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Breaking into Pre-War Collecting: Tobacco Cards

Been a little while since I wrote one of my ‘Breaking into Pre-War Collecting’ articles. If you missed the first two, I first covered game cards and then strip cards. Today, I wanted to tackle arguably the most popular of all pre-war cards: tobacco cards. What Are Tobacco Cards? Tobacco cards, quite simply, are what they sound like. These are

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1886 Old Judge Set (N167)

‘It’s In The Details’ Title N167 Old Judge Year 1886 Size 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ (Type 1) and 1 1/2″ x 2 5/8″ (Type 2) Images Black and White Type 19th Century Tobacco Number in Set 16 (baseball and boxing) N167 Old Judge Overview While the N172 Old Judge set is by far more common and known among collectors, its

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1886-90 Old Judge Set (N172)

‘It’s In The Details’ Title N172 Old Judge Year 1886-90 Size 1 7/16″ x 2 1/2″ Images Sepia Type 19th Century Tobacco Number in Set 3,500+ N172 Old Judge Overview In 1886, Old Judge Cigarettes produced a small set (N167) that is among the scarcest pre-war card collectibles around featuring baseball players, boxers, and women. They followed that up with the

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