‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Player and Sons Dandies
|Size||1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″
|Number in Set
1932 Player and Sons Dandies Set Overview
This interesting set featured gentlemen that were dressed up. Titled ‘Dandies’, it was issued by UK tobacco manufacturer Player & Sons for their Player’s Cigarettes product.
Almost all of the cards in the set are non-sports cards. However, one features former boxing champion James Corbett. Corbett, known for his style of dress was nicknamed Gentleman Jim, as indicated on the card. His card is No. 49 in the set and is the most popular one in the entire release.
Cards featured color pictures on the fronts and a biography of who was depicted was on the back. The cards featured lithographs with paintings by an artist named Christopher Clark.
Corbett’s was titled ‘Pompadour’ on his card. His biography reads as follows:
“The first dandy of the modern prize ring was an American bank-clerk who forsook his counter to become one of the most respected and popular of great boxers. He was Heavyweight Champion of the World from 1892 to 1897. Endured with superb physique and standing over six feet in height, Corbett brought brains as well as brawn to the practice of his profession.
An original thinker, he devoted much careful thought to boxing and ringcraft. Corbett’s pleasing appearance and charm of manner earned him the nicknames of Gentlemen Jim and Pompadour – the later because of the arrangement of his hair.”
1932 Player and Sons Dandies Set Checklist
The only sports card in this set is that of Corbett.