Cards (and Sport)
 

Blackburns in sport and on cards

New Page 10th November 2001 - happy birthday to me.
I have avoided anything to do with sports as (apart from cricket) I do not follow it. That means that I am missing a wide seam of Blackburns in cigarette, gum and whatever-they-come-with-now cards. This section, then is for all collectors' cards. I'll begin sequencing by date and see how that works out.

I think this is going to become the generalised sports section and so some reorganisation might be called for at some point.

(12th Nov 2001)
1880? Kinney Bros. cigarette card in perfect condition. Measures 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" and depicts Luke Blackburn, winner of the 1880 Grand Prize of Saratoga.
(8th Dec 2001)
CURRIER & IVES TRADE CARD---LUKE BLACKBURN
Copyright 1881. GUARANTEED TO BE AN ORIGINAL CURRIER & IVES, We dont sell reproductions! Shows jockey on race horse. Very thin, light bend at upper left and stain at lower right. O/W card is in nice condition. Meanures 3 1/4" x 5".
(19th Jan 2002)
Trade Card Putnam Horse Shoe Nail Jockey
Here is a victorian trade card advertising Putnam Hot-Forged and Hammer-Pointed Horse Nails by the Putnam Nail Co, Neponset, Mass and Boston, Mass. The image is of a jockey riding a horse - Luke Blackburn 2.34, 1 1/2 miles. The card measures almost 5" by 2 3/4" . The card is in good condition with edge wear on the left side with a crease on the left side edge and mild foxing top edge.
 

(7th Dec 2001)
67 MURAD COLLEGE CIGARETTE CARDS-- FABULOUS COLLECTION! Here is a great collection of College Series cigarette cards manufactured by Murad Cigarettes between 1901 and 1910. The entire set consisted of 150 cards. The cards measure 2 5/8" X 2" and generally are in good condition although many show some wear and creases. The very low opening bid without reserve reflects this. The front of the cards show a sport, banner and seal of a particular college while the back lists the colleges

 

 

 

 


(26th Jan 2002)
1905 Tobacco Silk Blackburn University RARE
This is a near mint condition vintage College or University Tobacco Silk issued with Egyptienne Luxury Cigarettes circa 1905. This richly colored silk is decorated with the school name and college seal in the middle. The top reads Factory No. 7 3rd District State N.Y. These were given as premiums in cigarette packs. The silk measures approximately 1 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Makes a great GIFT for present students or alumni.
 
 

 

 

(27th Dec 2001)

1904

Blackburn Borough Arms, second series  1904 cigarette card issued by W.D. & H.O.Wills Ltd. This is card number 55 in a set of 55 cards


(6th Jan 2002)
1909 T206 Lena Blackburne, PROVIDENCE, PSA5
This is a 1909 T206 Tobacco card of Lena Blackburne from Providence. It has a Sweet Caporal cigarette back. This card has WHITE borders, slight corner wear, NO creases and BRIGHT colors, assigned quality, PSA5

 
(8th Dec 2001)
1911 M-116 Sporting Life LENA BLACKBURN EX-MT
An amazing release from the dawn of organized baseball. This set was produced in 1911 by the Sporting Life publication. An amazing set filled with stars and Hall of Famers!

This is the LENA BLACKBURN card grading a strong EX-MT. Features the Blue back and grey background. One of 167 different cards from this amazing set that we currently have up for auction! Very sharp example of this hard to find card!

 
(6th Jan 2001)
1913 Cincinnati Reds - 1914 Spalding Guide
You are bidding on a single page from a 1914 A.G. Spalding Baseball Guide featuring the 1913 Cincinnati Reds. This is the same photo used on the famous 1913 Fatima cigarette cards. The players pictured are: Hermann, Kling, Johnson, Clarke, Suggs, Devore, Groh, Benton, Bescher, Ames, Almeida, Tinker, Harter, Marsans, Dodge, Bates, Sheckard, Packard, Blackburn, Berghammer, Egan, Herbert and Hoblitzell. The page measures 4" x 6.5" and is in excellent condition.

 
(1st Jan 2002)

Russell Blackburne (it looks as though this can be spelled with or without the "e")

This was on sale on eBay with a starting price of $5,000. The seller, Scott Elkins, kindly sent me a good-quality scan of the card.

