Week 5 B -Graphics, Typography & Package Design

Week Ten Graphics, Typography & Package Design

5. Labels, & Advertising Ephemera

5.18. Hockey Players Tobacco Cards, Imperial Tobacco of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, 1910-1911

Earliest Hockey Cards

"The earliest hockey cards that I am aware of date back to 1910-11. This series of cards is believed to have been printed by Imperial Tobacco of Canada. The 1910-11 set is also known to collectors as the "C56" set. This classic set was produced in full-color and features 36 cards, each measuring 1.5 by 2.625 inches, noticeably smaller than the standard size of today’s cards. At the bottom of the card you will find the player’s name and team and the back features crossed hockey sticks, a puck, and "Hockey Series" printed beneath the crossed sticks."

This 1910-11 series featured hockey players from the Ottawa, Quebec, Renfrew, Wanderers and Montreal teams. 

(left to right)
Fred Lake, Ottawa
-Has played with Winnipeg Maple Leafs 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911
K. Mallen, Quebec
-Has played with Renfrew 1907, Wanderers, 1908, Quebec 1910, 1911