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||Advertising||Empire Strikes Back, Burger Chef, 36 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Estey Organs Works, Orchestra Club||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Geneva Hand Fluter, Girl Making Victorian Ruffles||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Grayvita, Anti-gray Hair Treatment, Female Heads, 1942, 8 1/2 X 5 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Green Hornet, 1966, 44 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Hawley & Hoops Breakfast Powdered Extract Of Cocoa, 5 X 6 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Hennepin Shoes, Kate Claxton Pictured, C.1880||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Hercules Steam Tug Corp., Liverpool||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Humpty-dumpty, Bank, Mechanical, Selchow & Righter||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Humpty-dumpty, Bank, Mechanical, Kennedy, Spaulding & Co.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Indian Queen Perfume, Maiden||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||J. & P. Coats, Animals As Soldiers, 3 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||J. & P. Coats, Women Sewing, 1879 Calendar Back, 3 1/2 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||James Bond, Glidrose, 1965, 66 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Jazz Greats, Armstrong, Teagarden, Morton, Goodman, Box, 36 Cards||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||John Deere, Rawlings Implement Co.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Jolly Nigger, Campbell, Porter & Smith||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Kansas City Chiefs Football, HardeeÃµs, 1979, 10 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Lindbergh, Flyer And Airplane Spirit, 1927||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Lion Coffee, Easter Bunny & Boy, 1893, 5 X 7 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Lost In Space, 1966, 55 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Lyons Tea, Australia, 1 3/8 X 2 5/8 In., 20 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Marquette Club Ginger Ale, Die Cut Pretty Girl, 5 1/2 X 9 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Mason Bank, S.g. Dickinson||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||MclaughlinÃµs Xxxx Coffee, Congo Negro, 3 3/4 X 5 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price|