Rare collection of Murad Tobacco Silks featuring seven University golfers
University Golfer Murad Tobacco Silks.
Item Number: 95192
Rare collection of Murad Tobacco Silks featuring seven University golfers. Universities represented include the University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, US Naval Academy, Brown University, Syracuse University, West Point, and Yale University. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 25 inches by 19 inches. In fine condition. A sharp presentation.
In the early 1900s, tobacco companies produced sports cards as a way of promoting their brands. Murad Tobacco, which produced Turkish tobacco products, produced these cards with college students in mind and created some of the earliest known football, basketball, and hockey cards. In addition to cards, Murad also produced silks which, like cards, were also packaged with tobacco products and provided a much more unique and distinctive item.