J.I. Austen Football Boy Postcards Set and Checklist

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Title J.I. Austen Football Boy Postcards
Year 1900s
Size 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Images Color
Type Postcards
Number in Set

J.I. Austen Football Boy Postcards Overview

Austen Football Boy PostcardThese postcards featured small child football players. The children are wearing a mostly tan uniform with maroon sleeves.

Postcards are undivided on the back and mention that they are printed by the J.I. Austen Company based in Chicago. That company also produced a sports set featuring college girl athletes representing various sports and schools.

One of the cards in the set could be mistaken by some as a baseball postcard since the child shown is holding a stick, somewhat resembling a baseball bat. But his football uniform is a giveaway that it is a card related to that sport instead.

This small set appears to either be part of a larger one produced by Austen or was simply the next numbering in their sequence for all of their postcards. That is evidence since the numbered issues for these postcards are in the 400s.

J.I. Austen Football Boy Postcards Checklist

To date, I have seen only two of these cards and they are consecutively numbered. These may be the only two issues in the set but others may exist.

422. Boy with stick
423. Boy with football

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