View Full Version : Arm and Hammer Trading Card Help

01-03-2010, 09:22 AM
Yes its titled correctly......here is what I know, but does anyone have any idea what year/subset this was from? Im not even sure if these were released in chronological order or not. As you can see the Ox was # 18 in the set. Is there a specific guide (couldnt find any online webpages about these) that I could read to find more info on these (I think they're neat and have some interest in trying to do a set, although I could see it taking many years)?

Below info was sent to me via Arm and Hammers Customer Support...now this is some great stuff!

"The first cards were an early form of product promotion and collecting
them was a nationwide fad over a century ago. Originally, the cards were
distributed inside the boxes of ARM & HAMMERŪ Baking Soda.

The first series of cards, 2 x 3 inches in size and entitled "Beautiful
Birds of America" appeared in 1888. The reverse side identified the
subject and gave a brief history. Leading artists of the day were
commissioned, the most famous being Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927).

In the following five decades, well over 500 different artworks in trading
card sets of 15, 30 or 60 were published. In addition to birds, the cards
were designed featuring flowers, animals, cow breeds, fish, champion dogs
and Mother Goose characters.

To the best of our knowledge the cards were produced as follows:

Beautiful Birds; copyright unavailable-1904
Game Birds; copyright 1904-1910
Useful Birds; 1908-1938
Birds of Prey; 1975
Interesting Animals; unavailable-1915
Dairy Animals; unavailable
Champion Dogs; 1902
New Series of Dogs; 1910
Fish; 1900
Beautiful Flowers; unavailable
Mother Goose; 1900

Distribution of the cards ended in 1966. A commemorative 10 card set was
issued in 1976. If you are interested in the value of any cards you may
have, we suggest that you check with a dealer who specializes in
collectible cards."

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01-03-2010, 11:51 AM
Very cool card and it would be an interesting project putting a set together!

You could pay a visit to a book store such as Borders or Barnes and Noble and look in the collectibles section for a Sport Americana Price Guide to the Non-Sport Cards. It might some info for you in there.

Also if you are not a member yet you can sign up with our sister site Non-Sports card forum (http://nonsportscardforum.com/) and make a post there about the cards. We may have some members there that can offer some insight.