Buchner Trading Cards

THE COLLECTION

Law Enforcement and Pop Culture


Ephemera: Buchner Trading Cards, ca. 1888. 2006.47. Collection of the National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC.

Buchner Trading Cards

In 1888, Buchner & Co issued a series of cards featuring portraits and scenes of New York's policemen, in addition to their customary cards featuring athletes. These cards were packaged inside bags of Buchner's Finest and Bravest chewing and smoking tobacco. The cards could be collected, and a large number of them could be redeemed for prizes. The list of prizes was found on the reverse of the card.