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1929 W.D. & H.O. Wills "New Zealand Footballers" Rugby Players Complete Set (50) Including Maori Player G.H. Nepia

Lot Number 1469

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Like Native Americans and Australian Aborigines, the Maori of New Zealand were the indigenous forebears who lost their ancestral homeland. In this seldom-seen set, Maori star G.H. Nepia occupies card #41 and is described in the reverse bio as: "Age 23 years, height 5 ft. 9ins., weight 13st. 11 lbs. A splendid type of Maori footballer of the All Blacks Team of 1924, and considered to be the finest fullback ever produced by any country. He had a great sense of anticipation, fielded the ball beautifully, was a deadly tackler and powerful kick. His record was:—Played in all matches (30), converted thirty-five goals—Total 70 points." The 1-1/2 x 2-5/8" cards rate VG to EX overall, a few with reverse paper residue.

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