Steve Bloomer card from F & J Smiths 1912 Footballers series. This is the dark blue back version.
During his career Bloomer was a prolific goalscorer for both club and country. A quick thinking forward, he was able to shoot powerfully and accurately with either foot and his speciality was the daisy cutter – a low shot, hit with great power, speed and accuracy. In 536 First Division games he scored 317 goals and, after Jimmy Greaves, he is the second highest all-time goalscorer in the top-flight. He also scored 28 goals in 23 appearances for England. Bloomer also played baseball for Derby County Baseball Club and helped them become British champions three times in the 1890s.