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||Norman Rockwell, Double Deck||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Pall Mall||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Panama Inaugural, 1915||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Pullman Rr, 1915||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Reddington Electric Service Co., Boston, Double Deck, Box||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Southern Pacific Rr, 1910||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Twa Airline, Opened||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Twa, Box, Sealed||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Union Oyster House, Boston, Double Deck, Box||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Union Pacific Rr, 1910||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Union Pacific Rr, 1950s||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Washington & Pacific Northwest, 1900||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Washington, D.c. Views, 1910||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Winchester, 1929||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||1876 Expo, Each Has Presidents, Born & Died||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||American Historical, Biographies||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Anheuser-busch||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Army Uniforms, English||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Baseball All Stars, Photograph On Every Card, 1990||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Belgian Royalty, Square Corners, 1830-1880||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Braille||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Cayman Islands, Sir Turtle Logo, Sealed Plastic Box||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||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|