C-Cards and V-Cards (Canadian)

Introduction

V137 Willard BoxingWhile most Canadian pre-war cards were understandably hockey issues, there are some featuring other sports, too.

C-Cards and V-Cards are Canadian issues. C-Cards represent cards produced by tobacco companies and V-Cards are those produced by candy/gum companies. Like the U.S. products, these cards were distributed with all sorts of sweets, including chocolate, candy, and gum.

While tobacco sports cards were more popular in America, the opposite held true in Canada. There, you will find more candy issues instead of tobacco sets when it comes to sports cards.

With demand for these cards not reaching the same popularity as their American counterparts did, these are generally rarer and more difficult to find.

Many Canadian issues look significantly different than American cards. Canadian sets are often narrower by design. One exception to that was the C52 Champions set and, in that instance, those cards were basically a parallel of the American T218 Champions set.

Below are both C-Card and V-Card issues for the sport of boxing.

Sets

V31 Dominion Chocolate Golf
1925 Dominion Chocolate
(V31)
C52 41 Billy West
1910 Champion Athletes
(C52)
V153 Battling Nelson
1910 Robertson Candy
(V153)
Tobacco Products Corporation of Canada Champions Basketball
1924 Tobacco Products
Corporation of Canada (C140)
V122 Willard Strangler Lewis Wrestling
1924 Willard’s Sports
Champions (V122)
V137 Willard Boxing
1924 Willard’s Boxers (V137)

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