Chronologically this is the 10th oldest set in my collection. This set was produced by World Wide Gum Inc. and is composed of 48 cards- despite the fact that the back of the card lists it as being part of a series of 192. It seems, based on the research I did when I first got the card last year, that the company either went out of business or simply lost interest and never finished releasing the cards. They didn't release them in number order, so the set is skip-numbered, with the highest number known being #71.
The card is slightly smaller than current standard sized, but larger than a tobacco card. It is also much thicker than most of the other cards I've gotten from this era- it's approaching Flair levels of thickness.
I have only this one card, and it's the only one I've ever seen from the set.
For instance other cards in the set are of the "Magot" and "Lechwe". I have no idea what either of those are. (they are a kind of monkey and deer, respectively, both native to Africa, according to Wikipedia, which I just checked as I was typing up this post) There are some others I had to look up as well.
Although the set is called Jungle Chewing Gum, the name is somewhat of a misnomer, as it includes many animals that don't live in jungles (Like this one, above). While the majority of the set is composed of African animals, it also includes animals found elsewhere, and, had the set reached it's fully planned 192 cards, I suspect it would have included many parts of the world and many different sorts of animals. It was not to be.
- About Me
- How to make your scans look like the cards in hand
- My Completed Sets
- My 1 of 1s
- 2015 Elton Brand Chart
- Card Sets Missing from my collection
- People Missing from my collection
- Sets In My Collection
- TRADELIST - NBA by set
- TRADELIST- NHL by Set
- TRADELIST- Other Sports
- A Pack to Be Named Later Contributions
- Complete List of People in my Card Collection