1938 Horrors of War
The 1938 Horrors of War set was issued by Gum, Inc and consists of 288 cards, each measuring 2 1/2" by 3 1/8". The original 1938 Horrors of War set consisted of 240 cards that illustrated and gave history regarding the Chinese-Japanese War, the Ethiopian War, as well as the Spanish Civil War.
The set became so popular that Gum Inc. decided to add an additional 48 cards depicting the violence in Germany and the start of World War II. The final 36 cards (#252 to #288) are considered the high numbers of the set, and very hard to find. The most expensive cards in the 1938 Horrors of War Set are #277, #283, and #286, all featuring Adolf Hitler.
By Dean Hanley