1927 Churchman Sporting Trophies Set and Checklist

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Title Churchman Sporting Trophies
Year 1927
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ (small) and 2″ x 3″ (large)
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
25 (small set) / 12 (large set)

1927 Churchman Sporting Trophies Overview

1927 Churchman Sporting Trophies GolfThis interesting set was issued by Imperial Tobacco for its Churchman tobacco brand. Instead of athletes, the set features trophies that could be won in various sports. Among the sports featured were boxing, golf, tennis, and soccer, among others.

Fronts of the card pictured the trophy in question and the back offered a description of it. The cards also mentioned the names of recent winners on the backs.

Like other Churchman sets produced in 1928, the company distributed both a smaller set and a larger, more limited set of these cards. The sets were not complete parallels of each other as the smaller set included 25 cards and the larger issue had only 12. But the cards that did appear in both sets utilized the same images.

Pictured here is one of the larger cards. The smaller ones were narrower like other typical tobacco cards.

1927 Churchman Sporting Trophies Checklist

Small Set of 25

  1. The King’s Cup
  2. The Schneider Trophy
  3. The Duke of York’s International Trophy
  4. Lonsdale Championship Belt (Boxing)
  5. The Waterloo Cup
  6. The Football Association Cup
  7. The Football League Championship Cup
  8. The Football Association Amateur Cup
  9. The Amateur Football Association Cup
  10. The Army Football Association Cup
  11. The Scottish Football Association Cup
  12. The Calcutta Cup
  13. The Inter-Hospitals Football Challenge Cup
  14. The Army Rugby Union Cup
  15. The Open Golf Championship Cup (Golf)
  16. The Amateur Golf Championship Cup (Golf)
  17. The Walker Cup (Golf)
  18. The Grand Challenge Cup
  19. The Diamond Challenge Sculls
  20. H.M. The King’s Prize
  21. The Elcho Shield
  22. The Ashburton Shield
  23. The Daily Telegraph Cup
  24. The Davis Cup (Tennis)
  25. The America Cup

Large Set of 12

  1. TBD
  2. Lonsdale Championship Belt (boxing)
  3. Football Association Cup
  4. Football League Championship Cup
  5. Football Association Amateur Cup
  6. TBD
  7. TBD
  8. Amateur Golf Championship Cup (golf)
  9. TBD
  10. TBD
  11. The Davis Cup
  12. TBD

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