T224/T229 Pet and Kopec Mouthpiece Cigarettes

Last updated: May 9, 2022 @ 8:20 am

Produced at the same factory that put out the gorgeous 1910 and 1911 Obak issues, this scarce set of boxers, swimmers, cyclists, track & field athletes, and aviators—most with West Coast connections—was made to the highest printing standards of the era. As with Obaks, these cards are often found with a purple factory stamp on the back. All T229’s are scarce and ones with a Kopec back are much harder to find than those with a Pet back.

For ACC nerds: Burdick realized by the time of the 1960 ACC printing that T224 (Pet Cigarettes) and T229 (Kopec Cigarettes) were actually a single set—see the Parmalee cards below—so he retired the T224 designation. PSA didn’t get that message, apparently. I’ve included a full checklist at the bottom of this page.

Tom Longboat, a great First Nations of Canada long distance runner, is included in this set and his card caption notes that he is “Under Management of Sol. Mintz”. I’m trying to find out more about Mintz.

T224/T229 Complete Checklist

NameOccupation
Abe Attellboxing
Monte Attellboxing
George Bondswimming
Walter Brookinsaviation
Frankie Burnsboxing
Tommy Burnsboxing
Eddie Campiboxing
Joe Choynskiboxing
James J. Corbettboxing
Glenn Curtissaviation
Harley Davidsonroller skating
Jem Driscollboxing
Robert Fitzsimmonsboxing
Jim Flynnboxing
Johnnie Frayneboxing
Harry A. Gibsoncycling
Frank Gotchwrestling
Eddie Hanlonboxing
Johnny Hayestrack & field/running
Dick Hylandboxing
James J. Jeffriesboxing
Jack Johnsonboxing
Al Kaufmanboxing
Hugo Kellyboxing
Soldier Kingtrack & field/running
Hubert Lathamaviation
J. Scott Learyswimming
Tom Longboattrack & field/running
Johnny McCarthyboxing
W.R. McWoodswimming
Owen Moranboxing
Battling Nelsonboxing
Billy Papkeboxing
P.O. Parmaleeaviation
James Radleyaviation
John L. Sullivanboxing
Joe Thomasboxing
J.J. Wardaviation
Chas. F. Willardaviation
Ad. Wolgast [Adolph]boxing