Framed 1916 Tuxedo Tobacco Ad with Cobb, Mathewson and Other HoFers.
Lot 329. Framed 1916 Tuxedo Tobacco Ad with Cobb, Mathewson and Other HoFers. The vast majority of 1910s Tuxedo Tobacco ads are black and white. This one is not. Black and white photos of Grover Alexander, Ty Cobb, Hughie Jennings, Christy Mathewson, Wilbert Robinson and Joe Tinker, all in the Hall of Fame, are highlighted inside 2” circles with orange backgrounds. Orange graphics highlight other parts of the ad which, at 10.5” x 13.5”, is larger than most. A facsimile autograph of each player appears below his picture along with his testimonial extolling the virtues of Tuxedo Tobacco. The ad encourages readers to “Smoke in Big League Company – Speed up with Tuxedo!” It is matted inside a wooden frame that measures 14.5” x 17.5”. The 104-year-old ad has a small stain in the lower right corner and displays very attractively. Winning Bid $55.