1924-25 C144 Champ’s Cigarettes Hockey CardsBrand: Pre-War Hockey
Issued relatively late for a tobacco set, the C144 Champ's Cigarettes Hockey set appeared during the 1924-25 NHL season. Unlike earlier tobacco-issued cards, they feature an ad back that allows collectors to know exactly where they originated. They're also quite scarce.
1924-25 C144 Champ's Cigarettes Hockey card fronts feature a sepia-toned player picture surrounded by a white border area. The player's name appears below his image. Card backs begin with the cigarette brand name, a notation that it is one of 60 cards and the player's name. A short biography appears and is followed by a description of a hockey rule. An advertisement for the Tobacco Products Corp. of Canada appears at the bottom.
Sixty unnumbered cards make up a complete 1924-25 C144 Champ's Cigarettes Hockey set. Among the cards are many of the NHL's stars of the era, including Howie Morenz, Georges Vezina, King Clancy and Auriel Joliat.
Key 1924-25 C144 Champ's Cigarettes Cards:
1924-25 C144 Champ's Cigarettes Cards Set Checklist
Charles A Dinsmore
Clarence Hap Day
Fred Frock Lowrey
John Ross Roach
Louis C Langlois
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