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).


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 #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



The Champion #44

dated - (25th Nov 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains

(card #44 of 66)

 

Moses Russell

 

Description :

trading card of Football Captain

Moses Russell



The Champion #45

dated - (2nd Dec 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains

(card #45 of 66)

 

Arthur Grimsdell

 

Description :

trading card of Football Captain

Arthur Grimsdell



The Champion #46

dated - (9th Dec 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #46 of 66)

 

B. Fletcher

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

B. Fletcher



The Champion #47

dated - (16th Dec 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #47 of 66)

 

- J. Wetter

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

J. Wetter



The Champion #48

dated - (23rd Dec 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #48 of 66)

 

F. Womack

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

F. Womack



The Champion #49

dated - (30th Dec 1922)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #49 of 66)

 

- James Seddon

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

James Seddon



The Champion #50

dated - (6th Jan 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #50 of 66)

 

- Val Gregory

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

Val Gregory



The Champion #51

dated - (13th Jan 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #51 of 66) - R.O.W. Pickles

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

R.O.W. Pickles

 

 



The Champion #52

dated - (20th Jan 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #52 of 66) - W. McCracken

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

W. McCracken



The Champion #53

dated - (27th Jan 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #53 of 66) - D. Shea

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

D. Shea



The Champion #54

dated - (3rd Feb 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #54 of 66) 

 

Andrew Cunningham

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

Andrew Cunningham



The Champion #55

dated - (10th Feb 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #55 of 66) - S. Chedgzoy

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

S. Chedgzoy



The Champion #56

dated - (17th Feb 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #56 of 66) - W.E. Rawlings

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

W.E. Rawlings



The Champion #57

dated - (24th Feb 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Football Captains:

(card #57 of 66) - F. Moss

 

Description :

trading card of football captain

F. Moss



The Champion #58

dated - (3rd March 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Footballers: (card #58 of 66)

- T.G. Bromilow

 

Description :

trading card of footballer

T.G. Bromilow



The Champion #59

dated - (10th March 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Footballers: (card #59 of 66)

- Billy Matthews

 

Description :

trading card of footballer

Billy Matthews



The Champion #60

dated - (17th March 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Footballers: (card #60 of 66)

- 'Fanny' Walden

 

Description :

trading card of footballer

'Fanny' Walden



The Champion #61

dated - (24th March 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Footballers: (card #61 of 66)

- F. Titmuss

 

Description :

trading card of footballer F. Titmuss



The Champion #62

dated - (31st March 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous Footballers: (card #62 of 66)

- J. Mew

 

Description :

trading card of footballer J. Mew

 



The Champion #63

dated - (7th April 1923)

 

Free Gift:

Famous British Record Holders:

(card #63 of 66)

- Howard Baker

 

Description :

trading card of Champion High Jumper

- Howard Baker



The Champion #615- (11th Nov 1933)

 

Free Gift:

The Puzzle of the Sphinx

 

Description:

card trick leaving the victim with soot covered fingers


The Champion #953

- dated (4th May 1940)

 

Description:

 

Full cover advert for the free gift in the next issue.

 

The R.A.F. at War - 20 page album to hold 16 cards, 4 cards given free with album. remaining cards to be presented with following issues