T207 RED CROSS BACK - RAREST OF ALL BACKS!
THIS LOT CONSISTS OF THE EX/MT T207 RED CROSS BLACKBURN PICTURED IN THE SCAN. AS YOU CAN TELL FROM THE SCAN, IT IS THE EXACT SAME CARD PICTURED IN LEW LIPSET'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BASEBALL CARDS. IN FACT, I ACQUIRED THIS CARD IN A CASH/CARD TRADE WITH MR. LIPSET AROUND TWO YEARS AGO. THIS EXAMPLE WAS FROM THE LA FIND OF FOUR MENTIONED IN MR. LIPSET'S ENCYCLOPEDIA. SINCE THEN, ANOTHER EXAMPLE HAS SURFACED, BRINGING THE TOTAL KNOWN TO FIVE (5)! COMPARED TO THE T206 TY COBB BACK, WITH AROUND A DOZEN EXAMPLES KNOWN, THIS BACK IS OVER TWICE AS RARE AS A T206 TY COBB BACK!!!! SINCE VG T206 TY COBB BACKS SELL FOR WELL OVER $25,000, THIS RARITY IS A STEAL!!!! THE LAST T207 RED CROSS BACK SOLD WAS A T207 BUCK WEAVER IN VG/EX CONDITION THAT SOLD FOR $10,000 IN 1991!!!! THIS CARD, BEING IN NICE EX/MT CONDITION IS THE BEST T207 RED CROSS IN EXISTENCE! I WILL BE SCANNING THE FRONT OF THE CARD THIS WEEKEND AND SEND ANY POTENTIAL BIDDERS A COPY OF THE CARD'S FRONT WHO WISH TO HAVE ONE.

 


(6th Jan 2002)
t205 Blackburne Chicago
Beautiful card with fantastic color and registration, and a perfectly centered and clear back. Some minor surface wrinkles on the front that don't detract from the visual appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


(1st Jan 2002)
Blackburn Rovers Cigarette Silk (1920's)
You are bidding for a cigarette silk which depicts the Blackburn Rovers kit in the 1920's. It is from B.D.V. Cigarettes and is in good condition.
 
1928 Bucktrout & Co Ltd "Islander Fags Specials Clubs", Channel Islands, 1928 Cigarette Card of 1923/4 Blackburn Rovers FC team. Card Approx 2 3/4 " by 2 "

I even tried to buy this, but was outbid on 10
 

(6th Jan 2002)
TUCKET AVIATION CARDS
These cards are from Tucket Aviation Cards of which there were 52 to the series. Included in this lot are from the top: #24 - Blackburn Iris in fair shape, stain on back, soft corners and small amount of soiling [snip] On the reverse side of each card is a detailed description of the plane pictured, the speed, weight, fuel consumption, and other pertinent and interesting facts. The cards are dated MAY 1929.
 
(1st Jan 2002
1884, 1885, 1890, 1891 FA Cup BLACKBURN
This is a cigarette card from the 1930s from A John Players set. It shows head and shoulders pictures (with names) of the entire winning team for that year, and a report of the match on the reverse.
 
(5th Dec 2001)
AIRCRAFT SERIES NO.1: Near Set of 51 Phillips Tobacco Cards (1938)
This group of 51 scarce cards was issued in England by Godfrey Phillips Ltd. in 1938, from a set of 54 cards entitled "Aircraft Series No. 1". The front of each card shows the name and a beautiful colour illustration of an aircraft, while the back of each card has the title, set name, card number, trade text and statistics of the aircraft featured. The cards were given as free premiums and were inserted into packages of Millhoff cigarettes. The size of each card is approx. 1.5" x 2.75" inches. This is an ORIGINAL group of 51 cards, most of which are shown here.
 

(5th Dec 2001)
1938 UK RAF Aircraft tobacco cards
original trade cards issued in 1938 with Player's Cigarettes.
Blackburn "Skua" Dive Bomber Fighter
 
(5th Dec 2001)
I think these were scanned in a plastic holder, hence the poor picture.
1938 UK RAF Aircraft tobacco cards
Blackburn "Skua" Dive Bomber Fighter
Detailed description on back of card. Size is approximately 1 3/8 X 2 5/8 inches.
(8 Dec 2001)
9 CARD-O AIRPLANES CARDS SERIES C LEAF
LEAF ISSUED THIS SET OF CARDS IN 1940-41 WITH 28 CARDS IN THE FULL SET. THE CARDS ARE NOT NUMBERED. BLACKBURN BOTHA - ENGLAND
 
(6th Jan 2002)
15 British Consols 1944 -47 WW2 mini cards
Welcome! For auction, 15 different vintage British Consols cards. Theses are from Montreal, and promotes war boats and airplanes. Maybe a way of promoting and gathering funds for the World War 2 combat effort. [
snip]  blackburn skua
 
1949 Bowman:HIGH#160 Jim Blackburn,Reds
This RARE HIGH-SERIES card is in exmt condition. BOOK VALUE $50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This auction is for 2 1950 bowman football cards both graded PSA 8nq s. The cards included are as follows # 42 Barry French PSA 8 and #56 Bill Blackburn PSA 8. SMR on the lot is $130.
 
