Though they were close friends and lived in Paris at the same time during the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald never had their photo taken together, but here’s the next best thing — the novelists are two of the ten writers that grace “Heritage” trading cards issued in 2009 by Topps, a company famous for its baseball cards. The reverse side of each card includes stats about the author, a mini bio, and a literature quiz.

Other writers in the series include Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorn, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Henry David Thoreau.

Paul Nebenzahl, whose poetry appears in the Silver Birch Press Summer Anthology (June 2013), recently sent a stash of these charming Topps cards (all the writers mentioned above, except for Thoreau). Thank you, Paul! We look forward to including more of the cards in future blog posts.