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||Playing||Drewrys, Mountie Picture, Bridge, 1950s, Unopened||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Dynasties, Russian, Box||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Fauntleroy, Miniature||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Florida, Seashells On Sand, Sealed Box||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Grain Belt, 1950s||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Joe Camel||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Johnnie Walker, Double Deck||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Los Angeles Dodgers||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Method Duplicate Whist, 1891||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Naughty, France, 1940s||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Norman Rockwell, 4 Decks, Unopened||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Oliver Crawler||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Presidents, 1876 Expo, When Born & Died, Liberty With Shield||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Quilts, 54 Different Art Quilts||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Red Cap Ale, Beer Can Shape, 1960s||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Royal Crown, Double Deck||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Vargas Girls, Jokers, 53 Different Girls, Creative Play Card Co., 1950||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Trick||Illusion Instruction Booklet, 125 Tricks, 64 Pages||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Valentine||Figural, Edwardian Man, Comic, Pantin||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Nu-grape Soda, 1926||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Ayers Cathartic Pills||The Country Doctor, 1880s||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Burdock Blood Bitters||Kittens In Wicker Trunk||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Certain Cough Cure||Brookville, Ind., Winter Scene, Ducks, People||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Hires Root Beer||Boy At Table, Say, Mama, I Want Another Glass||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Dr. Harter's, Columbian Expo Buildings, 1892, Set||1997||Login / Create Account for Price|