Ligget & Meyers Tobacco Co. issued these cards in 1913 for the Fatima cigarette brand. The set features labeled team photographs of the 16 teams from the time. The players, trainers, managers, and even mascots were included in these cards. The fronts are glossy photos on paper stock. The backs have the Fatima ad and offer to exchange 40 Fatime coupons for an enlarged copy (Fatima Premiums). These cards are not numbered. The larger Fatima Premiums are considerably rarer than the standard team cards and carry a significant premium.
The Fatima premiums are very scarce
Very condition sensitive, due to the thin stock
Manufacturer: Ligget & Meyers Tobacco Co.
Year of Issue: 1913
Set Size: 16 Cards
Card Size: 2-5/8” x 4-3/4”
Set was not issued in series
No significant errors or validations
Cleveland Americans (Joe Jackson)
New York Americans