‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Muratti Cigarettes Brennpunkte des Deutschen Sports Olympic Games
|Size||2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1935-36 Muratti Cigarettes Brennpunkte des Deutschen Sports Olympic Games Overview
This multi-sport set features athletes to appear in the 1936 Olympic games. The overall set consists of three subsets or series’. The set was a German issue and the product of Muratti Cigarettes in Berlin.
While 216 cards are routinely cited as being in the set, that is not correct. Three different subsets actually exist and while the first and third contain 216, the second contains 288 for a total of 720.
Of the major American sports, basketball, football, and hockey are all featured in the set.
While those three are here, baseball is not. It has been reported that a Babe Ruth card exists, but that is not the case.
Babe Ruth Myth
This set does not contain any baseball cards but is listed in the baseball section since it is often believed to include a Ruth card as shown. Grading companies have even been fooled as Ruth is listed as the subject on encapsulated flips (the labels on graded cards). The card, however, has been proven to not feature Ruth and instead pictures the coach of Dorothy Poynton, who is featured on the card.
Even though Ruth is not in the set, some other major sports are also included. First, there are at least a few hockey cards here. Card No. 32 in the third series features a game between France and Czechoslovakia. Card No. 63 in the third series features representatives from the medal winning teams. That card is a black and white image laid out horizontally in front of one of the nets.
In addition, a cartoon football card depicting the American sport is No. 284 in the second series. Finally, at least one basketball card exists, too, featuring Wuensdorf vs. Berlin.
The most valuable card in the set may be that of track and field star Jesse Owens. While Owens has many 1936 cards, this his card in the 1935-36 Muratti set is seen has his first one and his rookie issue.
1935-36 Muratti Cigarettes Brennpunkte des Deutschen Sports Olympic Games Checklist
A complete checklist of this set is not currently known.