1928 Sociedade Industrial dos Tabacos de Angola Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Sociedade Industrial dos Tabacos de Angola
Year 1928
Size 1 5/8″ x 2 3/8″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set

1928 Sociedade Industrial dos Tabacos de Angola Overview

Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb Sociedade Industrial Angola

The 1928 Sociedade Industrial dos Tabacos de Angola set was a large multi-sport issue covering a number of subjects. Baseball is included through the presence of 25 cards in the set.

Most notably, Babe Ruth is featured numerous times – on five different cards, to be exact. On some, he is featured with others, such as Ty Cobb and Lou Gehrig.

Cards in the set featured black and white images with a card number on the front. The back includes the name of the set and a short description of the players depicted on the front.

The set was duplicated by the 1928 Tabacalera La Morena set. Aside from the different backs, the main difference being that that issue added some color to the black and white pictures with certain parts being colored in. The card numbers correspond with the numbers in that set.

Collectors should also know that the same set name was used for other releases. A 1930 multi-sport set bears the same name as do others that feature other sports and non-sports characters. Another 1928 sports set not known to have baseball players was also created featuring other athletes that has a different look with white borders.

While baseball is the focal point in this series for most collectors, other high-profile sports are included, too.

Tennis is another sport covered in the set. Several stars are featured there, including Henri Cochet, Rene Lacoste, Helen Wills, and Bill Tilden, among the 13 tennis cards. Another set covered in the set is boxing with the presence of some big names in the sport, including Hall of Famer Gene Tunney.

1928 Sociedade Industrial dos Tabacos de Angola Checklist

While the cards are numbered on the backs, it is unknown how many different cards exist in the set. The known baseball cards are listed in the checklist below.


No. 96 St. Louis Cardinals
No. 97 Everett Scott
No. 98 Babe Ruth
No. 99 Washington
No. 100 Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig
No. 101 George Kelly
No. 102 Unknown
No. 103 Earl Webb
No. 104 Herb Pennock
No. 105 Babe Ruth/Ty Cobb
No. 106 Jim Bottomley
No. 107 Christy Mathewson/John McGraw
No. 108 New York Giants Players
No. 109 John McGraw
No. 110 Ullman
No. 111 Phil Todt/Dudley Lee
No. 112 New York Baseball
No. 113 Giants vs. White Sox
No. 114 Cardinals vs. Robins
No. 115 Pirates vs. Yankees
No. 116 Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig
No. 117 Babe Ruth/Lou Gehrig (or other Yankees player)
No. 118 Rabbit Maranville
No. 119 George Harper
No. 120 Cardinals vs. Robins

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