C-Cards/T-Cards (Tobacco)


vezinac55The C-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. C-Cards represent tobacco issues in Canada while T-Cards identify those produced in the U.S. and outside of Canada.

Additionally, this page also includes N-Card sets, representing 19th century tobacco cards.

These were cards that were either packaged directly with tobacco products or issued separately by tobacco companies. A few, such as Sweet Caporal issues, are American cards. The bulk, however, are from Canada or in other parts of the world as hockey had a limited U.S. audience. Several were part of multi-sport issues from the United Kingdom.

Tobacco cards were popular (and at least one even led to a marriage) but they were also being blamed for causing all sorts of problems related to children collecting them. After a temporary ban on American tobacco cards in the late 1800s, they came back with a bang in the early 1900s.

In addition to the catalogued issues, a host of other pre-war hockey cards were left undefined by Burdick but are presented below.

Looking to learn more about collecting tobacco cards? Here’s an introduction of sorts that I wrote, which covers their history.


1936 Alfa Jesse Owens
1936 Alfa Olympics
1938 Bocnal Silhouettes Ice Hockey
1938 Bocnal
Luminous Silhouettes
Bravour Boxing
1933 Bravour-Bilder Sport
1932 Bulgaria Sport
C55 38 Georges Vezina.jpg
1911-12 C55
1910-11 C56
C57 20 Art Ross.jpg
1912-13 C57
C144 Howie Morenz.jpg
1924-25 Champ’s Cigarettes

1934/35 Deutscher Sport
Max Schmeling 1928 Josetti Boxing
1927-32 Die Welt in Bildern
(Jasmatzi, Josetti, Manoli, Salem, Sulima)
1928 Greiling Hockey
1926-36 Greiling
1932 Haus Bergmann Sport-Karikaturen Hockey Gustav Jaenecke
1932 Haus Bergmann
1929 Imperial/Churchman
Sports & Games
J.A. Pattreiouex Sporting Events and Stars Hockey
1935 J.A. Pattreiouex
Sporting Events and Stars
1936 Kosmos Olympia Hockey
1936 Kosmos Olympia
Lambert Butler Winter Sports Hockey
1914 Lambert & Butler
Winter Sports
1927 Lambert Butler World of Sport Hockey
1927 Lambert & Butler
World of Sport
Item Image
1938-39 Larus and Brother
Bruins Photos
1934-35 British Consols Hockey Cards and Deck
1934-35 MacDonald’s
British Consols Brier
1909-11 Murad College (T51)
T6 Williams.jpg
1909-11 Murad College
Cabinets (T6)
1935-1936 Muratti Hockey.jpg
1935-36 Muratti Olympic Sports
Obsequio de Susini Hockey
1915-16 Obsequio de Susini
Ogden Tabs Hockey
1900s Ogden’s Tabs
Cigarettes General Interest
1934 Orienta Cigarettes.jpg
1934 Orienta Cigarettes
Pictures of our Time
1934 R&J Hill Celebrities in Sport Hockey
1939 R&J Hill
Celebrities of Sport
1932 Reemtsma Black and White Hockey
1932 Reemtsma Cigarettes

1936 Reemtsma Cigarettes
1937 Senior Service Cigarettes Hockey
1937 Senior Service Winter Scenes
1934-35 Sweet Caporal Montreal Forum Photos.jpg
1934-35 Sweet Caporal
Montreal Forum Photos
1910-11 Sweet Caporal
1902-13 Turkish Trophies /
Hamilton King Girls (T7)
Bates1937 Wills British
Sporting Personalities

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