F-Cards (Food) / J-Cards (Soda) / K-Cards (Coffee)


Bill Tilden F7 1937 Dixie Lids TennisF-Cards represent issues from various food companies. These are mostly later issues that came out after companies discovered the fascination of collectors with candy and tobacco products.

Several issues are not traditional cards, either. The Dixie Lids baseball cards, for example, are actually the lids/tops of ice cream products. The Kellogg’s Pep Stamps are miniature, perforated pictures. The Wheaties Panels are actually the oversized pictures on old Wheaties boxes. Despite that, many of these products have become collectible over the years.

F-Cards come in all shapes and sizes. One unique issue is the 1932 Astra/Sanella set, which was a German multi-sport issue. It covers numerous sports, is larger in size than most issues, and was printed on thin stock for two brands of margarine.

Some beverages held a separate designation in the American Card Catalog. Others in this section include J-Cards (Soda) and K-Cards (Coffee) as well as any other types of beverage items not elsewhere classified.

Listed below are pre-war food, soda, and coffee cards that include tennis cards.


1936 Allens Sports and Flags of Nations
1936 Allen’s
Sports and Flags of Nations
1893 K4 Arbuckle Tennis
1893 Arbuckles Coffee
Sports & Pastimes (K4)
Daniel Prenn 1932 Sanella Tennis
1932 Astra Margarine
1905 Cadbury Chocolate Sports Series Tennis
1905 Cadbury’s
Sports Series

1936 Cafes Gilbert
Betty Nuttall Tennis 1932 De Beukelaer
1932 De Beukelaer
Biscuits Sports
Bill Tilden F7 1937 Dixie Lids Tennis
1937 Dixie Lids (F7)
Bill Tilden Dixie Lid Premium
1937 Dixie Lids Premiums
1927/1928 Echte Wagner

Humorous Sporting Series
F273 Kellogg Pep Stamps
1937 Kellogg’s
Pep Sports Stamps (F273)
1920 Nestle Tennis
1920s Nestle
Sports Series Stamps
1936 Nestle Sport Stamps Tennis
1930s Nestle
Sports Series Stamps
Palmin Moderne Sports Hockey Card
Palmin Pflanzenbutter
Moderne Sports
1930 Palmin Tennis and Handball
1930 Palmin
Tennis and Handball
Bill Tilden 1927 Rich's Sportsfolk Tennis
1927 Rich’s Sportsfolk
Daniel Prenn 1932 Sanella Tennis
1932 Sanella Margarine
1935-41 Wheaties Panels

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