R-Cards (Candy/Gum)


Jim Londos 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Wrestling.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 Los Deportes Wrestling
Amatller Chocolates
Los Desportes
1930s Aromaskola
Sports Series
1933 C.A. Briggs
Cloetta Jack Dempsey Boxing
1930s Cloetta /
Cloetta Ross

indiana sport boxing
1930s Donat

babe ruth indiana sport avion
1936 Donat
Favarger Tennis and Boxers Series
1930s Favarger Chocolates
Sports and Views
1930s Forsbergs Swedish Athletes Tennis
1930s Forsberg
Swedish Athletes
Jim Londos 1933 Goudey Sport Kings Wrestling
1933-34 Goudey
Sport Kings (R338)
1933 Goudey Sport Kings
Premiums (R340)
Jacques Chocolat Wrestling
1933 Jacques Chocolat
Les Sports Illustres
Magniez-Baussart Boxing
1930s Magniez-Baussart
Sports Aces
1946-47 Propagandas Montiel Jack Dempsey
1946-47 Propagandas
Montiel Los Reyes
del Desporte
R72 Schutter Johnson I'm Going To Be Wrestling.jpg
1934 Schutter-Johnson
I’m Going to be (R72)
1930 Sweetacres Sports Champions Tennis
1930 Sweetacres
Sport Champions
1930s Forsbergs Swedish Athletes Tennis
1930s Syster Gretas
Cioccolato Zaini Boxing
1930s Zaini Chocolate

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