T-Cards (Tobacco)

Introduction

williamst51The T-Cards, which represent tobacco issues, are one of the most popular of the designations given by Jefferson Burdick in the American Card Catalog. T-Cards are heavily collected in part because of their availability.

While T-Cards were generally baseball issues, a few did include the sport of basketball. Those can be found below.

Tobacco cards also can stake the claim to what is generally recognized as the first basketball card. The T51 Murad Williams basketball card pictured here is often celebrated as the first true basketball issue featuring a specific team.

Catalogued Issues

1909-11 T6 Murad College Series – Cabinet Cards (Multi-Sport)
1902-13 T7 Turkish Trophies / Hamilton King Girls (Multi-Sport)
1909-10 T51 Murad College Series (Multi-Sport)

Uncatalogued Issues

1928 Aguilitas Cuba Deportiva (Multi-Sport/International)
1936 Reemtsma Olympia (Multi-Sport/International)

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