T100 Honest Silhouettes Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title T100 Honest Silhouettes
Year 1909-11
Size 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
Images Black and White
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50

T100 Honest Silhouettes Overview

T100 Honest Tobacco Silhouettes Baseball.jpg

The T100 Honest Silhouettes set was mostly a non-sports issue. However, one baseball player is in the set,  has drawn the interest of collectors.

The player is not identified. Only a silhouette of a catcher in action receiving a ball is shown on the front. The back has an advertisement for Honest tobacco as well as giving the location of the factory number and location where the card was printed. The card was printed by the American Tobacco Company and the factory information is found on their other sets as well.

While the player is not identified, it has been accepted by many collectors to be former Giants catcher Roger Bresnahan since the player has an ‘NY’ logo on his sleeve in the picture. In addition to the baseball player, a few other sports are featured as well.

A total of 50 cards are in the set, as stated on the reverse of the cards, and this site has pictures of all of them.

Another silhouettes card set was also created by Admiral involving a number of different subjects/topics.

T100 Honest Silhouettes Checklist

To date, I have not seen a complete T100 Honest Silhouettes checklist. This, no doubt, has to do with the rarity of these cards. In an effort to create one, however, I will list the cards with short descriptions below.

  1. Baseball (Roger Bresnahan)
  2. Bar Scene
  3. Bass Drummer
  4. Boxer
  5. Bowler
  6. Brass Horn Player
  7. Carpenter
  8. Clarinet Player
  9. Clarinet Player Serenading Woman
  10. Driving in Car
  11. Fireman
  12. Fisherman
  13. Football Player
  14. General Marching
  15. Golfer
  16. Maid Dusting
  17. Man with Barrel
  18. Man and Dog Looking at Sky
  19. Man with Horse (Jockey?)
  20. Man Raking
  21. Man Reading Newspaper
  22. Man Smoking
  23. Man Smoking with Dog
  24. Man Standing with Cane and Dog
  25. Man Walking with Cane (cane upward)
  26. Man Walking with Cane (cane downward)
  27. Man Walking with Cane and Dog
  28. Man and Woman with Dogs
  29. Men with Dogs
  30. Men Smoking
  31. Marching Band Member with Baton
  32. Marching Band Member carrying Snare Drum
  33. Plumber
  34. Policeman Standing
  35. Policeman on Horse
  36. Policemen (unsure of picture depicted)
  37. Trombone Player
  38. Waiter (Larger Man)
  39. Waiter (Smaller Man)
  40. Woman with Cane
  41. Woman with Dog
  42. Woman with Dog and Person in Background
  43. Woman with Larger Dog and Wheel in Background
  44. Woman with Mirror
  45. Woman with Parrot
  46. Woman with Smaller Dog and Wheel in Background
  47. Woman Smoking
  48. Woman Standing in Water (called Woman in Black by SGC)
  49. Woman with Umbrella
  50. Woman Walking with Hat

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