Tom Tyler Arcade/Exhibit cards, postcards, chewing gum cards, and other trading cards
Never thought I'd feel this way
Never thought that there would come a day
- C. Scott and D. Dyer
Arcade and exhibit cards were sold from penny arcade vending machines back in the 1920's and 1930's. Hollywood actors and actresses often appeared on these cards which are now collectibles. A few of the images below are also postcards, which had a space for a brief message on the back, address, and stamp. Still other cards came in small packages of chewing gum, sometimes with a fortune written on the back. These collector cards are a nice piece of the past, and a worthwhile hobby.
Here are the two mislabeled Maple Leaf 1952 cards:
The front and reverse sides of a Cupon de ciegos La Hispalense, 1935. Shot of Tom is from "Jungle Mystery.":