1905 British American Tobacco Danish Athletes Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||British American Tobacco Danish Athletes
|Size||1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
|Images||Black and White
|Number in Set
1905 British American Tobacco Danish Athletes Overview
These 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 many appearing on a list that has been mentioned in this Facebook group.
- Ahlkvist (Leaning on Trophy)
- Ahlkvist (Wreath by Legs)
- Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Choke Hold
- Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Fighting Stance
- Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Grappling
- Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Neckbreaker Hold
Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Standing Holding
- Richard Christensen
- Camillus Evertsen
- Carl Fredriksen
- Max Gruhl
- Axel Hansen
- Carl Hansen
- Victor Hansen
- Vald Holdberg (Standing)
- Vald Holdberg (With Trophy)
- Hjalmar Jacobsen
- Spriteforer Jacobsen
- Albert Jensen
- Eiler Jensen
- S.M. Jensen
- Jul Jorgensen (Underneath Name, A. Bryder)
- Jul Jorgensen (Underneath Name, B. Terraenlober)
- Axel Larsen
- Otto Larsen
- A. Moeller
- Hjalmar Dedahl
- A. Olsen
- Ingemann Petersen
- Axel Poulsen
- Hans Poulsen
- Aage Rasmussen
- Aage Rasmussen/V. Holberg
- Jim Schmidt
- Jim Schmidt/Olsen
- B.F. Vikke