Coontown Football Game Trade Card (C-931)

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Coontown Football Game Trade Card (C-931)
Year Unknown
Size 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Trade Card
Number in Set
1

Coontown Football Game Trade Card (C-931) Overview

This trade card is an early football issue that served as an advertisement for various companies.

The card features a group of African Americans playing a game of football. The derogatory name, ‘The Coontown Football Game’ is printed at the top. Another caption reads, ‘A Touchdown for the Polka Dots,’ describing the specific play pictured. An identifying ‘C-931’ is printed in the lower left corner.

Specific companies printed their own information in a blank area in the lower right portion of the card.

The cards were printed in color but they have been found with varying degrees of intensity. Some appear bright while others are more muted. This trade card is rare and not easily found.

Coontown Football Game Trade Card (C-931) Checklist

This is a standalone issue not part of a set.

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