1907 P. Gordon No. 5100 Football Series Postcards Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||P. Gordon No. 5100 Football Series Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Number in Set
1907 P. Gordon No. 5100 Football Series Postcards Overview
These unique postcard featured a large football with a decorative design. Each postcard represented a specific school and featured their pennants, a female fan or cheerleader in the middle, and football scenes on the sides. The school name was also produced at the bottom inside of the football.
The woman in the middle is the same on each postcard. Her identity is unknown.
Also mentioned on the postcards was that they were the work of P. Gordon and copyrighted in 1907. A total of eight were in the set and this was called the No. 5100 Football Series.
While it is clearly a series of eight (as indicated on the backs), in a way, it can be considered two subsets of four. Four of the postcards have the school name printed in shields at the bottom (Brown, Chicago, Columbia, and Cornell). The other four (Harvard, Penn, Princeton, and Yale) have a logo in the shield instead. Nevertheless, as mentioned, these are not two separate sets — rather, they make up one set of eight.
Backs include a simple, traditional postcard layout with a divider line to separate the message from the recipient’s address.
The checklist has a bit of intrigue as one of the postcards has flags with a ‘P’. These have been offered as both postcards representing Princeton and Pittsburgh. However, the school seal at the top makes it clear that the school in question is Princeton.
1907 P. Gordon No. 5100 Football Series Postcards Checklist