‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Chocolat Meurisse Hockey Trade Card|
|Size||2 3/4″ x 4 1/8″
|Number in Set
Chocolat Meurisse Hockey Trade Card Overview
Chocolat Meurisse, a French chocolate manufacturer, produced a set of trade cards covering a variety of topics. Most were non-sports related but at least one hockey card is known to be in the set.
The hockey card also appears to be the first card in the entire set as it is No. 1 in Series I. The card features a color lithograph of players skating and the Chocolat Meurisse name is at the top. As many old hockey images do, the scene depicts the game being played with a ball instead of a traditional puck. Technically, that sport was ‘bandy’ but often referred to as hockey as ice hockey developed.
The back of the card has a large advertisement for the manufacturer. A 1905 date is referenced so the card was printed no earlier than that.
The back also mentions that collectors should ask merchants for the Meurisse album, which could be used to store the cards.
Chocolat Meurisse Hockey Trade Card Checklist
It is not clear how many cards were part of the set. The hockey card, however, is the only one in the major sports that I have seen to date.