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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XXXII

23 Feb 2007

In our ongoing effort to make as entertaining and reader-friendly as possible, each Friday we’ll post a sampler of quick cigar news and stogie-related snippets. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

1) In Tuesday’s review, George noted that he wouldn’t be spending the two hours necessary to smoke a Gurkha “CBid Exclusive” Ancient Warrior again. But since he still has one remaining, he figures he’ll just give it away free to a reader. Here’s how you can claim it:

Be the first to correctly answer this question in the comments of today’s article: What stunt did Braves great Lew Burdette, who just died, pull on his 1959 Topps baseball card?

To win you must leave a valid email (one entry per person), live in the continental 48 states, and agree to write a guest “Quick Smoke” review for the site. The winner will be contacted by George to get a shipping address.

2) Yesterday was George Washington’s birthday, and while he is best known as a great general and our nation’s first President, here are two facts you might not know about Washington: He was America’s number one producer of whiskey in colonial America, and he also grew cigar tobacco at his Mt. Vernon estate. Cigars and whiskey…our kind of guy!

3) New Product Watch: Two new cigars are due to hit the U.S. market in the coming months. Altadis is bringing its VegaFina line (the top selling non-Cuban cigar in Spain) to America. Meanwhile, the Don Lino line is returning to its Honduran roots with a Nestor Miranda-made cigar due to hit the U.S. this summer.

4) As if instituting a state-wide smoking ban wasn’t enough, commenter Jerry from Stogie Review adds that the anti-tobacco activists in the Maryland state government are also increasing the tobacco tax by 25 percent. That said, we’d like to invite all the Maryland cigar smokers to join their DC friends over here in Northern Virginia, where – at least for the moment – you can still light up without being hassled by anti-smoking jack booted thugs.

The Stogie Guys

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8 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler XXXII”

  1. Sam Friday, February 23, 2007 at 5:13 am #

    He pretended to be a lefty. The mistake was not caught and the card was printed.

  2. Sam Friday, February 23, 2007 at 5:14 am #

    I'd be happy to do a guest review and supply my email address and shipping info


  3. Sam Friday, February 23, 2007 at 5:24 am #

  4. Matt Friday, February 23, 2007 at 5:34 am #

    Aw, how bout a consolation prize for second?

    Hell, I'd be happy to write a review, prize or no. 🙂

  5. Matt Friday, February 23, 2007 at 5:36 am #

    Followup interesting fact:

    On some of Lew Burdette's baseball cards, his first name is misspelled "Lou."

  6. George E Friday, February 23, 2007 at 5:49 am #

    Congratulations, Sam! And Matt, you're right about the spelling. I believe there's also another card where Burdette posed as a lefty as well. By the way, I've read that it was Spahn's glove Burdette was wearing in the '59 photo.

  7. The Stogie Guys Friday, February 23, 2007 at 5:59 am #

    Matt- Thanks for the enthusiasm.

    All readers are welcome to submit quick smoke reviews. Just email us at stogieguys [at]

  8. Jerry @ Stogie Revie Friday, February 23, 2007 at 9:29 am #

    Yeah I made another Friday Sampler!

    You know guys, in Episode 3 of our Q&A videos, Walt and I talked about how much we enjoy the Friday wrap-up! Very cool!