1912 Gallaher Sports Series Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Gallaher Sports Series
Year 1912
Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
100

1912 Gallaher Sports Series Set Overview

1912 Gallaher Sports Series Golf1912 Gallaher Sports Series Tennis1912 Gallaher Sports Series Boxing

This multi-sport issue was distributed by Gallaher, Ltd., a Belfast and London tobacco company. Cards were distributed in their Gallaher’s Cigarettes products.

Many different sports are represented. Some of the cards are generic and do not feature specific athletes but others do have real players named. When a real athlete was featured, his name is printed in cursive red ink on the front. The cards are still very desirable among collectors and are not terribly easy to find.

The set, as specified on the backs, features 100 different cards. Fronts have color pictures of athletes performing various techniques in their particular sport. The picture on the front is within a white border area with black diagonal lines in the corners to give it the appearance of a small picture frame.

The backs give a description of the picture on the front. It is one of the many international tobacco sets that was instructional in nature, teaching collectors to play the sports shown.

While this is a larger set of 100 cards, the smaller subsets making up individual sports are sometimes sold or described as being a ‘set.’ Really, however, those are only subsets and the full set consists of the 100 cards.

1912 Gallaher Sports Series Set Checklist

I have not yet been able to verify a complete checklist for this issue yet. Below are cards I have identified to date. When I have seen a particular athlete identified on a card, I have added that as well.

  1. Golf – James Braid
  2. Golf – James Braid
  3. Golf – James Braid
  4. Golf – James Braid
  5. Golf – James Braid
  6. Golf – James Braid
  7. Golf – James Braid
  8. Golf – James Braid
  9. Golf – James Braid
  10. Golf – James Braid
  11. TBD
  12. TBD
  13. Croquet
  14. TBD
  15. TBD
  16. TBD
  17. TBD
  18. TBD
  19. TBD
  20. TBD
  21. Rugby
  22. Rugby
  23. Rugby
  24. Rugby
  25. Rugby
  26. Rugby
  27. Rugby
  28. Rugby
  29. Rugby
  30. Rugby
  31. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  32. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  33. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  34. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  35. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  36. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  37. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  38. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  39. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  40. Boxing – Gunner Moir
  41. TBD
  42. TBD
  43. TBD
  44. Swimming
  45. TBD
  46. TBD
  47. Diving
  48. TBD
  49. TBD
  50. Soccer
  51. Soccer
  52. Soccer
  53. Soccer
  54. Soccer
  55. Soccer
  56. Soccer
  57. Soccer
  58. Soccer
  59. Soccer
  60. TBD
  61. TBD
  62. TBD
  63. TBD
  64. TBD
  65. TBD
  66. TBD
  67. Field Hockey
  68. TBD
  69. TBD
  70. TBD
  71. TBD
  72. TBD
  73. TBD
  74. TBD
  75. TBD
  76. Cricket (unidentified player)
  77. TBD
  78. TBD
  79. TBD
  80. TBD
  81. TBD
  82. Cricket – D.A. Steele
  83. Cricket – G. Leach
  84. TBD
  85. TBD
  86. TBD
  87. Cricket (unidentified player)
  88. TBD
  89. TBD
  90. TBD
  91. Tennis – A.W. Gore
  92. Tennis
  93. Tennis
  94. Tennis – J.M. Flavelle
  95. Tennis – E.W. Timmis
  96. Tennis
  97. Tennis
  98. Tennis
  99. Tennis
  100. Tennis

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