1951 Bowman 287 Jim Blackburn, Cincinnati Reds - WITH BACK
Condition:
The corners are lightly rounded
Crease in the lower-right corner and wrinkle at the right edge
Centered to the left
Gum stains on the back
Tough high number
Looks nice

 

 



 


From the 1953 Herald Tribune set issued by Topps.  Near Mint condition, with rich color & gloss, clean edges, barely touched corners, bright & clear backs:  #168 Blackburn Firebrand.
(19th Jan 2002)

Carreras Series Title: British Aircraft (Turf) (Hand-Cut) Year Of Issue: 1953  Number of Cards 50. All cards are originals and were issued in the year stated in the description. Individual Card Titles and Associated Subjects Of The Full Set: Gloster meteor FB Jet Aircraft, Vickers Valiant Jet, Percival Prentice, Avro Vulcan, Fairey FDI Delta Wing, Short Sealand, Fairey Gannet Turbo, English Electric Canberra Jet, Blackburn Universal [snip]

(7th Jan 2002)

TOPPS original WINGS by T.C.C. Printed in U.S.A.  #151 YB 1 Blackburn

(27th Dec 2001)

No 26 Cracker Jack UN Battle Planes Card
This is the Blackburn Skua airplane. This is one of the plane cards given by Cracker Jack from the SERIES 98 UNITED NATIONS BATTLE PLANES. The card is about 1/2" by 3". Shown in the book Cracker Jack Toys and guaranteed to be a Cracker Jack prize.
 


(6th Jan 2002)
cigarette cards Mitchams Aircraft(trade)
This is an original and complete set of 25 trade cards issued by Mitchams Foods in 1955 titled Aircraft of Today, they are in mint condition, aircraft represented in this set include:- Blackburn Beverley
[snip] there is a description on the reverse side.
The picture quality was terrible - no idea which is which, but now I know they exist I can look for a better copy.
1958 topps #459 Ron Blackburn NM. 4 sharp corners with great colors and gloss. Very slightly off center.
(8th Dec 2001)
1959 TOPPS #401 RON BLACKBURN PSA NM-MT 9
 
From the 1960 Topps Set. Ron Blackburn PSA 8 card #209.Serial number 2367915.

Great teeth.

(27th Dec 2001)

Detroit Tigers Wayne Blackburn Auto 8x10
Detroit Tigers coach Wayne Blackburn autographed 8x10 color photo. Nice photo of Blackburn who was a Tigers coach in 1963 and 1964. Signed in blue sharpie.

(5th Dec 2001)
O.P.C 1969-70 6 PENGUINS BLACKBURN [snip]
 
(26th Dec 2001)
You are bidding on a softcover book with no dustjacket titled Back To Glory: The Amazing Story of Alabama's 1992 Championship Season. As told by the staff the Mobile Register with Coach Gene Stallings' Reflections on His Faith and Family. 122 pages of text, illustrations and statistics. This book is in great shape with no rips, tears, stains or smudges.
In which was involved one
Blackburn, Darrell with figures of LB 6-4 220 Fr.
1998-99 SPx Top Prospects Radiance #89 Joe Blackburn rookie. Card is individually numbered 79 of 100. Nice!
 
#119 - Joe Blackburn Prospect Double Diamond
This card is numbered #1489/2000
You are bidding on a personnaly signed UF CHL card by Rangers star rookie, Dan Blackburn. The card is signed beautifully in blue sharpie & shows Dan with his junior team, the Kootenay Ice.
 
(5th Dec 2001)

01-02 PACIFIC ATOMIC DAN BLACKBURN RC /500
No reserve and this card is priced to sell. You are bidding on a 2001-2002 Pacific Atomic Toronto National Expo Exclusive Dan Blackburn rookie card. Only 500 of this card were produced.