These cards are mostly soccer cards, but I also have one track and field and one handball.
Information is a little sparse on this issue. Germancards.com and a British Football (soccer) blog had a little information on the issue and the company that issued them.
These are German cigarette cards issued by the Richard Greiling Zigarettenfabrikan around 1926-27. In the 20's and 30s Greiling issued hundreds of cards with various themes. Lets have a look.
First the Fussball.
The front of the card literally translate to distracting with the inside.
Here is my one Handball card I actually had to look up handball, but it's a real sport.
And there you go. Ok I promise this time this is the last of my old German cards. Next we'll return to some American stuff.