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1926-36 Greiling Overview
In the 1920s and early 1930s, Greiling produced several sports sets.
Fronts of the cards are in both black and white and color. Black and white cards have a distinctly different font than the one seen on color cards. Backs have an advertisement for Greiling, a German cigarette manufacturer.
The overall Greiling sets from included numerous subsets. One of these, for example, was dubbed the Wintersport series, a multi-sport release that included a variety of winter sports. At the forefront of that series are some hockey cards which are of most interest to American collectors.
Several hockey cards exist throughout the Greiling series and other sports, such as boxing, tennis, and wrestling are present as well. Track and field stars and Olympians are also included throughout the sets. In addition to various teams, the sets include some star athletes, such as boxer Jack Dempsey.
Dating is somewhat confusing on these cards as there are multiple sets involved. However, cards were produced in the 1920s and 1930s.
With regards to value, most of the cards are not extremely expensive. Some of the boxing issues, however, feature personalities such as Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, and Max Schmeling, among others. The boxing cards in particular are a bit more valuable.
1926-36 Greiling Checklist
A complete checklist of these sets is not yet known. However, these are the Greiling sets I have seen to date. Most, if not all of these sets, will consist of several subsets.
Dates on these are believed to be correct but reports vary on the exact dates.
- 1926 Greiling (black and white cards)
- 1926 Greiling (color cards)
- 1928 Greiling (black and white)
- 1928-32 Greiling Sportbilder
- 1928-30 Greiling Sportlehrbilder (different from above)
- 1936 Greiling Rekord Im Sport