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Cards are an excellent example of the lasting and changing quality of Robin Hood. Ranging nearly the entire twentieth century, these cards depict evolving images, due to relating to the time they were created in, and evolving choice of media used to create the images, from paintings to photographs. How the cards were collected also progressed from cigarette cards, which came in cigarette packages, to motion picture cards that were marketed on their own. As the Leibig cards also show, card representations of Robin Hood are not limited to Britain and the United States.

Cigarette Cards

The first three come from several different sets of cards by the companies Kane Products of London, Carreras Ltd, and WA &AC Churchman. The remaining three come from the same set by Highwaymen. The card entitled “The Death of Robin Hood” comes from a series of 50 cards entitled the “Legends of Britain.” These last cards come from a series of twenty-five released by Carreras Ltd. Highwaymen in London during 1924. These cards are numbers 3, 17, and 18 in the set, which includes other well-known figures like Sweeney Todd, Claude Duval, and Rob Roy. Each card has an illustration and a brief account on the back and is approximately 1.5 inches by 2.5 to 3 inches.

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Leibig Trading Cards

A series of Dutch trading cards. This is a set of six cards printed in color by Compagnie Liebig, a company founded in 1865. The cards were printed sometime in the 20th century as a commentary on the rear of the cards makes clear. Each card depicts a different scene from the Robin Hood legend.  Below are the following images: 1. Robin Hood and perhaps Little John, and Maid Marian accept the submission of some soldiers, 2.The fight of Robin Hood and Maid Marian, 3. King Richard the Lionheart in Forest; 4. The Archery Contest; 5. Robin Hood and men feast the Bishop of Hereford; 6. The Death of Robin Hood. The cards have a detailed text on the back and each measure approximately 4.5 inches by 2.75.

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Topps Robin Hood Card Series

This is a selection of cards from a set of Topps Robin Hood Card Series by Official Films, 1957. The cards use scenes from the television show “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” starring Richard Greene. Below are the images for cards 44 (“Watching the Battle”), 45 (“Fight to the Death,”) 48 (Surrender or Die!”), 49 (“The Sheriff Dares Robin”), 51 (“John is Worried”; 3), 53 (“I Can't Believe It!”), 55 (“Hail King Richard”), and 56 (“Blocked Passage”).

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves: Topps Movie Cards Series

Here is a selection of cards for the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves film. The cards were created by Morgan Creek Productions and Warner Brothers in 1991. There are 55 cards, with stills and captions on one side and sequential retelling of the film on obverse. Below are images for cards  2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8,  28, 29, 30, 31, 36, 38, and 39.

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