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10-13-2010, 01:45 PM
I just picked up this 1925 Turf Cigarettes card of George Sisler. Does it look authentic? It was pretty cheap, so I guess that is why I'm suspicious.

I'm curious to know more about this issue: was it only distributed in london? Is Sisler the only baseball player? I assume they are talking about his 1922 season where he hit .420.

Any info on this card and Turf cigarette cards in general would be appreciated.

http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!B4R2)L!!Wk~$(KGrHqEOKjcEyZzwOd,oBMpPGB(n3g~~_12.J PG
http://i.ebayimg.com/01/!B4R21!wBWk~$(KGrHqV,!jEEyd9O(gWLBMpPGJqYNw~~_12.J PG

10-13-2010, 03:07 PM
Looks like the one I have. They are inexpensive and British/German trade cards don't bring much. Still a cool card IMO>

10-13-2010, 04:45 PM
It's real. It comes from a set of 25 cards each depicting a different "sport records" and the term "Sport" is used very liberally within the set. There is also a boxing card, golf card, mountain climbing, etc., etc.

The Sisler is the highest demand card in the set. It's actually a pretty cool little set with interesting write-ups on the backs of the cards (the Mountain Climber didn't live to see his card made, unfortunately!)

10-13-2010, 05:45 PM
Thanks for the info. So is the Sisler card the only baseball card in the set?

10-13-2010, 08:31 PM
Unfortunately, the Sisler card is the only baseball card. There are actually two series of 25, thus the card number...