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||Folks You Meet, Punster, 4 x 6 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Grandmother’s A&P Condensed Milk, Weaned Calf, c.1899||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Humpty Dumpty Toy Savings Bank, Broadhead & Hamlin, Syracuse, 5 x 3 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||J.C. Davis’ Old Soap, Chromolithograph, Girl, Doll, Boy, Kite, 1880s, 4 x 3 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Lion Coffee, Boy Sitting On Russian Wolf,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Magic Yeast Cakes, E.W. Gillett Mfg., Couple In Rowboat, 7 x 5 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Mason Toy Savings Bank, Jacobs, Whitcomb & Co., 3 1/4 x 5 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Ricksecker’s Perfumes, Powder, Soap, New Orleans Expo, 7 x 5 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Springfield Institution For Savings, Girl At Desk,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Trick Pony Bank, H. Partridge & Co., Boston, 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Washburn-Crosby Flour, Cow & Calf, Food Bags, 6 x 4 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Well’s Rough On Rats, Family Chasing Rat, 5 x 8 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Wheeler & Wilson, No. 8 Sewing Machine, Wagon, Family, 1800s, 5 x 3 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||White Sewing Machine, Easter Bunny, Boy, Egg Hunt,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Wide-Awake Cigars, Uncle Sam, American Eagle, Embossed, 10 x 6 In.||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Advertising||Yuco Breakfast Food, Kids Eating, Girl In Window||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Bob Gibson, No. 514, Topps,1959,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Brooks Robinson, Topps, No. 439,1959,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Carl Yastrzemski, Topps, No. 461,1970,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Christy Mathewson, New York Giants, Topps, No. 408,1961||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Duke Snider, Topps, No. 150,1956,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs, Topps, No. 510,1965||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Frank Howard, Outfield, Topps, No. 40,||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Frank Robinson, Cincinnati Reds, Topps, No. 120,1965||2017||Login / Create Account for Price||Cards||Baseball||Hank Aaron, Milwaukee Braves, Topps, No. 390,1963||2017||Login / Create Account for Price|