After hunting, fishing and horse racing, baseball was king, the first professional sport with which the common man could identify. By the 1870’s baseball was everywhere. Big cities had teams, small towns sported teams, ethnic groups fielded teams, businesses sponsored teams, and every boy child who could hit or throw hard had aspirations of fame and travel. In summer, everyone played. In winter, old men sat around stoves in their local cigar emporium and talked about feats and misses, heroes and goats.

    No surprise that baseball would have a cigar box presence.

Baseball Themed Boxes

A National Cigar History Museum Exhibit 

Text and illustrations © Tony Hyman, all rights reserved

Latest addition January 7, 2013

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