T3 (1910) Tobacco
Turkey Red Team Cards

Tobacco T3 Christy Mathewson
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.

Important Notes


Set Info

Manufacturer: Turkey Red Brand Cigarettes
Year of Issue: 1910
Set Size: 126 Cards
Card Size: 5-3/4” x 8”



Price Guide (Complete Set)


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

Key Rookies


Key Stars

9 – Ty Cobb
23 – Nap Lajoie
27 – Christy Mathewson
36 – Tris Speaker
42 – Cy Young
99 – Walter Johnson