S23 College Yell Silks Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||S23 College Yell Silks
|Size||4″ x 5 1/2″
|Number in Set
S23 College Yell Silks Overview
This set of 50 silk premiums were created as a tobacco premium. The silks represent various colleges and while most do not feature a specific sport, some do.
In particular, baseball, basketball, football and hockey are represented in the set for a few colleges. Oberlin and Rochester, for example, depict the sport of basketball. Those are among the earliest basketball collectibles. Many simply depict a pennant, mascot, or university seal. In addition, the silks also have a fight song and college ‘yell’ chant.
An exact date for the set of silks has not been identified. However, it is believed to have been printed around 1910. While all of these silks are rare, there is a premium for the more popular colleges and also those that feature the major sports.
One important note here is that these are similar to the S21 and S22 Murad Silks in the sense that those also included various sports and colleges. However, those sets are different in that each school represented could be found all ten sports featured in the set. This issue links only a single particular sport/design to each school.
S23 College Yell Silks Checklist
- Chicago (Football)
- Johns Hopkins
- Notre Dame (Baseball)
- Oberlin (Basketball)
- Penn (Football)
- Rochester (Basketball)
- Trinity (Hockey)
- West Point/Army
- West Virginia (Baseball)
- Williams (Baseball)