‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Favarger Chocolates Sports and Views (Chocolat Favarger Album Sport et Vues)|
|Type||Gum and Candy Cards|
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1930s Favarger Chocolates Sports and Views Set Overview
These rare cards are hardly ever seen here in the U.S. Produced by Chocolat Favarger, a French chocolates company, they are difficult to find here.
A total of 240 cards spread out over 27 series are found in this set. The cards have white borders and sepia images of various athletes. There are various series’ of sports included, such as hockey, tennis, and boxing.
While a specific date is unknown, this appears to be a 1930s issue as evidenced by the careers of several athletes in the set. Cyclist Antonin Magne, for example, was a professional from the late 1920s through 1939. Tennis player Ellsworth Vines, also in the set, did not begin his career until around 1929 or 1930.
Wrestling has been cited as a sport in this series but that is erroneous. That subset called “Poids Haltères Lutte” actually represents weightlifters. That is known not only because the name is roughly translated as ‘Weight/Dumbell Fight,’ but also because Louis Hostin, a French weightlifter, is in that series.
Finally, of note is that Favarger created a special album for these cards as well. The album has the set’s formal name on it, “Sports Et Vues du Chocolat Favarger,” and was cream color with a red border. Inside, pages had the series’ numbers and names along with individual slots for the cards as well as the names of the athletes.
1930s Favarger Chocolates Sports and Views Set Checklist
A complete checklist for this set is unknown.