1895 Liebig Hidden Objects Trade Cards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Liebig Hidden Objects Trade Cards
Year 1895
Size 3″ x 4 1/2″
Images Color
Type Trade
Number in Set

1895 Liebig Hidden Objects Trade Cards Overview

Liebig Hidden Objects Trade Card Tennis.jpgThese trade cards were distributed by Liebig, a popular extract company. The fronts depicted a variety of colorful scenes. Of most interest to American sports collectors is a tennis card.

Some of Liebig’s cards are in English while others are in German or French. This particular issue is in German. It is sometimes called the Hidden Objects set because each card has two sets of text on the front beginning with, ‘Wo ist,’ which means ‘Where is’ in German. Two objects are supposedly hidden or missing on each card.

Of most interest to sports collectors is one card featuring a recreational tennis match. However, this is a sports series with other sports being featured.

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. Like other trade cards, the backs included an advertisement for the product.

Liebig printed trade cards for decades. As was the case here, many of their sets included a total of six cards.

1895 Liebig Hidden Objects Trade Cards Checklist

  1. Croquet
  2. Cycling
  3. Horse Racing
  4. Horse Riding
  5. Rowing
  6. Tennis

Follow Pre-War Cards on Twitter and also be sure to like our page on Facebook.