Edit: As the rest of this thread details, after some investigative digging it was found that these cards are not legit or legal cards in any way. Alta Loma Cigars never existed as a company. The eBayer selling these cards also created the source website in my post below to fool collectors (including me) into thinking these were legit. Please read the entire thread before buying any of these cards.
So while scrolling thru eBay last week stumbled upon this card which I had never seen or heard of before---
Not listed on Beckett's checklist and barely a mention of them anywhere. Took a chance anyways as I always love the oddballs and ended up buying it after finding some info here about them
"Alta Loma were made for just one year, 1995. Dimensions are 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
The last known tobacco cards ever issued, one card was found in each retail package of 4 hand-rolled cigars, sold under the brand name “Alta Loma Premiums” during that year.
The company operated during the 1990s in Tampa, Florida.
The cards are thick and sturdy, printed on pasteboard with monochrome fronts and spot color on the backs.
Alta Lomas are all serial-numbered, and only 50 of each card was created. This makes assembling a set of them an impossible feat. At this time, there is no known checklist available."
Explains why I had never heard of them and why Beckett never had them listed, even though they are really "pack" issued.
Really cool card and always love finding undiscovered Doerr stuff to add to my collection! Anybody else have an Alta Loma of their player?