T-Cards (Tobacco)

Introduction

1936-united-tobacco-golf.jpgT-Cards represent American tobacco issues and are one of the most popular of the designations given by Jefferson Burdick in the American Card Catalog.

These were cards that were either packaged directly with tobacco products or issued separately by tobacco companies. Some golf issues are American cards. The bulk, however, are from other parts of the world. Several were part of multi-sport issues from the United Kingdom. Both men’s golf cards and women’s cards be found.

From a golf standpoint, Bobby Jones is arguably the most desirable name and his cards are widely collected. Jones cards have not quite reached the heights of Babe Ruth cards have but collectors easily pay hundreds or even more than $1,000 for some of his rarer cards or for cards in exceptional condition. His cards have sometimes made pursuing rather plain sets a little more expensive than some collectors would have expected.

These issues are interesting as many high-grade examples still exist, despite their age. As stated, the majority were international issues. Those were often preserved by collectors better than their American counterparts as collecting was seen as more of an adult hobby in other parts of the world. Many cards were affixed or placed into collecting books and sat undisturbed for decades. Thus, it isn’t uncommon to see them in very good condition and without major flaws.

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

Below is a list of pre-war golf card sets and multi-sport sets where a golf card can be found. All are multi-sport issues unless otherwise identified.

Sets

AJ Coudens Monax Sports Alphabet - Wrestling (1924)
1924 A&J Coudens / Monax
Sports Alphabet
1932 Abdulla Bobby Jones Golf
1932 Abdulla Cigarettes
Adkin Sporting Trophies
1914 Adkin’s Sporting
Cups and Trophies
1939 African Tobacco World of Sport Golf
1939 African Tobacco
World of Sport
1935 Ardath Golf Celebrities
1935 Ardath Cricket,
Tennis, and Golf Celebrities
1936 Ardath Figures of Speech Golf
1936 Ardath
Figures of Speech
Pam Barton Ardath State Express Sports Champions Golf
1935 Ardath State Express
Sports Champions
1935-38 Ardath Photocards Golf
1935-38 Ardath Topical
Interest Photocards
1933 BDV Who's Who in Australian Sport Golf
1933 BDV Who’s Who in
Australian Sport
Village Maid Sports of the World Golf
1917 British American Tobacco
Sports of the
World
1927 World of Sport Golf
1927 British American
Tobacco World of Sport
1932-bulgaria-sport-tobacco-babe-ruth
1932 Bulgaria Sport Photos
Burline Mixture Golf
Burline Mixture
Golfers’ Blend
1927 Carreras Nose Game Golf and Soccer
1927 Carreras
The Nose Game
1935 Carreras Popular Personalities Fred Perry Tennis
1935 Carreras
Popular Personalities
1924 Cavenders Homeland Series Golf
1924 Cavenders
Homeland Series
T218 Golf
1910 Champion Athletes
(C52)
1933 Churchman Bogey at St. Andrews Golf
1933 Churchman Can You
Beat Bogey at St. Andrews?
1927 Famous Golfers Walter Hagen Golf
1927 Churchman
Famous Golfers
Churchman Men of the Moment Bobby Jones Golf
1928-29 Churchman
Men of the Moment
Bobby Jones 1931 Churchman Prominent Golfers
1931 Churchman
Prominent Golfers
Tommy Armour 1931 Churchman Sporting Celebrities Golf
1931 Churchman
Sporting Celebrities
1927 Churchman Sporting Trophies Golf
1927 Churchman
Sporting Trophies
1934 Churchman Three Jovial Golfers Golf
1934 Churchman
Three Jovial Golfers
Clarke Sporting Terms
1900 Clarke’s
Sporting Terms
Cope's Sports and Pastimes Golf
1925 Cope Brothers
Sports and Pastimes
1900 Cope Golfers
1900 Cope’s Golfers
1902 F&J Smith Golf
1902 F&J Smith’s
Champions of Sport
1924 Gallaher British Champions Golf
1924 Gallaher
British Champions of 1923
Densmore Shute 1934 Gallaher Champions Golf
1934-35 Gallaher Champions
1938 Gallaher Island Celebrities
1938 Gallaher Island
Sporting Celebrities
1912 Gallaher Sports Series Golf
1912 Gallaher Sports Series
1932 Godfrey Phillips Australian Sporting Celebrities Golf
