1928 Ogden’s Marvels of Motion Set and Checklist

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Title Ogden’s Marvels of Motion
Year 1928
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1928 Ogden’s Marvels of Motion Overview

1928 Ogden Marvels of Motion BoxingThis release issued by Ogden’s tobacco company for its cigarette packages in 1928. Ogden’s not only issued numerous trading card sets in the pre-war era but was one of the largest distributors of them.

This is a mixed set that focused on the science of motion and movement. Many of the cards are not related to sports but several are. The sports cards are generally the more popular ones in the set and sports featured include boxing, horse racing, aviation, boating, and track and field/walking. A total of 25 cards are in the entire offering.

The boxing card, as shown here, focuses on the science of action and reaction that is caused by fighter’s contact with each other and also against a stationary object, such as a wall.

These cards are not extremely rare but are certainly not as plentiful as many of Ogden’s later 1930s cards. They are not seen too often in the U.S.

1928 Ogden’s Marvels of Motion Set Checklist

  1. Action and Reaction (Boxing)
  2. Balance
  3. Boomerang
  4. Centrifugal Force
  5. Conventional and Real Gallop
  6. Einstein’s Theory
  7. Falling Stars/Meteors
  8. Flight
  9. Force of Gravity
  10. Gyroscope
  11. Horse
  12. The Ice Boat
  13. The Leap
  14. Leg as a Pendulum
  15. Looping the Loop
  16. Motion Picture
  17. The Motor Bus
  18. Oarsman
  19. Poetry of Motion
  20. Parts of a Railway Train that Move Backwards
  21. The Racing Motor Boat
  22. Sea Breeze
  23. The Volcano
  24. The Whirlpool
  25. The Whirlwind

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