Cards listed here include advertising cards (often called trade cards), baseball cards, playing cards, and others. Color photographs were rare in the nineteenth century, so companies gave away colorful cards with pictures of children, flowers, products, or related scenes that promoted the company name. These were often collected and stored in albums. Baseball cards also date from the nineteenth century when they were used by tobacco companies as giveaways. Gum cards were started in 1933, but it was not until after World War II that the bubble gum cards favored today were produced. Valentine greeting cards were hand painted in the mid 1800s and were made entirely by machine by the end of the 19th century. Today over 1,000 cards are issued each year by the gum companies. Related items may be found in the Christmas, Halloween, Movie, Paper, and Postcard categories.
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|Cards||Baseball||Gil Hodges, Topps, No. 295, 1960||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Hank Sauer, No. 4, Topps, 1954, 2 x 3 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||John Henry Lloyd, Punch Cigarros, Without Backing, Cuba, 1910, 1 1/4 x 1 7/8 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Juan Marichal, Topps, No. 370, 1969||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Lamar Newsom, National Chicle Fine Pen, No. 88, 1936||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Lou Gehrig, Goudey, No. 160, 1933||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Rival All Stars, Mantle & Boyer, Topps, No. 160, 1960||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Sherry Magee, Error Magie, Piedmont, c.1910||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Willie Mays, Topps, No. 200, 1960, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Candy||Minute Biographies, Federal Sweets & Wafer Co.1930s, 1 x 3 1/2 In.19 Piece||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Dick Lane, Topps, No. 85, 1957||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Four Horseman, Notre Dame, Topps, No. 68, 1955||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Joe Montana, Topps, No. 157, 1986||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Johnny Unitas, Topps, No. 455, 1973||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Len Szafaryn, Bowman, No. 86, 1955||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Leo Nomellini, Topps, No. 74, 1956||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Leon Hart, Topps, No. 104, 1956||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||O.J. Simpson, Rookie, Topps, No. 90, 1970, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Randall Cunningham, Topps, No. 296, 1987||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Washington Redskins, Topps, No. 132, 1960||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Football||Willard Sherman, Topps, No. 66, 1958||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Birthday, Holly Hobbie, Flying Kite, 1970s, 5 x 7 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Easter, Boy, Basket Of Eggs, Rooster Pulling Pants, c.1930||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Boy In Overalls, Straw Hat, Head Raises When Ax Is Moved, 1941, 6 7/8 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Die Cut, Mechanical, Boy & Girl, On Seesaw, 1920s, 8 x 6 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price|