While the sport has probably lost some of its popularity, in the pre-war era, billiards had become quite the fascination. The top players, including greats such as Willie Hoppe, were among the more popular ‘athletes’ in some circles.
There are not many billiards cards but they do exist and even were included in the early ‘Champions’ tobacco card sets from the 19th century. Billiards only sets were mostly limited to instructional issues endorsed by actual players, depicting a variety of shots.
Below is a list of sets that consist only of billiards cards or where billiards cards have a significant presence.