Multi-Sport

Among the many types of sports card sets in the pre-war era are multi-sport issues. These sets contained a variety of sports and often did not focus on specific ones.

Common multi-sport issues were the 19th century ‘Champions’ tobacco card sets from the likes of Allen & Ginter, Kimball, and Goodwin. And that theme continued into the 20th century with other multi-sport releases, such as the T218 Champions set, depicting a wide variety of champion athletes. Additionally, international tobacco and candy card sets often had a ‘Sports of the World’ theme, showing off various sports that were popular in different parts of the world.

As time went on, multi-sport sets continued their popularity. Several were produced in Canada in the 1920s and others were still being issued in the 1930s. One of the most popular, of course, is Goudey’s 1933 Sport Kings series.

There are so many multi-sport card sets that it would not be possible to include all of them. You will find more obscure ones scattered on this site but here is a listing of some of the most popular ones.

Sets

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1888 Allen & Ginter (N28)
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1889 Allen & Ginter (N29)
N43 1 Ewing.jpg
1889 Allen & Ginter (N43)
C52 41 Billy West
1910 Champion Athletes
(C52)
 V31 Dominion Chocolate Edmonton Grads Basketball.jpg
1925 Dominion Chocolate
(V31)
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1888 Goodwin
Champions (N162)
N165 Baseball Goodwin.jpg
1889 Goodwin
Games & Sports (N165)
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1933 Goudey Sport Kings
(R338)
1933 Goudey Sport Kings Premium
1933 Goudey Sport Kings
Premiums (R340)
N184 Darling.jpg
1887 Kimball Champions
(N184)
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1909-11 Murad College Series
(T51)
T51 Murad Fordham
1909-11 Murad College Series
Cabinets (T6)
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1930s Rogers Peet Clothing
Flournoy Football 1926 Spalding Champions
1926 Spalding Champions
T218 Keyes Boxing
1910-12 T218 Champions
(Honest, Mecca, Tolstoi)
T227 Johnson Boxing
1912 T227 Champions
(Honest, Mecca)
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1933 U.S. Caramel (R328)
W512 Strip Helen Willis Moody Tennis
1925-27 W512 Strip Cards
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1928 W513 Strip
W551 06 Pipp.jpg
1921 W551 Strip
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1927 W560 Strip
W590 Hornsby.jpg
1925-31 W590 Strip
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1924 Willard’s
Sports Champions (V122)
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1935-41 Wheaties Panels

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