Monday, 9 December 2013

John Player & Sons - Polar Exploration (2nd Series)

Polar Exploration (2nd Series)
John Player & Sons
25 cards (1 football)

Something a little different - a football card from a non-sports series of cards. I've always wondered if the football match between the British and German soldiers during that first Christmas in the First World War ever appeared on a cigarette card. I think at least one ex-footballer Victoria Cross Hero also appeared on a card at some point.
UPDATE (11-11-2015):  The original illustration has been replaced and a scan of the back of the card added.  Thanks to mark e on the Cigarette Card Collecting forum for providing the scans.

Polar Exploration (2nd Series)

11.  A Football Match at the Winter Quarters

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