R-Cards/V-Cards (Candy/Gum)

Introduction

v145-1-19-georges-vezinaR-Cards and V-Cards are candy and gum issues. Most hockey cards are considered V-Cards since those are Canadian issues and Canada is where the majority of pre-war hockey issues were produced. However, a select few American issues were printed as well as parts of other sets, and those are R-Cards.

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.

Catalogued Issues

R79 Leader Discs (Multi-Sport/U.S.)
R89 Mickey Mouse Bubble Gum (U.S.)
1933 R338 Goudey Sport Kings (Multi-Sport/U.S.)
1933 R340 Goudey Sport Kings Premiums (Multi-Sport/U.S.)
1925 V31 Dominion Chocolate (Multi-Sport)
1924 V122 Willard’s Sports Champions (Multi-Sport)
1923-24 V128-1 Paulin’s Candies
1928-29 V128-2 Paulin’s Candies
1933-34 V129 Anonymous
1924-25 V130 Maple Crispette
1923-24 V145-1 William Paterson Chocolates
1924-25 V145-2 William Paterson Chocolates
1933-34 V252 Canadian Gum
1933-34 V288 Hamilton Puck Gum
1939-41 V301-1 and V301-2 O-Pee-Chee Photos
1935 V303 O-Pee-Chee Mickey Mouse
1933-34 V304-A O-Pee-Chee
1933-34 V304-B O-Pee-Chee
1935-36 V304-C O-Pee-Chee
1936-37 V304-D O-Pee-Chee
1937-38 V304-E O-Pee-Chee
1937-38 V356 World Wide Gum Ice Kings
1933-34 V357 World Wide Gum Ice Kings

Uncatalogued Issues

1936 Allen’s Sports and Flags of Nations (Multi-Sport/Australia)
1933 C.A. Briggs (Multi-Sport)
Chocolat Meurisse Ice Hockey Trade Card (France)
1930s Fürth Chocolates/Bon Bons (Czechoslovakia)
Gartmann, Altona, Kakao, and Schokolade-Fabrik (Gartmann Chocolates) (Multi-Sport/Germany)
1923-24 McLauchlan Owen Sound Greys
Reese and Wichmann Wintersport (Multi-Sport/Germany)
Stollwerck Gold Chocolate (Multi-Sport) Germany

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