Christian Science Monitor
Strolling past a furniture store recently William Beer, librarian of the Howard Memorial
Library, stumbled upon one of the oldest and rarest volumes discovered in New Orleans in decades, says the New Orleans Times.
In August of 1909 (August 6th 1909),
a New Orleans daily ran an ad for "Hindu Cigarettes". The ad showed a drawing of a package of Hindu cigarettes
with the top of two cards visible in the top of the package. Both cards, Dooin and Waddell, were major leaguers from the
150 Series. The observation here was that it tied Hindu closely to the 150 series.
than a month later (August 25 1909), the same New Orleans newspaper ran another ad for "Hindu".
This time the ad said there were "2 PICTURES of Southern League Players in Every Box". The ad showed illustrations
of Southern Leaguers, Carey and Bernhard, and if these cards were ready in September of 1909