Memorabilia Corner Pt 4 – Cards and Stickers

Walter Wilson – Gallahers Cigarettes – 1909/10

 

Numbered 81 of 100, this was one card from a hugely important collection in terms of cigarette card history. In John Broom’s book A History of Cigarette and Trade Cards: The Magic Inside the Packet, it is described as demonstrating the changing club colours of the day. Individual cards will fetch anywhere from £5 to £15 depending on the trends, but I was lucky enough to get this in 2002 for £3 on eBay.