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- Today's starting lineups: Aug. 22 22Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs. […]
- Tribe's Miller (knee), Salazar (elbow) put on DL 22Two important arms have been shelved for the Indians. Prior to Tuesday's game against the Red Sox, Cleveland placed relief ace Andrew Miller and starter Danny Salazar on the 10-day disabled list. […]Jordan Bastian
- Salvy off DL; Royals option Gallagher 22The Royals have reinstated catcher Salvador Perez from the 10-day disabled list and optioned catcher Cam Gallagher to Triple-A Omaha, the club announced Tuesday. […]Oliver Macklin
- Machado's resurgence testament to long season 22There's a reason we play six months in this sport. Well, there are a lot of reasons. But one big one is that from day to day, week to week, everything can change. It takes a full season to get a complete read on a team or a player. These days, Manny Machado is probably awfully thankful for that full season. […]Matthew Leach
- Red Sox place Barnes on DL, recall Velazquez 22The Red Sox placed right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain and recalled righty Hector Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket, the club announced Tuesday. […]Oliver Macklin
- LLWS rundown: Aussies erupt, beat Midwest 22Tuesday's slate of games in the Little League World Series started with a bang. Playing in Consolation Game B, Team Australia defeated Team Midwest, 11-7, in an exciting first game of the day. The Aussies are now scheduled to take on Great Lakes in the next round of the consolation bracket. […]Oliver Macklin
- Dozier's surge reminiscent of '16's hot 2nd half 22Brian Dozier had an outstanding second half of 2016, but wasn't quite able to sustain that in the first half this year. But after a scorching first month to kick off this year's second half, it seems like Minnesota's second baseman might just be at at it again. […]Mike Petriello
- Source: Phils ink righty Alvarez to Minors deal 22Right-handed pitcher Henderson Alvarez has a agreed to a Minor League deal with the Phillies, a source told MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed the deal. […]Oliver Macklin
- Soccer star Leroux earns LLWS honor 22In an uplifting message to girls across the country on Monday night, U.S. Women's National Team forward and women's sports advocate Sydney Leroux became the fifth woman to be enshrined in the Little League Hall of Excellence. […]Dylan Hornik
- October could belong to these 22-and-unders 22If you've celebrated a 23rd birthday, you do not qualify for this list. This one is strictly for those 22 and under. You just missed, Andrew Benintendi. In this way, we can remind ourselves how special this new generation of players is. […]Richard Justice
- Rangers rise in Power rankings as races heat 22The second Wild Card spot in the American League has pretty much been a merry-go-round for most of the past couple of months. That's what happens when so many teams with records a shade above or just below .500 have yet to either pull away from the pack, or just get buried. […]Alyson Footer
- 'Boyhood,' the baseball TV show wowing China 22'Boyhood,' the baseball TV show wowing China […]Chris Landers
- Watch Rory McIlroy tee off from behind home plate at Yankee Stadium 22McIlroy turns Yankee Stadium into a golf course […]Chris Landers
- Rougned Odor hit a grounder right at a pigeon, and the pigeon didn't care 22Steely pigeon doesn't flinch on Odor grounder […]Eric Chesterton
- You make the call: Umpire these strange plays 22You make the call: Umpire these strange plays […]Chris Landers
- Rangers ride Beltre, Hamels, rise in WC race 22Adrian Beltre crushed a three-run home run and Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings as the Rangers defeated the Angels, 5-3, in Monday night's series opener at Angel Stadium to tighten the American League Wild Card race. […]Maria Guardado and Ryan Posner
- New Dodger socks Grandy slam, honors hero 22From the socks worn high as a tribute to Jackie Robinson to the dramatic grand slam on Monday night that helped make another comeback win possible, Curtis Granderson is a Dodgers natural. […]Ken Gurnick
- Twins split on South Side, lead for 2nd WC 22Blasts from Jorge Polanco and Brian Dozier highlighted a four-homer performance as the Minnesota Twins stormed to a 10-2 win and split a straight doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday. […]Rhett Bollinger and Fabian Ardaya
- The Venezuelan Little League World Series team hugged the losing pitcher after a walk-off win 22Venezuela wins at LLWS, hugs losing pitcher […]Michael Clair
- Pollock's 10th-inning HR takes down Mets 22After getting swept by the Twins on the road, the playoff-chasing D-backs came to Citi Field on Monday night hoping for better results against a Mets team that has had an even harder time winning. […]Danny Knobler and Chris Bumbaca
- Today's starting lineups: Aug. 22 22
Category Archives: Alta Loma Premiums
Collector score: **** (4 Stars)
Prices reflect value in Near Mint condition
Alta Loma were made for just one year, 1995. Dimensions are 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
The last known tobacco cards ever issued, one card was placed in each package of 4 hand-rolled cigars under the brand name “Alta Loma Premiums” during that year. The company reportedly operated during the mid 1990s in Tampa, Florida.
On the other hand, I have also been told that the product was created and packaged, but the company was unable to find a distributor and went out of business. A few boxes were apparently sold locally before the project folded, quantity unknown.
Regardless of the questions about their pedigree, by all accounts they are high quality cards.
The cards are thick and sturdy, printed on pasteboard with monochrome fronts and spot color on the backs. They are cogently written and seem to have been well researched.
Alta Lomas are all serial-numbered up to #50 – no more than 50 of each card was created.
The subjects are baseball players, actresses, boxers, football players, and other famous personalities. Known cards as of the date of this post are: Ty Cobb, Floyd Patterson, Rick Casares, Al Lopez, Babe Ruth, Pete Rose, Willie Mays, Carole Lombard, Brooks Robinson, and Paul Hornung.
Considering that these are probably the last tobacco cards which will ever be issued, and the small number of cards printed, they have some collectible value. If the venture had been successful, they would be worth a lot more. Even so, in near-mint condition, they should probably retail for $20 and up for “commons” and more for the big name players.
The cards have a nice feel to them, using cardboard similar to that used in the early 1950s Topps cards.