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.

Below are known issues with hockey gum and candy cards.

Sets

1936 Allens Sports and Flags of Nations
1936 Allen’s Sports & Flags
V129 43 Johnnie Gagnon.jpg
1933-34 Anonymous (V129)
1933-briggs-ruth.jpg
1933 C.A. Briggs
252.jpg
1933-34 Canadian Gum (V252)
Chocolat Meurisse
Ice Hockey Trade Card
V31 055 E J Collett.jpg
1925 Dominion Chocolate (V31)

1934 Fürth Chocolates /
Bon Bons
Gartmann, Altona, Kakao,
and Schokolade-Fabrik
(Gartmann Chocolates)
Ace Bailey 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Hockey.jpg
1933 Goudey Sport Kings
(R338)
1933 Goudey Sport Kings
Premiums (R340)
R89 Mickey Mouse Hockey Skater
Gum, Inc. Mickey Mouse (R89)
1933-34 Hamilton Puck Gum
(V288)
r79-nyu
Leader Discs (R79)
maple.jpg
1924-25 Maple Crispette
(V130)
Owen.jpg
1923-24 McLauchlan
Owen Sound Greys
V304A 13 Ace Bailey.jpg
1933-34 O-Pee-Chee (V304-A)
V304B 72 Bun Cook.jpg
1933-34 O-Pee-Chee (V304-B)
V304C 90 Buzz Boll.jpg
1935-36 O-Pee-Chee (V304-C)
V304D 101 Syl Apps.jpg
1936-37 O-Pee-Chee (V304-D)
V304E 145 Regis Kelly.jpg
1937-38 O-Pee-Chee (V304-E)
V301.jpg
1939-41 O-Pee-Chee Photos
(V301-1 / V301-2)
R89 Mickey Mouse Hockey Skater
1935 O-Pee-Chee
Mickey Mouse (V303)
paulin.jpg
1923-24 Paulin’s Candies
(V128-1)
V128-2 Paulin Hockey.jpg
1928-29 Paulin’s Candies
(V128-2)
Reese and Wichmann
Wintersport
Stollwerck Gold Chocolate v122-52-munro
1924 Willard’s Champions (V122)
V145-1 19 Georges Vezina.jpg
1923-24 William Paterson
Chocolates (V145-1)
V145-2 47 Howie Morenz.jpg
1924-25 William Paterson
Chocolates (V145-2)
V357 19 Dave Kerr.jpg
1933-34 World Wide Gum
Ice Kings (V357)
V356.jpg
1937-38 World Wide Gum
Ice Kings (V356)

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