1932-Dated, Pair of Sanella Margarine Collector Cards featuring Jewish German Athletes, Ellen Mller-Preis PSA graded VG-EX, and Daniel Prenn PSA graded EX-MT.Pair of Scarce Jewish-German Athletes Collector Cards:
1. 1932 Sanella Margarine #73 Ellen Preis, the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Gold Medalist. The card is PSA slabbed, VG-EX.
2. 1932 Sanella Margarine #96, Daniel Prenn. He was ranked No. 1 in Germany for the four years from 1928 to 1932. The card is PSA slabbed, EX-MT.
Both cards measure 4” x 2.5” and each is housed in a protected PSA holder. These cards were issued in Germany on behalf of the Sanella margarine company and the text on the reverse is in German. Ironically, these cards were issued shortly before the Nazis ascended to power in 1933, after which both Preis and Prenn would have been barred from playing for Germany because they were Jewish. (2 items)
Ellen Mller-Preis, (1912-2007) was German-born Austrian Olympic-champion foil fencer. Preis was born in Berlin, and was Jewish. She moved to Vienna at the age of 18 in 1930, and began receiving fencing instruction from her aunt. In fewer than two years she came in third in the European Championships in Vienna.
As a German/Austrian dual citizen, she wanted to fence for Germany in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics but was rejected by the German Federation. She then fenced in those Olympics for Austria, beating Heather "Judy" Guinness of England for the gold medal.
Daniel Prenn (7 September 1904 - 3 September 1991) was a Russian-born German, Polish, and British tennis player who was Jewish. He was ranked the world No. 6 for 1932 by A. Wallis Myers, and the European No. 1 by "American Lawn Tennis" magazine. He was ranked world No. 8 in 1929 (Bill Tilden), world No. 7 in 1934 (American Lawn Tennis), and was ranked No. 1 in Germany for the four years from 1928 to 1932.
He was a runner-up for the mixed doubles title of Wimbledon in 1930. When the Nazis came to power in Germany in 1933, they barred him from playing because he was Jewish. He emigrated from Germany to England, and later became a successful businessman.