In 1907 Taddy & Co. issued a set of 'Prominent Footballers', which included 15 Reading players. The following year another set featured ten Biscuitmen and the final series appeared in 1913, but unfortunately Reading did not feature. The three sets add up to nearly 1300 cards and provide a fantastic snapshot of pre-Great War football. The 25 cards in my collection can be seen here. James Taddy & Co. were renowned for the high quality of their cards, these being no exception. In 1920 the company closed down after the workers went on strike.