F-Cards (Food) / J-Cards (Soda) / K-Cards (Coffee)
F-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 Allen’s Sports and Flags of Nations
- 1893 Arbuckles Coffee Sports & Pastimes (K4)
- 1932 Astra Margarine
- 1936 Cafes Gilbert
- 1937 Dixie Lids (F7)
- 1937 Dixie Lids Premiums (F7)
- 1927/1928 Echte Wagner Margarine
- 1937 Kellogg’s Pep Sports Stamps (F273)
- 1936 Nestle Sports Series Stamps
- 1930 Palmin Tennis and Handball
- 1932 Sanella Margarine
- 1935-41 Wheaties Panels