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||Greeting||Valentine, Googly-Eye Girl, Apron, Chef's Hat, You're Sweet As Pie, 1939, 4 7/8 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Granddaughter, Girl, Bonnet, Apron, American Greetings, 1940s, 6 x 4 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Scherenschnitte, Heart, Geometric Cutouts, Watercolor, c.1810, 12 1/2 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Gum||Horrors Of War, No. 1-48, 1938, 2 1/2 x 3 1/8 In.48 Piece||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Gum||Mars Attacks, Topps, 1962, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 In.55 Piece||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||American Manufacture, c.1805, 52 Piece,||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Film Stars, Chariot Race Design, Movie Souvenir Card Co.1916, 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Trade||Ideal Cash Register Co.Black Man, Holding Ideal Razor, 4 x 6 3/4 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Trade||Royal Ham's, Man, Sitting On Globe Holding Ham,||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Trade||Woolson Spices, Sleeping Girl, Dreaming Of Easter Bunnies, 1893, 7 x 5 In.||2014||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Addie Joss, American Caramel, 1909-11||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Addie Joss, T-205, Gold Border||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Al Mays, Kalamazoo Bats, 1887||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Babe Ruth, American Caramel, 1922||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Babe Ruth, W-514, No. 2||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Clark Griffith, Cracker Jack, 1915||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Cy Young, Portrait, Sovereign, 1909-11||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Cy Young, T-205, Gold Border||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Jackie Robinson, Portrait, Bond Bread, 1947||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Joe DiMaggio, Zeenut, Tab, 1935||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Louis Lowdermilk, Red Cross Tobacco, Brown Background, 1912||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Mickey Mantle Rookie, At Bat, Bowman, 1951||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Mickey Mantle, Topps, No. 311, 1952||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Mordecai Brown, T-205, Gold Border||2013||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Sandy Koufax, Brooklyn Dodgers, Rookie, Topps, 1955||2013||Login / Create Account for Price|