Averages (NM-MT) condition.
In 1979, Brooke Bond Tea released a gallery of legendary Olympians, pictured on 40 different trading cards, for the U.K. market. Presented here is a group of 40 complete sets. Each set contains 40 cards; one set has been opened to show contents, the other 39 remain in the glassine wrapping as they left the factory. The sets are all original versions, with backs printed in green ink (a reprinted version released in later years had black-printed backs.
A career-contemporary card of boxing champion Muhammad Ali is the release's key item. Other then-active and retired stars pictured on their own cards include Mark Spitz, Jesse Owens, Nadia Comenici, Johnny Weissmuller, Wilma Rudolph and Sonja Henie.
The set's full checklist includes #'s 1 Fanny Blankers, 2 Emil Zatopek, 3 Paavo Nurmi, 4 Owens, 5 Rudolph, 6 Ann Packer, 7 David Hemery, 8 Lasse Viren, 9 Abebe Bikila, 10 Alberto Juantorena, 11 Mary Peters, 12 Al Oerter, 13 Lynn Davies, 14 Mary Rand, 15 Bob Beamon, 16 Vera Caslavska, 17 Larissa Latynina, 18 Olga Korbut, 19 Comaneci, 20 Nikolay Andrianov, 21 Ali, 22 Teofilo Stevenson, 23 Vasiliy Alexeyev, 24 Bob Braithwaite, 25 Weissmuller, 26 Kornelia Ender, 27 Shane Gould, 28 Dawn Fraser, 29 Pat McCormick, 30 Spitz, 31 David Wilkie, 32 Richard Meade, 33 Harry Llewellyn, 34 John B Kelly, 35 Rodney Pattisson, 36 Rosi Mittermaier, 37 Jean-Claude Killy, 38 Henie, 39 Irina Rodnina and 40 John Curry.
Tremendous "break" value!