Released in the early 1950s by Whitman Publishing Company, this version of the perennial favorite children’s card game Animal Rummy is a wonderful treasure for the vintage game collector. Though the original box no longer exists, a plastic case contains a complete deck of 44 cards and an instruction card.
The beautifully illustrated cards feature a variety of barnyard and wild life animals, from pigs, cows and dogs to monkeys, kangaroos and lions. The gorgeous colorful images on the cards have held up pretty nicely over the years, with some light surface discoloration, some spots, and the occasional bit of corner or edge wear, but on the whole, nothing really obtrusive. The backs of the cards have a standard green field. Please review the attached photographs.
Animal Rummy provides not only hours of family entertainment but also makes for a fun gift for any child. If you collect vintage children’s card games, this item would be great to add to your collection.