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||Baseball||Cy Young, Briggs, 1909-10||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Cy Young, Croft’s Cocoa, 1909||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Eddie Plank, Philadelphia Caramel, 1909||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Harry Stovey, Dog’s Head & Old Judge Cigarettes, 1889||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Jack Clements, Old Judge Cigarettes, 1888||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Jackie Robinson, Throwing, Low Pop, Bond Bread, 1947||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Jim Mutrie, Old Judge Cigarettes, 1889||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Joe Jackson, American Caramel, 1909||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Joe Jackson, National Game, 1913||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Lou Gehrig, U.S. Caramel, No. 26, 1932,||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Napoleon Lajoie, Goudey, No. 106, 1933,||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Ty Cobb, Green Background, 1909||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Will Kid Gleason, Old Judge Cigarettes, 1889||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Wrapper, 1930s Orbit Tattoo, Goudey, National Chicle, Play Ball, 4 Piece||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Birthday, Girl, Arm Moves, Lifts Lid On Basket, Embossed, Mechanical, Germany, 1908||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Cutout, Cherubs, Hearts, Tulips, Watercolor, Ink, Frame, 1764, 12 x 14 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Gulliver’s Travels, Mechanical, 4 Scenes, c.1939, 4 5/8 To 5 1/4 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Heart Shape, Ribbon, Woman’s Head, Gold Foil, 1800s, 6 x 6 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Paper, Watercolor, Pinprick, Painted Wood Frame, Pa., Dec., 1837, 13 1/2 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Seaplane, 3 Girls, Flower Frame, Crepe Paper, Honeycomb, 11 1/4 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, To My Valentine, Girl, Honeycomb, Early 1900s||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Zeppelin, Child, Waves U.S.A., Honeycomb Body, 15 In.||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Gum||Pack, Zorro, Gai-Graded, Unopened, Topps, Wax Pack, 1958||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Gum||Zorro, Color Photos, Text Back, Topps, 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 In., 88 Piece||2011||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Marilyn Monroe, Tom Kelly Nude Photograph, Deck||2011||Login / Create Account for Price|