1930 Major Drapkin Sporting Celebrities Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Major Drapkin Sporting Celebrities
Year 1930
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1930 Major Drapkin Sporting Celebrities Overview

Jack Dempsey 1930 Major Drapkin Sporting CelebritiesBobby Jones 1930 Major Drapkin Sporting Celebrities1930 Major Drapkin Sporting Celebrities Rene Lacoste tennisThese cards featured some of the world’s top athletes and the set was distributed by tobacco firm Major Drapkin, a part of the United Kingdom Tobacco Company.

The cards included black and white pictures of athletes on the front with their biographies on the back. The Sporting Celebrities in Action name, as well as a mention that there were 36 cards in the set.

Among the sports featured are boxing, golf, and tennis. Many of the names will be not familiar to American collectors but a few of the major stars included are boxing’s Gene Tunney and golf’s Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen, as well as tennis stars Helen Wills and Rene Lacoste.

One unique twist on this set compared to other similar 1920s and 1930s sets is that this one did not include the names of athletes on the fronts.

1930 Major Drapkin Sporting Celebrities Checklist

  1. W.H. Ponsford
  2. W.M. Woodfull
  3. Walter Hammond
  4. Bobby Jones
  5. Walter Hagen
  6. A. Compston
  7. G. Patterson
  8. Helen Wills-Moody
  9. Rene Lacoste
  10. D’Arcy Greig
  11. Bert Hinkler
  12. Charles Lindbergh
  13. W.W. Wakefield
  14. J. Richardson
  15. James McMullan
  16. David Jack
  17. Malcolm Campbell
  18. W. O. H. Segrave
  19. Tom Heeney
  20. Gene Tunney
  21. J. Munro
  22. Gordon Richards
  23. Bill Lamont
  24. Sprouts Elder
  25. E. Barry
  26. R. Arnst
  27. A.H. Orlebar
  28. Willie Smith
  29. E.H. Temme
  30. Alan Charlton
  31. Paavo Nurmi
  32. D. G. A. Lowe
  33. Sonja Heine
  34. E. Ham
  35. Lord Burghley
  36. F.H. Wyld

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