‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Pet Cremer Olympia|
|Size||2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″|
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1936 Pet Cremer Olympia Overview
The 1936 Pet Cremer set was one of several German issues that covered the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin. As was the case with others, it was a multi-sport set that covered games from the Olympics.
Numerous sports were profiled in the set, but the major American sports included were baseball, basketball, and hockey.
Hockey, by far, had the most representation of those sports. There were six hockey cards included compared to only one basketball and one baseball. In addition, while the U.S. was a big part of those Olympic games, they are only represented once among those eight cards as the basketball card features a game between the U.S. and Canada. Americans are covered in other sports throughout the set, including track and field star Jesse Owens, who was included on a total of three cards.
The baseball card is an interesting one. It features Japanese players who scheduled to play a demonstration game against the United States. The sport was not a fully recognized one at the games but Japan was to play against the Americans in an exhibition. However, they ended up not appearing. Japan did help bring the sport to Germany, however, showing up in the country prior to the Olympics.
1936 Pet Cremer Olympia Checklist
Below is a checklist of the cards from the four major American sports. In addition, here is a complete checklist of the entire set.
76. U.S. vs. Canada (Basketball)
112. Japanese Players (Baseball)
136. Canada Team (Hockey)
137. Rink (Hockey)
138. Japan Player (Hockey)
139. Game (Hockey)
141. British Team (Hockey)
142. German Team (Hockey)