T3 (1910) Tobacco Turkey Reds

T3 Christy Mathewson T3 Christy Mathewson back

T3 (1910) Tobacco Turkey Reds Baseball Cards

Set Info

Manufacturer: Turkey Red Brand Cigarettes

Year of Issue: 1910

Set Size: 126 Cards

Card Size: 5-3/4” x 8”



Set Description

Unlike many T-series cards, T3 Turkey Reds weren’t placed into tobacco packages. Instead, they were available only by sending in coupons found in packages of cigarettes. As premiums, the cards were awarded as an incentive for consumers to keep smoking Turkey Red, Fez and Old Mill cigarettes. In order to get a single card, coupons needed to be sent from several cigarette packs, which accounts for the general scarcity of cabinet cards, and the Turkey Reds are no exception. It required ten coupons from Turkey Red or 25 coupons from Fez or Old Mill. Surviving coupons from the promotion give dates of 1910 and 1911, establishing the general timeframe the set was issued. The set featured 100 baseball players and 26 boxers.

T3 Ty Cobb T3 Walter Johnson
T3 Tris Speaker T3 Nap Lajoie
T3 Mordecai Brown T3 Cy Young
Price Guide (Complete Set)
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Key Rookies
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Key Cards
  • 9 – Ty Cobb
  • 23 – Nap Lajoie
  • 27 – Christy Mathewson
  • 36 – Tris Speaker
  • 42 – Cy Young
  • 99 – Walter Johnson
Errors & Variations
  • 28a – McIntyre – Brooklyn
  • 28b – McIntyre – Brooklyn and Chicago
  • 90a – Doolan
  • 90b – Doolin
  • 112a – Paskert – Cincinnati
  • 112b – Paskert – Cincinnati and Philadelphia
  • 122a – Tenney – New York
  • 122b – Tenney – New York and Boston
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One Response to “T3 (1910) Tobacco Turkey Reds”

  1. Tim Bailey says:

    Looking to sell 22 (ungraded) T3 Turkey Reds including: Cobb, Young, Johnson, Mathewson, Speaker, Lajoie, Tinker, Evers, Griffith, Keeler, Brown, Wallace, Willis, Bender, etc.


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