Sunday, April 15, 2018

1972 Monty Old Timer Classics

The wrapper you see above comes from a set of cards printed in 1972 from the Monty Factories in Leiden, Holland.  The set contains 50 cards total.

The cards feature "old, classic" automobiles on the front in color. The images are surrounded by a red border with the card number located in the top-left of the horizontal layout. The vehicle name, make, or other info is printed at the bottom along with the year of manufacture. This first card features a 1907 Dion De-Bouton.

The cards themselves are a weird size: 2-11/16" x 1-17/16" (see end of post for a side-by-side comparison to a regular-sized card). There were three cards in this pack, so I assume these came three to a pack. The second card shows a Lanef-La-Croix from 1900. (Link to translated page regarding La Nef from LaCroix motors)

The coloring and artwork/photography are done very well, especially compared to other products of this same time period. Then again, perhaps the size has something to do with that. The final card in the pack features a 1912 Belzise (sic) "Margaret." (Info here...)

Comparing card to a standard-sized Topps card:


Billy Kingsley said...

Awesome. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about car cards, but I never saw these before. Now I know to look for them! I wonder if they are all French cars? It doesn't matter, I want them all no matter what.

SumoMenkoMan said...

Cool. Good stuff!