1926 Player’s Football Caricatures by Rip Set and Checklist

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Title Player’s Football Caricatures by Rip
Year 1926
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50

1926 Player’s Football Caricatures by Rip Set Overview

This is one of the many tobacco card issues produced for Player’s Cigarettes in the 1920s and 1930s.

This set includes a total of 50 rugby and soccer cards. Most of the rugby and soccer cards are easily distinguishable by the shape of the ball, if pictured.

The cards have full color caricatures of players in a variety of poses. The fronts have white borders, the player’s name, and the Player’s Cigarettes name. Like many other international sets, only the player’s first and middle initials are provided in some instances. Players in the set appear on a playing field.

The artwork on the fronts is accompanied by an artist’s name of ‘RIP’. This set is similar to a 1927 Player’s set called Football Caricatures by MAC with those images provided by a different artist.

Backs include the ‘Football Caricatures by Rip’ 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 John Player and Sons 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 Player’s Football Caricatures by Rip Set Checklist

  1. Benjamin Howard Baker
  2. Frank Barson
  3. H. Bedford
  4. C.M. Buchan
  5. N. Bullock
  6. Harry Chambers
  7. A. Chandler
  8. S. Chedgzoy
  9. J. Crosbie
  10. Leon Davis
  11. James Dimmock
  12. Willis Edwards
  13. Hugh Gallacher
  14. W. Gillespie
  15. J.H. Hill
  16. Albert Iremonger
  17. Robert Kelly
  18. J. McClelland
  19. Richard Pym
  20. Frank Roberts
  21. Moses Russell
  22. J.E. Townrow
  23. Edward T. Vizard
  24. Samuel J. Wadsworth
  25. William Henry Walker
  26. J.M. Bannerman
  27. W.F. Browne
  28. G.S. Conway
  29. L.J. Corbett
  30. W.E. Crawford
  31. D.J. Cussen
  32. W.J.A. Davies
  33. W.J. Delahay
  34. D. Drysdale
  35. A.L. Gracie
  36. W. Rowe Harding
  37. C.A. Kershaw
  38. H.J. Kittermaster
  39. C.N. Lowe
  40. W.G.E. Luddington
  41. D.J. MacMyn
  42. E. Myers
  43. Idris Richards
  44. A.M. Smallwood
  45. G.V. Stephenson
  46. M. Sugden
  47. A.T. Voyce
  48. H. Waddell
  49. W.W. Wakefield
  50. A.T. Young

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