1936 United Tobacco Sports and Pastimes in South Africa Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title United Tobacco Sports and Pastimes in South Africa
Year 1936
Size 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
 52

United Tobacco Sports and Pastimes in South Africa Overview

1935 Springbok Cigarettes 18 South Africa Baseball.jpgThe 1936 United Tobacco Sports and Pastimes set includes a look at various sports and games in South Africa. One such sport included in the release was a baseball card (Card No. 18 in the set).

Cards featured color images on the front and a description of the sport in question on the back.

The baseball card featured a batting scene. A player stood at the plate in a batter’s box wearing a red uniform and white cap. Behind him, part of the catcher is shown. The back has the following description:

“Baseball became firmly established in this country in 1934 when a S.A. Board was formed. In Transvaal and Natal it had been a week-end recreation, but in 1933, Province inaugurated a Saturday League and entered the inter-centre series. Since 1931, Transvaal has beaten Natal 9 times; lost 2. Transvaal has beaten Province 3 times; lost once. Natal has won 2 and lost 3 against Province. Baseball is now a summer Saturday game throughout the Union.”

Three teams are noted in the description on the back so it is likely that the player depicted on the front is a member of one of those teams.

Some sports in the set are featured more than once and track and field has numerous cards covering a variety of events.

United Tobacco Sports and Pastimes in South Africa Checklist

Here is a complete checklist of the set.

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