1926 Ogden’s Famous Rugby Players Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Ogden’s Famous Rugby Players
Year 1926
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1926 Ogden’s Famous Rugby Players Set Overview

This is one of the many tobacco card issues produced by Ogden’s in the 1920s and 1930s.

This set includes a total of 50 rugby cards. The cards have black and white images of players in only portrait poses. Some of the cards have more of a sepia tone with a very light brown tint. The fronts have white borders, the player’s name, and the Ogden’s Cigarettes name along with the player’s teams. Like many other international sets, only the player’s first and middle initials are provided in most instances.

Backs include the ‘Famous Rugby Players’ headline at the top and mention there are a total of 50 cards in the set. The majority of the space on the back is used for a biography of the player. The bottom includes the Ogden’s tobacco 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.

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.

1926 Ogden’s Famous Rugby Players Checklist

  1. A.R. Aslett
  2. C.K.T. Faithfull
  3. T.E.S. Francis
  4. T. Holliday
  5. R. Hamilton-Wickes
  6. R. Hanvey
  7. H.J. Kittermaster
  8. E. Knapman
  9. W.E. Tucker
  10. A.T. Voyce
  11. W.W. Wakefield
  12. A.T. Young
  13. W.E. Crawford
  14. T. Hewitt
  15. G.V. Stephenson
  16. J.M. Bannerman
  17. D. Drysdale
  18. D.J. Macmyn
  19. Ian Smith
  20. H. Waddell
  21. W.R. Harding
  22. Windsor Lewis
  23. W.C. Powell
  24. C. Annable
  25. J.A. Bacon
  26. W. Bentham
  27. JW. Brough
  28. P. Brown
  29. C.W. Carr
  30. J. Chadwick
  31. T. Clarkson
  32. J. Close
  33. H. Crowther
  34. L. Fairclough
  35. F. Gallagher
  36. D. Jolley
  37. R. Kendall
  38. J. Lyman
  39. E. Melling
  40. A. Murdison
  41. L. Osborne
  42. E.J. Owen
  43. J. Parkin
  44. W. Rees
  45. S. Rix
  46. F. Southward
  47. J. Sullivan
  48. R. Taylor
  49. J. Wallace
  50. E. Williams

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