Tag Archives: Tobacco

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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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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