The Napier Collyns Collection
The Napier Collyns Collection was donated to the club by notable collector Napier Collyns, assembled over 50 years of collecting. The whole collection consists of over 20,000 cigarette and trading cards and stickers with the oldest known card within the collection dating from 1896. The collection contains a wide range of styles including photography, cartoons, caricatures, club crests, illustrations, gaming cards and modern trading cards. Numerous cards have biographies on the reverse providing insight into contemporary views of cricketers and the development of their careers over time. The collection contains many sporting non-cricket cards including football, rugby, golf and racing.