Sweetacres was a gum company based out of Australia. They produced numerous trading card sets with some featuring athletes. This set pictured champion athletes from around the world.
Many different sports were the focal point of this set, including boxing, tennis, golf, and wrestling, among others. American collectors will be familiar with some of the names presented in the release.
Fronts of the cards were in black and white featuring a particular subject with his/her name printed at the bottom. Backs included a mention of the Sweetacres Gum Company as well as a mention that there were 48 cards in the set. Backs also include a brief biographical snippet on the subject pictured as well as a card number.
Keys to the set include tennis greats Bill Tilden and Helen Wills-Moody, golf star Bobby Jones, and legendary cricketers Jack Hobbs and Don Bradman. Other notable cards are of the two wrestlers in the set, Jim Londos and Tom Lurich.
Also key to the set is the card of tennis Hall of Famer Ellsworth Vines. Vines was an extraordinary player and this set contains his recognized rookie card.