1878 Huntley and Palmer Biscuits Sports Trade Card Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Huntley and Palmer Biscuits Sports Trade Card
Year 1878
Size 3″ x 4 3/8″
Images Color
Type Bakery/Trade
Number in Set

1878 Huntley and Palmers Biscuits Sports Trade Cards Overview

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Huntley and Palmers was a biscuit manufacturer in England (Reading and London). Over the years, they used numerous sports and non-sports trade cards.

The 1878 Huntley and Palmers Biscuits cards featured a variety of sports. The baseball trade cards feature a generic baseball scene and is one of the more desired cards in the set. Using a vertical picture, the card displays a batter, pitcher, catcher, and third baseman, as well as a batter on deck.

An early golf card is also featured in the set as well as several other sports.

The cards feature the Huntley and Palmers name at the top as well as a mention of their addresses in London and Reading. The oversized cards also have a somewhat unique bronze-colored border.

The backs are even more interesting in the minds of some collectors. There, you see a full-size advertisement in French. The bottom of the back also seemingly gives the date of the card, mentioning an event in Paris in 1878.

It should be noted that Huntley and Palmers produced other trade cards – some of which look similar to these. Specifically, a second set of 12 cards also exists that have white backgrounds and an image inside of a circle. This set featured here, though, is the only one to include a baseball card.

1878 Huntley and Palmers Biscuits Sports Trade Card Checklist

  1. Baseball
  2. Canoeing
  3. Cricket
  4. Cycling
  5. Golf
  6. Hare Coursing
  7. Hurdling (Fence)
  8. Jumping Rope
  9. Lacrosse
  10. Polo
  11. Running
  12. Walking

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