1994 Series    1998 Series    2002 Series    2004 Series



Beginning in 1994 and continuing to around 2010, Pleasant Company produced several series of trading cards featuring all of the historical girls. They featured only cards from 1994-2001, and in 
2002 stickers were introduced. The illustrations on the cards came from the various story books 
and short story books for each girl. These cards came in card packs containing 10 cards.






1994 Series - 60 Cards

In 1994, Pleasant Company introduced a series of trading cards deaturing all of the historical girls at that time: Samantha, Kirsten, Molly, Felicity and Addy. The 1994 Series featured 60 cards for each girl with card #60 being a checklist. The illustrations on the cards came from the six story books for each girl. The cards came in card packs containing 10 cards. This was Samantha's first card set.



1. Introducing Samantha Parkington
2. A Favorite Pastime
3. A Time of Changes
4. Neighbors
5. Getting Patched Up
6. Grandmary
7. Uncle Gard and Cornelia
8. Nellie
9. Jessie
10. Friends
11. Night Visit
12. A New Baby
13. Sent Away
14. At School
15. School Lunch
16. Good News
17. First Day of School
18. Mount Better School
19. Edith Eddleton
20. Teatime
21. Factory Work
22. Speaking Contest
23. Christmas
24. Window Shopping
25. The Fitting
26. Decorating the House
27. The Snowflakes
28. Sledding
29. Gingerbread House
30. Christmas Carols
31. Christmas Morning
32. The Birthday Girl
33. Agnes and Agatha
34. Homemade Ice Cream
35. Jip
36. A Ladylike Party
37. Spoiling the Party
38. Walking Jip
39. Follow That Dog!
40. Cornelia's Speech
41. Tyson's Ice Cream Parlor
42. Admiral Archibald Beemis
43. Sleeping Under the Stars
44. Painting on the Porch
45. In the Attic
46. At the Waterfall
47. The Storm
48. Danger and Rescue
49. A Happy Ending
50. Changing Times
51. Making Valentines
52. Looking for Nellie
53. Child Labor
54. Coldrock House
55. Secret Meeting
56. Runaways!
57. Discovered!
58. Valentine's Day
59. Valerie Tripp
60. Samantha Checklist 1-60


1998 Series - 60 Cards

In 1998, a set of cards was created for Josefina the newest American Girl who had just been introduced in 1997. The illustrations in Samantha and Addy's books were completely redone sometime after 1994, and so a new set of 60 Samantha cards and 60 Addy cards were produced which were exactly like the 1994 cards except that they bore these revamped book illustrations. No changes were made to Kirsten, Molly or Felicity's cards in 1998. So, beginning in 1998, card packs contained 10 cards per pack featuring cards labeled "1998" for Samantha, Addy and Josefina and cards labeled "1994" for Kirsten, Molly and Felicity. The 1998 Series was Samantha's second card set.



1. Introducing Samantha Parkington
2. A Favorite Pastime
3. A Time of Changes
4. Neighbors
5. Getting Patched Up
6. Grandmary
7. Uncle Gard and Cornelia
8. Nellie
9. Jessie
10. Friends
11. Night Visit
12. A New Baby
13. Sent Away
14. At School
15. School Lunch
16. Good News
17. First Day of School
18. Mount Better School
19. Edith Eddleton
20. Teatime
21. Factory Work
22. Speaking Contest
23. Christmas
24. Window Shopping
25. The Fitting
26. Decorating the House
27. The Snowflakes
28. Sledding
29. Gingerbread House
30. Christmas Carols
31. Christmas Morning
32. The Birthday Girl
33. Agnes and Agatha
34. Homemade Ice Cream
35. Jip
36. A Ladylike Party
37. Spoiling the Party
38. Walking Jip
39. Follow That Dog!
40. Cornelia's Speech
41. Tyson's Ice Cream Parlor
42. Admiral Archibald Beemis
43. Sleeping Under the Stars
44. Painting on the Porch
45. In the Attic
46. At the Waterfall
47. The Storm
48. Danger and Rescue
49. A Happy Ending
50. Changing Times
51. Making Valentines
52. Looking for Nellie
53. Child Labor
54. Coldrock House
55. Secret Meeting
56. Runaways!
57. Discovered!
58. Valentine's Day
59. Valerie Tripp
60. Samantha Checklist 1-60


2002 Series - 17 Cards

In 2002, new sets of cards for all of the girls were created. For Samantha, Molly, Kirsten, Felicity, Addy and Josefina, these new cards featured new illustrations and information which came from the so-called Short Story books that had come out for these girls in the previous two years. The 2002 series card set for each of the first seven girls, Samantha, Molly, Kirsten, Felicity, Addy, Josefina and Kit included 16 cards, one unnumbered checklist card and 3 stickers, while Kaya's 2002 series card set included 30 cards, one unnumbered checklist card and 5 stickers. The 2002 Series would be Sam's third card set.



1. Skating Lessons
2. Christmas Corsages
3. Nellie's Surprise
4. Winter Wonderland
5. Bubbly Bridesmaids
6. Victorian Wedding
7. Alice
8. Tussie-Mussies
9. Priceless Pearls
10. Detectives
11. The Coal Chute
12. Jumping to Conclusions!
13. Samantha's New Bicycle
14. Pedaling in the Park
15. If at First You Don't Succeed...
16. Bicycle Gear
Samantha Checklist 1-16
Sticker 1 (Portrait)
Sticker 2 (Xmas)
Sticker 3 (Sam & Nellie)


2004 Series - 1 Card

In late August 2004, the so-called "Trading Card Mini-Albums" became available. This album collection was a means of collecting and displaying the cards for the first eight American Girls. Each mini album holds up to 30 trading cards. The album set also included a three-sided frame for displaying favorite cards on a desk, nightstand, or shelf, and also included a free special-edition Samantha & Nellie trading card. This special edition card bears the copyright date of 2004 on the back and both sides of it are shown on the right. The card is numbered 17 and thus might be considered part of the 2002 Series.






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