Picture of the first credit card from American Express

Ever wonder what the very first credit card looked like?

This card was issued in 1958 by American Express and under the current definition of a credit card, most would consider this the first credit card ever issued. Diners Club did have a card prior to this, but it could only be used at restaurants.

Anyway, this paper credit card is a far cry from today’s titanium American Express Centurion card!

 
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IMAGINE TRYING TO PAY FOR SOMETHING WITH THAT CARD NOW LOL

Thanks for the info. I’m going to go charge up John Smith’s credit card now :p