An overview of 19th century tobacco/cigarette packaging and related insert baseball cards shows elegant design, classic poses. Here is a complete update from a 2005 article.
Love of the Game Auctions’ latest sale is now live, with rare lots from Lou Criger’s family, fabulous game-used bats, including Gehrig, and rare cards.
The Jefferson Burdick Collection today: hard to thumb through but
slowly coming into view as collection is photographed for digital display by the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here’s a recent first-person account on viewing part of the collection.
The T207 set might lack imagination in all phases of card0-making and color, but here are 10 worthwhile cards to seek out from the tobacco set.
A collection of circa 1910 Turkey Red Cigarettes Tobacco Silks baseball cards will headline the sports section of the latest Philip Weiss auction, which will draw plenty of comic book collectors.
The 1888 Scrapps Tobacco were known to have originated somewhere differently than their fictional name, but the answer wasn’t clear until LOTG’s Al Crisafulli put on his Sherlock Holmes hat.
SCP Auctions has announced The Chesapeake Find of 1909-11 T206s, more than 3,500 cards in all, which includes the vaunted Honus Wagner, graded PSA 1(mk).
In the latest Hobby Odds and Ends column by George Vrechek, topics range from a famous T206 Wagner that is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame to ESPN’s Lester Munson, D.J. Moore and an old-fashioned show held in California.
For many the T206 set is the ultimate tobacco card set. But it’s very hard to get anywhere near completion and at a very high cost to boot. Welcome to the T218s – an affordable tobacco set with plenty of stars, attractive art and their own quirks.
The cards coming out of the woodwork of late is astounding. The latest are a pair of scrapbooks containing Old Judge, Gypsy Queen and non-sports cards dating back to the 1800s. The Cambridge Collection, as it is dubbed, will be sold through Goldin Auctions.