Gartmann Chocolates Trade Cards

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Gartmann Chocolates Trade Cards
Year Unknown
Size 1 3/4″ x 3 11/16″
Images Color
Type Trade Cards
Number in Set
6 (in each series)

Gartmann Chocolates Trade Cards Overview

Gartmann Chocolates Hockey Trade CardGartmann Chocolates is a popular chocolate manufacturer in Germany. The company printed numerous cards featuring a variety of sports.

Cards were issued in Series’, generally consisting of six cards. The series’ contained all sorts of subjects but the sports issues are generally the most desirable.

The cards vary by design but most, if not all, include the Gartmann name on the fronts in one form or another. Some also include the series and card number on the fronts.

Two hockey cards are known to be produced by them as part of two of their series’. One is horizontal and calls the sport ‘Eispolo’ while the other is vertical and says the name of the sport is Eis Hockey. In addition to that sport, a variety of other minor sports are included throughout their series’ as well.

Eispolo was a common name for the sport in its early days. That, along with the fact that it has an earlier series number than the Eis Hockey card, means it was possibly printed earlier. An exact date for both cards, however, is not positively known. I have seen references to different dates for them.

The size and shape of the cards is notable. They are tall and thin, measuring 1 3/4″ x 3 11/16″ in size, almost like a miniature bookmark. The card stock is a bit thicker than traditional early candy cards.

Gartmann Chocolates Trade Cards Checklist

A complete checklist is not known. The two known hockey cards I have seen are listed below in their respective sets.

Unknown Series Name (Series 274)

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. Eis Polo
  4. TBD
  5. TBD
  6. TBD

Moderner Wintersport (Series 365)

  1. TBD
  2. TBD
  3. TBD
  4. Eis Hockey
  5. TBD
  6. TBD

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