R-Cards (Candy/Gum)

Introduction

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.

Sets

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
Tennis
1933-briggs-ruth
1933 C.A. Briggs
Fred Perry 1930 Cloetta Ross Tennis
1930s Cloetta / Cloetta Ross
Chocolat Favarger Sonja Heine
1930s Favarger Chocolates
Sports and Views
1937 Globo Chewing Gum Boxing
1937 Globo Gum
Sports Champions
Bill Tilden Tennis 1933 Goudey Sport Kings
1933 Goudey Sport Kings
(R338)
1933 Goudey Sport Kings
Premiums (R340)
1934 Ilsa Sweets Bill Tilden Tennis
1934 Ilsa Sweets Sportvocu
1932 La Pie Qui Chante Tennis
1932 La Pie Qui Chante
Sports
1930 Mazetti Jack Dempsey Boxing
1930 Mazetti Chocolates
Athletes
1930 Sweetacres Sports Champions Tennis
1930 Sweetacres
Sport Champions
1933 Trumpf Chocolate
1933 Trumpf Chocolate

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