1910 T209 Contentnea Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title T209 Contentnea
Year 1910
Size Varies
Images Color and Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
240

T209 Contentnea Overview

T209 Contentnea ColorT209 Contentnea Black and WhiteThe 1910 T209 Contentnea issue is actually made up of two separate sets.

One is a short, full-color issue using lithographs and the second is a black and white photo release. Both have Contentnea Cigarettes ads on the back, though the two reverses are different. The first color set has 16 cards while the larger black and white issue has a whopping 224.

The black and white series measures slightly wider and slightly taller than its color lithograph counterpart. The lithographic cards, however, are generally worth more.

One interesting thing of note is that a variety of fonts were used for the names and teams on the black and white cards. The fonts not only varied in size, but also in type.

Both feature players from the Virginia and Southern Leagues. The sets include only minor league players and because of that, many of the players aren’t recognizable. While the set is desired by minor league collectors and because of its rarity, it mostly lacks star power.

The backs of the cards also vary. Both reference they are cards for players in the Virginia, Carolina and Eastern Carolina Leagues but the black and white back has no border around the print while the color does. The color cards also have the phrase, ‘Exceptionally Good’ and other slight differences exist.

Pictures of the cards can be seen here.

T209 Contentnea Sam Thompson/Uncle Sam

T209 Contentnea Uncle Sam

The most intriguing (and expensive) card in the set is that of B.E. Thompson. On the card, Thompson is dressed as ‘Uncle Sam’ and the card is generally known as the Uncle Sam card.

Thompson was not a baseball player and is believed to have been a farmer that supplied tobacco, which was used in Contentnea cigarettes. This card is only found in the black and white series and not in the color set.

That the Thompson card was meant to be a special one is also indicated by the reverse. The Thompson back is different than both of the other two types and encourages collectors to save it.

T209 Contentnea Checklist

Full Color Set

  1. Armstrong
  2. Booles
  3. Bourquoise
  4. Cooper
  5. Crowell
  6. Crockett
  7. Fullenwider
  8. Gilmore
  9. Hoffman
  10. Lane
  11. Martin
  12. McGeehan
  13. Poe
  14. Sisson
  15. Stubbe
  16. Walsh

Black and White Set

  1. Abercrombie
  2. Andrada
  3. Armstrong
  4. Armstrong
  5. Averett
  6. Baker
  7. Banner
  8. Bausewein
  9. Beatty
  10. Bentley
  11. Beusse
  12. Biel
  13. Bigbie
  14. Bigbie
  15. Blackstone
  16. Bonner
  17. Bourquin
  18. Bowen
  19. Boyle
  20. Brandon
  21. Brazell
  22. Brent
  23. Brown
  24. Busch
  25. Bussey
  26. Byrd
  27. Cefalu
  28. Callahan
  29. Chandler
  30. Clapp
  31. Clark
  32. Clemens
  33. Clunk
  34. Cooper
  35. Corbett
  36. Cote
  37. Coutts
  38. Cowan
  39. Cowell
  40. Creagan
  41. Cross
  42. Daley
  43. C. Derrick
  44. F. Derrick
  45. Doak
  46. Doak
  47. Dobard
  48. Dobson
  49. Doyle
  50. Drumm
  51. Duvie
  52. Ebinger
  53. Eldridge
  54. Evans
  55. Fairbanks
  56. Farmer
  57. Ferrell
  58. Fisher
  59. Flowers
  60. Fogarty
  61. Foltz
  62. Foreman
  63. Forque
  64. Francis
  65. Fulton
  66. Galvin
  67. Gardin
  68. Garman
  69. Gastmeyer
  70. Gaston
  71. Gates
  72. Gehring
  73. Gillespie
  74. Gorham
  75. Griffin (manager)
  76. Griffin (player)
  77. Guiheen
  78. Gunderson
  79. Hale
  80. Halland
  81. Hamilton
  82. Hammersley
  83. Handiboe
  84. Hannifan
  85. Hargrave
  86. Harrington
  87. Harris
  88. Hart
  89. Hartley
  90. Hawkins
  91. Hearne
  92. Hicks
  93. Hobbs
  94. Hoffman
  95. Hooker
  96. Howard
  97. HOwedel
  98. Hudson
  99. Humphrey
  100. Hyams
  101. Irvine
  102. Irving
  103. Jackson
  104. Jackson
  105. Jenkins
  106. Jenkins
  107. Jobson
  108. Johnson
  109. Keating
  110. Kelley
  111. Kelly
  112. Kelly
  113. King Kelly
  114. King
  115. Kite
  116. Kunkle
  117. Landgraff
  118. Lane
  119. Lathrop
  120. Lavoia
  121. Levy
  122. Lloyd
  123. Loval
  124. Lucia
  125. Luyster
  126. MacConachie
  127. Malcolm
  128. Martin
  129. Mayberry
  130. A. McCarthy
  131. J. McCarthy
  132. McCormick
  133. McFarland
  134. McFarlin
  135. C. McGeehan
  136. D. McGeehan
  137. McHugh
  138. McKeavitt
  139. Merchant
  140. Midkiff
  141. Miller
  142. Missitt
  143. Morgan
  144. Morrissey
  145. Mullany
  146. Mullinix
  147. Mundell
  148. Munsen
  149. Murdock
  150. Newton
  151. Noojin
  152. Novak
  153. Ochs
  154. Painter
  155. Peloguin
  156. Phealean
  157. Phoenix
  158. Powell
  159. Presley & Pritchard
  160. Priest
  161. Prim
  162. Pritchard
  163. Rawe
  164. Redfern
  165. Reeves
  166. Reggy
  167. Rihardson
  168. Rickard
  169. Rickert
  170. Ridgeway
  171. Roth
  172. Salve
  173. Schmidt
  174. Schrader
  175. Schumaker
  176. Sexton
  177. Shanghnessy
  178. Sharp
  179. Shaw
  180. Sherrill
  181. Simmons
  182. A. Smith
  183. D. Smith
  184. Smith
  185. Spratt
  186. Springs
  187. Steinbach
  188. Stewart
  189. Stoehr
  190. Stouch
  191. Sullivan
  192. Swindell
  193. Taxis
  194. Templin
  195. Thompson
  196. B.E. Thompson (Uncle Sam)
  197. Tiedeman
  198. Titman
  199. Toner
  200. Turner
  201. Tydeman
  202. Vail
  203. Verbout
  204. Vickery
  205. Walker
  206. Walker
  207. Wallace
  208. Walsh
  209. Walters
  210. Waters
  211. Waymack
  212. Webb
  213. Wehrell
  214. Weldon
  215. Welsher
  216. Westlake
  217. Williams
  218. Willis
  219. Wingo
  220. Wood
  221. Woolums
  222. Workman
  223. Wright
  224. Wynne

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