G-Cards (Banners/Labels)

Introduction

Centre Rush Football Cigar Box LabelFor most sports collectors, G-Cards represent only banners and labels. The official designation in the American Card Catalog includes other things such as types of posters, albums, movie stills, catalogs, labels, and sheet music that included songs used by companies in the promotion of their business or their products.

Sticking with the banners and labels since that is what’s relevant to this page, only a few existed. Banners advertised some of the more popular 19th Century tobacco cards produced by Allen & Ginter and Goodwin. Labels, meanwhile, included cigar box labels, cigar bands, and tin tobacco tags.

The cigar box labels, cigar bands, and tin tobacco tags are a little easier to find but still not incredibly plentiful. While most labels referred to were for cigar products, some were used on other types of products such as coffee. For that reason, Burdick likely placed these here instead of with the tobacco issues.

Catalogued Issues

1889 G75 Goodwin Games and Sports Banner (N165)
G300 Football Cigar Box Labels

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