1929 Griffiths Bros “Black Crow”

1929 Griffiths Black Crow

Collection: 216 cards
Scarcity rating: 8
Griffiths Bros was a company which operated as tea and coffee merchants and as a cafe proprietor with connections in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. In 1929 they produced a set of footy cards to promote Black Crow Cough Drops. It was a big set with 216 players featured, so a lot of random names got their own piece of cardboard! Although 6 of the cards have not been seen in modern times and hence noone knows who the players were, or if they were even printed. The cards were square and small, featuring headshots in black and white of VFL players.

griffiths bros black crow building 1929

1929 CARD LIST

COMPLETE SET (216)
1 Percy Bentley
2 Alan Chandler
3
4 Johnny Gregory
5 Dennis Kelleher
6 Syd Coventry
7 Frank Keppel
8 Bob Sellers
9 Harry Baker
10 Jack A Collins
11 Allan Oakley
12 Austin Robertson
13 Dave Withers
14 Ivor Warne-Smith
15 Horrie Clover
16 Jack G Collins
17 Charles Tyson
18 Lou Sharp
19 Charles Lilburne
20 Horrie Mason
21 Norm Beckton
22 Reg Hickey RC
23 George Jerram
24 Harry Vallence RC
25 Frank Aked
26 Joe Poulter
27 Arthur Ludlow
28 Harold Hardiman
29 Jimmy Davidson
30 Charlie McSwain
31 Colin Deane
32 Harry Collier
33 Edward Sanneman
34 Ted Llewellyn
35 Fred Heifner
36 Alex Duncan
37 Herbert White
38 Jack Titus RC
39 Charlie Sloley
40 George Todd
41 Garnet Campbell
42 Harry Long
43 Charlie Stanbridge
44 Wyn Murray
45 Alex Doyle
46 Clarrie Answerth
47 William Benton
48 Lloyd Hagger
49 Jack (AJ) Robertson
50 Charlie Davey
51 Ernie Loveless
52 Ray Brew
53
54 Hec McKay
55 Harold Rumney
56 Ted Poole
57 Charlie Parsons
58 Thomas O’Halloran
59 Jack Vosti
60 William Libbis
61 Harry Coy
62 Maurie Johnson
63 Arthur Batchelor
64 Bill Cubbins
65 William Downie
66 Bert Avery
67 Fred Gilby
68 Albert Collier
69 Cyril Gambetta
70 Charles Chapman
71 Maurie Sheahan
72 Norman Collins
73 Eric Anderson
74 Ray Usher
75 Harold Chesswas
76 William Lynch
77 Jack Shelton
78 Jim Abernethy
79 Austin Williams
80 Bill Churchill
81 Norm Simpson
82 Harold Neill
83 Laurie Murphy
84 Francis Horne
85 Charlie Dibbs
86 Rowland Watt
87 Jack Cashman
88 Thomas Dea
89 Richard Logan
90 Danny Wheelahan
91 Harold Matthews
92 Bruce Andrew
93 Norman Woodman
94 Leo Dwyer
95 Clarrie Hearn
96 Albert Trevaskis
97 Colin Niven
98 Percy Outram
99 William Russ
100 Bert Hyde
101 Norman McLeod
102 Charlie Healy
103 Barney Carr
104 Jack Barnes
105 Tommy McConville
106 Charlie Rowe
107 Jack Moriarty
108 Albert Chadwick
109 Peter Reville
110 Tasman Roberts
111 Robert Johnson
112 John Beveridge
113 Pop Vine
114 Jack Morrissey
115 Roy Thompson
116 Gordon Ogden
117 Ron Black
118 Len Webster
119 Gordon Helwig
120 Gil Patrick
121 Len Johnson
122 Syd Hogg
123 Albert Lauder
124 William Hudd
125 Richard Taylor
126
127 Wilfred Stott
128 Len Thomas
129 Paddy Walsh
130 Jack Watt
131 Frank Mockridge
132 Harry Mort
133 Joe Hammond
134 Gordon Coventry
135 Charles Cameron
136 George Cassidy
137 Stan Hepburn
138 Alby Morrison
139 Edward Utting
140 Jack Petchell
141 Keith Forbes
142
143 William Roberts
144 George Clayden
145 Edward Greeves
146 Les Gallagher
147 John Dowling
148 Percy Ellis
149 Howard Okey
150 Harry Clarke
151 Wally Lathlain
152 Allan Hopkins
153 James Vale
154 Danny Warr
155 Jack Evans
156 Stan Judkins RC
157 George Gibbs
157a Frank Murphy
158 Les Bolman
159 Jack McKenzie
160 Edward Stevenson
161 Bert Foster
162 Albert Williamson
163 Arthur Bryse
164 Ben Kavanagh
165 Norman Cockram
166 Pat Keary
167 Walter Payne
168 Harry Weidner
169 Max Scott
170 Keith Parris
171 Arthur Stevens
172 Paul Killeen
173 Arthur Coghlan
174 M Mahoney
175 Carlyle Jones
176 John Harris
177 Terry Brain
178 Arthur Hart
179 Willis Reeve
180 Rupe Hutton
181 Les Smith
182 Cecil Kerr
183 Jim Watson
184 Basil McCormack
185 Jack Williams
186 Jack Dolan
187 Edward Johnson
188 Aubrey Martyn
189 Doug Ringrose
190 Fred Phillips
191 Ralph Lancaster
192 Jack McCormack
193 Percy Bowyer
194
195 Colin Martyn
196 Bob Corbett
197 Edward Baker
198 Roy Bence
199 Carl Watson
200 George Gibbs
201 Ernie Watson
202
203 Eddie Schenk
204 Joe Murdoch
205 Joe Kelly
206 Clarrie Lonsdale
207 Ewan Bumpstead
208 Neville Huggins
209 Charles Gaudion
210 James Crowe
211 Jack Fincher
212 Michael McMahon
213 Frank Hutchesson
214 Robert Makeham
215 Ralph Empey
216 Harvey Dunn

POPULAR CARDS FROM 1929 GRIFFITHS BLACK CROW SET

1929 griffiths black crow gordon coventry

1929 griffiths black crow vfl

SELECT

1993-present

SCANLENS

1963-1990

KORNIES

1948-1959

OUR SPONSORS

SOCIAL MEDIA