(PHOTO TRADING CARD, PROBABLY THE FIRST OF A JEWISH WOMEN'S TEAM) TORONTO Y.W.H.A. LADIES’ BASKETBALL TEAM, WINNERS OF THE GRIFF CLARK TROPHY.
Toronto, Dominion Chocolates, N.D. Item #35962
Trading card, Very Small (slightly less than 2”x1”) . “Dominion Athletic Stars” Sports Card (Card Nr 14) from a “series of 120 pictures of Canadian athletes” which were given away in Dominion Chocolate Bars in the mid-1920s. This card features a photo on the front of the champion “Toronto Y. W. H. A. Basketball Team, ” featuring 8 female team members in their YWHA jerseys, plus their 2 coaches. The Canadian Jewish Review of June 8, 1923, reported that “at the Primrose Club last Tuesday, the Y. M. And Y. W. H. A. Of Toronto celebrated their victories in sports by tendering a banquet to the winning teams and presenting the cups and trophies to the successful players. The best feature of the evening was the presentation of the Griff Clark Trophy to the Y. W. H. A. Basket ball team, champions of the city. ” Text on reverse. Quite probably the only explicitly Jewish women’s sports team featured on a mass-market trading card in the 1920s, and probably the first ever. Light wear, photo is clear, Good Condition. (women-4-13).