‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Earl Christy / P. Sander Romance No. 198 Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Number in Set
1907 Earl Christy / P. Sander Romance No. 198 Postcards Overview
These unique postcards depicted a variety of sports and included a man and a woman, creating a series featuring sports and romance.
Each postcard features a color lithograph with equipment from various sports at the bottom. A title was printed to reflect the sport and a romantic situation between the couple that was depicted.
Earl Christy, who created the artwork for countless other sports series’ of the era, designed these postcards. They were produced by the P. Sander Company, based out of New York. The fronts also included card numbers that all began with ‘198-‘ to help collectors keep track of which ones they had in the series. Backs had no identifying information as to the series and included a simple divided postcard backing.
The most popular card in the set features the sport of ice hockey. On it, a man and woman are shown with hockey sticks and the caption, “Hockey is not the only game.” At a glance, one could wonder if it was ice hockey or field hockey depicted here. But the man is carrying ice skates on his back, which makes it pretty clear that these are ice hockey cards.
While hockey is the key card in the set, other popular cards include the sports of golf and tennis.
1907 Earl Christy / P. Sander Romance No. 198 Postcards Checklist
Note that all numbers below have a 198- prefix.
- Horseback Riding (Is horseback riding bad for the heart?)
- Hunting (Trying to make a hit)
- Tennis (A good racquet for two)
- Hockey (Hockey is not the only game)