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Trading Card, Gum Inc. Superman No. 31

Trading Card, Gum Inc. Superman No. 31

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Description (Brief)
One of a set of 72 trading card featuring Superman, included in packages of Gum Inc.’s “Superman Bubble Gum” in 1940. Each “adventure story” card features an image of Superman on the front with a connected story on the back. The cards are one of the earliest examples of merchandise featuring the iconic superhero.
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Object Name
Card, Bubble Gum
Date made
Gum, Inc.
Superman, Inc.
associated institution
Superman of America Club
Gum, Inc.
Superman, Inc.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
DC Comics, Incorporated
Food Culture
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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