With soaring prices and interest in pre-war issues these days, finding affordable tobacco cards can seem nearly impossible. But if one ventures beyond the well-known T205 and T206 sets, avoids the complex T202 or T207 issues, and skips past T204 Ramlys and other similarly overwhelming releases, a rather attractive option in the T201 Mecca Double Folders set is found. Many collectors of early cards have steered clear of this particular release for any number of reasons. At the top of that list is almost certainly the unique layout of the cards. The T201 cards were printed with a deliberate fold…

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Anson Whaley

A lifelong collector, Anson’s collecting focus is on pre-war sports cards and in building sets. He’s also a closet Dwight Gooden and wrestling Rookie Card collector. Got a question or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @PreWarCards or @GoodenCollector.

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