Most hobby guides will tell you that tobacco cards stopped appearing in the mid 1910s. That's not entirely true.
I picked up this card a little while ago:
It's a 1954 Red Man card. They were inserted into packages of Red Man chewing tobacco, along with a tab at the bottom that could be cut off and redeemed fora baseball cap. The offer was spelled out on the back of the card:
Red Man cards appeared between 1952 and '55. Each year had a set of 50, with 25 All-Star players from each league. Cards are found either with the tab or without, and the tabs make a big difference in the value of the card.
Happy New Year! - I decided that New Year's Day was the perfect time to feature the first card of the 1973 Topps set. That was back in 2011, and today is the first day since...
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