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Subscription Card Sets

 

I have searched the “net” in vain for documentation on many of these sets. Am therefore offering what general information we have. Additional information will be made available as we receive it, or as we continue to document various card sets. We have hundreds of thousands of these cards which will be available as we finish documenting sets. At present, we have for sale decks of My Green Gardens; and checklists (done by us) of AUTO Rally, and three of the four MY Great Recipes.

 

The “subscription” card set gets its name from the method sold. The customer would enter into a subscription with the selling company. The selling company would then send a group of cards (normally referred to as a “deck” or “packet”) via mail to the customer at regular intervals. The customer would then remit payment for the cards; thereby extending the subscription. Some of the sets were printed in several languages.

 

The selling company would normally make available various organizational media (box, index cards, etc.), either as a cost item, or “free” after the customer had purchased a number of decks, or with the “introduction” packet.

 

Checklists seem to be one item not supplied by the selling companies. Checklists have been produced by hobbyists for some of the sets; the most notable being the “Sportscaster” set which is well-documented in some of the hobby publications. We have produced checklists for many of the other sets which we offer for sale. This information will be listed with the specific set.

 

In the “Cards” description below, “dd” or “ddd” means deck number; “cc” or “ccc” means card number.

 

We have roughly 75,000 of these cards for sale. WE NO LONGER ARE SELLING INDIVIDUAL CARDS OR DECKS. WE WILL WHOLESALE OUR COMPLETE INVENTORIES OF THESE CARDS. THE MINIMUM SALE WILL BE ALL OF THE CARDS WE HAVE OF ONE SET! PLEASE CALL FOR QUANTITIES AND PRICING.

 

Animals   AUTO Rally     Civil War     Classic Cars     My Great Recipes     My Green Gardens     Safari

Second World War   Sportscasters     Story of America     Warplanes    

 

Animals? (set title unknown)

 

This is a set of cards depicting animals. Bought these thinking they were from the Safari set, but they are different. Have very little information at this time. Some cards marked “Leisure Books Ltd. 1975, 1986  Printed in U.S.A.”. Other cards marked “1981 Weekly Reader Books. Printed in U.S.A”.

 

Box – unknown

Checklist – unknown

Cards – markings are not yet meaningful to me

Deck – unknown

Number of decks – unknown

Known decks – unknown

 

Personal want list – yet to be determined.

 

AUTO Rally

 

A set of card depicting cars, trucks, motorcycles; and the men who made them and raced them. The most desirable of all sets for auto racing and history enthusiasts. The introductory packet consisted of: (A) a 17 by 18 color flyer showing card set, cards, and happy enthusiasts; (B) (3) prototype cards; and (C) a postcard to return to the selling company which would bring you 48 cards; the box; and 26 index cards. Return address on the card was “AUTORally Cards, 201 Lincoln Blvd., P.O. Box B, Middlesex, N.J. 08846”. The literature indicates that AUTO Rally cards are a product of CARDS Of KNOWLEDGE, A Division of Margrace Corporation. Cards are marked “Edito-Service S.A., Geneva  Printed in Italy”.

 

Box – open colored plastic (have seen blue and red) with 26 dividers

Checklist – available from us (The Carburetor Shop) 3 prototype, 1536 regular, 1 error

Cards – English language cards marked 13-067-dd-cc on lower right reverse

Deck – 24 cards

Number of decks – 64

Known decks – 1 through 64

 

Personal want list – none

 

CARDS FOR SALE: Most complete packets or decks are available (Call or write).

CHECKLIST FOR SALE: Complete numeric (deck and card) $39.95/each. DeLuxe checklist including the numeric list plus lists sorted alphabetically category $49.95/each. Call to place order.

 

 

Civil War Cards

 

A set of cards depicting the United States Civil War. We do not have the introductory packet on this set. We are aware of a box (blue and gray – imagine that!); a series of 12 Civil War Battlefield maps; a “User Manual”; and a set of 20 divider cards. The User Manual is marked “ 1995 Atlas Editions, Durham, CT  Printed in U.S.A.”. The cards are marked 1996 Atlas Editions, USA. We BELIEVE (but are not sure) that there are 118 decks of 20 cards each for a total of 2360 cards in the set.

 

Box – blue and gray cardboard with lid, 20 dividers

Checklist – unknown, but we are working on one

Cards – English language cards marked lower right rear “D3 602 ddd cc”

Deck – 20 cards

Number of decks – unknown, believed to be 118

Known decks – decks 1-118 are known

 

Personal want list – none

 

 

Classic Cars

 

A set of cards that depicts automobiles of special interest. Cards were apparently printed in different years, by different companies. Copyright dates of 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 are known. Some cards are marked “Edito-Service S.A”. Other markings include “U.S. Translation, Edito-Service S.A.” and “U.S. Translation, GMH Cards on Knowledge”. Set contains 88 decks of 20 cards or a total of 1760 cards.

