1907 Basketball Girls with Sweaters Postcards Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Basketball Girls with Sweaters Postcards
|Size||3″ x 5″
|Number in Set
1907 Basketball Girls with Sweaters Postcards Overview
This set of postcards featured a picture of an unknown girl holding a basketball. Numerous postcards in the set are known with the girl wearing a different ‘uniform’ in each one.
Many of the pictures and poses of the girl do not change from postcard to postcard, but her hair color and color of apparel does. Each postcard shows her wearing a sweater with a different letter or letter combination on it, representing a variety of schools. She is also wearing short pants of a sort or a skirt with different colors on each postcard. These postcards have blank backgrounds and were typically printed on white or cream colored stock.
The same image is used for all of the postcards with only the color scheme and name on the sweater changing. While the names of the teams are not printed anywhere, some of the schools can be determined by the letter and colors. For example, a girl with a ‘Y’ likely represents Yale as her colors are blue and white. Some have a designation of ‘HS’ on the sweaters, such as the one shown. It is unclear if this is to designate a high school or something different.
The 1907 date here is an estimate of sorts. I have seen postmarked versions of these usually with a 1907 postmark stamp, which leads me to believe they were produced that year or shortly before that.
While a rare early basketball series, these cards do not typically sell for large amounts.
1907 Basketball Girls with Sweaters Postcards Checklist
To date, I have seen the following postcards, although others likely exist.
- Girl with ‘B.H.S’
- Girl with ‘CA’
- Girl with ‘D’
- Girl with ‘F.P.S’
- Girl with ‘G’
- Girl with ‘L’
- Girl with ‘M.H.S’
- Girl with ‘N.H.S’
- Girl with ‘S’
- Girl with ‘T’
- Girl with ‘W.H.S’
- Girl with ‘Y’