R-Cards (Candy/Gum)


Bill Tilden Tennis 1933 Goudey Sport Kings.jpgR-Cards are additional candy and gum issues not designated as E-Cards. In general, these are the more recent of the candy and gum cards.

Jefferson Burdick indirectly classified these as issues from 1933 and later. Earlier issues carried the E-Card designation but some issues, such as the 1929 Kashin baseball set (R316) don’t follow that identification – likely because he was unaware of the exact year of issue.

The R-Card designation is not one that has caught on all that much. When collectors refer to these sets below, most times they simply use their product name (i.e. Goudey sets, Play Ball set, Sport Kings, etc.).

Gum cards are largely known for their different size from earlier tobacco and caramel cards. Instead of a smaller rectangular shape, the most popular gum cards such as the Goudey cards are significantly larger and shaped more like a square. They aren’t quite as big as the standard 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ cards of today but they are much closer to that than earlier cards. Most gum cards are also printed on thicker card stock than earlier issues and are a bit more durable.

Finally, R-Cards also include several photo premiums. These aren’t your standard trading card and most are printed on thinner paper stock but they are also cataloged as R-Cards in the American Card Catalog.


1936 Allens Sports and Flags of Nations
1936 Allen’s Sports
and Flags of Nations
Amatller Chocolate Los Deportes
Amatller Chocolates
Los Desportes
1926 Amatller
1926 Amatller Chocolate
Film Stars
Bill Tilden 1930 Amatller Tennis
1930 Amatller Chocolates
1930s Aromaskola
Sports Series
1933 C.A. Briggs
1927 Chocolat D'Aiguebelle Boxing Jack Dempsey
1927 Chocolat D’Aiguebelle
Fred Perry 1930 Cloetta Ross Tennis
1930s Cloetta / Cloetta Ross
indiana sport boxing
1936 Donat
Chocolat Favarger Sonja Heine
1930s Favarger Chocolates
Sports and Views
1930 Forsbergs Suzanne Lenglen Tennis
1930s Forsbergs
1930s Forsbergs Swedish Athletes Tennis
1930s Forsbergs
Swedish Athletes
1937 Globo Chewing Gum Boxing
1937 Globo Gum
Sports Champions
Bill Tilden Tennis 1933 Goudey Sport Kings
1933-34 Goudey Sport Kings
1933 Goudey Sport Kings
Premiums (R340)
1934 Ilsa Sweets Bill Tilden Tennis
1934 Ilsa Sweets Sportvocu
Jacques Chocolate Tennis l1600
1933 Jacques Chocolat
Les Sports Illustres

1935 Klene Gum Shirley Temple
1932 La Pie Qui Chante Tennis
1932 La Pie Qui Chante
1930s Leader Discs (R79)

1930 Mazetti Chocolates
Helen Wills Moody 1946-47 Propagandas Montiel
1946-47 Propagandas
Montiel Los Reyes
del Desporte
Bill Tilden Rose Marie Chokladen Tennis
1930s Rose Marie
Stollwerck Tennis Card
Stollwerck Chocolates
Trade Cards
1930 Sweetacres Sports Champions Tennis
1930 Sweetacres
Sport Champions
1930s Forsbergs Swedish Athletes Tennis
1930s Syster Gretas
1933 Trumpf Chocolate
1933 Trumpf Chocolate
1930 Viladas Agramunt
Quien es el Campeon Mundial
Cioccolato Zaini Boxing
1930s Zaini Chocolate

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