The Wizard was launched as a weekly British story paper on 22nd September 1922, published by D. C. Thomson & Co. It was merged with The Rover in September 1963, becoming Rover and Wizard, and renamed The Rover in August 1969.
The Wizard was relaunched on 14th February 1970, and continued until 10th June 1978, by which time 1,970 issues had been produced.
In 1959 the magazine produced a set of 44 cards on ‘Football Stars of 1959’. Peter Price of Ayr United was one of those players selected.