E-Cards and R-Cards (Candy/Gum)

Introduction

Grange Goudey Sport KingsE-Cards and R-Cards are candy and gum issues. In general, E-Cards are earlier issues dating until around 1930 while R-Cards are after that time.

These issues were typically packaged with children’s products, such as candy, gum, or caramel. While tobacco cards were the primary issues of the early 1900s by the 1910s and 1920s, more candy companies were catching on to the popularity of sports cards among children.

Those issues, of course, paved the way for later sets, such as the Goudey and Topps issues, which became popular in the 1930s and 1950s.

Several candy and gum issues featuring the sport of football are known, although most came later in the pre-war era and were printed in the 1930s. Many early issues feature Hall of Famer Red Grange, who was arguably the game’s biggest star of the pre-war era.

Sets

Grange Amatller Chocolate
1926 Amatller Chocolate
Film Stars
1933-briggs-ruth
1933 C.A. Briggs
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1933 Goudey Sport Kings (R338)
1934 Sport Kings Football Varsity Game
1933-34 Goudey Sport Kings
Varsity Game (R339)
1933 Goudey Sport Kings
Premiums (R340)
r79-nyu
1930s Leader Discs (R79)
Burdick 326, R343.24
1937 Mayfair Candies
Touchdown 100 Yards (R343)
35NC 11 Turk Edwards.jpg
1935 National Chicle (R331)
Grange35Premium
National Chicle Premiums
(R311)
grange1926
1926 Shotwell Candy Red
Grange Set (with Ad Backs)
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1926 Shotwell Candy Red
Grange Set (Movie
Series/Blank Backs)
1933 Sport Packs (R341)
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1925/1928 Star Player Candy
1931 Swedish Kanolds Kick-Mint Jim Thorpe
1931 Swedish Kanolds
Kick-Mint
Mickey Mouse R161 Football
1930s Walt Disney Comics
(R161)

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