Kid Elberfeld - 1911 T201 American Tobacco Co. Mecca Double Folders

     

1911 T201 American Tobacco Co. Mecca Double Folders Medium: 50 prints : relief with halftone, color Dimensions: ca. 4.6875 x 2.25 inches. Distributed with Mecca Cigarettes, each card portrays two players--one when the card is open, another when the card is folded.


Profile of Elberfeld/McBride (27)
Players: Kid Elberfeld, and George McBride
Name on Card: Elberfeld/McBride
Variation:
Card Number: 27

Category: Baseball
Year: 1911
ACC #: T201
Set Name: 1911 Mecca Double Folders
Card Size: 2-3/16 x 4-3/4
Number of cards in set: 50

Set Description: Mecca cigarettes distributed this card in 1911. The cards show two different players sharing the same legs. Open is one and folded reveals another. They are lithograph prints and for the first time they showed statistics of the players.

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T201- Double Folds

These cards were found in packages of Mecca cigarettes they feature one player when the card is open, and another when the card is folded, both players sharing the same pair of legs. Mecca Double Folders measure 2-1/4" by 4-11/16." The fronts are color lithographs with the player's name appearing in black script in the upper left. The backs are printed in red and contain player statistics. The 50-card set contains 100 different players including 20 of Hall of Famers. The Mecca Double Folders, with two players and statistics were one of the most innovative of the tobacco card era. Due to the 2 player per card and way the card is folded this set is not recommended for team collecting.

Kid Elberfeld - 1911 T201 American Tobacco Co. Mecca Double Folders