1938 Player’s Racing Yachts Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Player’s Racing Yachts|
|Size||2 7/16″ x 3 1/8″|
|Number in Set
1938 Player’s Racing Yachts Set Overview
This was one of Player’s many 1930s sets distributed with their cigarettes products.
For most sports card collectors, the set certainly holds more appeal than many of the company’s non-sports releases. However, it certainly would still rank near the bottom of interest for most.
The set features various racing yachts. The pictures on the front were reproduced from a series of paintings by Charles Pears, as is mentioned on the back. Pears’ handwritten name can also be observed on the front, which would have likely been part of the original painting.
Backs of the cards include the Racing Yachts title at the top and the John Player and Sons name at the bottom. The bulk of the back is left for a description of the yacht’s measurements, crew size, and statistics, including prizes/wins. These feature Player’s standard designs with white borders and a similar font style/size used on many of their sets.
The cards are of the more square-like nature seen in some larger variations of UK sets that have both a smaller and larger variation.
1938 Player’s Racing Yachts Checklist
- J Class
- 12-Metre Class
- 8-Metre Class
- 6-Metre Class
- Royal Ocean Racing Club 25 Ft. to 35 Ft. Class
- Cruiser Class (Over 75 Tons)
- Cruiser Class (25-75 Tons)
- Cruiser Class (9-25 Tons)
- 30 Square Metre Class
- Star Class
- West Solent Restricted Class
- East Coast One-Design Class
- Solent Sunbeams
- Solent Q Class
- X One-Design Class
- International 14-Foot Class
- National 12-Foot Class
- Thames Raters
- Dublin Bay 21-Foot Class
- International Canoe Class
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