This card was produced in 1961, and its biographical sketch was very quickly out-of-date: that season, Northern Ireland’s Danny Blanchflower captained Tottenham Hotspur to an infamous double of League and FA Cup titles. Two years later, Blanchflower and Spurs became the first British team to win a European title, the European Cup Winners’ Cup, which they’d qualified for by repeating as FA Cup winners in 1962.
Blanchflower’s most remembered quote, though, suggested he cared less about honors, and more about playing the game the right way:
“The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It is nothing of the kind. The game is about glory, it is about doing things in style and with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.”