Cigarette Card - E.G. Nicholls

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Card from the Ogden's series 'Famous Footballers'
Number 2 in Ogden's set produced in 1908.  Erith Gwyn Nicholls played 242 games for Cardiff between 1892 and 1910, scoring 111 tries, including 4 in one match against Cardiff and District RU. Captain of Cardiff 4 times he gained 24 Welsh Caps,10 as captain, represented the Barbarians and went on the British Lions tour to Australia in 1899. In his time Gwyn Nicholls was known as the " Prince of Three-quarters" and The Gwyn Nicholls Memorial Gates at the Arms Park were erected by public subscription as a tribute to him. The gates were originally at the entrance to the ground at the bottom of Quay Street, but when the National Stadium was built the gates were relocated to their current location at the entrance opposite the Angel Hotel.
Object Status: 
On Loan to the CAC Collection
Owned By: 
David Allen

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