Little Known About Rare 1934 Star Magazine / Fürth Chocolate Issue

1934 Star Magazine/Fürth Chocolate Overview

furthback.jpgFurth Chocolates Star MagazineLittle is known about a rare Star / Fürth Chocolate hockey issue and the fact that it is a Czechoslovakia product makes it even harder to discover here in the U.S.

These cards are black and white and were part of a multi-sport set of 100 cards. The fronts include an athlete’s image and a card number. The cards have either two or three types of language on them, including German. Sports in the set include hockey, tennis, soccer, and wrestling, among others. Soccer, in particular, is a big focal point as there appear to be at least 40 of those cards in the set. Many of the cards are also team cards, featuring numerous athletes.

First, it is hard to tell if these cards were issued with magazines or with chocolate products. The tops of the front reads loosely, in Czech, “Star – Magazine for Every Athlete.” The back, however, tells a different story. The backs have an advertisement for Fürth Chocolate Bon Bons. In addition, the backs also state there are 100 Czech Republic subjects in the album.

Finally, the backs give some clue how the album can be obtained. Roughly translated, it states that sending the whole set provides collectors with the album (including the full set) free of charge.

Because the checklist is not known, it is unclear if there are any NHL players in the set.

1934 Star Magazine/Fürth Chocolate Checklist

I’ve seen very few of these after looking extensively for them. I am not sure how much U.S. demand is for them, but they appear to be quite rare.

Any additional details on this issue would be greatly appreciated. I will attempt to keep a checklist below of cards seen to date.

  1. Svehla Trophy
  2. Ligovy Team (Soccer)
  3. TBD
  4. CSR Team (Soccer)
  5. S.K. Viktoria Zizkov Team (Soccer)
  6. Meister Slovakel CSK Team (Soccer)
  7. Ligovy Viktoria Team (Soccer)
  8. A.F.K. Kolin Team (Soccer)
  9. Bohemia Team (Soccer)
  10. TBD
  11. TBD
  12. A.C. Sparta 1920-24 Team (Soccer)
  13. TBD
  14. S.K. Cechie Karlin Team (Soccer)
  15. D.F.C. Praha Team (Soccer)
  16. S.K. Kladna Team (Soccer)
  17. S.K. Plzen Liga Team (Soccer)
  18. TBD
  19. TBD
  20. Cambal (Soccer)
  21. Svoboda (Soccer)
  22. Planicka
  23. Junek (Soccer)
  24. Vodicka (Soccer)
  25. Sobotka (Soccer)
  26. Fiala (Soccer)
  27. Kopecky (Soccer)
  28. Zenisek (Soccer)
  29. TBD
  30. Braine (Soccer)
  31. Hruska (Soccer)
  32. Ctyroky (Soccer)
  33. TBD
  34. Burger (Soccer)
  35. TBD
  36. Kostalek (Soccer)
  37. Mrazek (Soccer)
  38. TBD
  39. TBD
  40. TBD
  41. TBD
  42. TBD
  43. TBD
  44. TBD
  45. TBD
  46. TBD
  47. TBD
  48. TBD
  49. Roderich Menzel (Tennis)
  50. Josef Malecek (Tennis)
  51. Ladislov Hecht (Tennis)
  52. Josef Siba (Tennis)
  53. Vlasta Burian (Tennis)
  54. Brand (Motorcycling)
  55. Fric (Cycling)
  56. TBD
  57. TBD
  58. G. Freundova (Swimming)
  59. Getreuer (Swimming)
  60. Dr. Steiner (Swimming)
  61. TBD
  62. TBD
  63. TBD
  64. A.C. Sparta Team (Swimming)
  65. Hejduk (Track & Field)
  66. TBD
  67. TBD
  68. Koscak (Track & Field)
  69. TBD
  70. TBD
  71. TBD
  72. TBD
  73. TBD
  74. TBD
  75. TBD
  76. TBD
  77. TBD
  78. TBD
  79. TBD
  80. TBD
  81. TBD
  82. TBD
  83. TBD
  84. A.C. Sparta (Hockey)
  85. 1933 Czech Republic Hockey Team (Hockey)
  86. TBD
  87. TBD
  88. TBD
  89. TBD
  90. TBD
  91. TBD
  92. TBD
  93. TBD
  94. TBD
  95. TBD
  96. TBD
  97. TBD
  98. TBD
  99. Josef Urban (Wrestling)
  100. TBD

Unknown Number: Alois Cetkovský (Hockey)

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