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Old 01-30-2007, 01:03 PM
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:42 PM
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Hmm i think I may have used a good number of such bags as barf bags.

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I forget the myth of the Scrapps...can you clarify?

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Old 01-30-2007, 01:54 PM
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The myth is that they were included with a tobacco product. I believe it may have originated with Rob Lifson in the 1970s.

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Old 01-30-2007, 02:21 PM
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Posted By: leon

We know Burdick classified them as Y-95 (which no one except me uses ) but do we know where they came from definitively?

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Posted By: barrysloate

Scrapps is one of those sets that nobody knows for sure where they came from.

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Old 01-30-2007, 03:01 PM
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Posted By: fkw

They were issued in sheets held together with small tabs (sometimes still seen on some cards) similar to the Rafael Tuck & Sons Artistic Series diecuts of the same year.

The T&S Art Series diecuts were printed in Germany, so the Scrapps may have been too, but there is no proof.

For those that havent seen one, here is a non baseball Scrapps.

(you can still see evidence of the tabs, back of head, top of head, left and right shoulder)

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Posted By: davidcycleback

The story is that some incorrectly thought Scrapps was a brand of tobacco, and the cards
were sometimes listed as Scrapps Tobacco. They aren't a tobacco issue. Scrap
is a type of tobacco used to make cigarettes-- which may have caused the initial
confusion. In short, the eBay scap tobacco bag (which once contained scrap tobacco)
has nothing to do with the Scrapp baseball cards-- any more than a vintage box of
corn cobbs has anything to do with the T206 Ty Cobb. Yes, they both have the word
cobb in the name, but otherwise they are unrelated.

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Old 01-30-2007, 06:17 PM
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Posted By: barrysloate

Rob Lifson still claims that he coined the term "Scrapps" and while I never doubt a friend, it does sound a little like hobby myth and legend.

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