Football Matchbooks

In 1933 the Diamond Match Company introduced a set of matchbooks with photographs of professional and college football players on the front and a brief bio on the back. These were sold two to a pack for a penny in vending machines. My interest in collecting began with a search for the 1933 matchbook that pictured my father. Football sets were issued from 1933 to 1938 by Diamond, but among the hardest to find are the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers players in the 1934 set. This full matchbook of Bill Hewitt is a rare example of a 1934 Bears cover –

Hewitt front Hewitt back

 

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