1932 Godfrey Phillips
Australian Sporting
Celebrities
1935 Godfrey Phillips In the Public Eye Golf
1935 Godfrey Phillips
In the Public Eye
1923 Godfrey Phillips Sports Golf
1923 Godfrey Phillips
Sports
1927 Wills Homeland Events Golf at St. Andrews NO Bobby Jones
1927 Homeland Events
T100 Honest Silhouette Baseball
1910 Honest Silhouettes
(T100)
T65 Golden Eagle Costumes
1903 I. Lewis Gold Eagle
Cigars Women and Men in
Costumes (T65)
1926 Imperial How it Happened Golf
1925 Imperial Tobacco
How it Happened
1925 Imperial How to Play Golf
1925 Imperial Tobacco
How to Play Golf
1930 Pattreiouex Celebrities in Sport Bobby Jones Golf
1930 J.A. Pattreiouex
Celebrities in Sport
J.A. Pattreiouex Sporting Events and Stars Bobby Jones Golf
1935 J.A. Pattreiouex
Sporting Events and Stars
1931Pattreioux Sports Trophies Baseball
1931 J.A. Pattreiouex
Sporting Trophies
1936 John Cotton Golf Strokes
1936-39 John Cotton
Golf Strokes
Golf Bobby Jones 1926 Lambert & Butler Who's Who in Sport
1926 Lambert & Butler
Who’s Who in Sport
Bobby Jones 1930 Major Drapkin Sporting Celebrities
1930 Major Drapkin
Sporting Celebrities
Major Drapkin Sporting Snap Tennis
1928 Major Drapkin
Sporting Snap
1914 Marsuma Golf
1914 Marsuma Golf
Bobby Jones J. Milhoff De Reszke Famous Golfers 1928 Golf
1928 Milhoff De Reszke
Famous Golfers
1930 Milhoff In the Public Eye Golf
1930 Milhoff De Reszke
In the Public Eye
1935 Mitchell's Gallery Jack Petermen Boxing
1935 Mitchell’s Cigarettes
Gallery of 1934
1936 Mitchell's Helen Wills Tennis
1936 Mitchell’s Cigarettes
Gallery of 1935
1907 Mitchell Sport Golf
1907 Mitchell’s Cigarettes
Sports
Mitchell Wonderful Century Golf
1937 Mitchell’s Cigarettes
Wonderful Century
1923 B. Morris Sons Golf Strokes
1923 Morris and Sons
Golf Strokes
1929 Morris How to Sketch
1929 Morris and Sons
How to Sketch
T51 Murad Baker
1909-11 Murad
College Sports (T51)
Muratti Golf
1935-36 Muratti Cigarettes
Ogden ABC of Sport Golf
1927 Ogden ABC of Sport
1936 Ogden Golf
1937 Ogden
Champions of 1936
1898 Ogden Cricketers and Sportsmen H.H. Hilton Golf
1898/1899 Ogden
Cricketers and Sportsmen
Ogden Guinea Gold Golf
1901 Ogden Guinea Gold
1902 Ogden's Cigarettes Douglas McEwen Golf
1901-02 Ogden Tabs
1936 Player's Championship Golf Courses
1936 Player’s
Championship Golf Courses
1939 Player Sons Golf
1939 Player’s Golf
R&J Hill Celebrities of Sport Golf
1939 R&J Hill
Celebrities of Sport
1934 R&J Hill Boxing Sports Series
1934 R&J Hill
Sports Series
1913-14 Richmond Artistic Pictures Golf T32
1913-14 Richmond
Artistic Images (T32)
1923 Sarony Origin of Games Golf
1923 Sarony
Origin of Games
1938 Senior Service Golf in the Highlands
1938 Senior Service
Our Countryside
1926 Spalding Walter Hagen Golf
1926 Spalding Champions
Sports and Pastimes Golf
1904-26 Sports & Pastimes
(many brands)
T218 Golf
1910-12 T218 Champions
(Mecca / Honest / Tolstoi)
T227 Miners Golf
1912 T227 Champions
turf-copy
1925 Turf/Boguslavsky
Sports Records
1933 Carreras Turf Personalities Tennis
1933 Turf
Personality Series
t7_hamilton_king_card
1902-13 Turkish Trophies /
Hamilton King Girls (T7)
1936 United Tobacco Golf
1936 United Tobacco
Sports/Pastimes in South Africa
1901 W.F. Faulkner Golf Terms
1901 W & F Faulkner
Golf Terms
1937 Wills British Sporting Personalities Padgham Golf
1937 Wills British
Sporting Personalities
1924 Wills Do You Know Golf Ball
1922-33 Wills
Do You Know?
1930 Wills Famous Golfers Walter Hagen Golf
1930 Wills Famous Golfers
1924 Wills Golfing Courses Golf
1924 Wills Golfing (Courses)
Wills Homeland Events Golf
1932 Wills
Homeland Events
1937 Wills Our King and Queen Golf
1937 Wills
Our King and Queen
Wills Scissors Sporting Girls Tennis
1913 Wills Scissors
Sporting Girls
Wills Sports of All Nations Golf
1901 Wills
Sports of all Nations
Village Maid Sports of the World Golf
1917 Wills
Sports of the World
J. Wix Sons Henry Golf 2
1935-36 Wix
Henry’s Adventures

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