Monday, July 25, 2011


I was surfing around the net doing some tobacco card research when I stumbled upon this clip from PBS's Antiques Roadshow.  It's a little over four minutes long and is every card collector's dream.

Watch the full episode. See more Antiques Roadshow.

Incidentally, does anyone know of a website that has all of the tobacco cards cataloged and checklisted?  I'm particularly interested in the Mecca Cigarette cards that may or may not be T218 or T220 (that's what the ebay seller has them listed under, but I haven't had much luck with those labels).

I'm really enjoying my adventures in tobacco card land.  I'm particularly interested in any sets that feature golfers, so if you know of any, let me know which series they are in.

UPDATE:  Night Owl was up late one night and saw this appraisal.  (I can't get the video to embed so just check out the link for pictures and, if you're computer is better than mine, a video of the appraisal.) 


night owl said...

I couldn't sleep at 5 in the morning a couple weeks ago and turned on Antiques Road Show. A woman had a complete set of 1914 Cracker Jack including the Christy Mathewson card. I never knew I could be so jealous at that hour.

Ryan G said...

I've had a lot of luck using for, well, old cardboard. Between that, the SC guide, and the Beckett database, I can usually figure out what I have.