Dinosaurs York

Dinosaur trading cards The York Dinosaurs card set was produced in 1962, for Canadian consumers. There were 40 cards in the set, each measuring about 2-1/2" (64mm) square (although the cards are octagon-shaped).

This unique card set is difficult to locate in quantity today, but is one of the most gorgeous of the vintage dinosaur card sets. Cut into octagonal shapes, each card's front features an uncaptioned color artwork scene depicting a dinosaur or other form of prehistoric life; the card backs feature the card number, the name(s) of the creature depicted, and a small paragraph of text, followed by an add for the entire series. (Note: Being a Canadian issue, the card backs also have the same text in French, upside-down to the English text).

This card set was distributed with York food products, particularly York peanut butter and salted nuts.

Value: In high demand due to its scarcity, its beauty, and its popular subject matter, this card set commands a premium with collectors. Individual cards in Excellent condition may be priced between $5.00 and $10.00 each, with a full set of 40 cards commanding approximately $200.00 to $225.00. An album was also produced for keeping the cards; these generally run about $50.00 to $60.00.