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||MclaughlinÃµs Xxxx Coffee, Fiji Islands, C.1889, 3 3/4 X 5 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Merrick Thread Co., Centennial Medals||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Messageries Royales Paris, Coach Rental, Bilingual||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||New England Boat & Shoe House, Girl, Oval Frame, 1900s, 8 X 12 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||New York Fire Insurance, 1835 Wall Street Fire||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Parker Brothers Toys, Boston||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Pep Cereal, Premium||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Piper & Sons Railway Equipment, List Of Products||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Punch & Judy, Bank, Mechanical, Shepard Hardware||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Punch & Judy, Bank, Mechanical, Selchow & Righter||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Quaker Bitters, Girl In Barrel||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Red Spruce Gum||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Rising Sun Stove Polish||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Sapolio, Black Boy, Watermelon, Die Cut||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Snow White, Panini, 360 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Speaking Dog, Bank, Mechanical, Selchow & Righter||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Stump Speaker, Bank, Mechanical, J.g. Lauer||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Stump Speaker, Bank, Mechanical, Weaver & Goss Hardware Co.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Sweetser & Co., Fine Boots & Shoes||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Uncle Sam, Bank, Mechanical, E.i. Horsman||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Uncle Sam, Bank, Mechanical, Shepard Hardware||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Universal Fire Extinguisher Co.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Valentine, Figural, Edwardian Gentleman, Tipsy, String Operated, 14 In.||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||White House Coffee||1996||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Wichita Wings Soccer Team, Burger King, 1984-1985, 20 Piece||1996||Login / Create Account for Price|