This month’s VCoM comes from Howlers Tobacco and were issued in packs of Churchman Cigarettes in 1937, it is the standard tobacco era card size and depicts the Little General watching a battle in the background.
The Napoleon card is #10 and there are 40 cards on the checklist that would make sets like Goodwin Champions and Allen & Ginter’s proud. The set is made up of an odd collection of leaders (Napoleon, William the Conqueror, Julius Cesar, etc.), hobbies (gardening, music, etc.), careers (politician, doctor, etc.) and oddities like gravity, fish, stocks & bonds.
I have decided to cut back on non-sports vintage cards unless it is a subject that interests me, like the Red Baron, but a vintage Napoleon card with a great colorful illustration for a low price was difficult to pass up.