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||Greeting||Valentine, Scherenschnitte, Heart Cutout, Red, Green Watercolor Trim, c.1810, 6 x 5 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Greeting||Valentine, Silver Dresden Paper Bird House, Fold-Out, Germany, 8 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Crow Brand, N.Y. Consolidated Card Co., c.1910||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Steamboat, A. Dougherty, Convex Corners, c.1905, Full Deck||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Playing||Tiger Brand, Russell & Morgan, Round Corners, c.1885, Full Deck||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Valentine||Love Token, Heart In Hand, Cut Paper, Woven Hair, Gilt Frame, c.1875, 6 x 5 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Victorian Girl||Watt & Peterson, Embossed, Die Cut, Glitter, Litho, 16 x 30 In.||2016||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Al Kaline, No. 130, Topps,1965||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Babe Ruth, No. 32, U.S, Caramel,1932||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Brooks Robinson, No. 439, Topps,1959||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Duke Snider, No. 150, Topps,1956||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Early Winn, No. 260, Topps,1959||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Joe DiMaggio, No. 1, Leaf,1948||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Lou Gehrig, No. 160, Goude,1933||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Mantle & Boyer, No. 160, Topps,1960||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||New York Yankees, No. 513, Topps,1965||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Pete Rose, No. 207, Topps,1965||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Roger Maris, No. 155, Topps,1965||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Ted Williams, No. 76, Leaf, 1948-49||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Tom Seaver, No. 45, Topps,1968||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Tris Speaker, No. 89, Goudey,1933||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Willie Mayes, No. 564, Topps,1960||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Willie Mays, No. 261, Topps,1952||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Willie McCovey, No. 440, Topps,1969||2015||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Willie McCovey, No. 517, Topps,1961||2015||Login / Create Account for Price|