Official Champion of Games and Sports Album ___ Album
INFO: - Tobacco card premium.
- Each card measure approximately 1 1/2” x 2 3/4".
- 50 card set released by United States cigarette manufacture, W. S. Kimball Company in Rochester, NY. Set spotlights World Champion athletes from different sports. The front of the card shows an artist drawn representation of each athlete, while the back of the card [IMAGE] is unnumbered and contains a listing of all the 'sports' in the series.
- One card was given as a free premium in 10 count slide and shell boxes of “High Grade” cigarettes.
- There are 25 known cards which contain an advertisement set in an arch at the top of the card which reads, “W. S. Kimball & Co’s Cigarettes”.
- All 50 card images [EXAMPLE] were made into a full-color album. [IMAGE] An album could be obtained through mail order by sending in coupons distributed in “High Grade” brand cigarette packs.
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1888 Champion of Games and Sports (n184) (W. S. Kimball & Co’s.)