1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title T201 Mecca Double Folders
Year 1911
Size 2 1/4″ x 4 3/4″
Images Color
Type Tobacco
Number in Set
50

T201 Mecca Double Folders Overview

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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.

  1. Abstein/Butler
  2. Baker/Downey
  3. Barrett/McGlynn
  4. Bender/Oldring
  5. Brown/Hofman
  6. Chase/Sweeney
  7. Cicotte/Thoney
  8. Clarke/Byrne
  9. Collins/Baker
  10. Crawford/Cobb
  11. Donovan/Stroud
  12. Downs/Odwell
  13. Doyle/Meyers
  14. Evers/Chance
  15. Ford/Johnson
  16. Foster/Ward
  17. Gaspar/Clarke
  18. Grant/McLean
  19. Hartzell/Blair
  20. Hickman/Hinchman
  21. Huggins/Bresnahan
  22. Johnson/Street
  23. Killian/Fitzpatrick
  24. Kling/Cole
  25. Lajoie/Falkenberg
  26. Lake/Wallace
  27. LaPorte/Stephens
  28. Lapp/Barry
  29. Leach/Gibson
  30. Leifield/Simon
  31. Lobert/Moore
  32. Lord/Dougherty
  33. Lush/Hauser
  34. Mathewson/Bridwell
  35. Mattern/Graham
  36. McBride/Elberfeld
  37. McCabe/Starr
  38. McGinnity/McCarty
  39. Miller/Herzog
  40. Rucker/Daubert
  41. Seymour/Dygert
  42. Speaker/Gardner
  43. Summers/Jennings
  44. Thomas/Coombs
  45. Titus/Dooin
  46. Turner/Stovall
  47. Walsh/Payne
  48. Wheat/Bergen
  49. Wiltse/Merkle
  50. Woodruff/Williams

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