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One of the handful of companies making their debut at the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show is Howard G Cigars from founder Howard Gumbs. The brand was founded last year and has since released cigars under three different lines, one of which includes specific cigars commemorating former NFL players.

While the Howard G Cigars booth is located about as far back as you could go on the show floor, it has something no other booth had in the building: former NFL offensive lineman Leon Searcy and two-time Super Bowl Champion Ike Taylor, both of whom were on hand in the booth at various points to talk to anyone who stopped by.

All Pro Series Ike Taylor’s 1OFAHKINE

The second of two All Pro Series releases in Howard G’s lineup so far, this cigar celebrates the career of two-time Super Bowl Champion Ike Taylor, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • Wrapper: Nicaragua
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua & U.S.A (Pennsylvania)
  • All Pro Series Leon Searcy (6 1/4 x 54) — $20 (Box of 10, $200)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

All Pro Series Leon Searcy

Part of Howard G’s All Pro Series–which commemorates different NFL stars—the Leon Searcy is named after the former University of Miami, Pittsburgh Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars player.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Binder: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Esteli & Jalapa)
  • All Pro Series Leon Searcy (8 1/2 x 58) — $20 (Box of 10, $200)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

Black Moses Natural

One of three different blends under the Black Moses line, all of which are rolled in a perfecto vitola.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Binder: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí & Jalapa)
  • Black Moses Natural (6 1/8 x 58) — $15 (Box of 10, $150)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

Black Moses Maduro

Same internal blend as the Black Moses Natural, but with a Maduro wrapper.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Binder: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí & Jalapa)
  • Black Moses Maduro (6 1/8 x 58) — $15 (Box of 10, $150)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

Black Moses Limited

A slightly smaller perfecto than the Black Moses Habano and Black Moses Maduro that is packaged sans the cedar wrap.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Binder: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí & Jalapa)
  • Black Moses Limited (6 x 58) — $16 (Box of 10, $160)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

Magic Stick Habano

So far, this blend comes in only one size, specifically a 6 x 50 toro.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Binder: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí & Jalapa)
  • Magic Stick Habano (6 x 50) — $12 (Box of 21, $252)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

Magic Stick Cameroon

Same internal blend as the Magic Stick Habano, but with a Cameroon wrapper.

  • Wrapper: Cameroon
  • Binder: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí & Jalapa)
  • Magic Stick Cameroon (6 x 50) — $12 (Box of 21, $252)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

Magic Stick Robusto

A slightly different blend than the Magic Stick Habano, and in a smaller 5 x 50 robusto vitola. It is also only sold on the Howard G website and comes packaged in a 25-count jar instead of 21-count boxes.

  • Wrapper: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Binder: Undisclosed (Habano)
  • Filler: Nicaragua (Estelí & Jalapa)
  • Magic Stick Robusto (5 x 50) — $11 (Jar of 25, $275)

Production: Regular Production

Release Date: August 2021

NullDrew Estate is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2021 PCA Convention & Trade Show.
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Brooks Whittington

I have been smoking cigars for over eight years. A documentary wedding photographer by trade, I spent seven years as a photojournalist for the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star Telegram. I started the cigar blog SmokingStogie in 2008 after realizing that there was a need for a cigar blog with better photographs and more in-depth information about each release. SmokingStogie quickly became one of the more influential cigar blogs on the internet, known for reviewing preproduction, prerelease, rare, extremely hard-to-find and expensive cigars. I am a co-founder of halfwheel and now serve as an editor for halfwheel.