Godfrey Phillips Ltd. ~ Sports Cigarettes
This set is the last of the Sports cigarettes package issues to include footballers. There are also a couple of other series of Sportsmen which don't include any footballers, and other series on Cricketers and Radio Stars. This set can be collected in two ways: as individual cards trimmed to the back of the slide with 'Sports' printed at the top and 'Godfrey Phillips Ltd' at the bottom, or as complete slides but I don't have an example of a complete slide to show you. I'd like to thank Carl at www.rarecards.co.uk for allowing me to use some illustrations from his website, which is an amazing source of rare football cards.
P50-152-2-12 Sportsmen - on card - trimmed to slide - with 'Sports' at top and 'Godfrey Phillips Ltd' at the bottom
P50-152-2-12 Sportsmen - 'Sports' slide - on card - with 'Sports' at top and 'Godfrey Phillips Ltd' at the bottom
E. McDonald Bailey