The Champion

 

The Champion was a boys story paper first published in (28th Jan 1922), running until (19th March 1955). It was restarted in 1966 as a comic magazine from (26th Feb 1966) running for 15 issues until (4th June 1966).

 

not to be confused with The Boy's Champion Story Paper which first appeared in (19th Jan 1901).

 

The annuals where printed between (1924 - 1942), no annuals where printed between (1943 to 1946) due to war time shortages, the annuals restarted between (1947 - 1956)

 

The new series created a further two annuals in 1967 & 1968


promotional items


The COMICS... (1922 to 1955)

The 1920s

  • Year - 1922
  • Year - 1923
  • Year - 1924
  • Year - 1925
  • Year - 1926
  • Year - 1927
  • Year - 1928
  • Year - 1929

The 1930s

The 1940s

The 1950s


The Annuals - (1924 - 1942), (1947 - 1956)

The Annuals - 1920s

The Annuals - 1930s

  • Annual - 1930
  • Annual - 1931
  • Annual - 1932
  • Annual - 1933
  • Annual - 1934
  • Annual - 1935
  • Annual - 1936
  • Annual - 1937
  • Annual - 1938
  • Annual - 1939

The Annuals - 1940s

  • Annual - 1940
  • Annual - 1941
  • Annual - 1942
  • Annual - 1943 - no annual issued
  • Annual - 1944 - no annual issued
  • Annual - 1945 - no annual issued
  • Annual - 1946 - no annual issued
  • Annual - 1947
  • Annual - 1948
  • Annual - 1949

The Annuals - 1950s


New Series Annuals - (1967 - 1968)

The Annuals - 1960s


Free Gifts/comics listed to date:

  • The Champion #1 - (28th Jan 1922) - Sporting Champions: (card #1 of 66) - Georges Carpentier
  • The Champion #9 - (25th March 1922) - Sporting Champions: (card #9 of 66)  -Jack Dempsey
  • The Champion #20 - (10th June 1922) - Sporting Champions: (card 20 of 66) - Johnny Buff
  • The Champion #21 - (17th June 1922) - Sporting Champions: (card #21 of 66) - J.B. Hobbs
  • The Champion #22 - (24th June 1922) - Sporting Champions: (card #22 of 66) - H. Strudwick
  • The Champion #23 - (1st July 1922) - Sporting Champions: (card #23 of 66) - Cecil Parkin
  • The Champion #24 - (8th July 1922) - Sporting Champions: (card #24 of 66) - L.H. Tennyson
  • The Champion #25 - (15th July 1922) - Sporting Champions: (card #25 of 66) - J.W. Hearne
  • The Champion #26 - (22rd July 1922) - Sporting Champions: (card #26 of 66) - P.G.H. Fender
  • The Champion #51 - (13th Jan 1923) - Famous Football Captains: (card #51 of 66) - R.O.W. Pickles
  • The Champion #52 - (20th Jan 1923) - Famous Football Captains: (card #52 of 66) -W. McCracken
  • The Champion #55 - (10th Feb 1923) - Famous Football Captains: (card #55 of 66) - S. Chedgzoy
  • The Champion #56 - (17th Feb 1923) - Famous Football Captains: (card #56 of 66) - W.E. Rawlings
  • The Champion #57 - (24th Feb 1923) - Famous Football Captains: (card #57 of 66) -F. Moss
  • The Champion #58 - (3rd March 1923) - Famous Footballers: (card #58 of 66) - T.G. Bromilow
  • The Champion #59 - (10th March 1923) - Famous Footballers: (card #59 of 66) - Billy Matthews
  • The Champion #60 - (17th March 1923) - Famous Footballers: (card #60 of 66) - 'Fanny' Walden
  • The Champion #61 - (24th March 1923) - Famous Footballers: (card #61 of 66) - F. Titmuss
  • The Champion #62 - (31st March 1923) - Famous Footballers: (card #62 of 66) - J. Mew
  • The Champion #63 - (7th April 1923) - Famous British Record Holders: (card #63 of 66) - Howard Baker
  • The Champion #577 - (18th Feb 1933) - Fighting Furies of the Boxing Ring
  • The Champion #615 -  (11th Nov 1933) - The Puzzle of the Sphinx
  • The Champion #953 - (4th May 1940) - cover advert for next issues free gift


The Champion #1

dated - (28th Jan 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Sporting Champions- (card #1 of 66) Georges Carpentier

 

Description :

trading card of Boxer Georges Carpentier



The Champion #9

dated - (25th March 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Sporting Champions- (card #9 of 66)

Jack Dempsey

 

Description :

trading card of Boxer Jack Dempsey


The Champion #20

dated - (10th June 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Sporting Champions

- (card #20 of 66)

Johnny Buff


The Champion #21

dated - (17th June 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Sporting Champions- (card #21 of 66)

J.B. Hobbs

 

Description :

trading card of Cricket player

J.B. Hobbs


The Champion #22

dated - (24th June 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Sporting Champions- (card #22 of 66)

H. Strudwick

 

Description :

trading card of cricket player

H. Strudwick



The Champion #23

dated - (1st July 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Sporting Champions- (card #23 of 66)

Cecil Parkin

 

Description :

trading card of cricket player

Cecil Parkin



The Champion #24

dated - (8th July 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Sporting Champions- (card #24 of 66)

L.H. Tennyson

 

Description :

trading card of cricket player

L.H. Tennyson



The Champion #25

dated - (15th July 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Sporting Champions- (card #25 of 66)

J.W. Hearne

 

Description :

trading card of cricket player

J.W. Hearne



The Champion #26

dated - (15th July 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Sporting Champions - (card #26 of 66)

P.G.H. Fender

 

Description :

trading card of cricket player

P.G.H. Fender



The Champion #36

dated - (30th Sept 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains

(card #36 of 66)

 

C.S. Rance

 

Description :

trading card of Football Captain

C.S. Rance



The Champion #41

dated - (4th Nov 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains

(card #41 of 66)

 

Levy Thorpe

 

Description :

trading card of Football Captain

Levy Thorpe



The Champion #43

dated - (18th Nov 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains

(card #43 of 66)

 

William Voisey

 

Description :

trading card of Football Captain

William Voisey