1933-34 Turf Cigarettes Personality Series Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Turf Cigarettes Personality Series
|Size||1 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
|Number in Set
1933-34 Turf Cigarettes Personality Series Set Overview
This set featured mostly international sports stars. The cards were distributed by Carreras for their Turf Cigarettes brand. This was a fairly large issue with exactly 100 cards in it, making its completion difficult.
The bulk of the set is a rugby issue as 73 of the cards are dedicated to that sport. However, the rest includes several other sports, including boxing, tennis, and golf. Fronts of the cards featured color caricatures of athletes with oversized heads. Backs of the cards had the Turf Cigarettes name as well as a biography of the athlete.
In all, five tennis players are featured (Adrian Quist, Mrs. Crawford, Don Turnbull, Vivian McGrath, and Jack Crawford) along with boxer Ambrose Palmer and golfer Harry Williams.
Dating on this issue seems to be up in the air a bit. Some sources call it a 1933 issue while others say it was produced over a two-year period from 1933-34.