1931 Churchman Prominent Golfers Set

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Churchman Prominent Golfers
Year 1931
Size 1 3/8″ x 2 5/8″ (small) and 2 1/2″ x 3″ (large)
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1931 Churchman Prominent Golfers Overview

Bobby Jones 1931 Churchman Prominent GolfersThis set included 50 cards picturing famous golfers, as indicated by the title. The cards were distributed in packs of Churchman’s cigarettes.

Cards pictured a color cartoon image of a particular golfer on the front along with his name. The backs included a biography of the subject. Unlike many sets, cards were numbered alphabetically by the golfer’s last name.

Keys to the set include cards featuring Hall of Famers Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, and Walter Hagen. However, about ten more Hall of Famers are found in the release as well. In addition to those stars, the Great Triumvirate of British golfing legends Harry Vardon, J.H. Taylor, and James Braid is included as well.

The cards are more desirable than later 1930s issues and a little more difficult to find.

Like other sets, a larger issue of these was available. That set had only 12 cards and those cards are generally harder to find than this one. A separate checklist for that issue is presented at the bottom of this page.

1931 Churchman Prominent Golfers Checklist

Small Set

  1. Percy Alliss
  2. Jim Barnes
  3. Aubrey Basil Boomer
  4. T.A. Bourn
  5. James Braid
  6. W. Campbell
  7. Glenna Collett
  8. Archie Compston
  9. Tom Cotton
  10. Leo Diegel
  11. George Duncan
  12. George Von Elm
  13. J. Farrell
  14. Diana Fishwick
  15. Molly Gourlay
  16. Walter Hagen
  17. Rex Hartley
  18. Arthur Havers
  19. Alex Herd
  20. C.O. Hezlet
  21. Bart Holderness
  22. L. Holland
  23. Harrison Johnston
  24. H.C. Jolly
  25. Bobby Jones
  26. J. Jurado
  27. J. Kirkwood
  28. Roland Mackenzie
  29. Abe Mitchell
  30. Donald Moe
  31. Francis Ouimet
  32. T.P. Perkins
  33. Ed Ray
  34. Fred Robson
  35. Gene Sarazen
  36. Horton Smith
  37. Nelson Smith
  38. J.A. Stout
  39. J.H. Taylor
  40. C. J. H. Tolley
  41. T.A. Torrance
  42. Harry Vardon
  43. G.J. Voigt
  44. A. Watrous
  45. Joyce Wethered
  46. R.H. Wethered
  47. C.A. Whitcombe
  48. Ernest Whitcombe
  49. O.F. Willing
  50. Enid Wilson

Large Set

  1. Glenna Collett
  2. Archie Compston
  3. Tom Cotton
  4. Walter Hagen
  5. Bobby Jones
  6. Abe Mitchell
  7. Fred Robson
  8. C. J. H. Tolley
  9. Harry Vardon
  10. Joyce Wethered
  11. R.H. Wethered
  12. C.A. Whitcombe

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