‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||T201 Mecca Double Folders
|Size||2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″
|Number in Set
T201 Mecca Double Folders Overview
The 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders set was one of the more unique pre-war cards in terms of design.
Instead of featuring one player, the double folders cards included two. In addition, the cards were designed with a factory-made fold. When fully opened, one full-length player would be seen. When folded down, the bottom portion of the original picture would still be seen but the reverse of the top would fold down over the previous top, creating a new player.
In other words, one full side included a card and the reverse included the top to create a new card. Also on the reverse was statistical information for each player featured as well as ad for the distributor, Mecca Cigarettes. Each card included a pair of teammates and while most were major leaguers, a few included players from minor league teams.
The card includes some pricey big name guys like Ty Cobb and Christy Mathewson. But its small size makes it a reasonable set pursuit.
Most cards included one star and one lesser player. But a handful included two Hall of Famers, such as the cards featuring Sam Crawford/Ty Cobb, Johnny Evers/Frank Chance, Eddie Collins/Home Run Baker, and Miller Huggins/Roger Bresnahan.
T201 Mecca Double Folders Checklist
The first name listed is the player on the front of the card.