 

Box – purple cardboard with Ferrari on top of lid, 30 dividers

Checklist – unknown

Cards – marked lower right reverse. English language cards “D3 051 ddd nnn”

Deck – 20 cards

Number of decks – 88

Known decks – 1 through 88

 

Personal want list - none

 

 

My Great Recipes

 

Several different large sets containing recipes. So far, we have found at least four different sets of “My Great Recipes”. We will list these as “UR”, “NR”, “Packet”, and “Blue Ribbon Set”.

 

UR set (My Great Recipes)

 

We do not have the introductory packet. Cards are dated 1984 and 1985, and marked with the packet number and card number. Type A cards have a white back with black lettering. The identification line on the lower front reads “ “MCMLXXXIII MY GREAT RECIPES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PRINTED IN W. GERMANY”. Also, same line but “PRINTED IN HOLLAND”. Cards were printed in both places. The identification line on the bottom back reads “UR ddd” on the left where ddd is the deck or packet number;  “MY GREAT RECIPES” in the center; and the card number is in the lower right. Card numbers started with B1 and continued for 72 numbers (3 packets) and then skipped to the next letter of the alphabet.

 

Box – clear plastic with lid

Checklist – available from us (The Carburetor Shop LLC) 2088 cards

Cards – English language cards marked lower left reverse packet, lower right card. Date and “Printed in W. Germany” or “Printed in Holland” on lower front.

Deck – 24 cards

Number of decks – unknown, believed to be 87

Known decks – decks 2 through 88 exist

Errors – there are 2 each category 2 card 66, 5 card 37, and 12 card 78. There are no cards for 2 card 133 or 5 card 27.

  

Personal want list – none.

 

CHECKLIST FOR SALE: Complete numeric (deck and card) decks 2-88 $34.95/each. Complete index alphabetically by recipe within category $34.95. DeLuxe checklist including both $49.95/each. Call to place order.

 

NR set (My Great Recipes)

 

The “NR” set is identified by the letters “NR” preceding the deck number on the reverse lower left. The first 6 decks (2 mailings) have white backs with black lettering. Beginning with deck 7 (the third mailing) the title on the reverse is in red lettering. This set was packaged with a second group (possibly deck 1, although not so marked) of oversize cards titled “My Great Hints & Tips”. There is an index card plus 54 data cards. Cards are dated 1985 and 1986, and are marked “MCMLXXXV MY GREAT HINTS & TIPS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. *”. The checklist comes with the checklist for “My Great Recipes”.

 

Box – clear plastic with lid

Checklist – available from us (The Carburetor Shop LLC) 1296 cards

Cards – English language cards marked lower left reverse packet, lower right card. Date and “Printed in Holland” on lower front.

Deck – 24 cards

Number of decks – unknown, believed to 54

Known decks – decks 1 through 54 exist

 

Personal want list – none.

 

CHECKLIST FOR SALE: Complete numeric (deck and card) decks 1-54 $29.95/each. Complete index alphabetically by recipe within category $29.95. DeLuxe checklist including both $39.95/each. Call to place order.

 

Packet set (My Great Recipes)

 

The “packet” set is identified by the word “packet” before the packet or deck number on the reverse side lower left. We do not have the introductory packet. Cards are dated 1984 and 1985, and marked with the packet number and card number. These cards have a white back with black lettering. The identification line on the lower front reads “ “MCMLXXXIV MY GREAT RECIPES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PRINTED IN HOLLAND”. The identification line on the bottom back reads “MY GREAT RECIPES PACKET ddd” on the left where ddd is the deck or packet number; and the card number is in the lower right. Card numbers started with B1 and continued for 72 numbers (3 packets) and then skipped to the next letter of the alphabet. What is currently believed to be a complete set consists of 3385 cards (141 decks of 24 plus an error card – 120SX25 which is printed twice). The letter prior to the card number is apparently a “mailing” code, as three decks or packets, consisting of 72 cards were mailed together. The packet set is an extension of the UR set. Recipes through card 88HX72 are the same, with the higher number decks adding new recipes.

 

Box – clear plastic with lid and 33 dividers (there are 2 different size boxes; one holding two rows of cards, the other holding three rows of cards).

Checklist – available from The Carburetor Shop LLC 3384 regular cards, 1 error.

Cards – English language cards marked lower left reverse packet; lower right card. Date and “Printed in Holland” on lower front

Deck – 24 cards

Number of decks – unknown, believed to be 142

Known decks – All decks 2 through 142 exist.

Errors – there are 2 each category 2 card 66, 5 card 37, and 12 card 78. There are no cards for 2 card 133 or 5 card 27.

 

Personal want list – none.

 

This set was packaged with a second group (possibly deck 1, although not so marked) of oversize cards titled “My Great Hints & Tips”. There is an index card plus 54 data cards. Cards are dated 1985 and 1986, and are marked “MCMLXXXV MY GREAT HINTS & TIPS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. *”. The checklist comes with the checklist for “My Great Recipes”.

