1933 W D & H O Wills Footballers Jack Ryan trade card

Object Type
Documents and books/Document/Card/Trade or swap card/Trade card - Cigarette card
Date Used
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Small, rectangular, portrait-format card featuring on front a black and white head and shoulders portrait photograph of Australian Rules Football player Jack Ryan. Ryan is shown wearing the Hawthorn Football Club guernsey with the collar down, against a plain background. The picture is surrounded by a white border, at the bottom of which is inscribed his name, 'J. RYAN,/HAWTHORN.' Reverse features grey text inside a decorative border, at the top of which is the card number 160, the series title: 'THIS IS ONE OF A SERIES OF/FOOTBALLERS', and below which is a short sporting biography of the player. W.D. & H.O. Wills advertisement at the bottom. This card is one of a series of 200 numbered cards issued in packets of W.D. & H.O. Wills cigarettes in 1933. The cards show black and white portraits of both past and current players of the time in both the Victorian League and Association.
0 - Whole: H: 67 W: 36 D: 1mm (H: 2 5/8 W: 1 7/16 D: 1/16")
Date Used
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Neil Pearson.



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