1905 British American Tobacco Danish Athletes Set and Checklist

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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

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 many appearing on a list that has been mentioned in this Facebook group.

  1. Ahlkvist (Leaning on Trophy)
  2. Ahlkvist (Wreath by Legs)
  3. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Choke Hold
  4. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Fighting Stance
  5. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Grappling
  6. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Neckbreaker Hold
  7. Ahlkvist/Egeberg – Standing Holding
  8. Richard Christensen
  9. Ebbesen
  10. Egeberg
  11. Camillus Evertsen
  12. Carl Fredriksen
  13. Gronfeldt
  14. Max Gruhl
  15. Axel Hansen
  16. Carl Hansen
  17. Victor Hansen
  18. Hansen/Jacobsen
  19. Hansen/Jacobsen
  20. Hansen/Jacobsen
  21. Vald Holdberg (Standing)
  22. Vald Holdberg (With Trophy)
  23. Hjalmar Jacobsen
  24. Spriteforer Jacobsen
  25. Albert Jensen
  26. Eiler Jensen
  27. S.M. Jensen
  28. Jul Jorgensen (Underneath Name, A. Bryder)
  29. Jul Jorgensen (Underneath Name, B. Terraenlober)
  30. Axel Larsen
  31. Otto Larsen
  32. A. Moeller
  33. Hjalmar Dedahl
  34. Neuheimer
  35. Nielsen
  36. A. Olsen
  37. Olsen
  38. Palme
  39. Ingemann Petersen
  40. Axel Poulsen
  41. Hans Poulsen
  42. Aage Rasmussen
  43. Aage Rasmussen/V. Holberg
  44. Jim Schmidt
  45. Jim Schmidt/Olsen
  46. B.F. Vikke
  47. TBD
  48. TBD
  49. TBD
  50. TBD

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