E-Cards (Caramel)

Introduction

E75 Jack Johnson Boxing CaramelE-Cards consist of cards representing numerous candy and caramel companies. These cards, in general, are much rarer than tobacco cards.

Jefferson Burdick indirectly classified these as pre-1933 issues since his R-Card designation for later gum and candy cards was to be used for issues from 1933 and later. However, some issues, such as the 1929 Kashin baseball set (R316) don’t follow that identification – likely because Burdick was unaware of the exact year of issue.

Companies printing these cards often used many of the same images, likely to help save the time and expenses necessary to produce new ones. For that reason, some of the E-Card sets look alike and are distinguished by their backs.

Those backs, by the way, sometimes contained checklists of the entire set when it was feasible. Several of these sets were limited to under 50 cards and having the checklist on the cards when they were produced certainly was a help to collectors when the cards were first released. Some other backs don’t list the entire checklist, but do state how many cards were in the set.

Earlier E-Cards were generally colorful lithographs while later ones often used real, but black and white, images.

Here is a list of E-Card sets with boxing cards.

Sets

1928 Amatller Chocolate Boxing
1928 Amatller Chocolate
E75 Jack Johnson Boxing Caramel
1910 American Caramel
Prize Fighters (E75)
E76 John L Sullivan
1910 American Caramel
Boxers (E76)
Tommy Burns E77 American Caramel Boxing
1910 American Caramel
Prize Fighters (E77)
e125-hartzell
1910 American Caramel
(E125)
E78 Sailor Burke Boxing
1910 Anonymous
Prize Fighters (E78)
1920s Bunsen Confectionery
1920s Bunsen Confectionery
Famous Figures
Bobby Jones 1928 Crescent Sportsmen Golf
1930 Crescent Confectionery
Sportsmen
Davies Herbert Newcastle Famous Boxers Boxing
1920s Davies & Herbert
Newcastle Famous Boxers
Jack Dempsey Evaristo Juncosa
1920s Evaristo Juncosa
Favarger Tennis and Boxers Series
1920s Favarger Chocolates
Athletes
Chocolat Favarger Sonja Heine
1930s Favarger
Sports and Views
Farvarger Les Sports Boxing
Favarger Chocolates
Les Sports
1908 Pons Felix Potin
1908 Felix Potin
1926 Gartmann Chocolates Jack Dempsey Boxing
1926 Gartmann Chocolates
1928 Jaime Boix Chocolates Die-Cuts Boxing
1928 Jaime Boix Barcelona
Chocolates Die-Cuts
1934 MacRobertson's Champions Golf
1934 MacRobertson’s
Champions
Jack Dempsey Oh Boy Gum Card Boxing
1920s Oh Boy Gum
Movie Stars and Scenes
E79 Abe Attell Boxing
1910 Philadelphia Caramel
27 Scrappers (E79)
E80 Battling Nelson and Ad Wolgast Boxing
1911 Philadelphia Caramel
44 Scrappers (E80)
E211 York Caramel Boxing
1927 York Caramel Boxing
(E211)

 

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