1890s Liebig Extract Sports Trade Card Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Liebig Extract Sports Trade Cards
Year 1890s
Size 3″ x 5″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set

1895 Liebig Extract Sports Trade Cards Overview

Liebig Tennis Trade Card.jpgThese trade cards were distributed by Liebig, a popular meat extract company. The fronts depicted a variety of colorful sports scenes. Of most interest to American sports collectors are cards featuring golf, tennis, and soccer.

The cards were made to advertise Liebig’s products. In addition to the pictures on the front, a can of the product was prominently displayed. The fronts also included the name of the sport as well as instructions to turn the card over.

Like other trade cards, the backs included an advertisement for the product, calling it the finest meat-flavoring ingredient. They also included recipes for various meals using the extract. Most notably, these specific cards added a replica blue signature of J. Liebig, the maker of the product.

While the company was in German (cards also stated they were printed in Germany) the text on the backs was in English.

Liebig printed trade cards for decades. As was the case here, many of their sets included a total of six cards. The exact date of this set is not known but it is believed to be printed around 1895.

1890s Liebig Extract Sports Trade Cards  Checklist

  1. Archery
  2. Cricket
  3. Croquet
  4. Football (Soccer)
  5. Golf
  6. Lawn Tennis

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