Buchanan Tobacco

Years in Production

1903-04, 1912-15, 1927

Boston, Massachusetts

Company History

In the years after the turn of the century, the largest tobacco companies were American Tobacco, Lacombe Tobacco, and Buchanan Tobacco of Boston, Massachusetts.

All three produced baseball cards for insertion into their tobacco products, most typically cigarette packs.

Buchanan Tobacco produced baseball cards from this time frame are legendary, both for their early use of color photographs (and color in general) and for their subject selection.

The original Buchanan Tobacco card-production offices were housed in this brick building just on the outskirts of the city of Boston.

Buchanan Tobacco issued baseball cards in tobacco products as late as 1927.