1912 Jim Thorpe of Carlisle, PA Postcard
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|Title||Jim Thorpe of Carlisle, PA Postcard
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Images||Black and White|
|Number in Set
1912 Jim Thorpe of Carlisle, PA Postcard Overview
This postcard features football star Jim Thorpe as track and field star and not a football player.
Before Thorpe became a famous professional football and baseball player, he starred in track and field and participated in the Olympics. Thorpe would win gold medals in both the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon at the Olympics. Those medals were later stripped from him after it had been deemed he played semi-professional baseball (professional athletes could not participate in the athletics) but the medals were later restored in 1983.
The postcard features a black and white picture of Thorpe participating in the shot put event, likely for his college, Carlisle.
Jim Thorpe of Carlisle, PA Postcard Checklist
This is a standalone issue and not part of a set.