‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||McGill University Hockey Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Images||Black and White / Color
|Number in Set
McGill University Hockey Postcards Overview
The McGill University Hockey Club is widely recognized as the first hockey team of all time. The played what is recorded as the first game in 1875 and, as a result, had some of the earliest hockey collectible postcards.
An early McGill postcard shows a color picture of an intrasquad game. The postcard artwork was courtesy of William Notman and Son, as printed in the corner, and was copyrighted in 1902.
A 1908 postcard depicts the team at practice. The black and white shot covers the front of the postcard with the bottom reading “McGill University Hockey Team at Practice, Montreal.” In 1909, another McGill postcard was created. This one depicts a game (with a full color picture) on McGill’s ice. The caption in red reads, “Hockey Match, McGill Grounds, Montreal.”
Other McGill University Hockey Club postcards sure exist.
McGill University Hockey Postcard Checklist
While not part of organized sets, I have listed McGill University hockey postcards below. As mentioned above, others are likely to exist and will be added to this list as discovered.s
- 1902 McGill Notman and Son
- 1908 McGill University Hockey Team at Practice
- 1909 Hockey Match, McGill Grounds