1905 British American Tobacco Danish Athletes Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title British American Tobacco Danish Athletes
Year 1905
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50

1905 British American Tobacco Danish Athletes Overview

1906 British American Tobacco Danish Athletes Boxing.jpgThese cards were produced in the early 1900s by British-American Tobacco. While they do not say it on the cards, they are dubbed the Danish Athletes set.

Fronts of the cards feature black and white images of athletes. Notably, the set consists of only boxers and wrestlers.

The cards distinctive black borders and are similar to the early 1900s Ogden’s tobacco cards in format. While similar in appearance to those cards, these are considerably rarer than most of those. That is evidenced by the mere total of 29 total cards graded by PSA.

Backs of the cards are completely blank.

British American Tobacco was famous for printing all sorts of tobacco cards spanning several decades, including many sports issues. Many of their sets were multi-sport issues including athletes from a variety of sports.

Some sources have cited these as 1905 issues while others suggest they are from 1906.

1905 British American Tobacco Danish Athletes Checklist

A full checklist for this set is not yet known. However, known cards are listed below with most appearing on a list that has been mentioned in this Facebook group.

  1. Ahlkvist
  2. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Choke Hold
  3. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Fighting Stance
  4. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Grappling
  5. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Neckbreaker Hold
  6. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Standing Holding
  7. Egeberg
  8. Camillus Evertsen
  9. Carl Fredriksen
  10. Axel Hansen
  11. Carl Hansen
  12. Victor Hansen
  13. Hansen/Jacobsen
  14. Hansen/Jacobsen
  15. Vald Holdberg
  16. Vald Holdberg
  17. Albert Jensen
  18. Eiler Jensen
  19. Joe Jorgensen
  20. Axel Larsen
  21. Neuheimer
  22. Nielsen
  23. Olsen
  24. Palme
  25. Hans Poulsen
  26. Aage Rasmussen/V. Holberg
  27. Jim Schmidt
  28. Jim Schmidt/Olsen
  29. TBD
  30. TBD
  31. TBD
  32. TBD
  33. TBD
  34. TBD
  35. TBD
  36. TBD
  37. TBD
  38. TBD
  39. TBD
  40. TBD
  41. TBD
  42. TBD
  43. TBD
  44. TBD
  45. TBD
  46. TBD
  47. TBD
  48. TBD
  49. TBD
  50. TBD

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