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||Mirror Gloss Starch, Woman With Mirror, Baby, 1880||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Motorcycle Dealer, Motorcycle With Sidecar, C.1920, 2 3/4 X 4 3/4 In.||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||New Home Sewing Machine Co., Pastoral Scene, Girl Picture Insert, 1890||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||New Home Sewing Machine, Light Running, Figural Greyhound, 1900||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Pez, Donald Duck, Die Cut||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Portable Range, Model Grand, Black Man, Serving Uncle Sam||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Reddi Kilowatt Hawaiian, Recipe Envelope||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Singer Sewing Machine, Archangel, Samoyed Family, Hut, 1893||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Smoke Nickel Twins, Tobacco Leaf Shape, Girl Center, Umbrella, Die Cut, Large||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Solar Tip Shoes, John Mundell & Co., 3 Little Kids From School, 1884||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Squirt, Order Doll, Colorful, $2.95, Paper, 10 X 24 In.||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Star Braid, Thread, Butterfly Pulling, Braid On Chariot Wheels, 1885||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Union Pacific Tea, 6 Piece||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Union Sewing Machine, Union Is Sailing Along, Sailing Ship Scene, 1890||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Vegetine Blood Purifier, Pretty Girl, 1880s, 2 3/4 X 5 In.||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Vose & Sons Pianos, Boston, Mass., Cherubs, Crescent Moon, 1890||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Wm. Deering, Allstate Binder, Illustrated Both Sides, 4 1/2 X 7 In.||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Red Heart, 1954, 33 Piece||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Sandy Koufax, Topps, No. 343, 1960||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Cigarette||Sweet Corporal, Kaiser, German Solders, Others, 29 Piece||1997||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Gum||M.a.s.h., Color Photographs, Topps, 1982||1997||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|