1930 Wills British Rugby Players Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Wills British Rugby Players
Year 1930
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1930 Wills British Rugby Players Set Overview

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

This set includes a total of 45 rugby cards. The cards have black and white images of players in only portrait poses. The fronts have white borders, the player’s name, and the Wills Cigarettes name. Like many other international sets, only the player’s first and middle initials are provided in most instances.

Backs include the ‘British Rugby Players’ headline at the top and mention there are a total of 45 cards in the set. The majority of the space on the back is used for a biography of the player. The bottom includes the Wills tobacco brand name.

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, this is a moderately rarer set and cards are not easy to come by.

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.

1930 Wills British Rugby Players Checklist

  1. A. Brown
  2. J.M. Gannerman
  3. J.R. Paterson
  4. G.P.S. Macpherson
  5. W.M. Simmers
  6. M.J. Dunne
  7. R.M. Gyers
  8. G.V. Stephenson
  9. J. Ganly
  10. M. Sugden
  11. G. Heamigh
  12. R.J. Dagney
  13. C.T. Payne
  14. E.O. Davy
  15. J.E. Arigho
  16. H. Browne
  17. W.F. Browne
  18. J. Tucker
  19. R.A. Buckingham
  20. Smeddle
  21. A.T. Young
  22. H.Laird
  23. H. Rew
  24. A.. Novis
  25. C. Aarvold
  26. T.W. Brown
  27. H.A. Sellar
  28. Ian Smith
  29. J.R. Nelson
  30. H. Mackintosh
  31. E. Taylor
  32. J. Bassett
  33. A.L. Bowdler
  34. John Roberts
  35. J. Morley
  36. Windsor H. Lewis
  37. W. Guy Morgan
  38. Tom Arthur
  39. D. Parker
  40. Ivor Jones
  41. F. Williams
  42. W.C. Powell
  43. H.M. Bowcott
  44. W.W. Wakefield
  45. J. Dykes

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