Originally Posted by menschmaschine
Assuming they're worth keeping... "seconds" (technically there's no such thing, they're really cigars rolled by novice rollers and with lower quality tobaccos) from Thompson?... questionable.
You can bring them back. Just re-humidify them slowly in a humidor. Whatever device you use for moisture (e.g., florist foam), add water slowly. Start out with a little and increase the water amount by a little bit every few days. If you have a hygrometer, you can monitor it. Also, put blocks or thin sheets of spanish cedar (come in many premium cigar boxes) to absorb excess moisture.
If the wrappers crack, you can repair them with pectin.
I thought that these were various name brands that had rolling defects, not good enough for the brand label. Essentially its a kind of like generic cigar. I don't know if 2nd's is the right term for these. They were reduced, I split a big order with my FIL. He seem to like these.
I'm gonna find a nice jar to re-humidify these things. If they suck after a month or so no big deal. These are several years old so it won't be a big loss for that matter.
BTW - My humidor is full that's why these are dry as hell.