1936 Wills Irish Sportsmen Set and Checklist

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Title Wills Irish Sportsmen
Year 1936
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1936 Wills Irish Sportsmen Set Overview

1936 Wills Irish Sportsmen TennisThis set featured some of the top Irish athletes of the time period. Cards were distributed by W.D. & H.O. Wills for their Wills Cigarettes products.

The cards included color headshots of athletes. They were similar to most of Wills’ other sets but one interesting feature is that many were wearing formal apparel. Backs of the cards had a biography on each athlete.

Many different sports were covered here, including tennis as players Trevor McVeagh and E.A. McGuire were featured. Both McVeagh and McGuire represented Ireland in the Davis Cup. Other sports here included soccer, rugby, and cricket, among others.

These cards, like many others from Wills, had adhesives on the back, which allowed them to be stuck into an album.

1936 Wills Irish Sportsmen Set Checklist

  1. TBD
  2. J. Ayres
  3. Jimmy Bermingham
  4. J.L. Brennan
  5. TBD
  6. Willie Burke
  7. TBD
  8. Joe Canty
  9. R.N. Case
  10. George Comerford
  11. Ernie Crawford
  12. Maurice Davin
  13. Bertie Donnelly
  14. John Doyle
  15. R.J. Duggan
  16. TBD
  17. Lord Fingfall
  18. TBD
  19. TBD
  20. TBD
  21. Willoughby Hamilton
  22. George Hamlet
  23. Tom Harte
  24. TBD
  25. George Hutchinson
  26. W. Lacey
  27. R.H. Lambert
  28. John Mackey
  29. John McDonald
  30. Joseph McGrath
  31. E.A. McGuire
  32. Trevor McVeagh
  33. T.A. Morris
  34. Sean Oge Murphy
  35. TBD
  36. Paul Murray
  37. TBD
  38. P. O’Donoghue
  39. W.T. O’Grady
  40. P.J. O’Keeffe
  41. Martin O’Neill
  42. TBD
  43. J.J. Parkinson
  44. P. Perry
  45. TBD
  46. T. Soye
  47. Dan Sullivan
  48. James Walsh
  49. Stanley Woods
  50. TBD

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