Tag Archives: Cabinet Cards

Dating Pre-War Cards is not Always Easy

Trying to determine a pre-war card’s specific origins can be difficult

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Rare Pifer & Becker Cabinets Linking to 1893 Just So Tobacco Cards on the Auction Block

SCP Auctions’ spring auction is underway with a number of intriguing items. Chief among them is a set of rare cabinet cards featuring players from the Cleveland Spiders. As I wrote recently at Sports Collectors Daily, the cabinets are from the collection of Jake Virtue. Virtue was a former player in the late 1800s and played for the Cleveland Spiders

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1909-11 T6 Murad College Series Has Two Types And Major Sports

‘It’s In The Details’ Title T6 Murad College Series Premiums Year 1909-11 Size 5″ x 8″ Images Color Type Tobacco Number in Set 25 T6 Murad Set Overview The T6 Murad College Series cards were a 25-card set of cabinet cards featuring various colleges and sports. In the short set are several baseball, basketball, football, and hockey cards. Two baseball

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1880s New York Illustrated Champions Cabinets Set and Checklist (M125)

‘It’s In The Details’ Title New York Illustrated Champions Cabinets (M125) Year 1880s Size 4 1/4″ x 6 1/2″ Images Sepia Type Publications Number in Set 8 1880s New York Illustrated Champions Cabinets Overview These cabinet cards were distributed by the New York Illustrated News. Printed in the late 1880s, they were cataloged as M125 in Jefferson Burdick’s American Card

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W600 Sporting Life Cabinets Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’ Title W600 Sporting Life Cabinets Year 1902-11 Size 5″ x 7 1/2″ Images Various Type W-Card/Cabinet Number in Set 600+ W600 Sporting Life Cabinets Overview For some reason, the W600 Sporting Life Cabinets set is classified as a W-card. At nearly 5″ x 8″ in size and associated with Sporting Life Newspaper, these could perhaps be

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1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinets Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’ Title T5 Pinkerton Cabinets Year 1911 Size 4 3/4″ x 7 3/4″ Images Black and White Type Tobacco Number in Set 376 (?) T5 Pinkerton Cabinets Overview The 1911 T5 Pinkerton Cabinet card set includes black and white images/cards affixed to a larger blank background. They can, however, be also found unmounted. Most of the cards measure just

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