J.I. Austen Football Boy Postcards Set and Checklist
‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||J.I. Austen Football Boy Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Number in Set
J.I. Austen Football Boy Postcards Overview
These postcards featured a small child football player. The child is 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 shows a boy holding a football (pictured here). This is the postcard from the set most commonly seen. A second card, however, exists, depicting the boy apparently after playing in a game. That card shows him roughed up a bit and using a crutch as an aid to stand.
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.
Both postcards typically start around $10-$20 in lesser condition.
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 crutch
423. Boy with football