Players cigarette card of Donald Bradman
Players cigarette card of Donald Bradman

The first cricket series was issued by WD & HO Wills in 1896. Since that time over 11,000 different cards depicting cricket have been issued.

In Australia, cricket trade cards issuers included Snider and Abrahams’ Standard Cigarettes from 1904 to 1914, Hoadleys and Allans confectionary in the 1930s, Kornies cereals from 1948 to 1959, the Argus newspaper in the 1950s, Scanlen’s chewing gum from 1963 to 1990. Mobil petrol from 1964 to 1971 and were sold in Coles stores in the 1950s.

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