A 1907 Taddy & Co. Cigarette Card Featuring QPR Centre-Forward Arthur Walker

Posted on by Steve Sayce

Taddy & Co. produced three sets of cigarette cards in their Prominent Footballer series. This is the second card to be featured from the first series in 1907.

No details of Arthur Walker on the reverse side of the card, it reads: ‘Imperial Tobacco’ – A ripe, full flavoured pipe tobacco, fine cut. In a good well-seasoned briar or a well-coloured meerschaum it will be found an admirable tobacco.’

Taddy

Arthur Walker was born in Ripley in August 1888. He was signed from Nottingham Forest and scored on his debut for the R’s against Tottenham on 14th September 1907 at White Hart Lane. Despite scoring an impressive 16 goals in 30 Southern League/FA Cup games, he was later transferred to Notts County.

Steve Russell



One Response to A 1907 Taddy & Co. Cigarette Card Featuring QPR Centre-Forward Arthur Walker

  1. ESSEXURs aka Colin Woodley says:

    One of those old footballers who didn’t look about 60!
    He formed part of the successful 1907/8 team that won the Souther League First Division title. One of four players who scored 10 or more goals that season. He scored 15.
    Rangers were playing at the Park Royal Stadium with gates reaching 10,000.


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