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Swap Cards - Argus Football Portraits, 1953 Document Reg. No: SH 990346

Victorian Football League (VFL) cards produced by the Argus newspaper in 1953. Known as 'Football Portraits', they could be obtained by sending in four consecutive numbered vouchers found in the Argus. Four cards were redeemed for these vouchers. Six cards from each team were issued. Smaller reproductions (110 x 75 mm) of card numbers 1, 2, 3, 12, 15, 19 and 20 were printed in the paper itself as advertisements for the set. 72 cards were issued, and in terms of the 6 cards represented in the collection, they were assigned the following production numbers: Jack Howell (037), Neil Mann (038), Dave Bryden (042); John O'Mahoney (064), Eddie Goodger (065), Gerald Marchesi (070).
Six football cards. Each card feature a portrait of a player with that player's team colours in the background. On the bottom of the card are details about that player typed in black type-face on a white background.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 19.40 cm (Height), 11.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: All cards have the same dimensions.

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, souvenirs, football, sport, australian rules football, keepsakes, swap cards
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Australian Rules Football
Tertiary Classification: collecting cards
Inscriptions: [Each card has inscriptions detailing information about the respective players]
Publisher: The Argus Newspaper, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1953
References: For full listing of the 72 cards see:
For brief summaries on other football cards produced by the Argus, see:

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