‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Hockey Trade Card|
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/8″
|Number in Set
1888 Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Hockey Trade Card Overview
One of the earliest recognized hockey cards is The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company trade cards from 1888.
The color picture on the front of the cards shows several men playing a game of ice hockey. Lithography for the card was provided by Bufford, a popular company that created the artwork for numerous trade cards in the 1800s.
At the top of the card is the distributor’s name. It states that the card is compliments of The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company and that the company has 200 stores in the United States. The card also states that the company is the largest distributor and importer in the world.
The back of the card gives away the estimated date. On the back is a testimonial from a doctor at Bellevue Hospital Medical College, dated in 1888.
1888 Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company Hockey Trade Card Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a set.