1912 Miners Extra/Honest Champions Set (T227)
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||T227 Miners Extra / Honest Long Cut Series of Champions
|Size||2 1/4″ x 3 3/8″
|Number in Set
T227 Miners Extra/Honest Long Cut Champions Overview
The 1912 T227 Miners Extra/Honest Series of Champions pre-war card set includes a total of 24 cards. Out of that group, there are four baseball players identified in the set.
The cards are slightly oversized compared to most tobacco issues in the era and more resemble today’s trading cards. While not quite 2 1/2″ wide x 3 1/2″ tall, these cards are only a little smaller than current releases.
Fronts of the cards include a large color picture while backs have a sizable biography for the player/athlete in question as well as an advertisement for either Miners Extra or Honest Tobacco. The set is often referred to as the Miners Extra issue but cards have advertising backs for both Miners Extra and Honest Long Cut brands.
All four baseball players (Ty Cobb, Home Run Baker, Chief Bender, and Rube Marquard) are members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Other than baseball, some of the other sports featured in the set include boxing, track and field, billiards, golf, wrestling, and swimming.
While 25 cards were advertised on the backs, to date, only 24 are known. That has remained a significant pre-war mystery over the years and will continue to be one if the last card is not discovered.
T227 Miners Extra/Honest Long Cut Champions Checklist
- Abe Attell (Boxing)
- Home Run Baker (Baseball)
- Chief Bender (Baseball)
- Bruce Brown (Auto Racing)
- Ty Cobb (Baseball)
- Johnny Coulon (Boxing)
- Alfred de Oro (Billiards)
- Dixie IV (Boat Racing)
- Ess H.K. (Horse Racing)
- Budd Goodwin (Swimming)
- Harold Hilton (Golf)
- Willie Hoppe (Billiards)
- Jack Johnson (Boxing)
- Frank Klaus (Boxing)
- W.J. Kramer (Track and Field)
- Rube Marquard (Baseball)
- Jack McDermott (Golf)
- Matt McGrath (Track and Field)
- Ralph Mulford (Auto Racing)
- C.P. Rodgers (Aviator)
- Melvin Sheppard (Track and Field)
- Uhlan (Horse Racing)
- Ad. Wolgast (Boxing)
- C. Zbyszko (Wrestling)