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1949 Turf Cigarettes Cards
From Britain. Measure 1-3/8" X 2-5/8"
One of my favorites, perhaps because it reminds me of the 1938 Goudey
Heads-Up baseball card set (which was always out of my price range). Heck,
maybe someone with Carreras liked those too, whatever the case they issued this
set in 1949 on Turf Cigarettes packets. The cards are found two to a pack
and you can occasionally find the uncut packets up for sale on eBay.
Judging by the borders I see on some of these cuts I'm assuming they were also
issued as single cards on packets. They have plain blank backs, and since
they were most often collected clipped from tobacco packets they are condition
Stars are shown in movie scenes, both current and already classic.
Since this is a set I particularly like I'm going to include
thumbnails here (click to enlarge) of the entire set. Please excuse the
condition, some are much rougher than others! A complete checklist appears
following the first ten images.