‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||R89 Gum, Inc. Mickey Mouse|
|Size||2 1/2″ x 3 1//8″
|Number in Set
1935 R89 Gum, Inc. Mickey Mouse Overview
The R89 Gum, Inc. issue was a set of trade cards featuring Mickey Mouse. While the set is desirable among non-sports collectors, there isn’t much to see here in the way of sports. One card, however, does feature Mickey playing a game of hockey.
Card No. 81 features Mickey with a hockey stick, skates, and a puck. With only skates, there would be less desire for this card. However, the presence of the hockey stick and puck make it a hockey issue and more collectible among sports fans.
The card, as others in the set do, includes a pun. Minnie Mouse is off to the side saying, ‘Isn’t he a Nice Skater?’ Mickey responds by telling her he is an ‘Ice Skater.’
Two types of the R89 cards exist. Cards No. 1-24 have both variations. One variation has the answer to a question on the same card. The other type has the answer to a question found on a different card. All cards in the set have that version available but only card numbers 1-24 have the first type, too. The cards had a brief description on the back and also stated they were in Philadelphia.
In addition to the variation mentioned above, a Canadian set was also produced by O-Pee-Chee. The cards utilize the same pictures, descriptions, and card numbers. The only difference is that the Canadian cards state they were printed by O-Pee-Chee on the reverse. That set is known as the V303 O-Pee-Chee Mickey Mouse issue.
1935 R89 Gum, Inc. Mickey Mouse Checklist
Card No. 81 is the only one in the set that features a major sport.