1924 F&J Smith’s Prominent Rugby Players Set and Checklist

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Title F&J Smith’s Prominent Rugby Players
Year 1924
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1924 F&J Smith’s Prominent Rugby Players Set Overview

This is one of the many tobacco card issues produced by Imperial Tobacco in the 1920s and 1930s for their cigarette brands. This, however, is one of the rarer rugby issues.

This set includes a total of 25 rugby cards. The cards have full color images of players in a variety of poses. The fronts have white borders, the player’s name, and the F&J Smith’s Cigarettes name. Like many other international sets, only the player’s first and middle initials are provided in most instances.

Backs include the ‘Prominent Rugby Players’ headline at the top and mention there are a total of 25 cards in the set. The majority of the space on the back is used for a biography of the player. The bottom includes the F&J Smith cigarette brand name and mentions the cards were issued by the Imperial Tobacco Company of Great Britain and Ireland, Ltd.

Like many international sports issues out of the UK, these cards are often found in very good condition as collectors often took care of their cards are stored these in albums. However, as stated, this is a much rarer set than other rugby issues of the same time period.

The cards are a standard tobacco size, similar to other international issues, measuring just less than 1 1/2″ wide and a little larger than 2 1/2″ tall.

1924 F&J Smith’s Prominent Rugby Players Checklist

  1. G.G. Aitken
  2. A.F. Blakiston
  3. W.E. Bryce
  4. J.C.R. Buchanan
  5. H.C. Catchesie
  6. B.S. Chantrill
  7. L.J. Corbett
  8. R. Cove-Smith
  9. H.L.V. Day
  10. A.L. Gracie
  11. C.F.G. Hallahan
  12. R.H. Hamilton Wickes
  13. H.P. Jacob
  14. J.R. Lawrie
  15. T. Lawton
  16. G.P.S. Macpherson
  17. R.K. Millar
  18. E. Myers
  19. A. Robson
  20. I.S. Smith
  21. H.W.V. Stephenson
  22. A.T. Voyce
  23. W.W. Wakefield
  24. A.C. Wallace
  25. A.T. Young

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