The N-Cards and T-Cards represent tobacco issues and are one of the most popular of the designations given by Jefferson Burdick in the American Card Catalog. N-Cards represent 19th Century tobacco issues while T-Cards identify those produced in the 20th Century.
While both were generally baseball issues, a few did include the sport of football. Those can be found below.
Of particular note is that the first true football card is arguably found in the N-Cards. The 1888 N162 Goodwin Champions set features Harry Beecher of Yale and that card (shown here) is generally viewed by most collectors as the first football issue depicting a real player.
Aguilitas Cuba Deportiva (Multi-Sport/International)
1934 Carreras Believe it or Not (Multi-Sport/International)
1929 Imperial/Churchman Sports & Games in Many Lands (Multi-Sport/International)
1935-36 Muratti Cigarettes Olympic Sports (Multi-Sport/International)
1909-11 T6 Murad College Series – Cabinet Cards (Multi-Sport)
T49 Schulte College Series (Multi-Sport)
1909-11 T51 Murad College Series (Multi-Sport)