Saturday, October 10, 2009

My First Tobacco Card

I found this card the other day while going through a cigar box of old stuff. It is an American Spirit tobacco card commemorating the invention of the dishwasher, and is from the Centuries of the Great American Spirit subset. At the time I acquired this card, I was not collecting, and don't even think it ever registered to me that it was a card. It was pretty cool to stumble across now, but as you can see, it isn't in very good shape. There isn't a date printed on the back, but I'm pretty sure this card was released in the year 2000, since I do remember peeling from the back of the pack. Inadvertently or not, this is the first tobacco card I ever owned, and I didn't even realize it until last week. Unfortunately, the internet is lacking in information on these cards. It would be interesting to see the whole checklist, and maybe what other sets the American Spirit company has released. I assume there are others since the back of this card says "Set 2, Number 33 of 36".

1 comment:

  1. 2000 was about the time when Spirits were real popular. Cool looking card.