 

CHECKLIST FOR SALE: Complete numeric (deck and card) decks 2-142 $39.95/each. Complete index alphabetically by recipe within category $39.95. DeLuxe checklist including both $54.95/each. Call to place order.

 

 

Blue Ribbon set (My Great Recipes)

 

We do not have the introductory packet. However we do have a “Member’s Handbook” which pictures a clear plastic box with lid and 30 divider cards. The Member’s Handbook is marked “My Great Recipes, 300 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06902-6732”.

 

My Green Gardens

 

A set of cards depicting gardening copyrighted 1987 sold by “My Green Gardens”, 11150 Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064. The introductory packet consisted of: (A) A full starter packet of 24 gardening cards; (B) A deluxe File Box; (C) A set of 53 “Quick-Find” Index cards; and (D) (4) “Practical Gardener” booklets with binder. The subsequent packets (decks) were $2.99 each plus a “small delivery charge”.

 

Box  - clear plastic holding 3 rows cards; with lid and 53 dividers

Checklist – unknown

Cards – deck or packet number lower left reverse; card number lower right reverse

Deck – 24 cards

Number of decks – unknown

Known decks – 1 through 3; 6 through 12; 17 through 18; 22 through 84

 

Personal want list – any deck not listed in above in “Known Decks”

 

 

Safari

 

A set of cards depicting animals. Possibly the largest of all of the subscription sets. We do not have the introductory packet.  Cards are marked “1976 Editions Rencontre S.A., Lausanne  1976 English translation, Editions Rencontre S.A., Lausanne”. Same markings with dates through year 1980. Cards in decks 1 through 21 are numbered sequentially from 1 to 504. The numbering sequence skips numbers 505 through 528 with deck 22 starting with 529 continuing sequentially through deck 45 and number 1104. Cards in decks 46 and 47 are numbered the more conventional 1 through 24. Cards in deck 48 are numbered from 505 to 528 (the missing sequence from deck 21 to deck 22). Starting with deck 49, cards are again more conventionally numbered 1 through 24. Highest known deck to date is 175

 

Box – open plastic

Checklist – unknown

Cards – English language card marked lower right reverse “13 057 ddd – cccc”

Deck – 24 cards

Number of decks – highest known deck 175

Known decks – all decks from 1 to 175 except 88, 89, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 122 and 128.

 

Personal want list – yet to be determined

 

Second World War, The

 

Cards are marked “1977, Edito-Service S.A., Geneva  Printed in Italy”. There are 106 decks of 24 cards, for a total of 2544 regular cards. Do not know if any sample or prototype cards exist. There are at least 3 error cards (cards with the same number, but different fronts).

 

Box – plastic tray (have seen only green to date)

Checklist – unknown

Cards – English language cards marked lower right reverse “13-036-dd-cc”

Deck – 24 cards

Number of decks - 106

Known decks – 1 through 88, 101 through 118

Users guide – 4 ¾ x 5 ½  x 16 pages

 

Personal want list – none.

 

Sportscasters

 

A large multi-sport set. This set is well-documented by Beckett Sports. Information is located in the “Beckett Basketball Card Price Guide & Alphabetical Checklist”.

 

Box – open plastic

Checklist – see above

Cards – English language cards marked lower right reverse “03 005 ddd-cc”

Deck – 24 cards

Number of decks – 91

Decks are numbered – 1 through 88, 101 through 103

 

Personal want list – yet to be determined

 

Story of America

 

A set of cards depicting the history of the United States. We do not have the introductory packet. A users booklet is entitled “Panorama of History”. This booklet specifies 14 groups or categories (there are also 14 dividers), and is marked “Story of America  1979, Panarizon Publishing Corp.”. Cards are marked “Panarizon Publishing Corp. USA”.

 

Box – open plastic with 14 dividers

Checklist – available from The Carburetor Shop LLC

Cards – English language cards marked lower right rear “03.012.dd.cc”

Deck – 24 cards

Number of decks – 94

Decks are numbered 1 through 94

Prototype cards – 3

Total cards - (94 decks and three prototypes) 2259

 

Personal want list: None

 

CHECKLIST FOR SALE: Complete numeric (deck and card) decks 1-94 $39.95/each. Complete index alphabetically by title within category $39.95. DeLuxe checklist including both $54.95/each. Call to place order. 

 

Warplanes

 

A set of cards depicting various military aircraft. Do not have complete introductory packet, but some items included were a 16 and ½  x 21 color poster; several stickers; 18 index cards; and a “User Manual”. User manual is market “copyright Edito-Service S.A.  Printed in USA”. Box (cardboard) is marked “Atlas Editions”. Cards are marked “Edito-Service S.A.” It is believed that this set consists of 113 decks of 20 cards each for a total of  2260 cards.

 

Box – blue and black cardboard with 16 divider cards and lid

Checklist – unknown

Cards – English language cards marked lower right reverse “D1 075 ddd-cc”

Deck – 20 cards

Number of decks unknown, believed to be 113

Known decks – 1 through 113

 

Personal want list – any decks higher that 113.