1912 Jim Thorpe of Carlisle, PA Postcard

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Title Jim Thorpe of Carlisle, PA Postcard
Year 1912 
Size 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Images Black and White
Type Postcards
Number in Set

1912 Jim Thorpe of Carlisle, PA Postcard Overview

Jim Thorpe of Carlisle, PA Postcard.jpgThis 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.

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