I was surprised to have recently discovered the variety of trading cards devoted to animals. In this post I show 10 cards featuring the California condor.
The oldest card that I have is dated 1962:
As this is from the book publisher McGraw-Hill, perhaps this was intended as a flash card for learning about birds.
The information on this next card dates it to the late 1980s or early 1990s:
The San Diego Zoo offered a pair of cards, both dated 1993:
Although labeled “Card 40”, this next is perhaps better described as a 4-page brochure:
Here’s a card produced by affiliated supermarket chains:
The next 2 cards are from companies that have long-produced baseball cards. Despite their “old time” appearance, they are both less than a decade old:
Finally, here are a pair of cards, one of which holds a penny that has been stamped with an image of the California condor:
I hope that trading cards such as these promote interest in and concern for animals of all kinds.