‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Liebig Hidden Objects Trade Cards|
|Size||3″ x 4 1/2″
|Number in Set
1895 Liebig Hidden Objects Trade Cards Overview
These 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
- Horse Racing
- Horse Riding