Card fronts show a colorized illustration surrounded by a simulated white matte, with the player's name and team abbreviation in a simulated gold plaque beneath.
Card backs come in one of three varieties. Cards up to #76 have a checklist of the entire set on the back; these can have an ad to purchase the entire set, or not. The third variety (cards #77-126) simply has a large ad for Turkey Red cigarettes.
These items were originally obtained by mailing in coupons gotten from packs of Turkey Red, Old Mill, and Fez brand cigarettes.
Variations exist for some cards, indicating multiple print runs.
Note that the card numbers go up to 126; this is because the full set contains 100 baseball players and 26 boxers.
Prominent cards in this set include:
9 - Ty Cobb
27 - Christy Mathewson
36 - Tris Speaker
42 - Cy Young
99 - Walter Johnson