1907 P. Gordon No. 5100 Football Series Postcards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title P. Gordon No. 5100 Football Series Postcards
Year 1907
Size 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Images Color
Type Postcards
Number in Set
8

1907 P. Gordon No. 5100 Football Series Postcards Overview

1907 P. Gordon No. 5100 Football Series PostcardThese unique postcard featured a large football with a decorative design. Each postcard represented a specific school and featured their pennants, a female fan in the middle, and football scenes on the sides. The school name was also produced at the bottom inside of the football.

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.

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. Given the Ivy League feel of most of this set as well as Princeton’s inclusion in many of these sets, I believe the postcard featured here is for that school. However, I have not been able to confirm that and that is reflected in the checklist below.

1907 P. Gordon No. 5100 Football Series Postcards Checklist

  1. Brown
  2. Chicago
  3. Columbia
  4. Cornell
  5. Harvard
  6. Penn
  7. Yale
  8. Princeton or Pittsburgh

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