Stickers and Trading Cards History


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I was wondering if anyone has a bit of knowledge on the history of stickers and trading cards? Surely this hobby began to develop in the 60´s and 70´s and hasn't changed much ever since.

First cards were used as an advertising piece for instance, back in the 1800´s. A portion on the history can be seen in post on the blog, but obviously there must be much more then that.

Has anyone ever (especially the experienced collectors here) tried to research anything on this subject?

It would be great to use this topic for a discussion on hobby and its history, changes and development.