Sunday, 26 January 2014

Field Favorites Cigarettes - Footballers


1892
Footballers
Field Favorites Cigarettes
1 known

This is the only known card from this issuer and is probably the first card issued in cigarette packets, even though Baines, Briggs, Richardson and Sharpe had been producing and selling football cards for a few years.
Duncan McLean joined Everton in 1890 and was one of only two players to stay at Anfield when Everton moved out in 1892, giving this card it's earliest possible issue date. McLean stayed at Liverpool when they were elected to the Second Division of the Football League at the end of their first season and moved on to St. Bernards in 1895.

D. McLean (Liverpool)


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