1924-25 FC24 Crescent Falcon-Tigers Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||FC24 Crescent Falcon-Tigers
|Size||1 9/16″ x 2 3/8″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1924-25 FC24 Crescent Falcon-Tigers Overview
Crescent Ice Cream produced this set featuring players from the Falcon-Tigers Hockey Club. The cards are scarce and these are similar cards as developed for the Selkirks hockey team that same year.
Jefferson Burdick categorized a 14-card Crescent hockey set in his American Card Catalog. The only problem is he didn’t identify the year or team and Crescent produced three separate 14-card hockey sets from 1923-25, so it remains unknown which set he was referring to. Thus, I have categorized all three of the Crescent sets (including this one) as FC24 issues.
The card fronts feature black and white player images along with the player’s name. His position was also listed at the bottom and at the top in an arc, the Falcon-Tigers name was printed. Backs not only carried the card number, but as was common in the time period, made a special offer for collectors that completed an entire set. Those collectors could bring the set of cards to the plant for a free brick of ice cream.
Also like the Selkirks set, No. 6 was either shortprinted or left out entirely to limit the number of prizes given out. To date, it is unknown.
While the cards are similar to the Selkirks cards, the set for this team is harder to find.
1924-25 FC24 Crescent Falcon-Tigers Checklist
- Bill Cockburn
- Wally Byron
- Wally Fridfinson
- Murray Murdock
- Oliver Redpath
- Ward McVey
- Tote Mitchell
- Lorne Carrol
- Tony Wise
- Johnny Myres
- Gordon McKenzie
- Harry Neal
- Blake Watson