "Roy of the Rovers" Limited Edition die-cast model Morris 1000 van was produced. (Featured above - right). Only 6000 were produced.

£15

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