1927 Player’s Football Caricatures by Mac Set and Checklist

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Title Player’s Football Caricatures by Mac
Year 1927
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50

1927 Player’s Football Caricatures by Mac Set Overview

This is one of the many tobacco card issues produced by Player’s 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 either by the goal posts (which are present on the rugby cards) or 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 against a beige background.

The artwork on the fronts is accompanied by an artist’s name of ‘MAC’, who provided artwork for other similar international series’. This set is similar to a 1926 Player’s set called Football Caricatures by RIP with those images provided by a different artist.

Backs include the ‘Football Caricatures by Mac’ 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.

1927 Player’s Football Caricatures by Mac Set Checklist

  1. Hugh Adcock
  2. W.R. Amos
  3. S.W. Austin
  4. Ernie Beecham
  5. Joe Bradford
  6. W.I. Bryant
  7. George Camsell
  8. Jack Cock
  9. Tommy Cock
  10. W.R. Dixie Dean
  11. Norman Dinsdale
  12. John Folwer
  13. Harry Foxall
  14. G.H. Green
  15. Lieut. K.E. Hegan
  16. Alex Jackson
  17. A. James
  18. Tom Jennings
  19. Bob John
  20. F.W. Kean
  21. Wilfred Kirkham
  22. T. Lucas
  23. T. Magee
  24. Albert McInroy
  25. Bob McKay
  26. D.H. Morris
  27. Frank Osborne
  28. William Rawlings
  29. James Ruffell
  30. G. Sommerville
  31. Joseph Spence
  32. H. Thoms
  33. W. Wadsworth
  34. Thomas Watson
  35. Andy Wilson
  36. A. Wood
  37. R.E. York
  38. M.J. Bradley
  39. C.W. Carr
  40. J.B. Ganly
  41. T.E. Holliday
  42. H.C. Laird
  43. J.B. Nelson
  44. J. Parkin
  45. W.C. Powell
  46. K.A. Sellar
  47. I.S. Smith
  48. James Sullivan
  49. J.S. Tucker
  50. B.R. Turnbull

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