The "Great Depression" had a lot of people down here in America, during the 1930s. Things were even worse overseas, with the Nazi regime rising to power. Still the many nations of planet Earth found common ground at the Olympics. As we currently suffer through a pandemic, runaway inflation, surging crime rates, and an unjust war in Eastern Europe, it seems fitting that we recognize things could be worse. Review some of the brighter times of the dark 1930s decade, with this 1932-1936 German Olympic album set lot of (2). Issued by German tobacco companies, both of these nicely preserved albums have complete sets of Olympic cards adhered throughout, providing an excellent pictorial overview of the 1932 and 1936 games. Should you happen to speak German, in depth coverage is yours, as the extensive text is in that language.
Each set includes (100+) cards in attractive condition, showing average EX to NM details, and the albums are solid with moderate wear. The Die Olympischen Spiele in Los Angeles 1932 album was issues by Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken; and the album Die Olympischen Spiele 1936 in Berlin Band 2was issued by Cigaretten Bilderdienst. Some of the more notable subjects are: Jesse Owens (multiple cards), Mack Robinson, Babe Didrikson (multiple cards), Sonia Henie, a hockey game with USA vs. Canada, Admiral Byrd, Herbert Hoover, and Amelia Earhart on a card with Douglas Fairbanks. Among the many other cards, are fair numbers of boxers, wrestlers, and runners. Seen in full-page photos are Baron Hindenburg, and Adolf Hitler.