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.
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