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(i.e., the general type (e.g., cards, stickers) or purpose (e.g., packaging, display) for which the items were produced)

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(i.e., type of merchandise with which the items were produced (e.g., candy/gum, cereal, collector issues)

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(i.e., the names of the life forms depicted on the items)

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(i.e., items for which I have not been able to identify the issuing company)

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"I don't know if my neighbor will ever understand why I still have stacks of non sport cards on my coffee table, but this much is certain to me: My life has been enriched in so many ways by the lessons I was able to learn as I collected my cards - and I know this enrichment will continue to grow until I go the that Big Card Show in the Sky."
Jeffrey Copeland, The Wrapper #282
 
This section of The Dinosaur Fan presents sets alphabetically by the company that either issued/distributed them or by the sponsoring company/entity with which the sets are associated. The company indicated is NOT necessarily the business that actually made the sets. To clarify the point, below are a couple of examples. NOTE: Sets for which I have not yet identified an applicable company are listed under the 'Unknown' grouping.
  • Example #1: Issuer & Sponsoring Company are the Same: Collector cards are the most common example. Topps produced and distributed 'Dinosaurs Attack' cards in 1988. It bears their logo & copywrite and is not directly associated with any other company or promotion. In this case, Topps will be listed as the Company associated with Dinosaur Attack.

  • Example #2: Issuer & Sponsoring Company are NOT the Same : Promotional items are a very common example. In 1992, the DinoCardz Company issued several dinosaur card sets, one of which was commissioned by Pepsi. These particular cards were issued in plastic baggies along with Pepsi products and bear the Pepsi logo on the reverse of the cards. In this case, Pepsi is listed as the company asssociated with these cards as they were produced specifically for Pepsi and bear the Pepsi logo.

 
Use caution; check the data before you use it. NOTE: the information presented throughout this website has NOT been reviewed by any person or organization. All information has been gathered and/or synthesized by me. I am doing my best to provide accurate data however, if you use material from this website for any reason, I would advise you do so with EXTREME CAUTION as there is a good chance that omissions, errors and/or outdated information may exist.
 
Current Collectibles Record Totals
# of Sets# of Items
2,386102,910
 
Top 20 Set Counts by Company
CompanyQty. of Sets
Unidentified216
Topps107
Panini95
Upper Deck60
Nestles34
Brooke Bond & Co. Ltd.29
Comic Images26
FPG Cards24
McDonald's23
Liebig22
Kellogg's21
Cromy17
Dynamic Marketing & Printing16
The Green Board Game Company Limited16
Inkworks15
Dean Walker14
Reichardt14
Top Trumps13
The Paper Magic Group, Inc.12
Breygent Marketing11
Dover Publications, Inc.11
Mello Smello11
Nabisco11
Sinclair Gasoline11
 

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