- Bowman vintage
- Donruss vintage
- Fleer vintage
- Small Brands/Tributes/Art Cards
- Topps vintage
- Topps 1952
- Topps 1953
- Topps 1954
- Topps 1955
- Topps 1956
- Topps 1957
- Topps 1958
- Topps 1959
- Topps 1960
- Topps 1961
- Topps 1962
- Topps 1963
- Topps 1964
- Topps 1965
- Topps 1966
- Topps 1967
- Topps 1968
- Topps 1969
- Topps 1970
- Topps 1971
- Topps 1972
- Topps 1973
- Topps 1974
- Topps 1975
- Topps 1976
- Topps 1977
- Topps 1978
- Topps 1979
- Topps 1980
- Topps 1981
- Vintage various
- Worth Collecting by year
find a card:type year, number, name, manufacturer, whatever you know about the card.
- 3 reasons Cubs can come back in NLCS 17Certainly the Cubs, of all teams, understand that a 2-0 series deficit is hardly insurmountable. Joe Maddon's club rallied from a 3-1 hole in the 2016 World Series to beat the Indians, and from a 2-1 deficit in last year's National League Championship Series to topple the Dodgers. […]Anthony DiComo
- AL, NL Reliever of the Year finalists revealed 17The Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award, both presented by The Hartford, are scheduled to be presented Oct. 28 at Game 4 of the 113th World Series. […]Mark Newman
- New Marlins front office has decisions to make 17Since Derek Jeter took over as chief executive officer earlier this month, the Marlins have made one major announcement regarding the restructuring of the baseball side of the organization. […]Joe Frisaro
- Yanks look to level, while Dodgers eye 3-0 lead 17And just like that, the MLB postseason got a lot more interesting. […]Chad Thornburg
- Sabathia rescues Yankees with another gem 17What do a bear and a bulldog have in common? Both can be ferocious, both fight. CC Sabathia reminds his teammates of both, in the best ways possible, for the way he's responded this postseason with the Yankees' backs against the wall. […]Joe Trezza
- Frazier gets Yanks going with 1st playoff HR 17As Todd Frazier made contact with a 95-mph fastball down and away from Astros right-hander Charlie Morton in the second inning on Monday night, right fielder Josh Reddick initially broke in, thinking it was going to be a shallow fly ball. […]Rhett Bollinger
- On a roll, Darvish can lead LA to 3-0 NLCS lead 17It was a bit of a bumpy road back for Yu Darvish following Tommy John surgery in March 2015. But the version of Darvish that will start tonight's Game 3 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World certainly resembles the Darvish of old. […]AJ Cassavell
- Maeda's seamless move to 'pen boosting LA 17This isn't the role Kenta Maeda envisioned for himself in October. He's thriving in it, just the same. Between his time in Japan and the Major Leagues, Maeda has pitched in 279 professional games during his 10-year career. He started 274 of them. […]AJ Cassavell
- Injured Seager not traveling to Chicago 17Injured Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager has still not begun baseball activities and did not make the team flight to Chicago, where the National League Championship Series with the Cubs resumes tonight. […]Ken Gurnick
- McCullers looks for first-half form in G4 17To bounce back from a tough game, the Astros are going to hand the baseball to one of the best starting pitchers in the game. As options go, it doesn't get much better than that. Well, there's some unknown about that. What would these things be without some suspense? […]Richard Justice
- LA motivated by tough Wrigley Field memories 17Clinching a National League pennant at home would be epic, especially after a 29-year drought. But if karma counts, it would be fitting for the Dodgers, who were eliminated by the Cubs at Wrigley Field in the NL Championship Series last year, to eliminate the Cubs at Wrigley this year. […]Ken Gurnick
- Dominant Jansen using slider more, cutter less 17Long known for throwing cutters at any time in any count, Kenley Jansen has added a new wrinkle as 2017 has gone on. He's throwing his slider more, and it's not just a change of pace. It's a very strong pitch in its own right, as the Cubs are finding out. […]Mike Petriello
- Bullpen putting Dodgers in prime position 17The Dodgers have so far swept their way through October because they have a formula -- quick hooks and a bullish bullpen -- that is made for this month. It's a formula they hope continues to work for them when the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World resumes with Game 3 at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night. […]Anthony Castrovince
- Yankees feast on postseason home cooking 17CC Sabathia never suited up in pinstripes at the old Yankee Stadium. For him, the ballpark on the other side of 161st Street represented everything a visiting player hated about playing on the road. […]Mark Feinsand
- Judge denies Astros' motion with big Game 3 17Aaron Judge broke out of his playoff slump to make massive contributions on both sides of the ball in New York's 8-1 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, sandwiching a pair of terrific defensive plays around a three-run homer as the Yankees remained undefeated in the Bronx this postseas […]Bryan Hoch
- Yanks, Judge make Astros CC sick in G3 17Aaron Judge crushed a three-run homer and made several splendid defensive plays, including a fearless crash into the right-field wall, as he made his presence felt by powering the Yankees' surge in an 8-1 victory over the Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World. […]Bryan Hoch and Brian McTaggart
- McHugh saves 'pen with 4 shutout innings 17If there is a silver lining to the Astros' 8-1 loss in Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday night, it's this: Collin McHugh saved the bullpen, pitching four shutout innings and retiring 12 of the 13 hitters he faced. […]Bill Ladson
- Astros set to get a break from lefties 17The Astros' batting order, one of MLB's best all season, is stacked with some of the brightest right-handed bats in baseball: Jose Altuve, George Springer, Carlos Correa and more. Yet on Monday night at Yankee Stadium, they were stymied by 37-year-old lefty CC Sabathia. […]David Adler
- NYY can even ALCS vs. HOU today (5 ET, FS1) 17While the Yankees are formulating the early chapters of a familiar script, after halving Houston's American League Championship Series lead Monday, the Astros are still eyeing their own storybook ending. Houston remains in control of this best-of-seven ALCS presented by Camping World, two games to one, but the Yankees have a chance to draw even in Game […]Jane Lee
- Edwards turns page on DS with scoreless outing 17All you had to do was look in Carl Edwards Jr.'s eyes on Sunday to know the Cubs reliever has his confidence back. […]Carrie Muskat
- 3 reasons Cubs can come back in NLCS 17
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.