1893 N142 Duke Tobacco / Honest Cabinets Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title N142 Duke Tobacco / Honest Cabinets
Year 1893
Size 6″ x 9″
Images Color
Type 19th Century Tobacco
Number in Set

1893 N142 Duke Tobacco / Honest Cabinets Overview

N142 Delehanty.jpgThe N142 Duke Cigarettes Cabinets are widely considered some of the best looking baseball cards of the pre-war era.

At approximately 6″ wide by 9″ tall, they are oversized compared to the traditional baseball card of that era. However, the artwork is second to none. Printed in full color, each cabinet features a portrait pose of a particular player. The backs are blank and, to date, only four are known to be in the set.

While most collectors only know of the baseball issues in this set, the issue actually includes cyclists as well.

The cards were printed by Duke Tobacco but used for the company’s Honest brand items.

1893 N142 Duke Tobacco / Honest Cabinets Checklist

All of the baseball cabinets have been identified below. However, it is not clear if more cyclists (or even other athletes) exist in the set.

  1. George Davis (Baseball)
  2. Ed Delahanty (Baseball)
  3. John Johnson (Cycling)
  4. Billy Nash (Baseball)
  5. W.C. Sanger (Cycling)
  6. Wilbert Robinson (Baseball)
  7. A.A. Zimmerman (Cycling)